Vibrant Victoria – Vancouver’s Grand Dame
Apr04

Vibrant Victoria – Vancouver’s Grand Dame

Seven places to visit on a day out in Vancouver Island’s vibrant capital that will give you a flavour of this lively city Unless you’re familiar with Vancouver you might not realise that Vancouver Island and its state capital Victoria is a genteel and eclectic partner to the more frenetic and modern city of Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. The ferry ride across the Strait, that threads its way between the verdant islands of...

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Seamless in Seattle
Jan24

Seamless in Seattle

This smart modern city that is steeped in American heritage offers a seamless array of attractions to satisfy an eclectic range of tastes. Seattle, situated on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwestern seaboard, affords easy access to the surrounding mountains, sea and evergreen forests but is itself a hub of interest and cultural distractions that should persuade you to stay longer before heading for the hills. As the original home of...

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Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria – a fishy tale
Dec13

Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria – a fishy tale

The seemingly random and colourful collection of funky floating homes between Victoria’s inner and outer harbours on Vancouver Island have a history based in more industrious times. Fisherman’s Wharf provides a wonderfully eclectic mix of wooden properties that float calmly alongside the dock – an endless attraction to tourists – albeit it still provides a home to over thirty slightly eccentric owners. Strategically...

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Laid-back in Lopez
Nov15

Laid-back in Lopez

If like us, before our visit, you’ve never heard of Lopez Island, then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise when you visit the Pacific Northwest of America. The San Juan Islands, of which Lopez is a part, nestle in the ‘bay’ triangle between Seattle, Victoria (the capital of British Colombia) and Vancouver and are some of the few American owned islands within the otherwise Canadian seaway. To say that time has passed Lopez by would...

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Festive Cranes
Dec01

Festive Cranes

Birds of a feather whoop it up along the Texas Gulf Coast! Our guest contributor Dr. Robin Doughty suggests that you should stop off in Texas on your way to whooping it up on the Gulf Coast of Mexico! Come and spot America’s tallest bird, and to many eyes its most graceful species. It bugles, struts and dances; sees off coyotes, and will fix you with in a steady yellow stare. It’s no wimp. In late February, when many people clamor to...

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Our New York City Diner
Feb04

Our New York City Diner

Notes on latest top-notch nosh and nightlife in New York. A week ago Olly,  our eldest son and part of the TLC team, jetted off to New York on a business trip with his co-director in another business. Not only did he pick the worst weekend since ‘Snowmageddon’ with the city smothered in snow but he seems to have spent all four days in some of the best eateries the city has to offer. We also tasked him with field testing some of the...

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