Category Archives: Travel

Sparkling Surprise in the Okanagan

Last week my lovely wife surprised me with a Okanagan birthday adventure. We spent the day hiking in Kelowna and then retired to the luxurious Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. I knew it was going to be a good day when … Continue reading

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Wet Weekend in San Francisco

We spent the first weekend of March visiting San Francisco. We didn’t have much planned, except reconnecting with friends and eating good vegan food. It’s probably our last chance at child-free travel for a long time. We didn’t do anything overly touristy, … Continue reading

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Eating Vegan in San Francisco

Before we even booked our flights to San Francisco we were planning where to eat. Our vegetarian friends have raved about the deliciousness the city has to offer. By the time we arrived we had 4 reservations booked for our 4 days … Continue reading

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Vegan Weekend in Portland

Emily and I spent the Labour Day weekend in Portland soaking up the vegan delights and the hipster vibe. We’ve been to Portland a few times now, but I’m still amazed by the quantity of funky facial hair, tattoos, ironic … Continue reading

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Luxurious Weekend in Whistler

Last year Emily won the grand prize in the FarmFolk CityFolk Win our Windfall raffle. All mine! “@ffcf: Our first #WinOurWindfall prize chosen is Sea to Way Up High. @NitaLakeLodge @seatoskyair” — Emily Beam (@em_beam) October 25, 2014 The prize … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Indian Souvenir

I’ve been feeling fatigued, gassy, and generally shitty for the past 2 weeks. I went and saw a doctor on Tuesday and had blood and stool samples taken. The results are in – I’m anemic and I have Giardia Lamblia … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Tips

My biggest tip for someone backpacking through India: Be open to new experiences and learn to let your guard down. It won’t be easy. The most frequent word you will say is ‘no’, as you duck away from rickshaw drivers and merchants … Continue reading

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