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El Salvador Resort Vacation

El Salvador is a slice of paradise. The weather is perfect, the water is warm, the food is good, and the locals are friendly. The tourism industry is still developing but it gives the country an authentic flavour. Every winter … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Cypress Falls

Dates: July 6, 2008 and October 14, 2013 Location: West Vancouver (map) Description: Cypress Falls is a great spot to get lost in the woods. Towering cedar and fir trees reach for the sky and Cypress Creek rumbles along the … Continue reading

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Hiking in Gros Morne

Hiking in Gros Morne National Park was the highlight of our vacation in Newfoundland. We spent 5 days exploring the unique geology of the area, climbing to amazing viewpoints, and stumbling upon wild animals. Here are our favourite trails. Green … Continue reading

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Vacation to Gros Morne, Newfoundland

Emily and I are back from our great Newfie adventure. 9 days exploring the other side of Canada and dipping our toes in the Atlantic Ocean. Parts of Newfoundland looked a lot like BC, with the ocean shoreline and deep … Continue reading

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A Relaxing but Adventurous Vacation in Kauai, Hawaii

For our latest vacation, we spent a week on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It was our first trip to Hawaii and we wanted to have a relaxing but fun-filled holiday. Kauai was a perfect island for us – a … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Bowen Lookout Winter Trail

Date: February 10, 2013 Location: Cypress Provincial Park (map) Description: The Bowen Lookout Trail is another great snowshoe route on Vancouver’s North Shore. Instead of views of the city, this one gives spectacular views of Howe Sound and Bowen Island. … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Red Heather and Elfin Lakes

Date: March 15-16 2008, January 30 2010, and March 10 2012 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Squamish (map) Description: For winter fun, the trail up to Red Heather and Elfin Lakes has something for everyone. It’s close to Vancouver but … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Oregon Coast

We spent 4 days camping and hiking along the Oregon Coast in mid-August. The area is gorgeous, with miles of perfect white sand beaches, large forests, and stunning sunsets. The weather is a bit moody, but we managed to catch … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Cathedral Lakes

Date: August 3-6, 2012 Location: Cathedral Provincial Park, south of Keremeos (map) Description: I love backcountry camping – mostly because I can visit remote parts of British Columbia and camp without needing to book a reservation months in advance. The … Continue reading

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Backpacking Vietnam – Halong Bay

Halong Bay is the gem of Vietnam and was the highlight of our trip. It’s impossible to capture the splendor of the area on a camera, but that didn’t stop me from trying. Halong Bay is extremely tranquil, with hundreds … Continue reading

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