I know jack about weddings. I remember girls in university who stashed back-issues of Martha Stewart Weddings just chomping at the bit for the opportunity to pull them out and plan their—or a friend or cousin’s—dream nuptials. Not me. I never, ever thought about it. And I was a serial monogamist! I’ve given up trying [...]
Name: Stephanie Rouillon
Resides: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Years surfing: nearly two
Home break: The Pass/Clarke’s and Tallows Beach, Byron Bay
How I pay the rent/mortgage: Community support worker
Song that’s getting me stoked: “Milk & Honey” by Oka
My unsolicited advice is this: if you love to surf, then moving from Sydney to Vancouver is a bad call. So it’s a touch ironic that because I did just that (repeat: bad call—at least when it comes to getting lots of waves), I got to interview one of the legends of the sport.
In my sophomore year of university, Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy reached into my subconscious—and by that I mean my CD player—and planted itself there for months (and months and months).
I’d lock the door to my shoebox of a dorm room and sob on cue and without any reason from the opening notes of “Hold [...]
New magazine alert! Exciting! They aren’t born every day in this publishing climate, ya know! More exclamations marks now: !!!
A magazine dedicated to “fine living and travel on Vancouver Island,” Salt is a Page One Publishing venture that launched last month. Don’t judge it on its digital holding page;
Name: Danielle “Danny” Clayton
Years surfing: Crikey, about 16 years now!
Home break: Maori Bay, Muriwai, NZ (where the recent fatal shark attack was!)
How I pay the rent/mortgage: I work for a luxury surf and yoga retreat here in Bali, Escape [...]
When it comes to the surf, I seem to get lucky in Costa Rica and score decent swells and offshore winds in the bright sunshine. But when I was in Costa Rica last year on assignment for BCBusiness, I also got lucky with canyoning, hikes, ATV-ing and in spending three glorious [...]
It was great to be back on assignment for The Globe and Mail, this time in its travel section talking about a place I’m well-acquainted with, but got to see through new eyes last fall.
Here’s my story on Tofino and how to live it up there like a millioniare without [...]
As a travel writer, I sometimes get to experience destinations, accommodations and activities so luxurious and exclusive* that my parents—avid world travellers themselves who prefer not to stay in places with fewer than 10 choices on the wine list—feel like they ‘slum it’ in comparison.
Until December 2011, my Seattle experiences were pretty much limited to numerous viewings of the movie Singles, a hell of a lot of musical references (you gotta love grunge) and one whirlwind trip to see Neil Diamond at the Key Arena circa 2007. But when I got the opportunity to explore the Emerald City during the holiday season, [...]
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