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BC Travel Tuesday: Coast Blackcomb Suites Whistler

January 17th, 2012 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year I partnered with Brian Friesen of backyardbc.com when he launched his service that provides discounts for British Columbians when they book hotel stays in their own province. Over 12 weeks we gave away thousands of dollars in accommodation prizes during “BC Travel Tuesday” — it was such a success that we’re going to […]

Holiday Tea at Fairmont Olympic Seattle

December 1st, 2011 @ 3:13pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Afternoon tea at the Fairmont is a tradition in many cities along the coast. You can sit in a regal tea room at the Empress in Victoria, enjoy scones before your flight at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and I’ve recent experienced a special holiday treat at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle. Holiday Tea is hosted […]

The Maxwell Hotel Seattle

November 8th, 2011 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

With a strong Canadian dollar, despite long waits at the border, Vancouverites love to spend time south of the border. Shopping at outlet malls, professional sports games, hitting the slopes, and more shopping are main draws between the two rainy Pacific Northwest cities. Over the last few years, John and I have enjoyed Seattle together, […]

Delta Difference: Win a Stay at Any Delta

October 31st, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Delta Hotels is currently hosting a contest called The Delta Difference and they would like to hear about your experiences with them. Through their Facebook page, you can submit your entry until November 24, 2011. The winner will receive a $1,295 grand prize package that includes a three-night stay at a Delta, a room upgrade, […]

Grand Villa Casino Night Away with Dueling Pianos

October 20th, 2011 @ 10:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo: Tourism Burnaby If you’ve driven Eastbound on Highway 1 from Vancouver you would have surely passed the Grand Villa Casino & the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. It’s quickly become a hot spot for Burnaby nightlife, casino play, and dining at EBO Restaurant & Lounge, Centro, Apetito, and Grand Dynasty. Every Thursday night […]

Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa

August 30th, 2011 @ 12:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Located across from historic St. Ann’s Academy on Humbolt Street, I’ve stayed at Parkside Victoria twice in the last year and realized that I haven’t written a word about it. The hotel, that also has residences, is one of the capital city’s newest accommodations and has LEED® Platinum Certification on top of its designer touches […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Win a Night’s Stay

August 24th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia re-opened this summer, combining dazzling modern luxury with decadent decor from throughout its 84-year history. I was able to visit the hotel recently, for the first time since my hard-hat tour in May to see the final results. Boasting one of the largest collections of Canadian artwork in the country, the […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 12 Swans Hotel & Brewpub

August 16th, 2011 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the final installment of the BC Travel Tuesday series. Over the last few months I’ve worked with Brian from backyardbc to bring my readers options for local getaways and have been able to award prizes to a dozen winners from Vancouver Island and Squamish to the Okanagan. backyardbc is a new travel website […]