North America Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

New York on the Cheap – Hotels That Won’t Make You Feel Poor – NYC, New York
Keith Christiansen gives his picks for the top places to stay in the Big Apple.
The Colorful Life: Zante’s Indian Pizza – San Francisco, California
Cindy Meyers ventures to the restaurant the San Francisco Guardian called "Best place to order food from if one of your friends wants Indian food and another wants pizza."
Acapulco News – Mexico
Acapulco News – Mexico Jojo Jones offers brief updates on what is going
Puerto Vallarta – Summer 2004 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta – Summer 2004 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico JR highlights a new restaurant in town and remarks
Victoria, BC – Elegant Island Retreats #2
The Beaconsfield Inn The Beaconsfield Inn The Beaconsfield Inn, a 1905 designated heritage property, is located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street a five minute walk to downtown Victoria, Beacon Hill Park and the waterfront. A stuffed peacock and trickling fountain greet guests in the cheery sunlit conservatory awash with greenery. Stained glass windows abound, […]
Victoria, BC – Elegant Island Retreats
Prior House Bed and Breakfast Inn Prior House The minute you step through the door of Prior House Bed & Breakfast Inn, you are transported to a gracious past of Edwardian luxury. Colonel Edward Prior, who later became the Lieutenant Governor (the English Crown’s representative in British Columbia) and Provincial Premier, built Prior House in […]
Victoria, BC Travel Guide – Eating Out
Eating out can be expensive in Victoria, depending on what you’re looking for. A really cheap way to go is to buy food at the local corner grocery – it’s what I do when traveling, and it saves on the dollars. The Market on Yates (903 Yates) is a great new place (opened December 99) […]
Victoria, BC – Eating Out – Cafe Brio
West Coast Fare Fresh from the Sea and Soil CAfe Brio Cafe Brio is a bistro style restaurant whose philosophy is serve it fresh and serve it organic, if possible. And the taste treats that chef Sean Brennan comes up with do more than justice to the ingredients of the West Coast contemporary dishes. The […]
Victoria, BC – The Harbour Towers Hotel
Victoria, BC – The Harbour Towers Hotel The Harbour Towers Hotel has been around for quite some time, but it’s just undergone a complete makeover with totally refurbished rooms and lobby area. Colors are soft teals, purples and burgundy. It’s conveniently located within walking distance of the Inner Harbour with its attractions and ports of entry. The upper floors of this 12-story […]
Victoria, BC – Crossing the Border
Canada Customs and Immigration Citizens or permanent residents of the United States require birth or baptismal certificate, voter’s registration card, resident alien card, green card or passport to enter Canada. A driver’s license is not accepted as proof of citizenship. All other international visitors require valid passports, and, in some cases, visas. All persons entering […]