Vancouver’s Most Hidden Cafés

Are you tired of regular chain cafés with the same coffee, same cups, and same service—with no moments of...

One Day in Vancouver

Are you planning to be in Vancouver to attend a conference, visit a friend or just for a brief...

Utah’s Frying Pan

Utah is a giant artistic studio showcasing natural pieces by a seemingly unknown sculptor, scattered everywhere in the open....

North Vancouver

People in North Vancouver are proud of their city. A visitor to the city might not even notice that...

Spiritual Mornings

Summer mornings at Lake Muskoka in Ontario near the town of Gravenhurst are mystical and melancholic. If you get...
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Snowcouver

This winter took Vancouver by surprise. It snowed. Some residents, who love this city so much that they never leave it, were able to refresh their memories about what snow looks like and how it feels. This year that opportunity…

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Brackendale Eagles

Armed with my camera and telephoto lens, I am heading to Brackendale in British Columbia early one morning. This is my second visit to the place where the iconic North American birds—bald eagles— meet in large groups to have a…

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Vancouver’s 9 O’clock Gun

Heading to Vancouver any time soon? Then be prepared for a few things that might surprise or even scare you. One of them is the sound of a gunshot every evening, at 9 PM Pacific Time. When I moved to…

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Salmon Run
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Salmon Run

Are you planning your trip to Canada sometime soon? Is your goal to experience wildlife and take as many beautiful pictures as possible? If you answered “yes” to both questions, then I have an interesting tip for you – the…

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Grouse Mountain Skyride
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Mother Nature’s Stairmaster

The majestic mountains visible from downtown Vancouver catch everybody’s eyes right away. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain are located north of Vancouver, just a few steps from nearby shopping malls, offices and restaurants. A twenty-minute drive from downtown…

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Bear Danger at Killbear

Killbear Provincial Park is located on Georgian Bay near the town of Parry Sound in Ontario. Rock ridges, sandy beaches, pines and crystal clear water attract thousands of people from Toronto and nearby towns, especially in the summer. Camping is…

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Sequoias
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God Blessed America …

The United States has always been associated with a better life—better opportunities, bigger houses, better and more spacious cars. That’s how the term “the American dream” was born. People who move there experienced “a dream come true” effect. (Although in…

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Bad Day at Black Rock

Nestled in the Alabama Hills in the California desert is a lonely looking town called Lone Pine. It sits in a landscape full of oval rock formations and it is so photogenic that Hollywood producers have made many Western movies…

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The City of Vistas

Cities, like people, try to present themselves in order to look better than their counterparts.  They get rated by agencies and magazines whose evaluation criteria vary, so we hear different results from different sources about which city is the most…

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It takes only five hours to get from Vancouver to Vancouver. Sounds weird, but it is not rocket science at all, and you don’t need a rocket to fly...

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