About Marc

Hi I’m Marc and since 2012 I’ve been documenting my adventures and sharing them with readers across Canada and the world.  

A bit about me … I’m 51, consider myself primarily a solo traveller (aka no kids) and location independent. For most of my life I lived in Vancouver. In the summer of 2016 the opportunity to cast off the shackles of a fixed address presented itself and I’ve happily been on the road ever since. 

When I’ve not been on the road exploring I’ve bounced around Toronto getting to know the various neighbourhoods of Canada’s largest city.


Marc Smith in flight with Skyzone
Vodka Martini and a view of Toronto

About Marc My Travels

Marc My Travels was born in the Spring/Summer of 2012. After almost 10 years as a successful event planner a change was needed and this blog turned digital magazine was born.

It started out as a Vancouver based “tourist in the city” adventure blog but has grown over the past 8 years to include adventures from all over North America, Portugal and Thailand. 

Stories focus on the cornerstone of any travel experience, where to eat & drink, where to stay and things to do.

Publisher and editor Marc Smith has also welcomed contributions from many amazing story tellers. Here are a few of them:



Josh Rimer – Hey, I’m Josh Rimer and I’m your sassy gay friend on the internet who makes funny videos 3 times a week! On Tuesdays & Thursdays I give you “The Sassy Scoop” on what’s trending on the internet and every now and then on a Sunday I put up a video of me experiencing something new or having some type of adventure so make sure you subscribe to catch the next one! “The Sassy Scoop” can also be seen across Canada on OUTtv, but here on YouTube you get the extended versions!

Cathy Browne – My name is Cathy Browne. I’m a photographer who uses my unique perspective and camera to capture and share things I actually can’t see. I’m also a PR pro, community builder, food and wine lover, traveler, accessibility advocate and cat cuddler. Welcome to my world.

Jay Ducote – Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef, and hugger. The Baton Rouge-based blogger will appear as one of 12 finalists in season 11 of Food Network Star, airing June 7. Jay has been named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, has appeared as himself on HBO’s drama series Treme, and has been featured on multiple programs such as Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network, Eat St. on the Cooking Channel, and Last Call Food Brawl on Destination America. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote, won a Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country in January 2014.

Julie van Rosendaal – Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of 7 best-selling cookbooks, the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, food editor of Parents Canada Magazine, and a food columnist and contributor to several local and national magazines. She co-hosted TV’s It’s Just Food with Chef Ned Bell, is a regular on regional morning shows across the country, and is perhaps best known as the voice behind her award-winning food blog, Dinner with Julie. (dinnerwithjulie.com)

Work With Marc

If you are looking to share the story of your destination, attraction and/or product we would love to hear from you. We will go almost anywhere and will try almost anything and happy to share our real thoughts on our experiences. When it comes to brands and products we only recommend those which we actually use and love ourself. 

To find out more on how we can help share your story contact Marc directly by phone or email.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada

“We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.”

« Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada. »

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