Canada

10 Cool Things to do in Surrey British Columbia

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It’s the size of the place you notice first. The city of Surrey, British Columbia, is really, really big. The downtown is growing out and up to the skies, and the landmass just seems to go on forever. Then it’s the transitions, from city to country, from urbanity to vast farm fields with neat rows of vegetables and fruit vines. There’s an evolution of place happening, from a rural past to urban future. A tension about not wanting to grow too…

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How to Drive your Dream Car with Porsche Driving Experience Whistler

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We were hanging off of a cliff somewhere deep in Whistler’s scenic Callaghan Valley. I couldn’t see the ground below from behind the wheel of our luxury Porsche Cayenne. Our Porsche Driving Experience guide Mike was gesturing to continue but surely, it was madness to accelerate into open air, wasn’t it? I could do this. I had just learned how. My family assured me they were fine and I pressed the accelerator gently to get us up, over and down…

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22 Surprising Things to Do in Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the practice of travel reveals something about a place that you thought you knew and blows your preconceptions out of the water. That’s the beauty of discovery. As a frequent traveller, getting my mind blown by a destination doesn’t happen to me as often as I’d like. But it did happen recently, and in the most unlikely place, Abbotsford, British Columbia. The city has always been a drive-through kind of place that I thought had little to…

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Planning a Fabulous Girls Getaway in Victoria BC

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British Columbia’s charming capital city of Victoria is a fabulous and well known romantic travel destination. Though truth be told, the horse-drawn carriage rides, quaint little boutiques, cute inner harbour and floral displays galore make it a haven for all kinds of tourists. Including those embarking on a girls getaway in search of great shopping, food, libations and fun attractions. My friend Nancy of Luxe Travel Family and I did one such adventure recently, and I’m excited to share the…

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Best Spots to Eat and Stay in Sun Peaks

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As Canada’s second largest ski area, Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia has all the elements you’d expect for great family holidays. Great champagne powder skiing in winter, biking and hiking in beautiful wildflower-covered hills in summer, and seasonal activities galore. Of course, doing all of those great outdoor activities requires fuel in the form of food and drink, and downtime to rest up for the next day’s adventures. Fortunately, guests will find that Sun Peaks is a fully mature…

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