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Another fall in Parksville-Qualicum Beach

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If you travel to Vancouver, you should try to plan a few extra days and head to Vancouver Island, too. An enjoyable hour and 40-minute ferry ride on BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay will get you there. Afterwards, an easy drive up the Island Highway will take you to one of our favourite places in Canada, Parksville-Qualicum Beach. […]

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Fall in the New Mexican Rockies will blow your mind

I used to have a bit of an anti-desert bias. I grew up in Ohio and went to school in Vermont — both places with lots of trees, and well, lots and LOTS of water. I thought the desert would be boring and flat and dry. Then I moved to Taos, New Mexico and realized […]

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Free (or nearly free) things to do on Maui

Maui has loads of activities to keep you busy, and although it can get quite expensive, there are still plenty to enjoy for free or nearly free. We had the opportunity to spend five months there recently and, being on a strict budget, we had to seek out affordable things to do. These are some of […]

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This is what desert waterfalls can teach us about travel

There is something wholly anticlimactic about being wet and cold in Moab, Utah. Especially if it happens shortly after a ten day trip to British Columbia, in which you were all but wringing rainwater out your underwear every morning. We drove 20 hours in search of heat. I joked that we were going to Moab […]

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Maui in photos

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Totaling just under 11,000 square feet, the Hawaiian island of Maui feels like a small town in the tropics. It’s not all beaches and surf like you might think — Maui’s eco systems range from desert-like Kaupo to the moonscape of Haleakala volcano to the jungles of Hana and Kipahulu. Not to mention Upcountry, where the evenings […]

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Adventure travel gear you actually can’t live without

December is a good time for a gear post, because this is the month when we all buy each other […]

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