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Time to Kill…in Scottsdale

Sometimes you’ve just got to get out of dodge. That was the case for me last week, when after another day of Vancouver autumn rain I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I hopped a plane to the closest place I knew would be sunny: Scottsdale Arizona.

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Halloween Roundup

Just three more sleeps til fright night! Are you ready?! For those doing the last minute scramble, here are a few of my favourite AND EASY Halloween ideas.

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Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

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The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

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Time to Kill…In Banff

The view from my hotel room in Banff says it all, doesn’t it? It is so mind-bogglingly beautiful it’s surreal. It is like the supermodel of landscapes; hard to believe and impossible to look away from. It looks more like a Disney set than real life. Except it is.

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Time to Kill In… Lisbon

Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, has always been on my must-visit bucket list. The red-tiled roofs and twisty cobblestone streets I’d seen in photographs, not to mention the promise of haunting Fado music luring me into back alley bars, had me intrigued. It sounded so romantic, with just the right layer of patina. After spending one week there in August, the Portugal I saw experienced definitely lived up to my expectations.

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Dog Days Of Summer

When I’m sweating buckets, I keep thinking about our four-legged friends in their fur coats. Despite the drippy tongues and excessive panting, they seem to weather the temperature with a certain insouciance.

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Do You Know Why You Paid to See This? A Pop Quiz

While in Paris recently I stopped in for a quick visit at the Louvre. I always enjoy visiting my old favourites, like Venus de Milo and the pyramid. And then of course there’s the most…

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I Heart Vancouver

A few days ago I started to think about how lucky I am that my parents decided to immigrate here some four decades ago. Thanks mom and dad! They gave me a life of opportunity that I likely wouldn’t not have had back in Croatia.

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Your Guide to the Concierge Desk

I’ve been staying in a lot of hotels lately. Sometimes it’s for business and sometimes it’s for pleasure, but it tends to be in places where I don’t have many local connections. And that means…

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