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Luxury Hotel on Vancouver Island

Luxury Hotel on Vancouver Island

| May 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb and leave you at the front desk. That’s not the case at the Wickaninnish Inn, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A smiling, fit staff […]

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Active days, comfortable nights in  the Canadian Rockies.

Active days, comfortable nights in the Canadian Rockies.

| December 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Canadian Rockies Only an hour from Calgary, and three hours from San Francisco, the Canadian Rockies are a fabulous destination for adventurers and nature lovers. Most popular things to do Don’t miss Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Parkway. If you go, you shouldn’t miss these, but to get a real taste of the […]

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Easy Getaways in Canada and the California redwoods. 

Easy Getaways in Canada and the California redwoods. 

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Canadian Bargains This fall is a great time to discover Canada and take advantage of our strong US dollar that buys approximately 1.3 Canadian dollars. Explore the Gulf Islands From wildlife spotting to wine tasting, the Gulf Islands off the coast of southern Vancouver Island, close to the lovely city of Victoria, are the perfect […]

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America’s Best Music Cities

America’s Best Music Cities

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where can you find the best jazz, rock, folk, or symphony? From Austin to Nashville, Chicago to Branson, here are top ten music cities in North America. 1. New Orleans, Louisiana, www.neworleanscvb.com “New Orleans bleeds music – it’s in the air, in the water, in the people. You can’t go to New Orleans without the music […]

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Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

| December 16, 2015 | 5 Comments

“Polar bears  move as if the country has belonged to them always.” John Muir, on a visit to the Arctic in 1899 Less than an hour after we landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub […]

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Where the Pacific meets the rainforest. The Wickaninnish Inn

Where the Pacific meets the rainforest. The Wickaninnish Inn

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb. That’s not the case at The Wickannish Inn, located on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island, amidst towering cedar and spruce trees.      A smiling, wholesome […]

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British Columbia’s Quirky Attractions: Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan Valley and Beyond

British Columbia’s Quirky Attractions: Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan Valley and Beyond

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everybody loves a road trip and kitschy, small-town landmarks are part of the fun. We’ve all seen them on highways and rural byways, massive roadside attractions that elicit a gasp or a guffaw — buffalo as big as locomotives, a helicopter-sized mosquito or a cowboy boot that would fit King Kong.More than 30 totem poles  […]

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Travel Life Lesson #2: Feeling Small

Travel Life Lesson #2: Feeling Small

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve stood at the precipitous edge of the Grand Canyon and felt as tiny as a flea. I’ve climbed to the top of Mt. Nimbus in the Canadian Rockies with my daughter and walked across a precarious suspension bridge, feeling dwarfed by the natural wonders around me. I’ve plunged into the paradise blue of the ocean […]

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Kick up Your Heels in Canada’s Festival City – Edmonton

Kick up Your Heels in Canada’s Festival City – Edmonton

| April 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

I put down my blanket and settled into the grassy hillside of the ski resort in Edmonton Canada with fellow folk music lovers. We were old and young, mellow and magnanimous.  My spirit soared to the music of Arlo Guthrie and Dougie MacLean – one of Scotland’s biggest stars and creator of the music for […]

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Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pick the perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one with a little help from The Gutsy Traveler and our good friends at Marriott International!

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