Category Archives: Vancouver

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Although I’m currently based in Amsterdam, a large part of my heart still belongs to Vancouver, Canada, my much-beloved hometown. I return to Vancouver often and continue to write about this great city whenever I can.

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 The Vancouver Courier: Life in Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is a historic area of Vancouver dating back to the 1860s. It retains much of its heritage charm, with a very active business improvement association working to maintain the main shopping village area as a slice of living Vancouver history.

With 50 structures listed in the Vancouver Heritage inventory and plenty of grand, estate-style homes, Kerrisdale is a tony neighbourhood with strong ties to its British colonial past…

Read the rest in the Vancouver Courier.

Article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Downtown East Vancouver

Downtown East Vancouver is a neighbourhood of contrasts. It’s a historic neighbourhood in which heritage buildings house hip new cocktail bars, and where hot young chefs are taking advantage of lower rents to open up innovative restaurants. The MLS-defined boundaries of Main and Carrall to the east and west and the waterfront and Pacific Boulevard to the north and south create a slice of town that incorporates the eastern parts Chinatown and Gastown along with a small corner of Railtown – all neighbourhoods that are changing fast. This area has plenty of challenges, including crippling urban poverty in the Downtown Eastside, and it’s not for everyone. But those who live here love their neighbourhood…

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

With its unique combination of heritage brick buildings, modern boutiques and cocktail bars, cobblestone streets and sparkling waterfront, what’s not to love about this trendy enclave of downtown?

1. Walk to Work (and Everywhere Else)

Yaletown is home to many creative and high-tech enterprises, a good number of law and medical/dental offices, and plenty of shops and restaurants, meaning there are professional and service sector jobs right in the neighbourhood…

Read the rest at REW.ca

New article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Grandview East

The MLS-defined Grandview East, also known as Grandview-Woodland, is the East Vancouver area between Clark and Nanaimo, bounded by Venables to the north and stretching to around 19th Avenue to the south. It is a lively neighbourhood full of East Vancouver flavour, known for its eclectic shopping, dining and great real estate options. With some of the city’s best Italian food, easy transport to downtown and an impressive assortment of heritage homes at lower prices than those on the West Side, it’s become a gathering place for young families looking for a first home with a built-in sense of community…

(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)

New article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Kitsilano

From beaches to parks to gardens galore, Kitsilano is Vancouver’s outdoor playground – and a great place to live for those seeking a healthy and active lifestyle.

1. Kits Beach

Kitsilano Beach (Kits Beach to locals) is the place to see and be seen in Kitsilano. On a warm summer day, you’ll find families playing by the shore, multiple beach volleyball games in full swing, and the occasional juggler or street performer working on new moves…

Read the rest at REW.ca

(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)