May 2011

Washington Camping: Ten Great Campgrounds

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Pitch a tent and build a campfire! With summer almost here, we’re thinking about sleeping under the stars. And it won’t break the bank, either. Where else can you sleep on waterfront property for $15 a night? Of course, you’re probably wondering where to pitch your tent. Choosing a great campground in Washington is kind […]

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A Kid-friendly Resort on BC’s Sunshine Coast

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When we had our precious baby boy a few years back, I knew we were making a trade. Gone were the last-minute weekend getaways. Goodbye to lushy winery tours and long backpacking hikes. Our concept of “free time” changed dramatically in a few short months, and our priorities shifted more than a bit. The rewards, […]

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Nanaimo Trip Guide

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WHY GO Been to Victoria and think you’ve done Vancouver Island? Think again. After one day in Nanaimo, you’ll be smitten with its lovely scenery and parks, friendly locals and tasty eateries. Two days in, you might just be ready to move there! While a day trip to Nanaimo makes for a nice sidetrip from […]

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Sunset Magazine: Fifty Under $150

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Where do you turn for travel inspiration? I’m an unabashed fan of Sunset magazine, and find many trip ideas while browsing through my archive of dog-eared Sunsets. However, it’s not typically the best source for lodgings. While flipping through the new May issue over coffee with my sister the other day, we came across a […]

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