Mothers Day – Gift Idea


Dads aren’t always the best at remembering Mother’s Day and it’s sometimes difficult to find the right gift. However, this Mother’s Day, we can remember to make sure the special women in our lives get a gift worth remembering: a personalized message from the kids that will automatically be delivered to her on Mother’s Day.  Zang’s “Forget Me Not” service allows users to … [Read more...]

Nutrition Facts Table – Do you know how to read it?

Focus on the facts

This year, I've made a commitment to take charge of my health.  I admit, I am not the healthiest but I've made a conscious decision to be healthier! And this campaign  by the Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), in a joint effort between Health Canada, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), the Nutrition Facts Education Campaign (NFEC) … [Read more...]

February Heart Month

Family Picture

My wife and I are always worried about the health and well-being of our aging parents. Anne's family lives in the Philippines and mine are here in Vancouver. Anne keeps regularly communication with her mom and dad however I can always see the sad look in her eyes when she hears that her parents are having health challenges. In the past, she's been tempted to want to jump on a plane just so she can … [Read more...]

YVR Travellers Launch Party

YVR Travellers

After running several #YVRBrands under the "YVR Media Group" umbrella, it was a joy to launch our latest group called YVR Travellers! Here are the YVR Brands that are already operating: YVR Dads YVR Bloggers  YVR Foodies YVR Photographers   YVR Masterminds   We just launched our #YVRTravellers Meetup Group based in Vancouver, Canada! So, if you live in … [Read more...]

Family Travel Bloggers

Family Travel Bloggers

Greetings from Tofino!! We are currently on a family trip storm watching in beautiful Tofino on the West Coast of Canada! Rianne and Ryan loved the storm watching experience - highly recommend it if you haven't been before. It's been good to get away to end 2015 and start 2016. As you know, our family LOVES to travel. We have traveled to over 50 countries, lived on 4 different continents, and … [Read more...]

Surprise Pregnancy Announcement

Baby Coming Soon

First came Rianne... Next came Ryan... Then came Baby # 3!! We are excited to announce that my beautiful wife is pregnant and due on May 28, 2016. We found out a few months ago but kept it quiet during the first trimester only telling very close family and friends. Now that Anne is in her second trimester and we are entering a New Year, we wanted to share the GOOD NEWS with all of our … [Read more...]

Sending Money to Family Members Overseas

Daddy Blogger - Cartoon

  Since my wife lives in Vancouver and her parents live in the Philippines, we often send money home to support them in daily expenses, getting medicine, and special occasions. After all, they are both retired and they don't have a Government Pension Plan like Canada does. That's one thing I love about Filipino culture - the strong family ties. Even though the kids are overseas, they don't … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas

We are always looking for creative activities to do every Christmas! Yes, of course, there are the annual traditions such as the Bright Nights Stanley Park Train, Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and North Pole BC. However, this year, we were overjoyed to get an invitation to attend the opening night of "Once Upon a Christmas" - an original story written and directed by Kristy Provan, … [Read more...]

Global Money Transfers with CIBC

Global Money Transfer

Can you really send money around the world with no service fee? Thanks to CIBC Global Money Transfer, CIBC customers can send money to family, friends, or business associates anywhere in the world at no charge. My wife regularly sends money to her family in the Philippines. This will also come in handy for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions throughout the year. Plus, we will be … [Read more...]

Manning Park Resort

Manning Park Resort

For the last few months, we have been contemplating renting out our place on Airbnb. Finally, we got our first ever booking this weekend. It was a last minute booking so we decided to rent out our place and we took a mini-vacation to Manning Park Resort. We cleaned like crazy, checked-in our guests, and then we were off for a weekend adventure! We have driven past Manning Park Resort a few … [Read more...]

Trip to Calgary

Calgary Zoo

We decided to do a last minute trip to visit Anne's sister in Calgary. We were debating how to get there (cheapest, most convenient, best views). After considering flying and driving, we finally decided to take the Greyhound (the cheapest option and it also allowed us to sit back and enjoy the journey). We tried to rent out our condo on Airbnb so we could earn some money while we were away but … [Read more...]