Category: travel

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

Santiago Metropolitan Park via the Funicular of Santiago

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,…

Enjoy a Variety of Dumplings on the Richmond Dumpling Trail

Empire Seafood Restaurant with dumplings

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…

The Belmont – Try A New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

Hotel Belmont and Travel Massive

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…

Barbados Celebrates Its 10th Food & Rum Festival

Barbados Food and Rum Festival

Have you ever been to the Caribbean?  To Barbados?  I have not but have been interested.  Finding out that they have a Food & Rum Festival just bumped up my interest.  Here is information about this festival from the Festival. …

Taking the 3 Day Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour with the Wee Red Bus

Sites along the 3 Day Isle of Skye tour

Having a local take you around a new city or country, telling you information that you may not find on popular websites, taking you to locations off the normal tourist route, is a fantastic way to gain new insights and…

My 5 Recommendations of Things to Do in Edinburgh, Scotland

A view from Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh, Scotland is a place with two sides; old and new.  You can delve into either side, but I do enjoy history so my recommendations will lean toward the historical side of Edinburgh.  But before I do, I should mention…