Best Countries to Travel to this Winter

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to decide how we'll escape the impending bitter cold of our North American winters. I am all for snow, hot chocolate, and any winter sport until about January when I'm just done with winter. To cope with thoughts of shovelling...
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Willoughby Trail

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Yes, you really can travel Iceland on a budget!

Don't let your cash pour out of your hands! Justin and I recently booked a very last minute trip to Iceland (13 days prep time, to be precise). While we were quickly able to check off the most important things like passports up to date, appropriate gear for the climate, and visa requirements...
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Gudrunarlaug

I think this was my favourite hot pool in Iceland. Pretty well in the middle of nowhere, near a used-to-be hotel, was this little gem. To get to the hot pool, you drive through Búðardalur and continue up Road 60 until you reach Sælingsdalsvegur. It is just after side road 590 on the left hand...
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Bruarfoss

Bruarfoss is a waterfall near the Golden Circle highlights of Gullfoss and Geysir. It is lesser-known and a requires a bit of light hiking to get there, which detracts the tour busses. What I loved about this Iceland waterfall is that there are no man made viewing decks, no signs, just you and...
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The Ammonite - Coal Creek Road

So many great hikes off coal creek road, but this one started out as a journey to the number 9 mine... We were sadly on the wrong path but we ended up at the ammonite so I'll still call it a win :).  Any time spent with family in Nature should be cherished.
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Mount Nemo

This hike was really interesting. There are so many paths you can take and they're really well marked with colour coded patches on the trees. We spent about 3 hours walking around the park and could've easily spent the day. I'm really looking forward to returning in the spring!
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How to: Share Adventures with Your Dog

Monday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Tuesday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Wednesday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Thursday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and head to work. Friday 7:00 am - wave goodbye to your dog and...
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Washington State: Full of Surprises

To mark the Fourth of July, I thought it was time I shared a piece about our trip through Northwestern Washington. Right around Memorial Day, Justin and I headed down to the upper pacific northwest region of the USA: Olympic National Park. We were celebrating my birthday, the...
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Peyto Lake

Very easy walk anyone can do. Family friendly, too. If you want, you can duck into the trees to find an I paved trail and get tourist-free views of the lake. Absolutely beautiful colour. Doesn't even seem real. 🙂
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Moraine Lake

Very short, easy, walk made of stone stairs. Absolutely gorgeous lake. Sunrise is a perfect time to visit. 
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Takakkaw Falls

Easy walk with amazing reward at the end. Beautiful 😻
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Mayo/Ailsa Lake

Not very tracked out at all, lots of brush on the path and crossing a couple creeks and an avalanche is necessary. That being said it's pretty short and definitely doable. Wouldn't recommend for kids because the creek current is quite strong.  Can access mayo lake from basin of Ailsa later in the...
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Canada 150: Experience Canada, the Canadian Way!

On July 1st every year, Canadians gather 'round their local parks, lakes, and backyards to celebrate Canada Day with fireworks, friends, and family. This year, things are a little different; it's been 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867 and to appreciate this momentous occasion,...
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Grassi Lakes

Great hike with awesome views of the lakes, valley and waterfalls.  Hazards marked 3/5 due to cliff faces.  Overall beautiful hike. Would recommend to anyone 👍🏻
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Forgetmenot Pond

Nice easy walk around a beautiful still pond. Gorgeous mountain views, the occasional beaver and very quiet spot. 👌🏻
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Second Beach, Olympic National Park

Not a long hike and they keep the stairs maintained but can be slippery at times I'm sure. Also put difficulty of 2 and not very family friendly thanks to the driftwood you have to climb.  Easily the most beautiful beach I've seen. 👌🏻
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Third Beach - ONP

This beach is a must-see if you're ever in Olympic National Park. The view is breathtaking. You can camp on the beach if you have a permit, too!  Just the most amazing atmosphere. 10/10
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Sol Duc Falls

Giving this a 3 for hazards as there was a sign saying bears have been spotted recently. We didn't see any though.  Family friendly hike, not very long either. I liked that you can choose to go on for 4, 8, or more miles depending on the sites you want to see. 🙂
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Brandywine Falls

Really tourist popular area, and although you're not supposed to, there are many places you can hop the fence for a better view. Repercussions are $115 per person if you get caught though. 
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