The joys of train travel seem to be lost on most North Americans. Our devotion to the automobile and airplane has robbed most of us of the pleasures of watching the scenery roll by unencumbered by traffic snarls or flight delays. There’s something to be said for kickin’ it old school once in a while, […]
**This post was written with assistance from Tourism Vancouver** The coastal seaport city of Vancouver is the most populous metropolitan area in Western Canada and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the country. It is known as a film production hub, a major port city, and an urban center surrounded by nature. […]
When skiers dream, there’s a good chance visions of Whistler Blackcomb dance in their heads. With more than 8,000 acres of snowy slopes and 200-plus trails, Whistler grabbed the world’s attention when it hosted the 2010 Olympic Games and has refused to let go. But with two mountains and a lively base camp at Whistler Village, who […]
Take two 30-something women, put them on snowboards for the first time, and embarrassment (or broken bones) will ensue, right? Not so fast. I grew up in Tennessee, which is not exactly a hotbed for winter sports. After living in Seattle for four years and listening to my friends tout the joys of nearby skiing […]
Vancouver, British Columbia, is an enjoyable destination for a family vacation. It’s a great city for walking; there’s no need to rent a car. Public transportation or cabs are both pretty inexpensive and very convenient. Vancouver’s character is lively and offers lots for families to do.
My life as a professional skier and founder/CEO of Discrete Clothing takes me all over the world, usually visiting exotic locations in South America, all over the USA, and around Europe. One place that stood out for me last winter was Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. I have been there a few times and most recently […]
VIA Rail Canada’s Canadian is a cross-country passenger train that travels between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto. The train runs all year round and is very popular in the summer months when Canada’s wildlife can be spotted from the dome and panoramic cars throughout the train. In the winter months, it’s a treat to view […]
It can be a bit strange to leave your normal holiday traditions behind and go on vacation. As parents who are busy with a daily life of running two businesses and the hustle and bustle of running our kids from activity to activity, sometimes we lose touch as a family.
It all began with an invite to film an inbounds Whistler Blackcomb segment with Sherpas Cinema. I arrived to town fresh off a less-than-spectacular snow base in Utah; in Whistler, they had an awesome early season and were still sitting on a great base. It hadn’t snowed in a few weeks, and most of the […]
I live in Seattle. It’s a one-hour flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. Two hours driving time. Four hours by train. You get the idea – the cities are close in proximity. Yet during my three years in Seattle, I’ve made trips to nearby islands in the Puget Sound, drives to Oregon and the Washington coast, […]