2017 Travel Recap

This ended up being an interesting year for travel in our household. On the professional side of things, Brian traveled more this year than any other. While the airline and hotel points are great for stretching our travel budget, it’s felt a little like we’re back to the long-distance relationship we maintained the first six …

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Discovering Downtown Vancouver

We recently traveled to Vancouver for a quick weekend away with our friends. After an incredible Saturday exploring Stanley Park and the West End, I was looking forward to our second and final day trekking around downtown and over to Granville Island before catching our late-afternoon train home. I woke up early Sunday morning and …

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Vancouver: Stanley Park and the West End

We love Vancouver, British Columbia! We've traveled there several times via car and train, exploring different neighborhoods downtown as well as Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the North Shore and more. It doesn't matter how many times we go--we always discover something new. For the most part Brian and I have gone together or …

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Gastown Crawl in Vancouver

The first time we visited Vancouver we drove through Gastown on our way back to Washington and didn't have much time to explore. We did a mini crawl to a few places for happy hour with the intent of returning and trying some of the places we missed. During our recent weekend in Vancouver we …

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Exploring Vancouver’s Granville Island

The last time we visited Vancouver, we ended our visit at Granville Island. We drove over and parked, took the False Creek Ferry tour, popped in the market just as it closed, and grabbed a late seafood dinner before driving back to Seattle. It was just enough time to realize we needed a lot more time! During …

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An Afternoon on Vancouver’s North Shore

Although we've been to Vancouver several times, each visit has only served to remind us how much there is to see and do in the city and surrounding area. Our first time there we drove to the North Shore so we could explore Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We had a blast but didn’t …

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Day Trip to Vancouver: Granville Island

We drove to Vancouver for a day with my in-laws and lucked out with the weather--the day kept getting more beautiful and sunny as it went along. We ended our time at Granville Island, and there was so much to see and do, only some of which we were actually able to explore, that I thought it …

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Day Trip to Vancouver: Downtown

For our first Labor Day weekend in the Pacific Northwest we headed to Canada with my in-laws. There was no way I was fighting the Seattle traffic during Bumbershoot so it seemed best to head the opposite direction and across the border for a day in Vancouver. We got up early, grabbed breakfast along the …

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Victoria, BC: Forest Fires and PRIDE

I was sad our long weekend in Victoria, BC, had to come to an end, but I was thrilled at the random, unanticipated occurrences our last day that made it incredibly memorable! We decided to go for one last walk along the ocean before checking out of our inn so we walked through the James …

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Victoria, BC: Boat Rides and Chinatown

Victoria's harbor is certainly its focal point, and it was also the theme for our third day in the city. From seafood breakfasts to harbor ballets to water taxis, almost our entire day was on or along the water. We resorted to purchasing muffins from the cafeteria on the ferry the morning we arrived in Victoria …

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