Category Archives: Tourism

One of the oldest picture I took of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

This lagoon is part of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. I took this picture using my pre-owned SLR camera in 1990 or earlier as part of subject requirement in Photo Journalism. The park has improved through the years, you can check the history and updated photo through this link here.

What Makes Vancouver’s Culinary Scene So Special

The culinary scene in Vancouver is Canada’s not-so-hidden gem. The past several years have seen a spike in food-related tourism and the city is seeing more and more options for worldly cuisines and experiences. As chefs and restaurateurs thrive inside this booming industry, it leaves those on the outside wondering, “What’s so special about Vancouver?”

When examining the world of food inside the west coast city, there are four things that stand out: 

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Salmon: Visitors to the Metro Vancouver area are hard-pressed to track down a restaurant or vendor that does not serve salmon in one way or another. Because of its proximity to the ocean, fresh fish is always in large supply. Salmon has become a staple food in the diet of any Vancouverite but instead of serving this popular fish in just one way, chefs and home cooks have learned to prep salmon in dozens of ways using countless cooking methods. 

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Produce: Outside the bustling streets of the city lies acres and acres of sustainable farmland. This access allows kitchens to be stocked full of fresh, sustainable produce. The incorporation of fresh harvests into roasts, salads and stews makes all the difference to the overall taste and experience of foodies. No matter how hard they try, no supermarket can compare to the taste of freshly harvested vegetables. 

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Wine: From the Okanagan Valley to the borders in Aldergrove, no one knows wine like British Columbia. Instead of keeping wine and food as separate entities, the two are often combined into one immersive experience. 

East to West: One of the most unique aspects of culinary scene in Vancouver is its ethnic fusion. Every day there are new and exciting recipes being added to menus, allowing residents and visitors to break away from the norms in favour of a more diverse meal. With the introduction of these new food stuffs, food equipment suppliers are working overtime to keep up with new preparation technology. 

There is no one thing that sets Vancouver apart from the rest of Canada’s culinary scenes but a culmination of many factors and techniques that beg to be experienced first hand.

Signing Up for Leisure and Luxury Amenities Online

The time you spent relaxing and at play is just as important to your daily life as your work. When you want to schedule time at your favorite recreational facility, you may not want to make a phone call or visit the place in person. You may prefer to make all of your reservations online.

With that, facilities like putt-putt courses, clubhouses, and Palm Springs golf courses all allow members like you to make reservations on the Internet. You can sign up for times that work best for your schedule by going on the website today.

Checking the Available Schedule

The time you have available for teeing off or playing a few rounds of golf may be limited. You need to fit the times you have open in your busy calendar in the availability of the golf course.

Instead of guessing what days are open or booking times that are already reserved, you can go to the course’s website and find out times are available to you. The calendar shows what times are already booked and what ones are still open to members like you. Based on the availability, you can then pencil in times that you believe will work best for you.

Booking Other Amenities

The golf course does not offer just a course and driving range for its members. It also has other amenities that can make spending time there worthwhile.

For example, when you plan on hosting a formal work or family dinner, you may want to hold it elsewhere than your home or office. The course offers dining and ballroom facilities for discounted rates for people who sign up and pay for memberships to the club.

These amenities as well as recreational facilities are available to people who sign up to become members of the golf course and country club. You can find out the current rates for membership or renew your current membership on the website. You can also book tee times, golf course playing times, and other amenities online from the comfort of your own home or office.