Our Best Nature Moment in 2013

My (Charlene) favourite nature moment of 2013…

Hiking in Zion National Park "The Narrows"

Hiking in Zion National Park “The Narrows”

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Best Wildlife Moment 2013

My (Charlene) favourite wildlife moment for 2013…

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Whale Watching in Ucluelet

Whale Watching in Ucluelet

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Holiday Magic At The Toronto Christmas Market

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. There is so much to do and everything is decorated so nicely.

The Distillery District

The Distillery District

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The Old World Charm of Bath, England

 

The City of Bath

The City of Bath

 

About 2.5 hours west of London England is a city called Bath. It is also a Unesco World Heritage Site. As with most things in England, the city is old and has lots of history behind it. The city was established to be a spa/”Bath” for the Romans many years ago. I only realized once I got there that this was how the city got its name. There were many pubs with very good deals throughout the day Continue reading

The Storybook Villages of the Cotswolds

Arlington Row

Arlington Row

When I think of England, I think of old villages and classic architecture as well as amazing pub food. A couple hours west of London England there are a number of old magical villages within the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds are an area of natural beauty with rolling hills and many trees. The villages are very well preserved and same with the environment. Continue reading

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Make no mistake about it, this is one of the main attractions when you are visiting the Western Portion of Ireland. Most people have heard or read about the Cliffs but it is something totally different to experience this natural wonder in person. Did you know that the Cliffs of Moher is one of the locations in Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince?!?!? The part where Harry Potter and Dumbledore are entering the cliff looking to destroy a Horcrux.

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The Sunshine of the Costa Brava Region

Costa Brava Region

Costa Brava Region

 

Before we planned this trip I had never heard of this Northeastern region in Spain. It wasn’t until I read a couple blog posts I was convinced this was a place we needed to see. A couple hours north of Barcelona is Costa Brava. Bringing it up in conversation I was surprised how few people usually go to this region. This is easily one of the most picturesque places I have visited. Continue reading

A Castle in the Hills: Kylemore Abbey

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Kylemore Abbey

The Connemara region of Ireland is perhaps one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Honestly, I didn’t realize this until I saw it with my own eyes. In the midst of all of the big hills they have, is Kylemore Abbey. This castle is stunning. While I was researching some of the destinations we would cover during our trip to Ireland, I remember putting a star beside this one. While it isn’t quite like the castles you would see in Old Europe, it is still quite unique and definitely worth a visit.  Continue reading

5 Reasons Why We Love Hiking

1. Nature
When you make an effort to get out on a trail you are rewarded by being surrounded by some amazing nature. Forests, mountain tops, Sea lines, Canyons are just a few of the areas that we have hiked through. Each area has its own unique flavour and no two areas in the world are ever replicated. That is mother natures gift to us. All we have to do is get out and enjoy it and make sure that humans don’t destroy it.

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Hiking in Ireland

Hiking in Zion National Park "The Narrows"

Hiking in Zion National Park “The Narrows”

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