If you are planning a trip to the Whistler area, the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is definitely worth checking out. Squamish is located between Vancouver and Whistler. The Sea to Sky base camp is about 2 kilometres south of Squamish, directly on the Sea to Sky Highway/Hwy 99. This fairly new attraction opened up in 2014 and has exceeded projected visitors by 40%. It’s no surprise that this is such a popular destination.
On our way to Canada, I arranged for my daughter and I to stop and share a special tea for two in honor of her 16th birthday. Our original plan was to take the ferry over to Victoria and have tea at the Empress Hotel, however due to the recent wildfires in British Columbia, we shortened our trip and the Victoria BC portion got cut. I quickly researched some other locations for us to celebrate
If you or someone you know is 62 or older, don’t forget to get a lifetime National Parks Pass before Aug. 28th! The price goes from $10 to $80. The pass pays for access to all national parks and many other public lands for life. Annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six federal agencies: National Park Service US Fish & Wildlife Service Bureau of Land Management
I have always wanted to visit a lavender farm in full bloom and this weekend I finally made it happen. The Hood River Lavender Farm is nestled between Mt Hood and Mt Adams in the Hood River Valley, about an hours drive from Portland. One weekend a year, they host Lavender Daze where lavender enthusiasts can wander around the lavender farm, taking in the mountain views and breathing in the heavenly scent of lavender growing
Growing up in Portland, we have hiked most of the popular Columbia River Gorge trails more than once. This Memorial Day our family set out to find a new hiking trail that is both family friendly and not too crowded like many of the better known trails have become over the years. While this trail did have a gradual slope, I would classify it as easy for most hikers with the biggest incline at the