Monday, April 2, 2012

smiling in chilly, rainy Vancouver!

After 14 hours and three cities of travel - I am now in sunny rainy Vancouver! I'm here for a work conference and hope I get a chance to get out a explore but chances are slim to none. At the very least I'll get a few good meals and would love any and all restaurant recommendations!
One tip for travel is to kill the concierge and/or check in clerk with kindness! It will usually get you something; an amazing room, free wifi, drink voucher, etc.  I had a long chat with 'Ben' about how I had never been to Vancouver, was so excited, blah blah, couldn't believe how cool and rainy it was, blah and sweet Ben said he would try and make up for the rain with a nice room. 
Did he ever! I have a corner room, one floor below the penthouse, where three of the four walls are windows that look out on the city and the ocean. 
No matter when you travel, but especially for work, you want to be comfortable in your room and boy am I ever! Thanks Bennie Boo! 

Happy Monday y'all!


Lindsay said...

I totally agree about chatting up the concierge. You have an awesome view! Hope you have a fun trip and can squeeze in some sights!

Dee Stephens said...

Awesome! I went there once for a long day trip.Fun, but it was snowy and rainy when I went.

Amanda said...

Have fun! We'll miss you! xoxo

Kristen said...

I love hearing all of your travel tales... I have never been to Canada. Period. If you have time, snap a few more pics!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

You're just a few hours north of us - I LOVE Vancouver! Last time we were up there we went to a yummy restaurant called The Italian Kitchen. Have a great time!

bananas. said...


but SF is better. ;)