Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Train Travel

It's the first day of Fall. The leaves in Western Canada are changing from green to yellow with hints of gold and pumpkin orange dotting the fertile Fraser Valley. I'm on board the Rocky Mountaineer, traveling in style with their Golf Leaf Service from Vancouver to Kamloops, British Columbia, eventually arriving in Banff, Alberta, Canada. [...]

2017-08-22T12:17:36+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Alberta, British Columbia, Canada|

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Downtown

Vancouver, British Columbia reminds me a lot of my hometown of San Francisco in many ways. However, the difference I’m noticing this October is in the weather; we get fog and Vancouver gets rain. Today I’m coming to you from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this is the third and [...]

2017-06-26T07:36:18+00:00 October 9th, 2015|British Columbia, Canada, Lodging|

Review: Hotel La Ferme

It's called "The Farm" but this upscale four star hotel, tucked in the charming village of Baie-Saint-Paul, is anything but rustic. With clean, straight lines and five ultra modern pavilions situated within the hotel grounds, Hotel La Ferme is a time traveler's delight while still rooted in old world charm. You won't find farm animals [...]

2017-06-26T07:36:40+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Canada, Lodging, Quebec, Spa|

Hotel in La Malbaie, Charlevoix Quebec

Looking for relaxation and good food in the Charlevoix region of Quebec? I recently discovered Auberge des 3 Canards in La Malbaie, Canada. The inn has a unique history, dating back to 1892, with a United States connection. Auberge des 3 Canards photo © 2014 Nancy D. Brown In 1892, Madam Lucy Connnely, [...]

2017-06-26T07:36:42+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Canada, Lodging, Quebec|

Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix, Canada

Winter, spring, summer, fall, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has it all. It may sound cliche, but it's true. My visit to this castle on the cliff was timed to coincide with the leaves changing color in the Charlevoix region of Québec. I would have been just as happy to explore this grand hotel in the [...]

2017-06-26T07:36:43+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Canada, Lodging|

Charlevoix, Canada: Things to Do

Are you visiting Charlevoix for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. Situated within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Charlevoix region is a unique nature area including parts of the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River and [...]

2017-08-24T08:35:56+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Canada, Quebec, Things To See and Do|