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The Balkan Music and Dance Workshops: re-thinking dissonance

Some might dream of marble counter tops in the suburbs or channel-changer stagnation, but to a diverse few, a trek to Balkan music camp is the best way to embrace life in all its rhythmic complexity.

Watermark takes Vancouver Sun, Miss 604, Vancouver View, and me to check out oceanfront condos in Sechelt, B.C.

"Hello, how's it going? Welcome on board, my name is Tyler. Should be a good trip," said the young pilot in the spiffy Harbour Air Seaplanes pilot uniform, black cap and ...

Get away to Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is a charming village in West Vancouver with a nearby marine park and a variety of shops and restaurants.

Aloha and Mahalo from Kaua'i

Our five-hour, non-stop flight was manageable. Well, as manageable as flights can be with two tots. During the flight, we dreamed of stretches of Kaua'i's pale beaches and emerald waters that the...

A private jet tour around the world in 28 Days

Around the World in 28 days! Not many people think about hopping aboard a private jet for their dream vacation.  The cost alone is enough to make even the wealthiest among us hold tighter...

Travel bloggers dream big at TBEX

"To be a travel writer is to lead a double life," said Dylan Lowe, known in the blogosphere as the Travelling Editor. "Most writers have a day job and do travel blogging on the side, or are...

Golden Gate a bit tarnished

I left a little piece of my heart in San Francisco more than 40 years ago. This month I went back to claim it.

Air pollution in Kathmandu off the charts

By 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed it the most polluted city in Asia. If you want to make a difference, Kathmandu's a good place to start.

Travelling Elaho River Valley

Heading up Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 north past Squamish, the first major intersection and left turnoff leads to Squamish River Valley and then, farther beyond, to Elaho River Valley. Elaho is the right...

Win a weekend adventure in Lytton, B.C.

Look what's waiting for you in Lytton, B.C.  A three hour car trip from Vancouver takes you to another world: high desert, hotter temperatures, First Nations ranches, unusually mesmerizing...