Roadtrip To The Kootenays British Columbia – A Photo Essay

I think road tripping is my favourite way to see the vast country that surrounds this amazing province.  The open road with miles of mountains, rivers and endless forests. This weekend we packed the truck and drove 7 hours. Destination:  Rossland BC.  Nestled in the Koootenay region of British Columbia, Rossland was discovered in 1890…

Christmas at Hycroft Manor – A Photo Essay

  Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles Will be miles away… Hycroft Manor is a 30 room mansion originally a family home. Built in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood in Vancouver in 1909, it now houses the University Women’s club.  Every year they do Christmas at the Hycroft, a…

Mexico – A Photo Essay

We just spent a wonderful week in Mexico.  We stayed at the Riu Palace Pacifico and were surprised that our upgrade meant the penthouse suite; a two storey suite with a jacuzzi tub inside as well as another on the rooftop patio via a spiral staircase with domed ceilings painted like a starry night sky. …

South Chilcotin British Columbia – A Weekend at Gun Lake

We spent the weekend at Gun Lake at my brother in laws new cabin.  Gun Lake is in the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, about 8 km from Gold Bridge, a community of 40 residents where old mines and ghost towns still stand from the 1930’s when the gold rush spread through BC. 5…

Italy – A Photo Essay

I can’t remember the last time I was wide awake at 5am.  It’s light out and the city is quiet. The bridge void of the usual commuters heading downtown.  We arrived in Vancouver late Saturday night after an aborted landing; what a strange sensation to be seconds away from touching down and suddenly be propelled…

A Sunday Stroll Through Olympic Village – A Photo Essay

I’m sitting on my balcony looking out over what my fiancee and I call the “Vancouver Riviera”.  Cars crossing the bridge into Downtown, the marina with a yacht that dwarfs the rest of the boats docked there. The water sparkling in the sunshine. Water taxi’s and party boats heading in after a day cruising the…

A Log Cabin On The Sunshine Coast – A Photo Essay

This weekend we celebrated our 4 year Anniversary and rented a log cabin in HalfMoon Bay.  The Sunshine Coast is technically part of the mainland but because of the terrain, a road has never been built.  We boarded the ferry to Langdale/Sunshine Coast at 11:55am.  It’s a short ride, only 40 minutes long compared to…

Weekend Getaway – The Four Seasons Whistler

We just spent a lovely few days in the mountain village of Whistler meeting with venues for our Winter Wedding next year.  The rain fell hard while our car wound along the Sea to Sky Highway, the rivers and water falls along the way, heavy and fast moving.  We arrived at the Four Seasons which…