the main staircase at La Reserve, Paris

best bed: La Reserve, Paris, France

I’m pretty sure La Reserve is what heaven is going to look like, smell like, taste like, BE like!  The hotel truly is divine. Originally the home of Napoléon III’s half-brother, the Duc de Morny, it was built in 1854…

the cathedral in antwerp

awesome antwerp: 6 things to do

Antwerp wows! A history filled with money and culture has resulted in a very impressive present. This small city with the big port has been mixing commerce and art since the early 16thcentury when it became the richest city in…

the cover of the 2019 edition of obelisque magazine

marie khouri in obelisque magazine…my article

Marie Khouri, from Cairo to Canada. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to write about Marie for the leading Egyptian lifestyle magazine Obelisque. Here is my article. I hope you enjoy it. A tiny woman making huge art, Marie Khouri is a…

Pacific Ling Cod ribs

the new kid you need to know: quinton bennett

Hawksworth Restaurant has long been of my favorites. It is my go-to in Vancouver when I want a white table cloth meal. They don’t actually have table clothes, but you know what I mean….top notch service, great wine list and…

still standing, baalbek

go go go to baalbek!

If Baalbek isn’t on your bucket list, it should be.  This site has been wowing tourists, pilgrims and explorers for thousands of years. What one sees today is largely Roman. But the area has been inhabited since about 9000 BC.…

5 of my favourites

5 must have free travel apps

  Who carries guide books anymore? Seems everything you need can be found on your phone. Everyone has their favorite go-to apps. Here are 5 of mine. What are yours? Rome to Rio This is the app that tells you…