Category: Canada

Vancouver Island with kids on the Victoria Clipper

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

August 6, 2017

As much as we Seattleites die a little when people say “Pike’s Market” instead of “Pike Place Market,” it’s probably a little the same up in Vancouver when people think Victoria and Victoria Island are the same place too.  As neighbors to the south, we know that Victoria Island does not exist, but Victoria on […]

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An Electric Car, Scooters and Yummy Food in Vancouver BC

March 24, 2016

Living in Seattle we are SO lucky to be equidistant between Vancouver and Portland which are two excellent food hubs in the northwest and both cities are only about a 3-hour drive away.  This makes Seattle such an excellent starting point if food is a reason why you travel.  It is also pretty convenient to […]

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light display at granville island

A stay in my FAVORITE place in the world (Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, BC)

February 11, 2016

Do you have a place that you love more than anywhere in the world? A place that evokes a happy tornado of memories of being little and growing up, of times with friends and family and good coffee, pastries, flowers and gorgeous views? For me this place is Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. I’ve loved […]

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skiing in whistler with kids

Whistler with kids in the Wintertime and a hotel with your own hot tub

January 8, 2016

Everyone I know has been talking about going to Whistler lately and it is such a fun place to go-especially with kids-there is just so much to do.  When we were MUCH younger the hubby and I used to wake up early, pack his two-seater gold Fiero to the brim, and drive off with his […]

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homemade gluten-free peanut butter cake

When you stop to ponder your AAA membership, how safe Canada is and what this all means for family travel on a Monday

December 15, 2015

I met a few angels this weekend on my drive to Vancouver.  What started out as a mission to celebrate my grandpa’s 91st and my sister’s 30-ish birthday made for a bit of a disaster. My car almost broke down on a big bridge in Vancouver, but thankfully crawled and spluttered a little farther and […]

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waiting for the water taxi

A suite hotel with breakfast and a great location (Victoria, BC)

October 21, 2015

Every time I hear the song “Under the Boardwalk” I’m whisked back to the steps along the water in front of the Empress hotel where the buskers seem to play this song over and over through the summers of my memories in Victoria BC as a child. So this summer when we returned to Vancouver […]

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Ritzvill Washington Supercharger for Tesla

Where you charge in Vancouver when there is no supercharger

October 8, 2015

Ok Vancouver, you really need a supercharger.  If you’ve been reading a while, we’ve owned our electric car for a few months now and I can’t believe how much fun it’s been to use on our road trips.  Now all we need to find is a place where we can get a good charge up […]

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