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Unplugging at the Spa

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2017

When a friend suggested it was time to see what a week at a spa could do for my health, I found myself at Rancho la Puerta in Tecate, Mexico (an hour from San Diego). Read more...


Summer Stars

By Dominique Allaire on Jul 1, 2017

Like the vines from whence their pay cheques originate, these reliable, loyal and skilled employees will bring the heat during the high season to deliver an outstanding experience to their clients. Come chilly weather, like the grapes, they too will go dormant for the winter. Read more...


Hooked on Okanagan Icewines

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2017

Whoever said that wine is the nectar of the gods must have been talking about icewine. As British Columbians, we are fortunate to have local access in the Okanagan to some of the best icewines in the world. Read more...


Rafting the Grand Canyon

By Julie Boyer on Jul 1, 2017

Imagine travelling back in time and tracing the earth’s history through fantastically coloured rock formations towering thousands of feet above. It’s time to consider a trip like no other… rafting the mighty Colorado through the Grand Canyon. Read more...


Mastery and Magic: Bard on the Beach

By Carol Matthews on Jul 1, 2017

Night after night, Christopher Gaze, charismatic creator and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, leaps up on stage – first in the large tent and then in the small one – to welcome sold-out audiences to each of the four Shakespeare plays that Bard produces every summer. Read more...


Staycation

By Marie Bruce on Jun 30, 2017

We read a lot about staycations or stay at home in B.C. holidays and with our ever shrinking Canadian dollar, I decided I would follow the trend and spend a few weeks up and down Vancouver Island Read more...


Balancing Work and Caregiving

By Wendy Johnstone on Jun 7, 2017

Almost 28 per cent of Canadians combine paid work and caregiving. The majority of caregivers experience wonderful feelings of fulfillment by giving back to the person they are caring for and enjoy strengthened family relations. The strains of caregiving, however, take their toll. Read more...


Summer Kicks

By Callie Martin on Jun 5, 2017

The feeling of cool, green grass or fine, warm sand between your toes – ah, summer weather offers a welcomed invitation to being barefoot after having your feet locked up in boots all winter, which is why many designers work to keep your toes out in the sunshine. Read more...


Japan on the Rails

By Ian Carter on Jun 5, 2017

I arrived in Yokohama/Tokyo at the end of a 30-day Far East cruise and was determined to make the best of my inaugural visit to this city of 37 million people. Read more...


Roman Holiday

By John Thomson on Jun 2, 2017

Hollywood idols Gregory and Audrey may have had the run of the place in the 1950s, but we found modern Rome packed with people; try as we may, we couldn’t always escape the hordes. Read more...


How to Grow Young

By W.K. Edwardson on May 25, 2017

Some people believe Bucket List is an overused phrase. Call it what you will but it translates into a lifetime of hopes and dreams, and checking them off one by one is a whole lot of fun. Read more...


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