For many Canadians, Canada Day is the beginning of their vacation. What will you do? Where will you go to unplug & reconnect? Whenever I participate on call-in shows, the most popular questions that I receive, are usually about tipping etiquette. Canadians from coast-to-coast want to know; to give or not to give and how much.
When it comes to the beautiful Canadian city of Vancouver, I can't help but consider myself a bit of an expert. After all, I was a long-time resident up until a few months ago and while there, was lucky enough to work as a lifestyle journalist reporting on Greater Vancouver's best restaurants and attractions.
A couple of weeks before I check in at the Hazelton Hotel, Biebermania strikes -- screaming fans everywhere. While Bieber is probably the celebrity who causes the greatest commotion on the planet, such encounters with fandom are hardly unusual for the Hazelton Hotel. Its staff knows what to do. It opened in 2007 to cater to attendees of the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF and are gearing up for this season's festival, and their star-studded guest list.
Between the street parties of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and the athletic spectacle of the Olympics, London has a lot going on this summer. You don't need to bunk at Buckingham Palace to get an authentic British experience. The boutique hotel experts at Mr. & Mrs. Smith have picked out five one-of-a-kind spots to spend an authentically English evening in the capital.