Kristina Ikavalko

Cuchillo Restaurant Vancouver

Uno Más por Favor – Taco & Tequila Tour of Vancouver

The perfect marriage - tacos and tequila - are the inspiration for exploring Vancouver by bike.  Hop on your pedal-powered steed and relish the best tacos Vancouver has to offer washed down by everyone's favorite agave product. Try your tequila neat or in a craft Margarita or Paloma.  In order to successfully complete the tour in a reasonable state of mind and belly, we are going to focus on 5 ...

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Less is More: Tech Clutter Clearance  

Getting rid of your tech clutter is an ongoing struggle. New devices are bought while old ones, invariably, are NOT discarded. Wires, cables, games, remotes, chargers, phones, and user manuals are unsightly and taking up too much space in your drawers and closets or worse, in plain view on your floors, desk, and counters. Keep or Recycle Fortunately, a lot of tech clutter can be recycled. This is the best place to ...

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Did You Know Your Moving Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

A little-known fact in Canada is that many moving expenses are tax deductible and can boost your return - so keep all your moving related receipts!  Here is a list of moving-related expenses that you can submit to CRA at tax time to help recoup some of the costs associated with your move: Traveling expenses, including car expenses for you and your family; Meals and accommodations on the way to ...

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Deer Lake Park Home for Rent Kitchen

FEATURE LISTING: Best of Burnaby

Located steps away from Burnaby's bucolic Deer Lake Park, this 3 bedroom, 1/2 duplex is perfect for couples or families.  A spacious, functional layout, this home boasts high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 2 and a half bathrooms and ample storage. On a corner lot, enjoy a southwest facing yard, and easy access to all the amenities in and around Metrotown including transit, grocery stores (Superstore,  T&T Supermarket etc.) and Bonsor Recreation Complex. ...

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WIN! Two Tickets to “A Conversation with Ellen Degeneres”

The simple premise – to improve the rental process - inspired the creation of liv.rent – an end-to-end mobile app that makes renting simple and safe for renters and landlords.  By securely digitizing every step of the process, including rent payment, liv.rent alleviates all of the typical hassles and headaches associated with finding a home or renting out a property in Vancouver. DAILY HIVE CONTEST To celebrate the launch of liv.rent - The Daily ...

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8 Tips To Save On Rent In Vancouver

Ways to Save on Rent in Vancouver Living in cities like Vancouver where vacancy rates are low, here are some rent-saving tips that may help you secure a lower rental rate in Vancouver: Open up your search area. Include broader geography and loosen other requirements too (for example, 1.5 vs. 2 bathrooms, shared vs. private laundry etc.). If you are on a strict budget, you will have to compromise in some areas. ...

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Best Pourover Coffee Shops in Vancouver

Pouring Over the Best Pourover Coffee in Vancouver

The pourover trend continues unabated begging the question, when does a trend stop being a trend and instead a welcome and permanent addition to  Vancouver's coffee culture?  Given the recent explosion of pour over options in copious cafes, all indicators are, that time is now. As significant as the introduction of good espresso-based coffee has been to Vancouver, I believe Canadians, and North Americans in general, still pine for a 'longer' ...

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Renter Beware – Know Your Rights As A Tenant

In a tight rental market, renters must be informed and astute as landlords often hold the balance of power in the negotiation process. If you haven’t had much experience as a tenant, it’s important to know your rights before throughout the entire rental process, from signing the lease, during the tenancy, and at the end of a tenancy. Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant Signing a Lease ...

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Yaletown City Guide Map Vancouver

Neighborhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs - Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life. Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the city's top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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