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.
SBC Business magazine regularly publishes how-to pieces that are massive undertakings. It’s like, “You have 800 words, interview these 9 people.” The problem is, I don’t ever want to cut the list of people my editor gives me to make the number of interviewees better reflect the word count. The guys and women [...]
Every time I make a healthy meal at home (truth: calories almost never factor into my choice when I’m at a restaurant, the consequences of which are evident when I squish into my wetsuit), I think about what Charlene SanJenko—who knows way more about physical health than I do—told me: 80% of what you see [...]
I’ve always wondered about this “runner’s high.” I’ve glimpsed euphoria practicing yoga, tasted it snowboarding and gorged upon it surfing, but running? Severe discomfort and fear of passing out always beat euphoria to the finish line for me.
But I can tell you that it does exist, because I met Katherine Moore. And Katherine’s face [...]
We all like to think that celebrities are freaks of nature who consume tubs of ice cream for breakfast and buckets of fries for dinner but still manage to have smokin’ hot, hard bodies. Chat with Ramona Braganza, which I did for WE, and you’ll surrender the idea that the world’s prettiest people [...]
That’s Kalev, the guy who owns Kalev Personal Fitness in Vancouver. Here’s my story for Know Sweat, my column in the WestEnder, about how I went to his funky studio in Gastown and got my ass kicked by an Aussie trainer and something called a “Tabata Boot Camp:”
In the same inexplicable and deeply personal way that some people think the texture of tomatoes is disgusting and others find dolls creepy, I have an aversion to cycling outfits. The garish graphics on shiny fabric, the way the padded, clingy shorts make the wearer appear knock-kneed, the obnoxious click of the footwear when not [...]
One of the highlights of 2011 was definitely a trip to Silver Star Mountain. I’d mountain biked there in the summer of 2010 (and had a bruise to prove it for several months after), but last December was my first time visiting the colourful village under a blanket of snow, and Silver Star totally put [...]
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