Jimmy Thomson

Vancouver writer John Thomson specializes in architectural issues, urban design and travel. He writes for broadcast, print and the Web.

Recent Posts

Vacationing in Vietnam: A Guide to Discovering the Best of Hanoi

Pho, historic attractions and the eighth wonder of the world are just a few of the many things you'll love...

Sydney Getaway Guide to an Urban Aussie Adventure

From beaches and beer to shopping and sightseeing, Sydney will give you a taste of the cosmopolitan life Aussie-style

A Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Pilgrimage in the Australian Outback

Take a self-guided tour of Australia's outback inspired by the cult classic movie bus and its flamboyant passengers

Food & Drink
Cater Your Party with a Vancouver Food Truck

Street food gives traditional caterers a run for their money by bringing their trucks to you

Hunting for Hoodoos in Canyon Country

The badlands of Alberta are impressive, but nothing beats the canyons of Utah and Arizona for jaw-dropping vistas

Winnipeg's Waterways Enhance a Prairie Holiday

Exploring the Red and the Assiniboine Rivers is a must when visiting Winnipeg, and offers plenty of activities for the...

How to Match Flooring when Doing a Renovation

Experts give tips on matching three types of flooring

Rhodes Island Remains Popular Despite Greek Financial Crisis

Visitors to the largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands will find sun, sand and a few bargains  

The Changing Face of Venice, Italy: Restoration Efforts Beget Commercialization

Venice is sinking, but will restoration efforts affect your visit?

Footloose in Florence, the Birthplace of the Renaissance

Florence's rich, seemingly endless artistic and architectural treasures make this city one to visit again and again

Chasing the Sun in Portugal's Algarve

Limestone cliffs, secluded beaches and affordable prices make Portugal's Algarve the perfect beach destination

Create an Indoor Living Wall of Plants

Go big with a wall full of greenery to purify the air and enliven your walls

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