Travel

Travel

Versailles, Paris

A hot and sunny Versailles day! One of my first stops in Paris was to visit the Palace of Versailles .  I have been to this palace before but not in August.  This time around it was incre…
Yummy Paris!

"In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport" - Julia Child Little cups of very strong espresso served with a sliver of chocolate. I am finally sorting through hundreds o…
Weekend in Seattle

Weekend in Penticton

Outdoor patio at Poplar Grove Winery. Several years ago, I went camping along side the Okanagan Lake in Summerland.  I had such a great time visiting the many wineries.  So, I was really l…
Oahu, Hawaii 2014

A great view of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach. After spending a week in Kona on the Big Island I went to Waikiki in Oahu for a few days.  Waikiki is completely different compared to the Big I…
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii, 2014

After what seemed like the busiest holiday season for me,  I was happy to get away from it all and visit one of my favourite places in the world, Hawaii.  I have been there several times o…
South of the Border (A weekend trip to Seattle)

A favourite weekend past time of many Vancouverites is to go south of the border to Seattle.  It's a fairly easy and straightforward drive across the border which takes  about a two hour d…
Penguin Encounter at San Diego SeaWorld

(1) San Diego Sea World, (2) San Diego Zoo and (3) San Diego Safari Park. I love visiting San Diego.  Three of my favourite places to see animals are there.  San Diego Zoo, San Diego Sea W…
Las Vegas 2013

Apparently, they love Canadians in Las Vegas!  Well, Canadians Do like to go to Las Vegas! Why wouldn't we?  It's just a short flight away and there are so many deals to be found on-line t…
Los Angeles 2013

A visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this summer brought back pleasant memories of a summer three years ago where I, along with my sister, accompanied a group of English teenage girls comprising of…
Mission San Juan Capistrano

On my recent summer vacation in Southern California I visited Mission San Juan Capistrano.  I was really looking forward to this visit as I had heard stories about the 'Miracle of the Swallows'…
The Getty Villa

A day trip to the Getty Villa (1) up in the Pacific Palisades followed by a late lunch at Gladstone's (2) for seafood right on the beach. History of the Getty Villa I recently discovered that there …