Archives for April 2014

Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

There are several ways to see San Francisco and tonight we saw the gorgeous Bay City from one of the most unique vantage points - during our 90 minute sunset sailing trip with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters! The sunset was absolutely spectacular especially with the reflection along the water and the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge! Some of cool features of the Adventure Cat: 1) … [Read more...]

Fisherman’s Wharf

One of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco is Fisherman's Wharf for the fresh seafood, sea-lion colony, dozens of souvenir shops, restaurants, & hotels, boat cruises around the harbour, and more. Plus, there is the famous Pier 39 with over a hundred shops and even a carousel and regular magic show. Make sure you try out the delicious Hawaiin shakes - we opted for a Pina Colada and loved … [Read more...]

San Francisco Cable Cars

On our first day in San Francisco, we decided to take the iconic Cable Cars from Market & Powell at Union Square in downtown San Francisco to Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The cable cars are much more than a mode of transportation...they are a symbol of the city - intrinsic to the DNA of San Francisco and vital to its' heartbeat and soul. We decided to sit open air to … [Read more...]

Hampton Inn Bellingham

If you have an early flight out of Bellingham like we did, why not stay right near the airport so it make getting to the airport and on your flight on time much easier. Since we had a 7 am flight from Bellingham to Oakland, we opted to stay at the Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport. They also have a park and fly option (it costs only $30 for 10 days if you stay at the hotel). Plus, they have a free … [Read more...]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Since we were flying from Bellingham to Oakland for our trip to San Francisco and staying overnight near the airport, we decided to incorporate a trip to the world famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State the day before our flight! There are dozens of gorgeous Tulip Fields in beautiful purples, pinks, yellows, and reds. Words and pictures can't come close to capturing these … [Read more...]

Trip to San Francisco

My wife won a free trip to San Francisco including free airfare and free accommodation! Since it was 3 nights we decided to extend the trip by doing a media tour of the San Francisco Bay Area doing some blogging about family-friendly activities to see and do! Stay tuned for daily updates from our trip to San Francisco and Oakland! … [Read more...]

[GIVEAWAY] 2 Tickets to Conscious Divas

At Daddy Blogger, we love supporting heart-centred entrepreneurs and passion-driven events. When I heard about the upcoming Conscious Divas Event organized by Kate Muker I had to throw my support behind the event, especially since my good friend and fellow dad Sean Morong will be one of the featured speakers! There will be 12 speakers each speaking for 7 minutes around one shared purpose. I … [Read more...]

Cotto Pizzeria

Every Easter, we love having a nicely family meal together in our neighbourhood. Having just moved to The Heights a few months ago, we have been trying to check off the multitude of restaurants from our must-try list. We have covered about 10-12 restaurants in The Heights on our blog so far. Since it was Easter we had to try out something extra special...plus, we wanted to find somewhere that is … [Read more...]

The Costume Bank

I have always loved watching people dress up and get into a character. However, lately, I've been wanting to move from just watching and being a spectator to actually participating and getting more involved in the world of costuming. So, this year, I decided to wear my first ever CosPlay costume to the Fan Expo Vancouver. My friend Noel Blain was a model for The Costume Bank in Surrey so I decided … [Read more...]

Fan Expo Vancouver

Last year, I went to the Fan Expo Vancouver  just as an attendee to watch all the awesome Cosplay costumes! This year, our daughter Rianne and I dressed up as Fred Flinstone and Pebbles and enjoyed it much better as we felt like we were part of the Expo instead of mere spectators! We got our costumes from The Costume Bank in Surrey and eagerly drove down to the Vancouver Convention Centre (last … [Read more...]

Stewart Stephenson Modern Art Gallery

Our April YVR Bloggers event was held at the beautiful Modern Art Gallery on Robson St in Downtown Vancouver! The evening started with Stewart Stephenson sharing about the history and vision of the Modern Art Gallery! This was followed by an awesome presentation by Bob Garlick about Blog Photography. Bob illustrated his lessons using samples from his street photography taken of homeless people … [Read more...]