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”

Train tripping across Canada with teens

Although no one suggests my plan to take the train across Canada with my family is “an act of insane recklessness” (that’s what a politician said in 1871 when he heard that Canada was going to build a railway across the immense and largely empty country), some friends are clearly flummoxed. Even when I extolContinue reading “Train tripping across Canada with teens”