Vancouver, BC: Canada’s Westcoast Gem

By Joanne Bousaleh. What is it about Vancouver that travelers seem to love so much? Is it the mountains, the beaches, the active inhabitants of the city? On your trip to Vancouver, British Columbia you’ll want to see some of the places the locals frequent. There are so many gems in Vancouver, so if your visit is short and sweet then here are some of my personal favorites! Parks Everyone will tell you to visit Stanley Park, and yes it’s beautiful. I love going to the free outdoor movies that play during the months of July and August. If you’re …

Returning to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

By Andrea MacEachern. I moved from myhometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia when I was nineteen.  After ten years living in another province, Idecided to return eight months ago.  Ilove to travel and try to go somewhere new every year but this past summer, Idecided it would be best to spend some time exploring my own backyard.  And so my adventure began…… Sydney is a small city of about 30,000 people.  It is located on Cape Breton and is unofficially known as the capital of the island.  I started my month-long adventure quite literally in my backyard with a stroll on …