It’s been hot lately, so we’ve hit the beach! Lakes too! Here’s our beach chair report on the best beaches in Victoria, BC (Canada) – both ocean and lake – for swimming and cooling off.
It has great restaurants and a lovely island vibe, and it’s blooming pretty! Just 3 of 5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada.
You want the deluxe perks associated with small ship cruising (a suite, fine dining) on a big ship? Say “hello” to the exclusive “ship within a ship” concept.
Best Airbnb in Victoria, BC? When moving to Victoria recently, we stayed at several Airbnb’s, including a lovely Art Deco manor. These 3 qualify for the “best Airbnb in Victoria.”
Mexico City surprised us – pleasantly! There are oodles of museums and cultural attractions in Mexico City. It has lots of parks. And locals ride eco-bikes.
Happiness? We just won two travel writing awards in the 2015 Travel Media Association of Canada competition for “Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature.”
Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.
We’re moving from Vancouver to Victoria! The city is a cyclist’s dream, and we’ll buy stand-up paddleboards to go paddleboarding in Oak Bay. We can even walk from our house to downtown!
Itching to swim with turtles? Love to see a magical Cirque du Soleil show? Check out these awesome things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico (when you can tear yourself away from your fabulous resort, of course).
Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and beyond around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.
Traditional wooden sailboats dating back to the days of the pharaohs, Egyptian feluccas aren’t comfy for multi-day cruises along the Nile. But they’re a must for a half-day sail in Aswan!
Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!
One of the best luxury hotels in Los Cabos? The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. With a hip edgy vibe (swinging daybeds!), the new hotel targets the young and the young at heart.