13 Things You Did Not Know About Vancouver

We all know it rivals Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro for most scenic big city in the world but here’s some things you might not have known about Vancouver. 1. Vancouver recently banned doorknobs and might be the first city in the world to do so. 2. The reason for the doorknob ban is to…

GOLD, GOLD, GOLD! The Women’s Gold Medal Game USA vs. CANADA

  Before the game starts, the media interviews the sister of one of the American hockey players. The sister, her face fully painted with the American flag, says “When our team doesn’t play Canada, it’s just not the same.” This rivalry sets the tone for entire game. Canada was up 2-0 by the end of…

Olympic Fever!

After getting back from Victoria, we noticed a significant uptick in Olympic fever. The torch relay was making its way all over Vancouver, and to us was an important part of the buildup. We went down the street to Main & 2nd to see some of the relay, and being away from the hub of…

Olympic Countdown Begins

I haven’t yet written about being back in Vancouver, mostly because we have been way too busy. The Olympics are on their way, starting on Friday, and we have a lot of things we’d like to get done before that chaos begins. We already made our run for the border, as we expect security to…

The Vancouver “Sound”

I’m one of those people who needs to see live music, because I find it to be a salve for the soul. Nothing can substitute for the immediacy and the intensity of a live show, especially when it’s loud and you can feel it in your bones. And some bands are simply meant to be…