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Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry

June 14, 2014
Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

The soft shades of morning sunlight illuminates Scarlett Point as the M. V. Northern Expedition (Prince Rupert Ferry) begins the 15-hour cruise up the Inside Passage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert on the British Columbia (B.C.) mainland. The postcard-like scene reveals hidden coves, sailboats at anchor and fishing lodges sitting on […]

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Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

March 7, 2014
Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Driving on Top of the World

September 20, 2013
Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. On a misty, September morning, our Ram truck climbs Yukon Highway 9—also called Top of the World Highway—after crossing the Yukon River on the George Black Ferry out of Dawson City. Soon Alan and I are riding […]

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Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Three

September 10, 2013
View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

On the third week of our Alaska Highway Adventure, we experienced Yukon mining history in Dawson City, drove across the Top of the World, gawked at the stunning scenery of Glenn Highway and ended the week in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Alan and I hope you enjoy our photo highlights of Alaska Highway Week Three: […]

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Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Two

September 4, 2013
Grizzly bear at Fish Creek near Hyder Alaska

The second week of our Alaska Highway adventure takes us on a side trip from the Cassiar Highway to Stewart, British Columbia, at the head of the Portland Canal, which is actually a very long fjord. Along the way, glaciers slip over the mountains of the coastal range, their icy tongues sometimes reaching close to […]

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Scenes from the road: Alaska Highway week one

August 28, 2013
Scarlett Point lighthouse

While Alan and I are traveling on our Alaska Highway adventure (#YukonHo!), we’ll be posting weekly photo updates. Since time and internet connections are tight, we won’t waste any precious seconds introducing you to Alaska Highway Week One: The first leg of the road trip took us from Missoula, Montana to Republic, Washington. We made a […]

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YukonHo! on the Alaska Highway

August 13, 2013
YukonHo! road trip itinerary

Updated 01.01.2014 Is driving the Alaska Highway on your bucket list? You might find it odd that the rugged road has been on my to-do list for several years, especially considering all this talk from me about being a travel princess. After all, camping and backpacking are just not my style, although I could go for a […]

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An Eastern Ontario Getaway: the Rideau Canal Waterway

July 30, 2013
The Rideau Canal Waterway

Exploring Ontario has long been on our boomer active travel list. Canada is such a diverse and beautiful country and one that seems to offer breath-taking landscape at every turn. In today’s guest article, Suzanne Fluhr, publisher of Boomeresque, tells us about a fascinating Ontario landmark, The Rideau Canal Waterway, which is the oldest …

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Hitting the trail in Nanaimo

July 17, 2013
Sampling an original Nanaimo Bar on the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Would you like to hit the trail in Nanaimo, British Columbia? No, I don’t mean a hiking trail that climbs through a Vancouver Island rainforest or a path that skirts the scenic coast. I’m talking about a city trail in the historic center of downtown Nanaimo where the purpose of our walk is to sample […]

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Luxury in a natural setting at The Wickaninnish Inn

June 28, 2013
Entry at The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Updated: 10.01.2013 Have you ever stayed in accommodations so perfectly attuned to the surroundings that you didn’t know if you were inside or outside? That’s how Alan and I felt when we stayed at The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino on a May road trip to Vancouver Island. The view from our Beach Deluxe Room in the On-the-Beach building overlooking […]

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