Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: Stay Awhile

Please forgive me for being remiss, dear readers: I’ve known about Mr & Mrs Smith for years, but have neglected to share until now.

Allow me to remedy my oversight and introduce you to some truly spectacular couple-friendly “hotel porn” from around the world.

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Granville Island Public Market: Food Porn in Vancouver

Heading to Vancouver? Love to eat, drink and be merry?

Well, tour the Granville Island Public Market and its ecologically-correct orgy of locally-sourced foodstuffs. You’ll find nature’s perfect doughnut — and meet a hell of a nice city along the way.

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Seasquatch and the Strait of Georgia: Out on the Water in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia is largely known for the 1,000-acre Stanley Park, a veritable forest of high-rise buildings and a metric ton of Asian restaurants, but it’s the city’s surrounding waterways that held the most intrigue for me.

I recently visited Vancouver for the first time and was excited to get out on neighboring Howe Sound in a Zodiac boat and see the city from a different angle. And even when said boat was standing almost on its side — curiously enough — it still seemed like a good idea.

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West End Guest House: At Home in Vancouver

A few weeks ago I took my first trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, and it was, in a word:


Highlights were a stroll across the gentle enormity of Stanley Park and burrowing into a feather bed at a historic bed & breakfast — the West End Guest House.

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InterContinental Montreal: Stay in from the Cold

I recently rolled into Montreal for the first time, smack amidst a huge and blinding snowstorm. (Or, as this eastern Canadian city might simply call it: “Winter.”)

I’d booked a room at the InterContinental Montreal, and fully intended to put my suitcase down, splash a little water on my face, and head out to explore.

What I did instead was to indulge in a beautiful, relaxing and cozy stay, while outside, the city was steadily buried in a blanket of white.

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