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The Best Whistler Spas and Yoga Studios for a Weekend Retreat

For a mindful weekend retreat, skip the slopes and book some quality “me” time in these Whistler spas and yoga classes. Most people head to Whistler BC to hit the mountains for hiking, skiing, or biking — and to enjoy après ski shenanigans in the evening. But, for mindful travellers, Whistler is also the perfect […]

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11 of Our Favourite Things to Do on Vancouver Island British Columbia

A paradise on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver Island offers amazing things to do for adventurers and mindful travellers. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary (and because we miss our great country so much, especially during the summer months), we decided to share our favourite spots on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, which just might be our […]

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3 Unbelievably Gorgeous Vancouver Bike Routes for a Perfect Day Out

By far the best way to experience Vancouver BC is by bike. Here are three of our favourite Vancouver bike routes, rated for distance, difficulty, and exposure to traffic. If you want to skip the preamble… Jump straight to the Vancouver bike routes Vancouver Bike Route 1: Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver Bike Route 2: False […]

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Getting Merry on the Ultimate Vancouver Craft Beer Bike Tour

You know how much Stephen loves beer, right? And you know how much I love independent people who follow their passions, right? And, of course, you know how much we both love biking in Vancouver. Well, the other day we merged our passions into one awesome mash-up: A Vancouver craft beer ‘n’ bike crawl through […]

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Things to do in Vancouver BC – Our 17 Favourite Summertime Activities

In summer, there are endless fantastic things to do in Vancouver BC. Here’s our list of 17 favourite summer activities in Vancouver! Is Vancouver the best city in the world? We’ll leave that question to the pollsters (who overwhelmingly say yes). All we can tell you is that when the sun is shining, it’s the […]

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Kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, BC, Canada

Adventure alert! Stephen and I are leaving within the hour to spend a week kayaking in the Broken Group Islands, one of the most stunning playgrounds in the world, for humans and marine wildlife alike. Update: Find out all about our trip in How to Survive a Family Kayaking Trip in the Broken Group Islands […]

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Share Your Hidden Gems Around the World

The best travel tales are never about that rare painting you lined up for hours to see or the ancient monument you gazed upon with hundreds of other people crowded around. The best moments come as little unexpected treats. It’s that cozy deli you stumble upon when lost in the backstreets of a foreign city, […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Denman Island to Nanaimo

My camping mattress has started leaking air, turning last night’s sleep into an uncomfortably cold marathon of tossing and turning. Before I woke up this morning, I already knew I wanted to sleep in my own bed tonight. Since it’s about 90km from here to Nanaimo, I had to mentally prepare myself for a longer […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Hornby Island

If you take a look at a map of the Sunshine Coast region, you’ll see the drowned valleys and small islands that are markers of a submergent coastline: one where the sea level has risen to overtake the land. In other words, lots of ferries are needed to get around. Including two rides on the […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Comox to Denman Island

Hardly anyone camps in a tent anymore. These days, when I show up at a campground and start unfolding my tent, I’m an anomaly. Everyone else is decked out in their fancy RVs looking pityingly upon the poor girl who couldn’t bring her TV, microwave, and refrigerator camping with her. Tonight, as I lie just […]

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