Category Archives: Vancouver

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Vancouver is my hometown. It’s where I grew up and where I live. I love to share the city’s stories.

My Vancouver travel writing has appeared in Fodor’s guidebooks, the Vancouver Courier, PAX News West, Hitched Magazine, North Shore Living Magazine, YP Dine, and more.

For YP.ca: Lunch specials in South Granville

Let's face it: packing lunch is no fun – but neither is blowing your budget on pricy and underwhelming lunches out. Enter these South Granville neighbourhood favourites that'll trim your lunch budget with specials designed to let you leave your lunchbox at home. With a wide range of cuisines offering flavours from around the world, you'll never go for a boring sandwich again…

Read the rest of my list of tasty lunch specials in South Granville at yp.ca

For YP.ca: Prime pre-theatre dining in Vancouver’s South Granville

Home to both the Pacific Theatre and the Arts Club's Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, South Granville is a hotspot for Vancouver theatre buffs. Since there's no evening more classic than dinner and a show, here are the prime places for a standing-ovation-worthy meal you can squeeze in before curtain time. If you're headed to the Stanley, you'll get a 15 percent discount at Siena, Ouisi, Jitlada Thai, Luke's and the Marquis…

Read the rest of my list of prime pre-theatre dining in Vancouver’s South Granville at yp.ca

For YP.ca: Happy Hours in South Granville

Trendy South Granville is packed with drinking and dining establishments that have stepped up their happy hour game with impressive deals on sips and nibbles. Whether it's the end of a tough workday or the start of a night on the town, meeting up with friends at these happy hour hotspots makes for some budget-friendly socializing in this sometimes-pricey neighbourhood…

Read the rest of my list of happy hours in South Granville at yp.ca

For YP.ca: Top spots for outdoor dining in South Granville

Stroll up and down the Gallery Row section of Granville Street (aka South Granville), and you'll only spot one obvious patio (at Luke's Corner Kitchen and Bar). But that doesn't mean the South Granville neighbourhood is short on spots for outdoor dining. There are plenty of patios tucked away out of sight – you just need to know where to look…

Read the rest of my list of top spots for outdoor dining in South Granville at YP.ca

For YP.ca: Vancouver’s best pretzels

Big, soft, doughy pretzels sprinkled with crunchy salt are one of the greatest foods to come out of Germany. But where can you find them in Vancouver? It turns out it's surprisingly easy to satisfy your pretzel craving in this city. Whether you're focused on authenticity, ambiance or just availability at 3:00 am, we've got you covered with this list…

Read the rest of my list of where to find soft pretzels in Vancouver at YP.ca

For YP.ca: Great patios on the south side of Vancouver's False Creek

Ah, waterfront patios – does it get any more West Coast? False Creek provides a host of options for soaking in the sun on its south shore. With great views of the city, three bridges to frame the scene and plenty of sail-bys from beautiful people on beautiful boats, an afternoon on one of these Vancouver patios is sure to come with a healthy side of photo ops…

Read the rest of my list of Great patios on the south side of Vancouver's False Creek at YP.ca

Article for REW.ca: Five Great Things about Living in … New Westminster Quay

New Westminster Quay is a charming waterfront community along the Fraser River. With the average condo price under $400,000, a relatively young demographic and a short commute to downtown, this is a prime area for millennials and young families in Metro Vancouver who want to own a home without overcommitting financially or moving too far from the city. Here are five great reasons why the people who live there are passionate about the Quay and proud to call it home…

Article for PAXnewsWest.com: Exploring the sights and flavours of Fairmont Pacific Rim

The five-year-old Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver has thriving arts and food and beverage programs. The hotel's growing collection of artworks is the focus of a newly released self-guided art podcast tour. In the kitchens, newly appointed executive chef Nathan Brown is showcasing local Vancouver ingredients with a focus on sustainable ingredients and cooking from scratch. PAXnewsWest.com sat down at the hotel's ORU restaurant with Kaylyn Storey, public relations manager, to learn more about the latest developments in the hotel's efforts to highlight the visual and culinary arts…

Read the rest at PAXnewsWest.com

Article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living in … Fort Langley

Fort Langley is a historic village known as the "birthplace of BC." Home to The Fort Langley National Historic site, an early 19th-century Hudson's Bay Company trading post, the community has a true village feel that comes from its roots as an early settlement rather than a bedroom community.

Situated along the Fraser River in the northern part of the Township of Langley, Fort Langley offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in close proximity to all the comforts of a thriving town centre. With a population of less than 4,000 people, it's a small town with charm to spare. Here are five excellent reasons to live there…

Read the rest at REW.ca

For The Vancouver Courier: Pleasant Mount Pleasant

While it's hard to think of today's Mount Pleasant as a suburb – it's a thriving neighbourhood that spans Vancouver's east and west sides and offers easy access to all parts of the city – it did start out that way. In the early 1900s, the area was one of the first residential communities south of False Creek. Today, it's one of the hottest places in Vancouver to call home. Here are five reasons why the more than 26,000 people who live in Mount Pleasant love their neighbourhood…
Read the rest in the Vancouver Courier.