British Columbia, Canada, Day Trip, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Apple picking, pumpkin patch and corn mazes near Vancouver that will make your autumn perfect

As the summer ends and the weather cools, the fall air turns crisp, trees begin their annual ritual.  First yellow, orange, then red and finally brown leaves begin to accumulate upon the ground. Before the days get too short and the wet weather sets in, I like to gather the kids and head out in… Read More Apple picking, pumpkin patch and corn mazes near Vancouver that will make your autumn perfect

Croatia, Europe, Experiences, Family Friendly, Heritage Travel, Travel

Heritage Travel, visiting my family’s homeland

As we exited the plane and made our way to the baggage claim area to collect our things, my heart was full of excitement and nervousness. This trip to Croatia was one I had been anticipating for many years. I grew up in Canada as a first-generation Canadian. My parents immigrated in the 60’s, escaping… Read More Heritage Travel, visiting my family’s homeland

British Columbia, Budget, Canada, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Ucluelet, A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway

Getting away doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some creative planning, you can enjoy a weekend away that won’t blow (even the most conservative) budget. Since moving back to the lower mainland, British Columbia, I have been desperately trying to organize a getaway to the Tofino/Ucluelet area on Vancouver Island. It was difficult deciding… Read More Ucluelet, A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway

British Columbia, Budget, Day Trip, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Rocky Point Park is an easy day trip from Vancouver

If you’re traveling to Vancouver, BC and you want to experience life like a local, get off the beaten path, head outside the core and take a day trip to Port Moody. With the recent completion of the Evergreen SkyTrain extension there’s so much more to explore. A day trip out to Rocky Point Park… Read More Rocky Point Park is an easy day trip from Vancouver

British Columbia, Budget, Day Trip, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Hell’s Gate, not your typical day trip

A day trip along the winding road of the Trans Canada highway will lead you into the Fraser Canyon and Hell’s Gate. This popular road-side attraction has been luring visitors since the mid 1970’s. Located in southern British Columbia where the mountains meet the ocean, Hell’s Gate is a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Vancouver. The… Read More Hell’s Gate, not your typical day trip