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Lillooet, BC

We had originally planned a week-long vacation to somewhere else, but the plans fell through and we decided to go to Lillooet instead. It was an unexpected change, but I really enjoyed the time we had up there. There were...

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Mt Baker & Mt Shuksan, Washington

I was chatting with a friend about how I hadn’t taken photos for awhile and he suggested I go to Mount Baker. He described it as an almost, Pacific Northwest Lord of the Rings style place, and he said...

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Grand Circle Tour

The Grand Circle tour brought us on a round-trip drive of about 1500 miles, give or take a bit, and through Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We flew in to Vegas and rented a car and headed out on a week...

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Toulon, France

Toulon used to be a French naval base and still is a military harbour, as evidenced by the many warships stationed along the coast. We took public transit from the Place de la Liberté to Mont Faron where we...

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Sunsets of 2014

Although Vancouver is known for it’s rainy weather, those clouds are good for something — creating beautiful sunsets when they break up and move away. Fortunately, I live on the North Shore, where I have a great view of...

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Whistler Peak2Peak

This was the first year that we’ve bought a Whister Peak2Peak Alpine Experience summer pass. This pass gives you unlimited gondola rides over the summer, up the mountain where there are hiking trails, biking trails, restaurants, and great views....

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Squamish Chief

I’ve lived in Vancouver my entire life, but I haven’t done a lot of hiking, even though the trails are all so accessible. Some coworkers wanted to do the Chief over the long weekend. I looked online and the...

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Valley of Fire, Nevada

The visit to the Valley of Fire was completely unintended, but it was a lovely surprise. We were planning to go to the Grand Canyon, however, due to the United States federal government shutdown (link for more info), all the National...

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Saguenay, Quebec

When we arrived in the little town of Saguenay, there were people greeting us, dressed up as historical characters and a vintage Buick displayed at the port. The main draw for Saguenay was the trip through the narrow river on...

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