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Sea to Sky Highway Road Trip Guide: Driving from Vancouver to Whistler

As a local, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve driven the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. When I lived I drove it at least twice a year, and now that I live in Squamish, I drive it about twice a month. The Sea to Sky Highway is a gorgeous drive …

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Things to do in Strahan, Tasmania and the West Coast

Strahan, Tasmania and the West Coast feel like the edge of the world. The tiny towns of Strahan and Queenstown have lots of history, and the surrounding rainforest and beaches are beautiful. Many people head to Strahan to take the famous Gordon River cruise to the convict site on Sarah Island or ride the West …

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18 Awesome Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park

A few years ago, I spent a few days escaping winter by heading to the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The sun was bright, the desert was warm(ish) during the day and the scenery was spectacular. I spent three nights camping, hiking and exploring with friends, but  I wish I had …

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The Best Things to Do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

There’s something special about islands. Therefore, an island off another island should be doubly special, right? I definitely think that’s the case when it comes to Bruny Island. Australia’s island state of Tasmania is known for its incredible food, drink, wilderness, and scenery. And Bruny Island on Tasmania’s southeast coast has all of those things. …

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20+ Things to Do on the Tasman Peninsula Near Port Arthur

If you’re planning a trip to Tasmania, chances are the historic convict site at Port Arthur is on your list. But did you know that there are soooo many other things to do on the Tasman Peninsula? The area is home to some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks, interesting sea caves, great food, unique wildlife, …

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How to Spend the Weekend in Hobart, Tasmania: 2-day Itinerary

Tassie is my home away from home. I’ve done a few month-long house-sitting stints for a friend near Devonport, Tasmania. Each time we visit, we spend a weekend in Hobart, the state capital city. It’s a small city with a population of just over 200,000, but it’s still the largest city in Tasmania. Despite its …

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