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Road Tripping in British Columbia’s South Okanagan

The Okanagan is home to sun and sand at the many beaches, spectacular orchards and vineyards, and ample opportunities for adventures. It is also the perfect location for a summer-time road trip. This itinerary is planned as a 3-day trip. Read more…

Summer in British Columbia’s Cariboo: Concerts, Culture & Markets

When you think of BC’s Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast, it’s usually the wide open fields and rugged scenery that come to mind. But summertime in the Cariboo also presents an array of affordable, fun and family-friendly culture-filled events that are sure to make any trip a worthwhile venture and adventure. Read more…

Harrison Hot Springs: A Perfect Spring Weekend Getaway

Harrison Hot Springs was the perfect destination when my book club decided to turn our monthly dinner meeting into an overnighter. We knew Harrison would meet more than a few requirements to accommodate our hectic schedules. Read more…

6 of the Most Amazing “Undiscovered” Restaurants in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

When you think about dining in the Vancouver area we all know about the hottest restaurants with the crazy reservation list, or even worse, the line-ups, but what about when you want an amazing, but more low-key meal? There are so many places to eat in the region that it’s daunting to know where to start, so we’ve done the research for you and are pleased to present the following “undiscovered” restaurants for your dining pleasure. Read more…

Celebrate BC Craft Beer Month by visiting these 10 “Off-the-Beaten-Track” Craft Breweries

Vancouver has long been recognized as the capital of craft beer in Canada, but the folks at Vogue Magazine (yes, that Vogue Magazine) think that it might actually be the best in North America. And we can’t help but agree. With over 125 craft breweries and brewpubs, it really is a great time to be a beer lover in British Columbia. It seems that every week an amazing new microbrewery is popping up to provide locals and visitors the opportunity to discover new styles of beer. Whether your taste runs to hoppy IPAs and dark, creamy Stouts or to mouth-puckering Sours and crisp Pilsners, there is a craft beer for everyone. Read more…

Planning a Family Vacation – Three Generations Hit the Road to Penticton, BC

Every year, my mom and her husband take a road trip to the Okanagan, and this year they invited us to share in the tradition. The challenge? Juggling three family units, kids of varying ages (from 1 to 7), and opinions on everything from food to activities. Read more…

The Top 5 Things to Do in Penticton with Kids

Just a four-hour drive from Vancouver, Penticton is a lake city with small town charm, yet lots to do. We explored Penticton with our two kids, ages 7 (Fraser) and 3 (Douglas), for a week. It’s hard to choose our favourite activities so we left it up to them! Here goes. Read more…

10 Late Summer & Fall Picnic Spots in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

This time of year, with summer soon to become a memory, we find ourselves wanting to be outside as much as possible and we’re constantly on the lookout for great spots to throw down our picnic blanket and enjoy our meals al fresco! The evenings may be getting a little cooler, and the leaves may be starting to change colour, but we think that first hint of fall foliage makes our picnic spots even more special. And, whether it’s a simple sandwich, a multi-course takeout meal, or a basket full of fresh, local goodies, a picnic is a wonderful way to experience the region. Read more…

A Weekend Adventure in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

Last summer we spent a glorious extended weekend exploring the Fraser Canyon from Hope to Lytton where the rock formations along the mighty Fraser River push against the rushing waters that tumble through the narrow canyons. Cliffs rise from the edge of the canyon and one can glimpse trains making their way on what seems to be a perilous journey on rail lines seemingly hanging on to the cliff and diving into periodic tunnels through the rock. Read more…

Springtime Bucket List – 6 Things to Do in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Spring is finally here in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains and with the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer and the spring flowers blooming, we think it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring adventures. Here are a few of our must do springtime activities. Read more…