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Honda CRV Whistler Roadtrip

Monday, August 13th, 2012 — 10:00am PDT
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Recently, Honda invited me to go on a roadtrip with some other local bloggers in the new CRV. We gathered at their headquarters in Richmond early on a Saturday morning. Once divided into teams (I was paired with Gwen from, we set about loading up our CRV with some typical things you’d take on a weekend getaway… and we crammed it pretty full:

Honda CRV Loaded up & heading to Whistler with @gwenfloyd #GoHondaCRV

Shannon Falls

Unfortunately, it was raining as we departed Richmond and made our way through downtown and onto the Sea to Sky highway.

We made a quick stop at Shannon Falls…a place I haven’t actually stopped at in years. There was a large amount of people there that didn’t seem to mind the light rain.

After a brief stop in Squamish for lunch at the Cup Cafe/Bistro, we then switched drivers for the last part of our trip to Whistler.

Upon arriving in Whistler at the Fairmont, the group split up and either hit the Spa or the Peak to Peak. Fortunately, the weather had cleared up and it got nice and warm for the afternoon.

The group then reassembled and headed to Rainbow Park in the Whistler Valley for the Araxi Long Table dinner series:

Araxi Long Table Dinner

Seeing that enormous row of tables in the meadow was pretty stunning. We were all a little concerned about the weather but the folks at Araxi had a Plan B (popup tents for the tables) that fortunately went unused.

We were then treated to a four course meal that was simply amazing… easily one of my top ten favorite meal experiences ever.

Araxi Long Table

Araxi Long Table Dinner The main course #GoHondaCRV

Araxi Long Table

After an amazing dinner, we headed back to the hotel. A nice soak in the hot tub capped off a great (albeit long) day.

Aaahhhh... #GoHondaCRV

Sunday morning came too quickly and we loaded up the vehicle again and headed back down from Whistler.

2013 Honda CRV

One of the many things I enjoyed about the CRV was all the new technology that it has. Like the new voice command system that makes it very easy to say something like “Radio, 100.5” and then the stereo switches to The Peak without taking your eyes off the road. You can also use your voice to control your phone, the navigation system and other parts of the car.

Honda CRV

I also really liked the custom wallpaper option on the upper clock screen too. Such a little thing goes a long way to me, especially as cars get more sophisticated displays inside, it makes sense that you can personalize it with a few different photos.

We enjoyed a brief getaway but we were able to cram in plenty of activities, leaving the city behind and making a quick escape (in style, with the CRV).

Disclosure: Review
John's experience was courtesy of Honda Canada. He was not paid to write this recap and it is formed of his own opinions.

A guest post by John Biehler

Guest contributor John Biehler is an avid photographer, gadget geek and traveler. He has filled in for Rebecca on several media travel trips and provides stunning video and photos from these adventures.

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