Foodie tours bring you Seattle’s best

In a city where the coffee culture is so competitive you can buy a latte at a gas station, where the latest Zagat restaurant guide boasts 3,165 contributors, and where locals talk about food as enthusiastically as they do about football, a wise visitor gathers a little insider intelligence before diving in to Seattleā€™s culinaryContinue reading “Foodie tours bring you Seattle’s best”

Shank’s Mare and a Comfy Bed: East Coast Trail in Newfoundland

On the eastern fringe of Canada, where the rough-and-tumble Atlantic Ocean meets the hard rock and good people of Newfoundland and Labrador, there exists a remarkable hiking trail. The East Coast Trail is long–540 kilometres–yet is parcelled into manageable day hikes. It follows one coastline, but delivers gobsmackingly varied terrain. It feels remote, yet runsContinue reading “Shank’s Mare and a Comfy Bed: East Coast Trail in Newfoundland”

Artistically inclined: Eight art-filled reasons to visit Vancouver, B.C. this summer

Don’t let the cycling jerseys, running shoes and beach shorts fool you. Buried under Vancouver, B.C.’s outdoorsy exterior beats the heart of an art-loving city. Case in point: the crowds of locals streaming in to see the Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.”  This extraordinary collectionContinue reading “Artistically inclined: Eight art-filled reasons to visit Vancouver, B.C. this summer”