Never Shoot A Stampede Queen – Win Vancouver Tickets

Never Shoot a Stampede Queen on Stage

I am not sure about the rest of you, but one of my favourite side effects of travelling is taking the time to read.  And a favourite author of mine, that I tend to place at the tops of the holiday reads priority pile, is Mark Leiren-Young.  I still have yet to read Mark's latest book, Free Magic Secrets Revealed, that has only just hit bookstores in the past few weeks, but up … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day, Vancouver Style, Thanks to The Irish Heather

Irish Heather

While I would have loved to have spent St. Patrick's Day in a pub in Ireland, I am happy to say I at least celebrated it in an authentic Irish Pub, thanks to Vancouver's The Irish Heather.   [youtube x1o-Xl-x3CI]   Happy St. Patrick's Day! … [Read more...]

Travel and Charity in Pacific Theatre’s Mother Teresa is Dead

Mother-Teresa-Kayvon-Julie

Some people travel to visit friends or family. Some people travel to see the world. And some travel to escape. Such is the case of Jane, a character in Pacific Theatre’s latest show, Mother Teresa is Dead. Jane has travelled from England to India because she wants to help. She is overwhelmed by the poverty and injustice she sees in the world and feels an irrepressible need to … [Read more...]

She Has A Name & So Do Many Other Victims of Sex Tourism

There is absolutely nothing sexy or titillating about Sex Tourism.  Those that partake are creating somebody else's nightmare.  Photo by Kelsey Krogman from She Has A Name.

When I travel, I often wonder what life is like for the women that live there.  I know that with my pasty white skin and our roamancing red boots, I stand out and am not seen as one of them ~ treated with the grace and tenderness of a lady, but given the respect of a man in many cultures, in addition to being seen with a great deal of humour (often thanks to the red boots). … [Read more...]

The 13th Annual Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival: The Day in Pixengos

Apparently it wasn't only me that loved Amadou & Miriam.

Hell of a great day yesterday at the 13th Annual Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival!  Took a ton of photos and video to share the day with all of you, but given my current state of exhaustion, you, my friends, are going to have to wait for me to process all of that. In the meantime, however, I have a teaser for all of you in the form of pixengos Erica and I shot and recorded … [Read more...]