New York-based Sebastian White is Corporate Communications Manager for JetBlue and a frequent traveler. We caught up with White before he dashed off to Vancouver, his favorite city in North America .
By Sebastian White
Like most visitors to Vancouver, my love affair with the city began the instant I laid eyes on the place. After one visit, I was hooked. I spend so much time in Vancouver my friends joke I’m a “Vanyorker.”
So what is it about Vancouver that’s so appealing? I could rattle off a list of Tourism Vancouver talking points as long as your arm: the diversity, the food, the laidback vibe, the coffee, the small town feel, the architecture.
To many, Vancouver’s most distinctive features are its glassy skyline and its unmatched setting – a rainforest city hemmed in by mountains and the sea – but what constantly draws me back is something less tangible. If it’s possible for a place to move you, to change how you see the world and your place in it, Vancouver is it. Isn’t that why so many of us have a lust for exploration?
To me, Vancouver can’t be described. It must be experienced. Just be warned: arriving in Vancouver is always magical; leaving is just plain depressing.
Read on for White’s insider guide to Vancouver.