Woman Friendly Golf Courses in Vancouver, Canada

It is not a very common occurrence to see women in golf courses.  This does not mean that there are some of us out there that feel passionate about the sports as much as men do.  We see that famous golfers such as Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have made their fortune as extraordinary players.  But this does not mean that there are no females that are outstanding in the sport.  Take Melissa Reid and Cristie Kerr, just to mention two.  So you see, we do have  a passion for the sport and like men, we can get good at it.

In order for a golf course to be woman-friendly, it must allow the same privileges to males and females.  Given that Vancouver boasts having some of North America´s top golf courses, it is not difficult to find courses that welcome women into the green.  That being said, this is a list of some of them.

University Golf Club

It is not far from the city so if you are driving alone, you will get there in very little time.  The view of the course, lavishing with old and tall trees, welcomes any female that wants to be challenged in the game.  The fairways offer a challenging opportunity to enhance golfing skills.  University Golf Club is so great and friendly that it has been continuously voted as Vancouver’s Best Public Course.


Now, this is a special one since it has all the conveniences you can think of.  The sight includes lakes, streams, beautiful trees, and a mesmerizing view of the field.  We are women and we are easily captivated by a nice natural view and this is exactly what Swaneset offers.  Some of the best sceneries will keep you motivated to enhance your game and become an expert golfer player.  Just make sure you get yourself some SF Golf Lessons before going up to the real thing.

BC Golf Museum

This is one golf course that you ladies, I’m sure, will definitively enjoy.  It is especially dedicated to the history of golf in BC. You will enjoy the photos and all the trophies as well as the setup.  We are sure this is one course you will definitively enjoy.  It is actually located at one edge of University Golf Club so there is no complication to get there.

Redwoods Golf Course

When coming to this course, make sure you make some time to contemplate the scenery.  You will definitively be mesmerized.  This course is located where you can easily get a magnificent view of the Coastal mountains.  We bet you might easily get lost into the beauty of the place.


So there you go. This is just a small list of the best golf courses that will offer you a very nice experience as a woman golfer.  Enjoy and don’t forget to practice a lot to become the best you can be.  Good luck!

How a Fitness Expert Can Help Me Achieve Fitness with my Busy Schedule

BusyManIf you are a career-oriented person, then your life probably revolves around busy schedules and deadlines. You run here and there to make sure that you satisfy the demands of your company or business. This is the main reason why people who are busy with work find it difficult to squeeze in workouts in their schedule. Thankfully, there’s a very simple solution to your problems, you can either manage your time properly or hire a fitness expert.

The first thing that you need to know about fitness experts is that they are equipped and trained to help you pave our road to fitness. And here is how they can help you:

Manage Your Fitness Schedule

If you claim you’re too busy, they’ll help you squeeze fitness into your schedule. They can make you jog at least an hour before or after work. They will find a way for you and will make you commit to private fitness.

They Will Make Your Fitness Plan

jillian-samer-sunrise-fl-312Fitness experts like Tracy at Soul Fitness understand that you don’t have time to draft a fitness plan and a meal plan so they will do it for you. They will customize it according to factors such as your weight, height, any existing health conditions, your free time and your fitness goals. All you need to do is sit down with them during a meeting and discuss with them your goal weight.

Learning the Proper Technique

Because of the advancement in technology, we often time just go ahead and search the internet for exercises that we could do at home only to find out that they don’t give us results because we don’t do them the right way. For example, if you watch someone do sit-ups, it looks super simple. You simply lie down on your back, bend your knees and start to crunch. But there’s actually a technique for it. Your fitness trainer will teach you how to do it properly.

Proper Equipment

If you have time to go to the gym, then the fitness expert will teach you how to use the proper equipment. If you don’t, then they will assist you with purchasing the proper equipment that you can use at home. It’s very good to exercise at home especially when you really don’t have the time. Don’t worry, fitness experts agree to home training as well.


Having a fitness expert is equivalent to having motivation because, unlike when you train alone, you actually have someone to answer to. You are going to personally push yourself to workout because you have milestones to reach. You need to lose a certain weight per week and your fitness trainer will check on it meticulously.

Some may argue that it’s very easy to exercise. Well, it’s easy to exercise and it’s easy to sweat, but it would take the knowledge of a fitness expert to help you tone specific parts of your body and to make sure that you do not encounter any injuries while working out.

Using Art Charcoal with the Kids!

When kids are at school, stay-at-home moms sometimes feel this tint of hope in the mornings of getting some time to sit and relax.  Once kids get back home, well, the story changes a bit.  I usually like to have my kids perform outdoor activities on the backyard.  Luckily to me, whenever I cannot join them, I do have access to see them through the huge sliding door or through the kitchen windows.

Children went on vacation and now they stay at home with me.  This is when I need to get a bit more creative with activities they could be doing.  Toddlers need to be stimulated and brought down to productive activities.  I do not really welcome technology and video games when it comes to planning those for them.  I enjoy going shopping for finger paint, paintbrushes, and canvases.  But this year was different.  I went through the store and found out about art charcoal and I thought I could give it a try.

After getting my charcoal art supplies from Nitram Art Supplies, I set up everything with the kids.  They absolutely loved it!  I found some interesting advantages on using art charcoal with the kids:

Sparks creativity and allows for mistake

We all know how performing artistically improves memory abilities on kids.  It also stirs creativity and helps them develop their brains.  With art charcoal, kids are free to use their creativity as there are options to freely create as they can be later erased.  My kids no longer worry about saving paint (not like they ever did) for future projects.

Easy to set up

All you need is a cardboard or any surface and a charcoal pen.  Kids sit on the floor and draw and add shades at their own personal creativity.  It is really fantastic all the things they can come up with!  Getting them set up for all this should not take you any more than two minutes.

Easy to clean afterwards

Best thing ever!  When my kids use paints, I have them pick up after them and clean any mess they left behind.  I would later on furbish this cleaning to get things back to normal again.  With charcoal, there is no conundrum and the cleaning gets done in seconds.  Basically, all your kids need to do is pick up their canvas and the leftover charcoal sticks.

Pretty versatile and non-expensive

Another great thing I loved about charcoal is that the cost is rather cheap.  Considering that all you need to buy is a charcoal stick, I can say it is a good deal.  There are some other accessories you might want to buy to give your pencils some maintenance, but those still hold to the low price of it all.


Enjoy time with your kids creating interesting pieces using art charcoal.  They will have fun and will love creating flexible pieces of art.

The Return of Record Stores to Vancouver

Considering the great sound offered by vinyl records and the fact that several old trends are making a comeback, I was not really surprised when I learned that the vinyl record and players were being purchased now more than ever. Now, you have to admit that these pieces of sound are beautifully classic and able to nicely decorate any room space.  This trend has also invaded our dear Vancouver.  As I see more people filling in stores to get themselves the best record player they can get, I am thrilled with excitement at the return of a great sound and, honestly, love the tint of nostalgia they bring.  Oh, the days.

Vancouver has some of the best vinyl record stores and that is something to be proud of.  There are stores where you can buy and sell records and used turntables.  These stores are open for trade and it gives me a great sentiment to know that I can find some cool classics up there.   We are talking about thousands of records ready for trade at the best stores in Vancouver!

If you are a lover of comebacks and love the great sound that turntables offer you, then you should visit these great stores in Vancouver.  Even if you are only for the business, you can find a place here.  However, vinyl lovers will find delight here, especially at the vinyl fairs that get organized by a select group of vinyl record dealers.  This becomes a great opportunity for getting yourself a nice and cheap record player.

You will find at least twenty record stores all around Vancouver, including sales in flea markets and other stores.   The trend is rapidly coming to Vancouver and it is here to stay.  Hurray for the vinyl lovers that are bringing a great sound and beautiful turntables back to the city´s scene.  There are plenty vinyl record enthusiasts that are into the trading of these pieces.

I truly love the fact that we have so many enthusiasts of vinyl records in town.  I myself am filling up with some records I would love to have to, you know, make a sweet trip back to Memory Lane.  Thankfully, I can find them at rather affordable prices in many stores at Vancouver.  Whatever your musical taste is or favorite artist, to this day, you are very likely to find it in Vancouver.  Kudos to the return of the return of record stores to Vancouver!

Things to Do: See The Vancouver Canadians Play

Are you planning to visit Vancouver? Or are you from Vancouver and you are looking for an exciting and fun activity to do with your family or someone you love? Then why not go and watch the Vancouver Canadians play? It can be something that you haven’t done before, experiencing the excitement of cheering for your favorite baseball team.

There are just many things that you can do in Vancouver, but nothing beats the thrill of seeing the Vancouver Canadians play.

Watch Vancouver Canadians Game

If you aren’t a baseball enthusiast, you probably don’t understand why many people would die to be in a full packed stadium just to watch the play. Some would even say that baseball is such a boring sport to watch. But for the people of Vancouver who consider baseball a religion, the Nat Bailey Stadium is the best place to be. Right there they will have a chance to cheer for the Vancouver Canadians.


In order to make your watching moments even more exciting, grab some hotdogs and beer. And get yourself ready to cheer and to sing along when the team get some inning stretch.  You’ll also see some fireworks lighting up the sky, especially after nine regular season games. And remember that when you’re watching the game, be ready to some shouting and screaming spree.

Why Canadians Would Choose to Watch Baseball?

Although there are some who would consider baseball as a less exciting game, you still can’t deny that baseball stadiums in Canada are also always crowded with many baseball lovers even during regular seasons. Then why they still choose to watch baseball? That’s for very one good reason, they still find it fun and they wanted to support the Vancouver Canadians.

The many amateur baseball tournaments around Vancouver are good evidences that more and more people wanted to learn the sport. The younger generations are looking after the Vancouver Canadians and probably want to follow their footsteps and become a professional baseball player that can give prestige to the city. Wearing their best batting gloves, they start play baseball at a very young age.

Visiting Vancouver

If you’re still trying to decide whether you go and visit Vancouver or not, now is the time to decide. There are just a lot of things to do in the city that will make your visit a memorable one. You can find some beautiful spots that will surely make you love the place. Restaurants and pubs can also be found everywhere, where you can much in and treat your taste buds.


For sports enthusiasts, watching the Vancouver Canadians should be on the top of your list. Bring some friends with you and get ready to cheer for the team. You can always check out the schedule of games and get some ticket reservations. Then check out your schedule, get some days off and make sure to get the most of visiting Vancouver. Ensure to plan out a good trip to the city now. A visit that you will surely not regret!

Fit Fab Mom

49802182585788dad4fa88360f6cd03ePerfect vital statistics… awesome sexy curves… fabulous body… This was our physique before the baby bump, and it gets worse – losing that extra weight after giving birth seems to be so tough. It is quite frustrating, especially if finding time to get back in shape is very challenging for us.

It takes a lot of life adjustments, especially for first time moms. You are literally bereft of sleep, your energy level is depleted, you can’t even find time to comb your hair, and sometimes you are devoid of breathing space. Don’t get me wrong, being a mom is very fulfilling. In fact, it is the most significant role, but you have to admit it, it’s a very difficult task.

I once thought I can never get back in shape. I used to think I can never be fabulous. However, if you look around you, some moms look more gorgeous after having a baby. How did they do that?

An Encounter with a Personal Trainer

While completing my grocery list in a local supermarket, my daughter began having a tantrum. As a first time mom, I really didn’t know how to deal with my toddler, but of course I was trying to learn. Then a gorgeous lady carrying a child about my daughter’s age approached us, she spoke softly to my daughter, later on they were laughing. It’s just like magic, she really knows how to deal with kids.

We started talking, she gave me advices on how to be a good mom and all that. But that’s not the whole story. You know what I learned? She is a mother of six, and still she looks so perfect – a fit and fab mom. I asked her how come she still looks so radiant and still manages to do all the activities with her kids. Well, that’s because she is a personal trainer. “You got to walk the talk” I remembered here saying.

We discussed a lot about fitness. Finding time for a routine exercise is very essential. It is more than getting back in shape; it is having more energy, stamina, endurance and being happier about yourself. Finding time to be healthy is not only for your advantage, but your children will benefit more from it.

Work Out Smart, Not Harder!

You don’t have to go to the gym and work out for hours just to be physically fit. All you have to do is to work out smart, not harder. You have to incorporate your training essentials to motherhood. Ask a personal trainer in your town, how you can have a diversified fitness routine while fulfilling your responsibilities as a mom. Maybe she can show you simple exercises that you can do with your kids. This can be a great way to get back in shape while bonding with your little ones.

Don’t make motherhood as an excuse not to be fit and fab. Make this a reason for you to live a healthier lifestyle. You are not only doing this for yourself anymore, you are doing this for your little ones. Being physically fit means you can be at your best self and have a longer life to spend with them. Mothers are born to thrive and it is not just by mere existing, but living life to the fullest with her children.


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Early Morning Hike Through Stanley Park – Carry a Flashlight

When it is about hiking in Vancouver, who can forget about Stanley Park? As it is considered as one of the greatest parks in the world, more and more people are getting excited about going to the park. With its breathtaking views and numerous trails, it is a perfect place for biking and hiking.

If hiking through the Stanley Park is on your bucket list, then you’re not alone. More and more people would go for an early morning hike through the park where they can leisurely stroll and do some nature sightseeing. You can also find the perfect serenity in the park if you’re looking for some.

Stanley Park Hiking

Since Stanley Park has long and numerous routes, it is very conducive for hikers. There’s this large, 10-kilometre circle, paved trail that goes around the perimeter that you can follow. You can hike from end to end while enjoying the great scenes along the trail. You can see huge trees that most are already centuries old and stand over 70 meters. If you aren’t familiar and don’t follow the trail layout, you might get yourself lost with all these huge trees. So make sure you have someone who’s knows the area well or be excellent in following the trail layout.

stanley park

Hiking Safety

When you’re hiking, whether it’s your tenth time or first, safety is your number one priority. Talking about your safety, there are many factors that you need to consider such as how to prepare, the things to bring, what to wear and all other things that can help you protect yourself. For early morning hiking, you obviously need to carry the best tactical flashlight to aid you while the sun isn’t up yet.

Don’t forget about carrying a med kit for emergency use. If you go for longer hikes, having an energy bar will save you. Also make sure to keep yourself hydrated. Most of all, before you go for a hike, know where to go, study the trail routes very well. Also, make sure you tell someone about when you’re expected to be back. That way, if things go bad, there would be someone that can call for help.


Preparing is Everything

Although Stanley Park is generally a safe place to hike, accidents may happen when you least expect them. And your best weapon about it is to prepare. Yes, preparing is everything if you want to have the most memorable and safest morning hike ever. You might ask what and how should I prepare for the hike?

Mainly, it is just about conditioning your body before going for a hike. Remember, you have to walk and trek through the trails which require you to be in good shape. You need to evaluate yourself whether you are capable or not. You also have to prepare about what you should do when you get there. Don’t expect things to be that easy, especially for first time hikers. So you need to be ready and prepared to face whatever it is you get when hiking. So if you want a fun and exciting morning hike in Stanley Park, start preparing now!

Reptiles Make Great Pets for Kids

In many homes, a pet is not just a pet, but often considered as one of the family members. Whether it’s a dog, a cat or a fish, they have already become part of our life. These pets are often our kid’s life savers and most of all a friend.

But do you know that there can be other lovable and endearing animals around that will also make a great pet for your kids? If you are currently looking for a gift or something to give for your kid as a present, you might want to consider giving him a reptile like an iguana.

Reptile as a Pet

This might be something offbeat a decade ago. But these days, having a reptile as a pet is very common for many. Many of us are probably scared of lizards, snakes, frogs and many other reptiles and when we think of having them as a pet, that’s a little creepy.

But there could be good reasons why many are now starting to get a reptile as a pet at home. Let’s take a closer look about why they can make great pets for kids.

bearded dragon

Easy to Care and Maintain. Since you will be entrusting a pet to your kid to take care, you have to make sure that he can do it with less effort. Unlike other pets like dogs and cats, reptiles don’t need too much cleaning and grooming. Reptile like a bearded dragon is easy to feed. A bit of veggies and a chunk of meat would do.

Saves Space.  For those who don’t have enough space at home to contain bigger pets, getting a reptile is a great idea. No huge cages needed, just a small containment would do. This would work for families living in small apartments and units.

Saves Money.  Obviously, this is the most enticing part of having a reptile as a pet. It absolutely saves you money for the food, maintenance and grooming. So you don’t have to spend too much just to get your kid a pet to love and care.

Fun to Have. Not many people know about this, but yes, reptiles like bearded dragon can be very playful and fun to have. Some iguana owners are even making it more fun by putting some cute little dress on their pet. Reptiles might be frightening, but they are absolutely friendly and easy to tame. Reptile owners can say a lot about that.

Why Get a Pet for your Kid

There are many reasons why getting a pet for your kids is important. One is that it’s a good way to teach them how to become responsible to take for something. Since they will be more hands on in feeding and grooming, it will make them even more in charge. It is such a great way to train them. Having a pet will also keep them from doing undesirable things since they’ll get more focused in making sure that it’s in good health and condition.

For some kids, having a pet they can be with even when they’re sleeping would mean security. They felt that their pet will be watching over them and take care of them while they’re sleeping.  So why not get a good pet for your kid today? And consider getting a reptile this time!

Paddleboarding in Vancouver

Since paddleboarding started in Hawaii, it has become even more popular in many different places all over the world. And Vancouver is no exception for that. Now, you will be able to see an increasing number of paddlers out in the waters. Paddleboarding seem to get much attention from people who are looking for fun ways to work out and get fit.

For those who don’t have much idea what paddleboarding is, just think about surfing, but with a twist. It is a great water activity wherein you have to propel through the water using a paddle while stand up on tower paddleboards which very much the same with a surf board.

Paddleboarding Truth

There are many reasons why there is an increasing number of people love paddleboarding. Unlike any other water sports activities, it offers lots of benefits. For those looking for an effective way to work out but not exhausting yourself too much, this activity is the perfect option. It is proven effective to improve your body’s core strength, as well as your balance. Standing up on top of the board, while trying to propel through the water without falling out of the board, is absolutely a great way for you to acquire strength.

Paddleboarding has no age limitations. Even your pet can ride with you. Kids will definitely enjoy this activity. Thus, you can do it with your entire family. It is even more fun to do paddleboarding with your friends. It is such a great way to enjoy with the people you cherish plus you get a chance to stay fit and improve your body over time.

Paddleboarding in Vancouver

For the people of Vancouver, paddleboarding a great option to make the most of the many calm and beautiful waters around. There are many beaches around that are dedicated to accommodate paddleboarding. You can enjoy the water, savor the sun and improve your body’s strength at the same time.


If you are new to this water activity and you don’t know how to get yourself started, then you can find schools around that can give you the paddleboarding lessons that you need, to get you on the go. You don’t have your own stand-up paddleboard yet? Don’t worry, you can find many shops around that offer paddle boards rentals. On the Deep Cove as well as the North Shore, their calm waters are a perfect place to be.

Enjoy the Waters

Whether you live in Vancouver or you are just there for a day or two get away, it is important that you make the most out of it. You can’t just be there and do something memorable and beneficial. Whether you are with someone special or with your entire family, paddleboarding can still be a great option. On that note, you also have to make sure of your own safety. Make sure that you are safe and protected when doing any water sport activity. You can only get the complete fun and enjoyment if you do it with caution, safely and with proper protection!

Best Breakfast in Vancouver

Breakfast in Vancouver

Bons, One of My Favs!


As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here in Vancouver, people takes breakfast really seriously. In fact, they love breakfast so much that there are actually hundreds of restaurants dedicated to serving just breakfast foods alone.

If you are a breakfast lover, you will surely love Vancouver. I actually used to hate breakfast but that all changed now that I have a child. Since I have to make sure that he gets his most important meal of the day, I am forced to have mine too. However, there are still some days when I get lazy cooking breakfast for my family so we end up eating out for breakfast. Lucky for me, my favorite Vancouver breakfast places do not disappoint.

If you are like me and you want to find your go-to breakfast place for you and your family, here are some of the best breakfast places in Vancouver:

  • Bon’s Off Broadway

If you and your family love all greasy things for breakfast, this is the best place to go to. This place serves the breakfast essentials– bacon, toasts, eggs and potatoes. The best thing about this place is it actually serves some of the best Vancouver breakfast for only a couple of bucks.

  • Heirloom vegetarian restaurant

If your kids loves veggies (which is very rare, I know), this is the perfect place to eat in. This place specializes in egg dishes with a healthy twist. I recommend this to parents who want to introduce healthy eating to their child at an early age. Their delicious healthy vegetarian breakfasts will surely make your child ask for more.

  • Marulilu Cafe

If your family loves Japanese and breakfast, then this will surely be your favorite place. If you are already too tired of eating bacons and eggs again and again, then introduce your family to a different breakfast dish. This place offers a great pancake this with a Japanese twist– the Okonomiyaki. It is a Japanese version of pancake with onion, cheese and a whole lot of seafoods.

  • Paul’s Omelettery

For those who like to try all sorts of egg dishes, this is the perfect breakfast spot for you. They serve some of the best omelette dishes that you can ever taste. Some of my favorites include omelette with salmon and shrimp. The best thing about this establishment is it is located in a convenient location just along the Granville Street Bridge. This is accessible for anyone who work or study downtown.

  • Siegel’s bagels

Bagel is my favorite breakfast food. This quick breakfast stop offers the yummiest Montreal-style bagels you can ever try. These are baked fresh everyday in their traditional wood-burning oven. One of their best flavor is their candied salmon.

Whether you wish to try out something different or you are craving for your favorite breakfast meal, these are some of the best Vancouver breakfast spots that you must try. Dining in one of these spots is truly a great way to start your day!