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Cacao 70 – A Bit of Chocolate and Ice Cream Heaven

By | July 27th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

So far this summer, soft ice cream appears to be my new favourite treat. Well, that and chocolate. But in all fairness chocolate has been a favourite a bit longer than just this summer. I’m trying to mix the two together now though which is new for me. In my search for ‘unknown to me’ [...]

Things to Do in Victoria, BC – Including a Few for December

By | May 30th, 2018|Activities, Canada, Food, Travel|

Between the drive and ferry rides, Victoria is only a few hours away from Vancouver, BC. So it is possible to do for a day trip. If you can though, it makes a wonderful weekend away. I find during the Christmas season places take on a magical feel to them with the special events and [...]

Summer Street Festivals in the Vancouver Area

By | May 22nd, 2018|Canada, Events, Travel|

One of the many things I love about summer is all the festivals that are put on in the Lower Mainland. There are quite the variety too. They range from things like the tulip festival, film festivals (VIFF is awesome!), music festivals, local community festivals, car festivals, beer festivals, food festivals, different festivals for different [...]

Soft Peaks Soft Ice Cream, Tantalizing Taste Buds with Surprises

By | May 14th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I have to admit the reason I tried Soft Peaks soft ice cream in Burnaby (conveniently located across the street from Metrotown) was because I saw they created a sundae style treat using Tim Tams as a topping. Tim Tams (two chocolate biscuits with chocolate cream icing between them and the entire thing is coated [...]

Cookie Challenge of 2018 in the Vancouver Area

By | May 4th, 2018|Canada, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

Over the years I have heard of different food and drink challenges taking place around the lower mainland but I never looked into them let alone participated. Until this year when I checked out the Vancouver Foodster website to see what he had going for 2018. There are a lot of different challenges offered throughout [...]

Mink Chocolates and the Best Hot Chocolate I Found So Far

By | April 12th, 2018|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe it was the way the sun was shining that first time I visited. Or, it was the way the wet, cold snow pelted my face on my second visit. It could have been the way the rich, dark chocolate attacked my senses and my taste buds before [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver & All Year Treat Enjoyment

By | February 21st, 2018|Canada, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I don’t drink coffee or tea so my warm drink of choice, is the comforting hot chocolate. Actually, I feel I am a bit of a hot chocolate connoisseur really. I love both a hot, rich, chocolatey drink that isn’t too sweet and I also love a hot, creamy, sweet chocolate drink. I also enjoy [...]

Travelling from Vancouver to Victoria by Ferry

By | August 4th, 2017|Activities, Canada, Travel|

In all the years I've lived in Vancouver, I have never experienced travelling from Vancouver to Victoria by ferry, in July or August. I guess I always thought it would be too busy. I was missing out though. BC Ferries (website here) even has a really cool special feature just for the summer. Plus, there [...]

West Village Café and My New Favourite Grilled Cheese

By | June 11th, 2017|Canada, Food, Lifestyle, Travel|

I have LOVED grilled cheese sandwiches my entire life. I actually have two favourites in Vancouver that are my go to when I really need a fix. One is Mom’s Grilled Cheese food truck in downtown Vancouver, and the other is Burgoo restaurant, also in Vancouver. But, thanks to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge that [...]

Airbnb Accommodation: The Pros, Cons and Tips for Renting

By | May 30th, 2017|Australia, Canada, Europe, Travel|

Accommodation is probably the largest expense when you travel.  Hotels are the more expensive option and hostels or camping are obviously the cheaper options. Smack in the middle of those choices now though is Airbnb (website). Not only is Airbnb cost efficient but you choose the location, the accommodation type, the extras you have access [...]

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