Favourite Travel Experiences of 2010

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While we stayed very close to home for a few weeks in February 2010, I spent even more time on the road. From snowshoeing to swimming in the Caribbean, the following are some of my Top Travel Experiences of 2010.

January 2010
Destination: Iowa
Highlights: Ringing in 2010 with John’s family
Iowa Photowalk

Destination: Sun Peaks Resort
Highlights: The Okanagan Winter Wine Festival
Winter Wine Festival @ Sun Peaks Resort

February 2010
Destination: Prince George
Highlights: The outdoor ice oval, dog sledding, the 2010 Olympic torch relay, and snowshoeing in the Ancient Forest
Outdoor Ice Oval

Destination: Whistler
Highlights: Taking the Alberta Train up and watching women’s downhill during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Alberta Train

March 2010
Destination: Sunshine Coast
Highlights: Exploring Gibsons Landing, Skookumchuck Narrows, and Pender Harbour
Boat tour with Sunshine Coast Tours - Sunshine Coast weekend: March 2010

April 2010
Destination: Burlington, Vermont
Highlights: Attending ‘Bloggerpalooza’ at Ben & Jerry’s headquarters
Blogger Bash

May 2010
Destination: Victoria
Highlights: Speaking at WordCamp Victoria, visited Craigdarroch Castle, and staying at my first B&B.
Humboldt House B&B Victoria

Destination: New York City
Highlights: Spending a week in this legendary city with Keira

Photo by: Keira

July 2010
Destination: Iowa
Highlights: Watching the 4th of July parade roll down the street in ‘Anytown, USA’, seeing the Mississippi and visiting Dubuque, rolling through Grant Wood’s ‘Stone City’.
Iowa: July 2010 - 4th of July Parade

Destination: Dyersville, Iowa
Highlights: Playing baseball at the ‘Field of Dreams’ movie site
Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

Destination: Galena, Illinois
Highlights: Taking a day-trip from Iowa to visit this historic town
Galena, Illinois

Destination: Tulalip Resort & Casino
Highlights: Fine dining, spa, entertainment, and a cruise around Tulalip Bay, Everett and Mukilteo
Mukilteo - Ferry to Whidby Island

August 2010
Destination: Toronto
Highlights: Attending the GoMedia conference and taking a historic walking tour
Toronto for GoMedia

September 2010
Destination: Squamish
Highlights: Attending the inaugural Live at Squamish Music Festival (Day 1, Day 2) and staying at Howe Sound Inn & Brewing
Live at Squamish 2010

Destination: Britannia Beach
Highlights: Getting a preview of the refurbished Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum, Media Tour Day

Destination: Tofino
Highlights: The waves, the rain, the forest, and the top-notch accommodations at The Wickaninnish Inn and the Long Beach Lodge
Cox Bay, Tofino, BC

October 2010
Destination: Harrison
Highlights: Staying at the legendary Harrison Hot Springs Resort and catching my first sturgeon
Harrison River

Destination: Kelowna
Highlights: Staying at the Delta Grand Okanagan and covering the Western Canadian Music Awards
Delta Grand Okanagan, Kelowna

November 2010
Destination: Nanaimo
Highlights: Walking tour of downtown Nanaimo, exploring its shops, history and up-and-coming culinary scene
Diners Rendezvous

Destination: Victoria
Highlights: Afternoon tea at the Empress, tea tasting at Silk Road, discovering the Magnolia Hotel, and paying our respects to pioneers and historic figures at Ross Bay Cemetery
Silk Road Tea

Destination: Whistler
Highlights: Going behind the scenes at the Westin and heading out with Canadian Snowmobile
Canadian Snowmobile - Callaghan Valley

December 2010
Destination: Akumal, Mexico
Highlights: Going to Mexico twice in two months (October & December) and hanging out with my husband as he operated the Team 1040 on-location broadcasts.
Photowalk in Mexico

Destination: Iowa
Highlights: Family time
Iowa for New Years 2011

My travel companions this year included John Biehler, Keira-Anne, Kris Krug, Jenny Miles, and my husband, John Bollwitt. Thanks to them, and the hard work and dedication of local tourism representatives, 2010 was a spectacular year.

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