The Omakase at Tojo’s Restaurant

For my final night in Vancouver I wanted a nice sushi dinner with one of the most famous chefs in town, so I made a reservation at Tojo’s Restaurant. The internationally recognized restaurant serves unique and modern dishes using the finest seasonal and local ingredients around the Pacific Northwest. I requested a seat at the…

Devils Hockey: Rogers Arena

After a Japanese lunch and the Museum of Anthropology, I made my way back downtown to pregame before the hockey game and stopped by Red Racer Taphouse. In collaboration with Central City Brewers & Distillers, the brewpub has 40 taps of British Columbia’s best craft beer. I sat at the bar and it’s always nice…

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba and the Museum of Anthropology

Our third day in Vancouver began with lunch at Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba. The Japanese noodle shop is known for their mazesobe – a dry noodle dish made with a sauce of soy sauce and pork lard topped with various toppings that’s all mixed before eating. I had to try it! We arrived just before the…

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Saku

After a wonderful Vancouver Delights Tour, it was time to stop by Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market for lunch. It was located on the same block of our hotel. I just missed their Happy Hour which is offered daily from 3pm to 6pm. You’ll find the freshest shellfish at their flagship location in…

Trip Recap: Scotland

After a wonderful few days in Ireland, my next stop was Scotland! Staying in a cool hub hotel near the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, the beautiful medieval city was easy to fall in love with. It reminded me of a couple of my favorite cities like Bruges and Prague. It was like being in a…

Trip Recap: Ireland

My first stop was Dublin! With a 5am arrival and unable to achieve any sleep on the plane due to a few restless kiddies in front of me, I was ready to explore Ireland’s capital. I stayed in a cute boutique hotel in the bustling area of Temple Bar. My first few stops included Trinity…

Vancouver Delights Tour with Landsea Tours & Adventures

After a nice hearty breakfast, I headed back to the hotel where I was picked up for the Vancouver Delights Tour with Landsea Tours & Adventures. I’m all about exploring a new city, but I was only in Vancouver for 3 days and their guided 7-hour Delights Tour was the perfect way to see the…

Off to Vancouver: Jam Cafe

It was time to meet up with my sister for our annual sisters trip! Since she decided to go back to school, we planned to go somewhere in March for her Spring Break. Our past couple trips included Thailand and Japan, but this time we stayed a bit “closer” and went to the Pacific Northwest….