“Fed Up” The Movie


I recently attended the Vancouver premiere of "Fed Up" the new documentary narrated by Katie Couric, and was pleased to hear her ringing the alarm bell about the dangerous food products and manufacturing practices that are contributing to, if not … [Read more...]

Gluten-free in Rome

Debora Corvaro, Kathryn

Looking back, I was surprised and delighted to stumble upon L'oasi del Celiaco in a market just down the hill from Vatican City. the owner, Debora Corvaro, told us that she had only just opened her store catering to those with celiac disease and … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting Basics

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Written by Broads Abroad Contributor: Tania Thomas of RunawayGrape. This is for all of you wine lovers who do not necessarily wish to take wine classes, but simply learn the basics. Make ordering a bottle in the restaurant or searching for the … [Read more...]

Tom’s Tree House


Sweeping unobstructed 270° views of Point Grey, English Bay, Stanley Park, and Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. This location is idyllic for its proximity to beaches, great restaurants, activities, transportation, and much more. I found myself … [Read more...]

Puppy Love


Do you not think this is the most adorable dog ever? This little guy became my pal during my stay at Catherine's Place in Langley and proved to be just the sweetest little cuddle bug!   … [Read more...]

Wine Day Afternoon

Chef Laura and Tania

When a bona fide french gal, a chef and a wine master get together for an afternoon, you can be sure it will be a très bel après-midi! Learn more about: Chef Laura, Runaway Grape.   … [Read more...]

Stanley Park Treehouse

Stanley Park, English Bay

I didn't realize right away just how amazing my new place overlooking a canopy of trees in Stanley Park would be! Not only can I watch the amazing herons swooping into their nests from my balcony, but the 'air-show' is highlighted by a stunning view … [Read more...]

Ohhhh Langley


Who knew how glorious Langley, British Columbia could be May? My stay at Catherine's Place was the absolutely perfect way to ease into my newly found nomadic lifestyle—spacious accommodations, a delightful garden, easy access to transit, and above … [Read more...]

Goats on Roof Market, Coombs, BC


We stopped here on the way to Qualicum Beach and were so impressed with the great organic local peppers & tomatoes that we stopped again on the way back. The market has an excellent selection of foods and I was especially impressed with the range … [Read more...]

Artemis by the Sea, Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Landing

  This is the second time I have had the pleasure of staying in the lovely beach-side vacation home called Artemis by the Sea which is located at Qualicum Landing, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. … [Read more...]