Trash and Trauma on the Beaches of Goa, India Highlight Disruptions by Global Tourism

Recently, newspapers in Goa have been debating whether a Russian “mafia” is bringing vices to a new, more violent level. Crimes both against and by tourists are increasing in frequency, including rap

Let's Go to the Yukon!

Smiles, sunshine, and sour toes greet the world in Whitehorse.

Italian Piano-Maker Paolo Fazioli dedicates white grand piano to Vancouver's new Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

You'll be able to see and hear this $225,000 Grand at the new Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

For Goodtimes, Point Southward: A Train Trip to Microbrews

With the impending Olympix invasion, February might be a good time to hop the rails and meet your Cascadian neighbors to the south. You may likely find you have more cultural similarities than our com

San Francisco in Two Days - Part II

Day Two is time to work off the seafood and Dim Sum. Starting off at Union Square, walk east down Post Street for three blocks, allowing you to take in many of the skyscrapers - some dating back...

Discovering New Horizons on Amtrak

I jumped into the front seat of a yellow cab soon around 4:30 am in the damp pitch black of the Vancouver fall, in such a hurry that I’d reached the Pacific Central station before realizing with a...

Deep Cove(r) Kayaking

Where will you see a big deck with a man wearing a skirt rolling around? This might sound absurd, so I’ll give you a little more context. This man was in Deep Cove (North Vancouver) and his deck was...

Near Harrison Hot Springs, the camping is fine

Driving past Surrey on Highway One for a weekend away, I knew what was ahead. Lakes. Canyons. Fun.

The Stein Valley

When we  left Vancouver that morning, it was rainy and cold, the first day of July. But in Lytton, it was acting exactly like summer. Everything should have been perfect.  The woman’s face...

Grouse Mountain as Getaway, after the snow melts

Hot hunks pole climbing and other Canadian treats...