Sunny East Garden at the Getty Villa

It is hard to believe, but there are about 300 varieties of plants at the East Garden at the Getty, making the experience truly remarkable. This area is one of the most tranquil spaces at the Villa. As I wandered around, enjoying shade provided by sycamore and laurel trees and serenaded by splashing water from two sculptural fountains, I couldn't help but think of ancient Rome and the role of the garden 20 centuries ago. It was a place of peace and … Read More

The City Named After Queen Victoria

An hour and a half aboard a comfortable car ferry is all it takes to transport you from the modern, urban space that is Greater Vancouver to colonial Vancouver Island, seemingly stuck in the 18th century. The main town of Victoria showcases all the picturesque gems the British Empire was so proud of at the height of its spanning expansion. Representative yet inviting Victorian style municipal buildings, a protected harbor and cobblestone streets populated with small shops and … Read More