Tea Time in Victoria, BC

Everyone will tell you to take time and enjoy a real afternoon tea service when you visit Victoria, and I’m not going to say differently. I’m a tea girl–earl grey, quickly steeped, with a splash of cream. In fact, I think I’ll make myself some right now to enjoy while I write this. I’m also […]

Nanaimo Trip Guide

WHY GO Been to Victoria and think you’ve done Vancouver Island? Think again. After one day in Nanaimo, you’ll be smitten with its lovely scenery and parks, friendly locals and tasty eateries. Two days in, you might just be ready to move there! While a day trip to Nanaimo makes for a nice sidetrip from […]

Grape Lakes in Canada’s Okanagan Valley

The region is stunning, and so are the wines. So why do American wine lovers have so few bottles from BC’s Okanagan Valley in their wine cellars? Sunset magazine covered the challenges of crossing the U.S. Canadian border with alcoholic goods in hand after a visit to British Columbia’s Okanagan wine region. Here’s the deal. If […]