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Things to do on Northern Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a special place. But most visitors tend to stick to the well-known spots on the southern end. Which is really too bad because there are so many great things to do on northern Vancouver Island. It’s actually my favourite part! Northern Vancouver Island is off the beaten path so …

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The Best Things to do in Strahan and Tasmania’s 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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How to Take an Epic Canadian National Parks Road Trip

If you think of National Parks in Canada, you probably think of the famous National Parks in Canada’s Rocky Mountains near Banff. And yes, the mountain parks are spectacular. But… Canada is a REALLY big country with a REALLY varied landscape. And we have dozens of National Parks spread all the way from sea to …

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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. I’d say I drive it at least twice a year, but probably more. It’s a gorgeous drive along the side of Howe Sound, an ocean fjord, and then up into the snowy mountains to …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Tarkine Drive in Tasmania, Australia

In Tasmania, Australia if you want to get out into the wilds and off the grid, you head over to the West Coast. One of the first things I did in Tasmania was a short road trip on the Tarkine Drive in the North West corner of the state. The trip begins and ends at …

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How to Visit Avatar Grove, Big Lonely Doug and Other Big Trees on Vancouver Island

The southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia has the perfect climate for growing trees: It gets plenty of rain and the climate is fairly mild (for Canada!). The area around the little town of Port Renfrew sits right in the middle of this perfect climate, so it’s no surprise that some of the …

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Winter in Iceland

I recently got back from my second trip to Iceland, and my first trip in the winter. Having visited in both summer and winter, I am hard pressed to say which is more beautiful. But I can say that going to Iceland in the winter is definitely a great idea: it’s a winter wonderland! Iceland …

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