Okanagan Wine Country – Unparalleled VisaInfinite Dining Experience

50th Parallel Estate Winery exclusively for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders   Explore a world of fine flavours and dining experiences, exclusive for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders. Call 1-888-711-9399 to reserve your place at the table. Be among the first to soak in the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled … Read moreOkanagan Wine Country – Unparalleled VisaInfinite Dining Experience

Family Road trip to Vancouver Island cruisin’ in a Ford Edge

This past week I embarked on a three generation family road trip. Vancouver Island was our destination and fun was our goal. Vancouver Island offers a lot of fun for a family no matter what your age. Of course we also wanted to travel in comfort which is where the 2016 Ford Edge Titanium came … Read moreFamily Road trip to Vancouver Island cruisin’ in a Ford Edge

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

  Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is in good company with Canada’s finest in hospitality     Leading travel authority, Travel + Leisure magazine announced their annual World’s Best Awards, with two categories exclusively for Canadian hotels and resorts. Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa was awarded #7 on the list of Best City Hotels in Canada, the … Read moreMagnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

Oktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

  Delight in lakeside luxury during Whistler’s world-class food & drink festival November 11-13, 2016 Marking its 20th anniversary, Whistler’s Cornucopia returns with two weeks of food and drink themed events, seminars and dinners taking place November 9-20, 2016. Nita Lake Lodge is the place to be for opening weekend with a trio of Sip & … Read moreOktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

Valentine’s Day Weekend at The Heathman Hotel

Give the Gift of Adventure This Valentine’s Day Weekend at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland & Trellis Restaurant   Be Fancy Free with Sweet Tea, A Romantic Dinner or Sizzling Overnight Stay Calling all modern day cupids, Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 12th-14th) at The Heathman Hotel Kirkland and Trellis Restaurant is in full effect. There’s no … Read moreValentine’s Day Weekend at The Heathman Hotel

News Flash on the 9th Annual Winemaker’s Cup

The organizers of the Annual Cellar-Tek International Winemaker’s Cup announced today that for the first time the event has attracted participation from individuals in the USA and Europe. “We are thrilled to see that the reputation of this Okanagan Valley event has grown to the point where it is now drawing participants in the wine industry from other parts … Read moreNews Flash on the 9th Annual Winemaker’s Cup

Okanagan Fest of Ale tickets now on sale

Tickets to the 21st Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and longest running Consumer Craft Beer and Cider Tasting Events are now on sale. This 2-day event features great entertainment, fabulous food, and an opportunity for 5000+ beer and cider enthusiasts to sample a diverse and delicious selection of craft … Read moreOkanagan Fest of Ale tickets now on sale

NEW CHEF/GM TULALIP RESORT CASINO

TULALIP RESORT CASINO APPOINTS JEREMY TAISEY AS CHEF/GM TO THEIR AAA FOUR DIAMOND TULALIP BAY RESTAURANT   Tulalip Resort Casino is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Taisey as the new Chef/GM of their Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant — bringing new vision and experience to the operation. Prior to joining the Resort’s culinary team, … Read moreNEW CHEF/GM TULALIP RESORT CASINO

Big White Gets the Jump on 2016 Winter Fun

Big White Resort kicks off the New Year blanketed by fresh Okanagan Champagne Powder for Winter Fun   Winter may be coming late to other parts of the country, but not to Canada’s premier family friendly ski destination. Since opening early to guests in November, Big White Ski Resort is currently sitting at 450 centimeters of … Read moreBig White Gets the Jump on 2016 Winter Fun

OPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

Traveler’s Gold List 2016 Yaletown’s boutique hotel makes editors’ picks for top hotels in the world   Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s authority on travel, has recently announced their Gold List 2016 of editors’ picks for top hotels in the world and OPUS Hotel Vancouver is honoured to be amongst them. This year’s Gold List spans six continents and … Read moreOPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

#WineLover Winter Escape

Whether you’re a life long fan or have never been to Pinot country you will love 3rd Street Flats in Historic McMinnville. From wine touring to fine dining you will find everything for the perfect #WineLover experience in the Yamhill Valley, Oregon. I’ve stayed more than once in the 3rd Street Flats and it is delightful. … Read more#WineLover Winter Escape

DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

LOCK DOWN YOUR DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE WITH EXCLUSIVE HOTEL AND AIRFARE OFFERS   Who says you can only eat, drink and be merry at Christmas? Extend the seasonal cheer and start 2016 off with a palate-sparking bang on a winter getaway to Vancouver, Canada, for the 14th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Thanks to … Read moreDINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

Wine Tourism

The Rise of British Columbia Wine Tourism A stellar wine touring year for BC wineries, and the season is far from over!   Wine tourism in BC is on the rise, reporting a record high in visitors and sales this year, and gaining accolades as a world-class wine destination from publications and wine critics around … Read moreWine Tourism

Enjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria

Fast becoming a family tradition our trips to Victoria to enjoy an early Christmas getaway. For a number of years we would take a mini-cation in September and again in February. Gradually as the family dynamics changed we stopped our twice annual visits only to revive them on an annual basis in 2014. This is … Read moreEnjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria

SIMILKAMEEN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec. 5 & 6 Winery Holiday Open Houses   The festive season is quickly approaching and you are invited to get into the holiday spirit by spending the weekend touring the Similkameen wineries! Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, local art, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await you in the fifth annual … Read moreSIMILKAMEEN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS!

Taste of Tulalip – the Travel

Travel – It’s been said it’s the journey not the destination but when you’re talking about the Taste of Tulalip it’s both. I always enjoy the trip when I travel to and from Tulalip Resort Casino. Washington State is scattered with small, interesting towns. I’ve written previously about some of the “stop worthy” places on our … Read moreTaste of Tulalip – the Travel

Foraging for Golden Mushrooms

BEAT THE TILL AND TASTE THE BENEFITS OF NATURE   Its autumn somewhere on Vancouver Island. The leaves start to turn; the days get a bit shorter and I start to track rain fall and wait for the morning when the air feels and smells just right to go out looking for specifically Cantharellus cibarius, … Read moreForaging for Golden Mushrooms

Welcome James Headrick

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest writer, photographer, videographer and contributor James Headrick. James is based on Vancouver Island and he will be contributing articles on his own experiences of life on the Island, a little bit of travel, dining, foraging, wine pairing and cooking all Island based. We look forward to … Read moreWelcome James Headrick

Harrison Beer Festival: Hop to It

With all the great BC craft beer available, I couldn’t resist the connection to hops. Kidding aside, this is a getaway weekend you’ll want to add to your “to-do” list. At the 4th Annual Harrison Beer Festival which I attended October 2015 with my husband, over 24  breweries came to pour their creations. Three distinct events … Read moreHarrison Beer Festival: Hop to It

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country sparkles

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country sparkles during the  2015 Winter in Wine Country Festival November 27-29 & December 4-6, 2015 Wrap up and join in the fun at the Winter in Wine Country Festival; two weekends of festive, family-friendly events in the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos. On Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28, Oliver’s … Read moreOliver Osoyoos Wine Country sparkles