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Calgary Daytrips: Drumheller, Hoodoos and Dinosaurs

Drumheller is only a 90 minute to 2 hour drive north east of Calgary, but we took our father/son time with the day and took the long scenic route home. We left just before 9a…

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How Many Trees Are In Alberta?

[twitter]I took a road trip east with Zacharie today. The plan was to investigate the dinosaurs of Drumheller, but something else happened along the way – I gained an appreciation for the prairies. I’ve driven…

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How To Buy WestJet Gift Certificates

Is it possible to buy WestJet gift certificates? No. Yes. Sort of. Not really.

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San Francisco Eats: Swan’s Oyster Depot

Swan’s Oyster Depot San Francisco – Buzz Bishop [twitter]Vancouver is missing that legendary old school joint that everyone goes to and has gone to since they were kids. There’s the Tomahawk in North Vancouver, The…

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Pilgrimmage To Petaluma

Leo Laporte and Buzz Bishop in the TWiT Cottage on Flickr [twitter]It’s the nerd version of a Hajj, a once in a lifetime trip that must be made to the TWiT Cottage in Petaluma, California…

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If You Think All The Hippies Are On Saltspring Island and Commercial Drive, You Haven’t Been To Nelson

There are hippies in Nelson. Lots of them. This laid back mountain paradise on the shores of the Kootenay River enjoy yoga, dreadlocks, and everything organic.

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If You Think All The Hippies Are On Saltspring Island, You Haven’t Been To Nelson, BC

If you’re going to Nelson, BC, remember to wear some flowers in your hair – or something like that. More than just patchouli wafts through this hippie town. The smell of hot yoga sweat, anything made with hemp, and curry can be found too.

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Crossing Kootenay Lake On The Longest Free Ferry Ride In The World

The longest free ferry in the world is a BC Ferry ride across Kootenay Lake. All inland ferry routes in BC are free, not fair, but a great deal for those traveling.

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Grand Forks, BC: Famous For Sunshine And Borscht

Grand Forks, BC is famous for sunshine and borscht. So, on a visit through the doukhobor community, I settled on a little bit of both.

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The History Of High Tea

[twitter]The highlight of our recent honeymoon to Victoria was high tea at The Empress. Sure, $55 for a couple of sandwiches, scones and tea is a little “steep” (ooh, tea humour), but it’s more than…

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U-Pick Strawberry Season In The Fraser Valley

[twitter]Krause Berry Farms opened up officially for the season today, and for $1.50 a pound you can fill your face and freezer with the best, ripest, freshest strawberries you can find in the world. The…

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Planning A Galiano Island Getaway

[twitter]Getting out of the big city is a easy as a 45 minute ferry ride to Galiano Island. Never mind heading all the way to Victoria, or escaping to the ever crowding Saltspring Island, just…

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Galiano Island Getaway: A Weekend at Bodega Ridge

[twitter]I met Jesse Keefer through the power of Twitter. We had some common people we followed and a passion for competitive cycling. Jesse used to ride pro on the North American circuit and can’t get…

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Spring In The Loire Valley

[twitter]When should you visit the Loire Valley and, for that matter, any part of Europe? The end of March. Weather is a little unpredictable, sure. But the crowds aren’t. They’re no.where. Today it was sunny,…

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Florida, 1975 – Day 8: Heading Home

The following is a series of handwritten letters my grandmother filed in a scrapbook for me documenting my visit to Disney World in the spring of 1975. She wrote the entries in my voice as…

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Florida, 1975 – Day 7: Ocean, Ocean, Ocean

The following is a series of handwritten letters my grandmother filed in a scrapbook for me documenting my visit to Disney World in the spring of 1975. She wrote the entries in my voice as…

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