Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring fun from Destination British Columbia

Here is a captivating collection of Fresh Story Ideas from Destination British Columbia.

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See the Sights: Walking Tours in BC's Urban Landscapes

Few modes of exploration can unearth the sights, sounds and secrets of a place like a walking tour. And in these BC cities, meeting the locals, sampling the goods and even learning a thing, or two, means pounding the urban pavement in Canada's westernmost province is a rewarding endeavour.

For shutterbugs who want to shoot with their mighty iPhones and more, Vancouver Photowalks offers outdoor pursuits that expertly blend walking tours with tutored photography classes. These two-hour, small-group excursions are guaranteed to take in well-tread, scenic spots, with cameras or phones in hand: enthusiasts can choose their skill level (Basic, Technical or Creative) or fine-tune their genre (Stanley Park walks mix natural and urban settings, while Night Photowalks document either Granville Island or Gastown's expansive waterfronts). As a bonus, seasoned professionals will instruct on all things aperture, ensuring participants will see the city through a new, or at least improved, lens.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#ALOFTLIVE: Starwood's innovative Aloft brand announces Live at Aloft Hotels 2015 tOUR

 5 Emerging Artists. 5 Cities. 25 Nights of Music.
Only at Aloft.

STAMFORD, CT – Aloft Hotels has announced that the hottest emerging musical acts are checking in and rocking out at Aloft Hotels across the country as part of the Live At Aloft Hotels 2015 Tour. The tour will feature intimate, exclusive performances by five rising artists, each set to play at five of Aloft’s most buzz-worthy destinations in North America.

“Aloft is built for the next gen traveler. From innovative design, to our vibrant social scene and dynamic music programming, the Aloft experience is for early adopters,” said Brian McGuinness, Global Brand Leader, Starwood’s Specialty Select Brands. “With Live At Aloft Hotels, we’re able to give our guests a taste of the future of music while offering a larger platform of exposure for some of the industry’s hottest rising artists.”

The Live At Aloft Hotels 2015 Tour officially kicked off with acoustic based pop artist Christian Burghardt at Aloft Dallas Downtown. Australian pop duo The Veronicas will then hit the stage at the Dallas hotel. Additional tour stops for both acts include Aloft Minneapolis, Aloft Orlando Downtown, Aloft Cleveland Downtown and Aloft Denver Downtown. Check out for upcoming tour dates and the full tour lineup.