• Travels,  Vancouver

    Reo Rafting wilderness retreat

    With the pandemic in its second year, I’ve adjusted my travel focus to more local destinations this year.  Tofino, Victoria, Sunshine Coast, and the Okanagan were all on the agenda.  However, with the crazy heat and fires sweeping across British Columbia, we had to pivot our Okanagan plans to avoid forest fires and smoke. Reo Rafting wilderness retreat to the rescue.  About a three hour drive from Vancouver, I spent the weekend at a beautifully remote wilderness retreat, glamping, rafting, and getting my downward dogs on. As soon as we pulled into the guest services lodge, we noticed the sound of cascading water that was the Nahatlatch river running down…

  • Vancouver

    Visit Vancouver

    Over the past year as I’ve settled back into Vancouver, I’ve found myself saying “I haven’t been there in a decade!” a lot.  And that’s not an exaggeration.  Living abroad for 8+ years with only brief visits back, I’d usually only have time on these short trips back to see close friends, eat at a handful of favourite restaurants, and spend time with family.  That meant that I hadn’t visited many sights, neighbourhoods, areas of Vancouver for a loooong time. I’m writing this post to share my favourite recommendations for Vancouver.  I will admit the list of restaurants and bars is not the most up-to-date or hip, but they are…

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