Tag Archives: travel

Stretching Your Travel Dollar From an Unassuming Wanderluster

Many of my friends and colleagues have often asked me about my approach to booking travel, this one is for them, thank you for inspiring me to share this with you here. Do you prescribe to the myth that the best deals occur on trip bidding sites or on standby status? Reality Check! It’s all […]

Regaining Creative Mojo

I found myself at a loss for words, imagery and playful thought early this spring. It was a frustrating experience. Stemming from a busy period of commitments, guilt was weighing heavily on my mind. I needed to spend more time with my family, find some proverbial balance. As it turns out, the gift that frustration […]

Finding Favorite Food and Features in the Pacific Northwest: Portland

An opportunity to visit friends in the Emerald city presented an over night side trip to Portland. What did I discover, or rediscover? Dining Piazza Italia is a neighbourhood restaurant. Located in the trendy Pearl District, this trattoria’s offerings include the Italian classics, rigatoni bolognese is delicious here, with a nice combination of recommended house […]

In Search of Inspiration: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Creativity is sometimes ignited by reaching outside your comfort zone, trying something new, something adventurous. Learning from great artists and thinkers who did this during their time, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, it’s sometimes about taking the road least traveled (research is optional) that allows us to see the best views and discover new territory. […]

A Holiday Greeting | A Note of Thanks

How was your 2013? Give yourself a moment to reflect up on it. Whether it’s changes at work, with relationships or with your health and well-being, my hope is that you are able to appreciate who you are and the people and things that bring you peace, joy, love and teach you life’s lessons. On […]

Seattle’s International District: Shopping Under One Roof

For those who like a one-stop-shop experience, the Uwajimaya Village is a centralized shopping centre offering everything from produce and fresh pastries to beauty and electronic items sourced from various parts of Asia, with a majority produced in Japan. The market stocks competitively priced (to those of the prices in Vancouver, BC) products imported from all […]

Seattle’s International District: The Best Roll Here

Deep in the bowels of Seattle’s International District on South Jackson Street, amidst one of many Asian strip malls, I discovered the Tamarind Tree. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant that locals recommend and frequent, as evident with lineups at 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. I order the standard from every Vietnamese menu, spring rolls and some […]

Commuting in America: 3 Airports 3 Eateries

We’re fabulously fortunate in North America. Despite streamlining of airline services, we ‘re seeing a lot more reasonably priced, yet slightly more sophisticated, dining options than the usual fast food fair in airport terminals. For example, Bellingham’s renovated airport surprises frequent flyers with its fresh breakfast lineup from a local trendy restaurant group, check out […]

Why I Left My ♥ in San Francisco

The charms of San Francisco boil down to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit whether it’s the people, food, coffee/tea (choose your vice) and culture. In some ways Vancouver and San Francisco are similar, with multiculturalism and love of diversity, laid back lifestyles and environmentally sustainable reputations. But, these cities are so much more than that. […]

4 Week Challenge: Clear the Clutter & Simplify

Do you find obstacles in your everyday life overwhelming, random things that should be in storage or dead weight in luggage you’ve hauled but haven’t used? If you have, then you’ll understand this seamless challenge; clear life of its clutter and breath, as one would do in yoga class. To create positive karma purge all […]