Archive for the category "hotels"

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 6 Accent Inns Okanagan

May 17th, 2011 @ 1:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heading into Week 6 of the BC Travel Tuesday series, we’re about half-way through the giveaways and getaways that have been lined up by In case you haven’t been following along already, we’re highlighting travel and hotel stays for locals. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 5 Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

May 10th, 2011 @ 2:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I am pleased to announce that the BC Travel Tuesday series, that was originally set to be 10 weeks long, has been extended to 12 weeks thanks to the support of my readers and the partner properties listed on We’re now onto our fifth week and so far we’ve given away $2,188 worth of […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Preview

May 10th, 2011 @ 9:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia is slated to re-open with the next few weeks with renovated rooms, restored opulence in the ballrooms, and a high-tech flare. Rosewood Hotel Georgia with residential tower in the background. The hotel had been a focal point of downtown Vancouver since 1927, hosting world-famous guests, until it closed to undergo […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 4 Inn at Laurel Point

May 3rd, 2011 @ 3:58pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Travel Tuesday series is gaining momentum with over 1,200 entries over the last few weeks through comments and Twitter. I hope that this means locals love to travel locally, and if you’re like me – there’s so much more of BC yet to discover and experience. In case you’re just finding out about […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 3 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

April 26th, 2011 @ 4:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

We are now onto the third installment of the 10-week BC Travel Tuesday contest I am running with where we’re celebrating the best in local travel while offering up weekly giveaways for BC residents. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your […]

Vancouver Icons: Hotel Vancouver

April 26th, 2011 @ 10:03am by Rebecca Bollwitt

My Vancouver Icons series focuses on places and landmarks around Vancouver that we see every day, perhaps even take for granted, without always knowing the deeper history that is involved. In some cases, there is not much greater history (sometimes a steamclock is just a steamclock from the 1970’s) but for others, they are a […]

ART Restaurant at Four Seasons Seattle

April 21st, 2011 @ 12:13pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I recently treated ourselves to a quick trip South of the border to enjoy a little retail therapy, the tulip festival, and a Mariners game. Thanks to recommendations from my Twitter followers, we ended up staying at the Four Seasons Seattle. The hotel invited us down to ART Restaurant for dinner and three […]

Royal Breakfast Sleepover at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

April 21st, 2011 @ 10:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The world will be watching April 29, 2011 as Prince William takes Kate Middleton as his bride in the “Royal Wedding of [this] Century”. From souvenir stickers, tea cups, and postcards to virtual guest books, the excitement that was felt around the globe as Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 has been rekindled. […]