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His Take: Arms Reach Bistro

His Take: Arms Reach Bistro

Vancouver is a rare city in that almost every single tourist attraction is just as popular with locals as it is with visitors. Take a stroll on the seawall and you’ll find a just as many tourists out for a bike ride as you will Vancouverites training for the next marathon. If you’re in half decent shape, you can make ... Read More »

Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Kyle and I were first introduced to Arms Reach Bistro back in 2013, right before we headed off for our epic six month Southeast Asia trip. It’s a spot that we’ve returned to since then due to the great food, scenic views and cozy atmosphere. While we’ve never actually been there on a date night (every visit has been with ... Read More »

His Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

His Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Of all of the places that I’ve ever travelled, the British Isles and Ireland have to be the homiest. Maybe it’s because Canadian culture is so closely tied to British and Irish heritage, but stepping off the plane into Heathrow or Dublin Airport feels like you’re coming home from an extended vacation. For those of us with British and Irish ... Read More »

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Sean Heather is a busy man – as the owner of both the Shebeen Whiskey House and Irish Heather in Gastown, he spends most days ensuring that business is running smoothly. While he was born in Canada, he identifies mostly with Ireland after jumping across the pond as a child. The real challenge was moving back to Canada and struggling ... Read More »

Your Take: Why Verona is One of the Most Romantic Cities in Italy

Your Take: Why Verona is One of the Most Romantic Cities in Italy

Today’s guest post comes from Amandine, a French photographer whose lived everywhere from Greece to Canada, and currently has set up shop in Milan, Italy. Verona is at the top of her list when it comes to must-see cities within her current country of residence, and here’s why.  When we think about travelling in Italy, the first cities that come ... Read More »

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Kyle and I stumbled upon Gringo restaurant one rainy Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, with the intention of sitting down for a few tacos and good conversation. After finding out that the beer was only $3.50 all day every day, however, we quickly turned what was supposed to be a brief pit stop to the beginnings of some serious day drinking. ... Read More »

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

A lot of the restaurants that Jamie and I have recommended over the past few years have been stand-outs in a culinary sense. I wouldn’t be surprised if the good majority of our friends, who know us quite well, would have assumed that we were quickly becoming – God forbid – foodies. I hate that word, with a vengeance. It’s ... Read More »

Your Take: Top 5 Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Your Take: Top 5 Tips for Travelling the Amalfi Coast, Italy

French-born Amandine Dowle now lives in Milan after marrying an Italian from the South that she met in New York two years ago. After spending two summers on the Amalfi Coast on the Mediterranean, she has fallen in love with not only a man from the region, but the area’s natural beauty too. Here’s Dowle’s top five things to do ... Read More »

Couple of Yuppies on Evolution Radio

Couple of Yuppies on Evolution Radio

Jamie recently sat down with Jonny Kidney from Evolution Radio to chat travel, blogging and relationships as part of the station’s “For the Record” segment. After travelling for six months with a significant other throughout Southeast Asia, and blogging about the experiences along the way, Jamie had plenty to talk about, along with a few tips to ensure that other ... Read More »

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part II

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part II

In the second part of our Southeast Asia travel video, we go through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Out of all of these countries, Indonesia was by far our favourite leg of the trip, as we got to see Komodo Dragons, swim with Manta Rays and even see a beach with pink sand. Read More »

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