Escaping to the Southern Zone

After spending four years living and working in Sydney, Australia, we returned home to Vancouver, Canada, vowing that it would only be for a few years, and then we’d be off again, living and working somewhere new. However, we soon fell into the rat race of demanding careers, buying a house in the suburbs, getting a dog, and starting a family. Our “in a few years” plan became a “someday” plan with no set deadline.

September 2020

Once the hotels announced their varied openings in early summer, my husband and I began exploring "staycation" possibilities. I remember thinking this could really be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If we could find a luxury "deal" at one-half or one-third the price not too far from home…we could swing it with our budget for a couple of nights.