Castles to Visit in Canada

There’s just something about a castles beauty, history and mystery that is ever-alluring. People travel all over the world (mainly Europe) to view their magnificent architecture. However, did you know that there are castles to visit in Canada too? Many of the castles and castle-like buildings across Canada were either constructed as hotels for railway companies […]

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Day Trip – Squamish

Leaving Nanaimo via BC Ferries will put you in West Vancouver. From there, Squamish is only a 40-minute drive north, making it a perfect day trip destination from Vancouver Island. Here are the best things to see and do in the area. Best Things to Do in Squamish Britannia Mine Museum Location: Along the Sea […]

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Vancouver Christmas Attractions

Vancouver really knows how to get you into the Christmas spirit. In fact, it so full of Christmas activities it is hard to know what to do first. Luckily you have me to decipher that for you! If you are wishing to cross the water to the big city in the near future, here are some […]

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Must Sees on a Southern BC Road Trip

There is a lot to see in beautiful BC, and a road trip is the best way to make sure you take in as much as you can. One of my favourite drives across British Columbia is the meandering Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3), which extends from Hope all the way through to Alberta. While the […]

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Chicago Must Sees

Visiting the windy city has always been on my travel bucket list, but when we had the opportunity to go I really had no idea what to expect. How can the third-largest city in the USA, not to mention a city with one of the highest murder rates, be a great place to holiday? Well, I am […]

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Yellowstone National Park Tips

Visiting Yellowstone National Park has been on my bucket list for quite some time. The lure of gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, colourful and dramatic scenery, and roaming wild animals had me in wanderlust over this destination for many years. This past June we finally made it happen! So, did it live up to its expectation? […]

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14 Reasons You Should Vacation Without Your Kids

We’ve all read the studies and articles, some written by qualified relationship therapists, expressing how important date nights are with your spouse. We know we should make more of an effort to make the connection as a couple a bigger priority…and yet, for the majority of us, date night becomes something we keep “meaning to do”. […]

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A Secret Hideaway in Alberta called Waterton

Do you wish to travel to a place where the major attraction is the great outdoors? A place with so much natural rugged beauty you are literally left speechless. Or, how about to a place where capturing a photo of wildlife is not only possible but guaranteed? If this sounds like somewhere you want to visit, […]

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Disneyland Tips and Tricks

Everyone loves a Disneyland vacation. Before you go, though, make sure to do some research to make the most of your time in the happiest place on earth. Thankfully, there’s a ton of great Disneyland tips out there to wade through to ensure you save time, money and your sanity while in the park. However, there […]

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Astoria Oregon

Located on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. While it was first established as a fur trading post, it has expanded to become the bustling port city it is today. It’s rich history, scenic views, and romantic setting is what draws tourists […]

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Crater Lake Oregon

The bluest water one has ever seen is one of the biggest draws of this National treasure in Oregon. But Crater Lake is also full of interesting history and enough breathtaking scenery to leave you in awe. From Wild to Joy In early Spring I read the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It’s a fantastic […]

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Silver Falls State Park Oregon

After writing about Champoeg, a wonderful little gem in Northern Oregon, it was recommended by one of my readers to visit Silver Falls State Park. So, of course, we made a point of checking it out. And I am so glad we did. At 9,000 acres, Silver Falls is Oregon’s largest State Park, and definitely has it all! Highlights […]

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

It seems we can’t go on a road trip without stopping at a zoo, and this time was no different. We started our trip on the right foot when we decided to spend a fun-filled day at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Our first overnight stop happened to be in the Tacoma area at a campground we […]

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A Review of Legoland California

Southern California is well-known for having a lot of great family-friendly attractions. The question is, should Legoland California be on your must-see list? Age-Dependent Honestly, I think whether or not you make the trip to Legoland depends on the age and maturity level of your child. If your children are young (ages 10 or under) – go now! […]

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Exploring the Redwood Forest

We have our fair share of giant trees on Vancouver Island. So seeing large trees may no longer phase you. You might, however, still be pleasantly surprised at the stunning sight of the grand Sequoias in Northern California. Exploring the Redwood Forest is definitely something that one should not miss out on! The Trees Viewing trees […]

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Champoeg State Park, Oregon

Champoeg State Park is a hidden gem we discovered while on a long road trip to San Diego. Flying, instead of driving, to San Diego, definitely would have been easier. We would have had less wear and tear on our vehicle, no gas to pay for, and the travel time much shorter.  However, if we had flown, […]

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Why Mount St. Helens should be Added to your Travel Bucket List

I was four years old when Mount St. Helens blew its top on May 18, 1980. Although I have no recollection of it happening, the stories of that monumental day have been ingrained in me ever since, and why a visit to this grand mountain has always been on my travel wishlist. If you have never thought […]

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