I had the honour of speaking with Catherine, and she listened intently as I answered her question about what I think is the most important message to share about mental health. She was incredibly down to earth, and the care and interest that she showed towards me made the situation all the more memorable. To see such high profile individuals -- real life royalty -- advocate for youth mental health... gave me great faith that they will have tremendous success in breaking down barriers.
Don't get me wrong: B.C. truly is a glorious place -- the type of place you can fly over in a seaplane and easily think the wilderness will never end. But it's also one of the world's last frontiers and the race is on to cut down our old-growth forests, to send more oil tankers into our ports, to build natural gas plants in our salmon estuaries and to flood our rivers for megadams.
Whether you're a lucky royal or a humble Canuck like the rest of us, you can take a cue from the family's well-planned itinerary when it comes to your own travels. From making a point to experience local fare, to hitting both major cities and spots further off the beaten path, Will and Kate (or probably their well-equipped administrative staff) know how to plan a trip right.