‘Canada’ Category

  1. An almost Car-free trip to Vancouver Island with kids in about 48 hours or so

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    August 6, 2017 by Terumi

    Vancouver Island with kids on the Victoria Clipper

    As much as we Seattleites die a little when people say “Pike’s Market” instead of “Pike Place Market,” it’s probably …
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  2. An Electric Car, Scooters and Yummy Food in Vancouver BC

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    March 24, 2016 by Terumi

    cyclebc rental in vancouver

    Living in Seattle we are SO lucky to be equidistant between Vancouver and Portland which are two excellent food hubs …
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  3. A stay in my FAVORITE place in the world (Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, BC)

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    February 11, 2016 by Terumi

    light display at granville island

    Do you have a place that you love more than anywhere in the world? A place that evokes a happy …
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  4. Whistler with kids in the Wintertime and a hotel with your own hot tub

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    January 8, 2016 by Terumi

    skiing in whistler with kids

    Everyone I know has been talking about going to Whistler lately and it is such a fun place to go-especially …
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  5. When you stop to ponder your AAA membership, how safe Canada is and what this all means for family travel on a Monday

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    December 15, 2015 by Terumi

    homemade gluten-free peanut butter cake

    I met a few angels this weekend on my drive to Vancouver.  What started out as a mission to celebrate …
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  6. A suite hotel with breakfast and a great location (Victoria, BC)

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    October 21, 2015 by Terumi

    waiting for the water taxi

    Every time I hear the song “Under the Boardwalk” I’m whisked back to the steps along the water in front …
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  7. Where you charge in Vancouver when there is no supercharger

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    October 8, 2015 by Terumi

    Ritzvill Washington Supercharger for Tesla

    Ok Vancouver, you really need a supercharger.  If you’ve been reading a while, we’ve owned our electric car for a …
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  8. A place worth visiting just to charge your car (Quallicum Beach, Vancouver Island)

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    September 30, 2015 by Terumi

    things to do near car charger on quallicum beach

    We were in a sun-filled cafe called Sobo on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in Tofino when a gentleman …
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  9. 10 or so kid-friendly food options on Vancouver Island

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    September 10, 2015 by Terumi

    eating on vancouver island with kids

    We just spent a lovely week on Vancouver Island and I never realized how EASY it is to travel there …
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  10. Our favorite place to stop and re-charge on our way up to Whistler just got better

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    August 13, 2015 by Terumi

    Tesla trip from Seattle to Whistler stopping at Squamish supercharger

    As long as I can remember we’ve stopped at Squamish on the way to Whistler.  When I was younger it …
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  11. A run, a beach and stops along the way in Whistler with kids (Rainbow Park, Whistler, BC)

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    June 14, 2015 by Terumi

    The North Face Whistler run is becoming a bit of a family tradition; this is the 2nd time we’ve headed …
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  12. When a bakery you love now has a park next door! (Beaucoup Bakery, Vancouver BC)

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    May 11, 2015 by Terumi

    and there is ample parking near this playground in Vancouver BC

    Oh my goodness.  I love Beaucoup http://www.beaucoupbakery.com/bakery but it is so close to my favorite place in the world-GRANVILLE ISLAND-we’d often …
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  13. A fancy snack shop in Vancouver BC (Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts)

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    March 11, 2015 by Terumi

    ayoubs fruit and nuts in vancouver a specialty shop

    Many of our adventures in Vancouver end up at UBC, the hubby’s and my Alma Mater and it’s always fun …
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  14. Best breakfast with a 6 year old and other things to do in Whistler with kids in tow

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    February 24, 2015 by Terumi

    freshtracks with kids in whistler

    Before you go and think I’m going to tell you to get to Purebread for breakfast with your kids in …
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  15. An easy place to stop with kids between Seattle and Vancouver BC (Bellingham, WA)

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    January 5, 2015 by Terumi

    I’ve always found Bellingham to be a great stop between Seattle and Vancouver, but it’s even more perfect now that …
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  16. When your family gets sick while traveling for Christmas

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    December 29, 2014 by Terumi

    So before this sounds too dramatic and cruel, we weren’t horribly sick while traveling for Chrismtas and we weren’t terribly …
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  17. The awesomest park in the world is 3 hours away from Seattle (Terra Nova Rural Park, Richmond, BC)

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    November 21, 2014 by Terumi

    Hopefully this got your attention if you like visiting parks with kids because this one is totally worth it.  We’ve …
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  18. The Britannia mining museum and a bakery that is worth a long drive

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    September 17, 2014 by Terumi

    I can’t deny that most trips we go on as a family are triggered by a bakery, store or a …
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  19. Island living and our best summer memories (Valdes Island, British Columbia)

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    September 12, 2014 by Terumi

    Do you ever wonder how your life would be completely different if you didn’t meet certain people? I know without …
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  20. Getting stuck in a Whistler Gondola and Finding my youth on the River of Golden Dreams

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    September 7, 2014 by Terumi

    Oh Whistler.  You are always a bundle of fun every time we visit, but I think this summer was the …
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