Visit Fort Langley National Historic Site – Vancouver Area Travel

When I think about the types of places I most like to visit, one that comes to mind is a small village. I’m sure you can picture, it now—one main street with little cafés, restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, maybe a hardware store, too. The façades are a little older and time-worn, benches line sidewalks, people stroll along—there’s no hustling here. The word idyllic comes to mind. That is exactly how one would describe the village of Fort Langley. After spending time wandering the main … [Read more...]

13 Photogenic West Coast Hikes

Dying to escape for a few days? These 13 hikes on the West Coast are prime with photo ops. 1. Weaver’s Needle on the Peralta Trail in Arizona The loop from Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle is a perfect day trip. It’s a 4.9 mile hike at an elevation of 2,400 feet. 2. The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah This can be a dangerous jaunt, so check with local authorities first to find out about weather conditions and water levels. Ideally, this is perfect for an overnight backpacking … [Read more...]

How to Leave Room in your Travel Plans for Spontaneity

Even booked tours leave a little room for taking in other sites, or doing whatever you want. Yet, when I come across people who plan out every single thing they're doing, they seem overwhelmed, exhausted, and generally seem like they're not having any fun. Now, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I've been on trips where I had to walk for 2 hours just to get to the place we wanted to for lunch. That just doesn't seem like a good idea! That kind of thing left me really hungry/cranky, feeling … [Read more...]

Family Camping in Ontario – I’m in, Are you?

Camping. Fresh air. Relaxation. Spending time with my family. It all sounds like perfection to me. I don't know about you, but for me, the start of spring signals to me that camping season is almost here. With family members spread throughout Canada, it can be challenging to get together throughout the year (especially given the not-so-fun weather most areas have had to deal with). Summer is all about re-connecting, unplugging and just chillin' with the family. The thought of it makes me … [Read more...]

9 Must-Visit Destinations in the Hudson Valley

Planning a trip to the Hudson Valley? Don’t miss these destinations. 1. This small, sleepy Village of Nyack is straight out of the Victorian era. Check out the cool, intriguing shops and sample local or international cuisine at one of many restaurants. Get tickets to an off-Broadway show, pop into a few galleries, and don’t miss the breathtaking view of the Hudson River. 2. Playland Amusement Park is now a historic site, but for kids growing up in the Hudson Valley, it was the best thing … [Read more...]

Have Awesome Adventures at Carefree RV Resorts

Just picture this: you wake up with the sun shining and the whole day ahead of you. What do you feel like doing? What adventures lay ahead? If you're at Carefree RV Resorts, you have so many options! Spending time at a gorgeous Florida beach is just one possibility. I love that there are so many ways to have fun, explore, relax and spend quality time with family and friends. Sounds like an ideal vacation to me! One of my favourite memories is of when my immediate family, plus some of my aunts, … [Read more...]

3 Things I Love about Off-Season Travel

I recently wrote a quick post with a few ideas for Winter Getaways, in it I shared some possibilities for travel destinations during winter. Whether you’re looking for places to escape winter (directed at my fellow Canadians and East Coasters), or to visit it (if you live in a warm or mild climate), there are 3 key advantages for travelling during the off-season that will have you booking your vacation ASAP. Okay, to be clear, my favourite times of year to travel are February/March and Late … [Read more...]

Winter Getaway Ideas

It's grey outside. Grim is another word to describe it. Today and for many more months to come. Even though we don't get tons of snow and storms like other places in Canada and the USA do, rain, rain, and more rain is seriously depressing. Or, when there's no rain, there's always "overcast" meaning there's a blanket of grey covering the city. Right about now I'm daydreaming of being someplace else. A winter getaway would suit me just fine!  … [Read more...]

Norway Cruise to see the Northern Lights

This year I've been pushing myself to be open to new opportunities and experiences. I've been able to cross off a few things from my bucket list so far this year and hope to keep going! Speaking of bucket lists, I've been spending some time thinking about things that I'd really like to do in my life. One of the things at the top of my list is to experience the Northern Lights in a big way. I'm talking about a gorgeous, celebratory, purposeful way. Did you know that winter is the most … [Read more...]

Vancouver Travel for 20-Somethings

Vancouver is well-known for a few different things: its gorgeous natural scenery, and maybe the high cost of living. That last one need not effect travels, though—and there are plenty of free or inexpensive things to do and see in the city. Here are just 20 things to do in Vancouver for 20-somethings (that other age groups will likely also enjoy): … [Read more...]