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Plan Your Trip to Billy Barker Days in Quesnel


Thursday, June 29th, 2017 — 9:36am PDT
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I stepped through the doors of the Billy Barker Days office in Quesnel and I was suddenly transported back to being an adventurous 10 year old hopping out of our family’s camper van in the middle of a road trip. The Billy Barker Days logo, posters, and buttons jogged my memory: I have been here […]

Savouring Sooke at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 — 11:08am PDT
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It was one of those gorgeous Pacific Northwest afternoons where the morning rain left every leaf glistening with colour while the sun poked through the clouds and bounced rainbows off Salish Sea. The only thing that took me away from the view at the Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort, was the spectacular 1,920-square-foot Pacific Penthouse, which […]

Nanaimo Bathtub Race and Marine Festival


Thursday, June 8th, 2017 — 12:44pm PDT
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Last year, I got to witness competitor Jamie Garcia ripping around in a wicked fast bathtub. This year, I got to ride in a tub… a 12 person tub! It’s always fun out on the water in Nanaimo but when you’re in the world’s largest bathtub, celebrating the amazing World Championship Bathtub Race, it’s pretty […]

Parenting Paradise in Parksville


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 — 12:54pm PDT
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Guest post contributed and written by Jen Murtagh I have often joked with fellow moms that there is no such thing as “vacation” when you have young children. The sheer amount of work it takes to pack, travel, plan and unpack with little ones isn’t really my idea of relaxation. However, this past weekend in […]

Explore Victoria This Summer and Check Out These Events


Monday, May 8th, 2017 — 1:17pm PDT
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It’s no secret that John and I love to get away to Victoria as often as possible. Its beautiful parks, ocean-side walks, ample attractions to brush up on BC’s history, and great food and craft beer are just some of the reasons why. If you’re looking for a summer escape, here’s a list of what’s […]

3 Ways to Enjoy Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 — 11:46am PDT
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Paddling a river to a spectacular waterfall, cooking up foraged ingredients on a farm with locals, and putting our Gore-Tex to the test in a mountain rain forest in the Pacific Northwest at the base of a volcano. John and I spent the last shoulder season discovering three sides of Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, where […]