Enticed by the prospect of enjoying city-slicker life with easy access to the mountains, keen snowboarder Liz upped sticks from the UK to make a home in Vancouver's Yaletown. Her weekends spell brunching with friends, strolling the sea
wall and shopping at the city's niche boutiques. Come nightfall, she can be
found checking out a
new restaurant or bar in Yaletown or Gastown before heading to Granville Street to catch a live band. During the summer, Liz breaks free of the
city for weekends away to the Okanagan or heads down to the States. Winter means after-work jaunts to local Grouse, Seymour or Cypress for night skiing, and weekends up the road at megaresort Whistler.
A native of Liverpool, UK, Sarah has visited more than 30 of the world's
major cities, recording her experiences in journals, photographs and
tall stories recounted to friends over too much wine. She has written television drama for the BBC, short films, plays,
travel articles, and is a former columnist for Liverpool Football Club's
She first visited Vancouver in 2003 on a sojourn
around North America's West Coast, and has returned several times to see
friends and former colleagues. She considers Vancouver to be one of
the world's friendliest cities, and particularly enjoys its laid-back,
tolerant attitude and stunning landscape.
A native of Byron Bay, New South Wales, Sarah left the glitzy Sydney office of Australian Grazia to follow her Antipodean right of passage to Canada to “do a season” in Whistler, British Columbia, during the 2010 Winter Olympics. She loved Whistler (and her Salomon Geishas) so much that one ski season became two, and she plans to return to BC one day – for good. The gateway to Whistler, Vancouver became like a second home to the travel writer, who regularly commuted to the city to shop up a storm in Metrotown, gorge at Granville Island Public Market, take in a Canucks game at Rogers Arena or simply escape the Whistler bubble.