Toronto Maple Leafs Road Trip: Vancouver Canucks

Like a lot of Vancouverites, I wasn’t born here. But after leaving Ontario over a decade ago, I fell in love with this city. I’ve almost totally integrated into the West Coast lifestyle, with its outwear-wear fashions and mountain and ocean-based recreation. In most ways, I think of Vancouver as home now. But one thing … More Toronto Maple Leafs Road Trip: Vancouver Canucks

Modo Road Trip: Camping in the haze at Manning Park

When the first weekend in August approaches, I’m always filled with excitement as I plan my getaway. The three-day break provided by BC Day is a chance to explore my adopted province. In previous years, I’ve taken a road trip to Lytton for white water rafting and gone camping at Nairn Falls. In keeping with … More Modo Road Trip: Camping in the haze at Manning Park

Modo Road Trip: Camping at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

These days, we are almost always connected, with text messages, social media updates, email pop-ups, and other notifications. Depending on your life and line of work, some of them are necessary evils, but are they all? How often do you completely disconnect and go somewhere that you can’t be reached? For me, the way to … More Modo Road Trip: Camping at Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park

A Shore Thing: Falling in Love with Vancouver Again

I didn’t even visit Vancouver before moving here: the lure of being close to the Pacific Ocean and the vast coastal rainforests was enough to make me commit to the city sight unseen. After growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, I was ready to swap snowy winters, humid summers, flat landscapes and crazy traffic … More A Shore Thing: Falling in Love with Vancouver Again