One of my biggest regrets from my trip to Copenhagen, Denmark was that I had so little time to truly delve into the food scene there. As we had arrived on a national holiday, many of the restaurants were either closed or closed early (although the booze was still flowing, I can assure you…) and so I never had a smørrebrød, the famous Danish open-face sandwich.
Well, on my recent cruise to Alaska I knew I wanted to do things differently for my second non-Caribbean cruise and for starters, I gave myself another day in Vancouver. And I also booked a food tour. Vancouver is a massive city (it’s the third largest in Canada) and of course I knew there would be tons of things to see and do. But I wanted food, gosh darn it, and Taste Vancouver provided just that, thankfully in the neighborhood I was most interested in visiting.
No matter what continent you’re from, where you live or who you are, experiencing food is a central part of life.
Travelling is popular for a lot of reasons. For some, meeting and learning about new and interesting people can be the motivation. Sight seeing and exploring unfamiliar territory draws some to explore new lands. Experiencing new and different food is often has a significant part travelling to new places.
Not only are you likely to experience foods that are new to you, there is also the chance to experience ethnic food you may have tried at home under different and less authentic circumstances. Eating Sushi in Tokyo, for example, will give you a much more distinct experience than any fusion Sushi place in your neighbourhood. Sitting at a table with Japanese locals, drinking fresh green tea, snacking on ginger while chefs prepare fresh Sushi right in front of you is an unbeatable and delicious experience.
Can We Tell You How Great Vancouver Is?
We love Vancouver! It’s our hometown, where our families live and where we have our small business. We love it so much we take people on tours, so we can share our favorite spots! As it turns out we aren’t the only ones who love it.
From tourism to business travel to ecotourism, Vancouver has so much to offer visitors. According to the 2017 “Global Liveability Report”, Vancouver takes the #3 spot on “the most liveable city in the world”. Liveability is determined by “assessing which locations around the world provide the best living conditions”.
Every year it happens.... you're tasked with coming up with an idea for your colleagues to get together, outside the office and celebrate the holidays. You want to try something new but you don't have a lot of time to research or a lot of energy to find something new, different and exciting.
1) How many are in your party? Start by determining if you're 5 or 15. That makes confirming availability easy.
2) What day is everyone available? Can your entire group get out on a Wednesday afternoon? Or a Friday afternoon? Or does it need to be outside of regular business hours?
3) What location is best for everyone? Does it need to be near your workplace or are you all ready for a real adventure? Of course, this may be answered by answering question number 2 - the day may determine the location.
Over the last 5 years the world has seen an explosion of craft breweries.
Whether that’s because folks are tired of the corporate labels or because
it’s part of a global movement towards supporting local, the craft brewery industry is unquestionably booming.
It turns out that Vancouver is particularly...well...hopping, when it comes to independent brewers. In 2013, the City of Vancouver changed licensing regulations to allow for “tasting rooms”.
Clearly that was a smart move. The craft brewery scene exploded.
Since then breweries are popping up everywhere including Brewery Creek
(Mount Pleasant), Yeast Van (Strathcona) and downtown. Many can be found
in Richmond, Surrey, New West and other outlying areas. Vancouver Island, Squamish/Whistler and the Sunshine Coast are also populated with unique, locally owned, craft breweries.
Is there something employers can do to relieve employees’ feelings that their work is both exhausting and all-consuming? What about the simple idea of employees connecting and enjoying time with co-workers? Why should a company care about this?