How to Spend a Rainy Day in Vancouver

We love Vancouver, British Columbia, and I couldn't believe it had been about six months since I'd last visited. We decided to make it one of our January adventures and booked a night in Gastown for a brief weekend getaway. As it turned out, the weather was crummy across the region so we certainly weren't …

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Exploring Hope and the Othello Tunnels

We spent the final night of my birthday motorcycle trip through the Okanogan Valley in Hope, British Columbia. We found a great AirBnB called the Evergreen Bed & Breakfast that was within walking distance of a few shops and restaurants downtown (they also cooked us a delicious breakfast before we headed home!) and a short …

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Hiking in E.C. Manning Provincial Park

One of the (many) bright spots of our motorcycle trip throughout the Okanogan Valley was hiking in E.C. Manning Provincial Park on my birthday! We had a slight adventure traveling from Penticton to Manning Park—I had several ideas for breakfast stops along the way that all ended up being closed! Thankfully at the second stop, …

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Places to Eat and Drink in Penticton

During our motorcycle trip through the Okanogan Valley, we spent a couple of nights in Penticton right in the middle of wine country. In addition to enjoying time outdoors, both downtown and in the surrounding area, we spent some time sampling regional wines, brews, and cuisine. Because we only had a day and a half, …

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A Day in Penticton, British Columbia

We purposefully staged my birthday bike trip itinerary so we would have some down time in between longer days of riding. In addition, we built in an entire day to explore Penticton because I wanted to experience Okanogan Valley’s wine country as part of my birthday celebration. We had a wonderful day in Penticton and …

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Motorcycling from Winthrop to Penticton

After a relaxing evening at Sun Mountain Lodge, we set off on the shortest mileage day of our Okanogan Valley motorcycle trip, riding from Winthrop, Washington to Penticton, British Columbia. Because it was a lower mileage day, we were able to stop in several towns along the way to grab something to eat, learn more …

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Vancouver: VanDusen Botanical Garden and Kitsilano Beach Park

When one of my good friends said she was going to be in Vancouver for a work conference, I requested time off from work and planned a day trip to go see her. Brian was traveling for work so I thought it would be a fun solo road trip! We love Vancouver and have enjoyed …

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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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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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Train Rides and Vancouver’s West End

We've been to Vancouver, BC, several times but always by car. It takes about three hours to get there, but since we haven't gotten around to getting our Nexus passes yet we always end up waiting at the border crossing and adding time to our journey. Each time we go we want to return, so …

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