Category: tourism

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Casablanca and Aconcagua Valleys

 mywinepal  August 3, 2020

With the lockdown on travel due to COVID-19, I thought I’d look back at some of my trips to wine regions around the world.  One of my memorable trips was to Chile in October 2009 where I toured around Santiago, the capital, then rented a driver with a car to take me the coastal city of Valparaiso and some wineries…

Empire Seafood Restaurant with dumplings

Enjoy a Variety of Dumplings on the Richmond Dumpling Trail

 mywinepal  February 5, 2020

Dumplings are made around the world.  They come in different sizes, with different flavours.  Some of savoury, while others are sweet.  The Original Vancouver Food Tour offers a walking tour where you can sample Asian-crafted dumplings along the Richmond, BC Dumpling Trail.  I was offered a Media tour over the weekend to try out the dumplings that Richmond has to offer….

Hotel Belmont and Travel Massive

The Belmont – Try A New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

 mywinepal  February 2, 2020

If you are coming to downtown Vancouver to watch a hockey game, attend a wine event, or for some other reason and don’t want to drive home the same day there are many hotels available.  I recently was introduced to a new boutique hotel downtown called the Hotel Belmont located at Granville and Nelson street.  I, and other travel media,…