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Hastings House on Salt Spring offers luxury and Gulf Island charm
Hastings House on Salt Spring island is the number five ranked small resort in the country.
Mar 27th, 2013
Waking up by the Grand Canyon River
It is morning on the river and the canyon is a reminder of the ever-changing nature of our world. Piles of rock, millions, even billions of years old stand tall, proud, resilient to many forces but...
May 31st, 2013
Aava Whistler Hotel in Whistler, BC: value, eco-friendly comfort and convenience
Aava Whistler Hotel has a lot going for it, and it doesn't break the bank.
Mar 28th, 2013
Red-hot lava flows like fiery waterfall
Breathtaking images and words from Esther Chetner's red-hot lava-quest adventure and sunset ride in Hawaii.
Dec 11th, 2012
An adventure along BC's beautiful coast, captured in photos
While I haven't been using my camera much these days, I did bring it with me to Victoria. I had a generally glorious few days - even the locals were impressed with where we live. Sharing...
Jul 19th, 2012
Hotel Ocho: Living the suite life in Toronto
Hotel Ocho owner Louise Choi embraced five major life-changing events in the past five years. Born in Suriname and raised in Amsterdam, Choi walked away from her New York career, moved to Toronto,...
Jul 19th, 2012