Answer Revealed! – Happy 50th Postcard Monday!

2016-01-04 14.26.00Happy Monday everyone! This is my 50th Postcard Monday postcard and I’m so excited to have been able to share these lovely notes with you! So did you guess where we are with this postcard snippet?

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Where in the world are we? – 50th postcard for Postcard Monday!

Happy New Year! Besides welcoming a new year, we have a bonus celebration today because this is the 50th postcard I’ve posted for Postcard Monday! I’m so grateful to all the wonderful friends and family who send me postcards from around the world and glad to have an audience to share them with. Today’s postcard may not look too specific but it is in my opinion one of the most mesmerizing places in the world. Answer revealed here next Monday!

Photo by Bob Herger

Vancouver in pictures: there’s still time for bretzel, haxen, and schnitzel at the Vancouver Christmas Market!

School’s out and wondering where to take the family? You might want to check out the Vancouver Christmas Market at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza open until December 24th. On the corner of Georgia and Hamilton, it is one square block of Christmas magic that is accessible by transit and car. Check out the website here for hours, prices, and vendors.  Continue reading

The temperate rainforest awaits less than an hour away – Lynn Canyon, Vancouver

 

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Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver (or a less than a one hour bus ride), Lynn Canyon Park is a great place to take the family exploring. Located in the temperate rainforest, this park’s 241 hectares makes for a perfect day getaway from the city.

I spent last weekend exploring Lynn Canyon’s trails (pretty much all of them and it won’t take you more than an afternoon to do it) and was happy to find many fellow walkers, runners, hikers, and four-legged friends enjoying a crisp autumn day! Continue reading

Young family? Girls trip? Outdoor enthusiast? – Iceland has something for everyone

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I returned from Iceland a couple of months ago and am looking forward to sharing more of my adventures there with you! In the meantime, here’s what Jenn, Eileen, Sangeeta, and Steph had to say. I had initially posted this on a page but it’s much easier to share with you as a blog post 🙂

Recently, I invited world travelers Jenn, Eileen, Sangeeta, and Steph to share their individual experiences traveling in Iceland. They all had different traveling styles – traveling with a young family, all girls trip, great Icelandic camping adventure; their one unifying factor – they are awesome people. They are also all respectful travelers who really know how to make the most of an overseas adventure. Continue reading

Vancouver’s Hidden Treasure – Pacific Spirit Park

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It’s no secret that Vancouverites love being outdoors and why wouldn’t they? It is literally at their doorstep. Everyone knows about Stanley Park but if you’re wanting to go on an easy hike away from the city without having to travel too far, then Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a good bet!

I had the pleasure of discovering Pacific Spirit Park myself this weekend and it was a welcome escape from the city. What a great place to discover things great and small at your own leisurely pace.

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