Exceptional EA


Exceptional EA Visits Porto and Palacio Das Cardosas

Am I ever glad that we listen to our kids. We  were planning our first visit to Portugal, and thinking we might head south for sunshine and the Algarve between our stays in Lisbon and Barcelona. Knowing that our son…

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Exceptional EA Visits Lisbon and The Heritage Av Liberdade

When you depart a hotel with fond memories, even though you have none of the luggage you’d packed for a month’s travel, you know you’re on to a good thing. Heritage Avenida Liberdade, in Lisbon, is just such a hotel….

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Arriving in Europe with No Wardobe or Makeup

I’ve said it before, and I now say it again: Travel is not without misadventure … Today, more than ever, it’s apparent to this traveller that patience and a sense of humour are valuable commodities. So, too, are basics such as…

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Exceptional EA’s Lens: Italian Day on the Drive

Vancouver’s Commercial Drive has continued to evolve since the days when classmates of Italian heritage would shop there for gorgeous imported shoes and fashion. Yes, Vancouver’s Italian Cultural Centre has been housed  3.8 km / 2.3 miles away, on Grandview,…

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