Archive for the category "travel"

Distrikt Hotel in New York City

June 7th, 2010 @ 10:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When in New York last month, Keira and I stayed at the Distrikt Hotel between Hell’s Kitchen and the Theatre District. Keira originally found the hotel listed online through Expedia and watched customer reviews pour in since its launch earlier in 2010. Scanning Yelp consistently and seeing that the price was right (packaged with our […]

Top Five for 2010: Victoria

June 7th, 2010 @ 8:52am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Although there are many places to explore and discover on Vancouver Island, none is more widely known than our Province’s capital, Victoria. Continuing the Top Five series, here are some of my favourite things about traveling to Victoria. As usual, I list a few more than five things but I’ve limited the content to five […]

Vancouver to New York 2

May 31st, 2010 @ 7:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been to New York twice before but each time has been for no longer than 3 days. Months ago I booked a trip with Keira who has been planning her visit to the Big Apple since I met her, and even long before that. She had studied the MTA subway maps, memorized streets and […]

Vancouver to New York

May 25th, 2010 @ 6:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m in New York this week to hang out, explore, work, wander, and do a whole lot of walking. Since Keira and I are already half-way through our journey, I thought it was time for a photo post so that I can share some of our adventures so far. Brunch in the West Village Carrie’s […]

Humboldt House B&B in Victoria

May 17th, 2010 @ 4:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This past weekend John and I were put up in Humboldt House B&B in Victoria. It was my first-ever Bed & Breakfast experience and it certainly set the bar rather high for any future B&B stays. We crossed over to the Island on last ferry but were able to call ahead and make arrangements for […]

Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria

May 13th, 2010 @ 12:03pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Craigdarroch Castle, legacy of the Dunsmuir family, has been perched overlooking Victoria since the turn of the 20th century. Nowadays its red spires are barely visible over the stretching Garry Oaks but it’s definitely a main attraction on many tours and personal trips to the capital city. History The Dunsmuirs are pillars of BC’s industrial […]

Top Five for 2010: Whistler

April 27th, 2010 @ 2:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kicking off a new series on called Top Five I’ll be featuring my personal picks for things to see and do in various BC communities in 2010. Having recently spent the last two weekends in Whistler, it’s a natural starting point for the series. These are my Top Five picks for spring and summer […]

Flight Centre’s Best Travel Job Ever

April 21st, 2010 @ 9:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Flight Centre Canada is hosting a search to find someone for what they call the Best Travel Job Ever. Ever since Tourism Queensland in Australia hosted its popular search to find someone to fulfill their “Best Job Ever” as caretaker of an Island Reef it’s become a trend to host contests of this nature. The […]