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Visiting Mount St. Helens

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 — 10:32am PDT
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It’s one of those moments in the life of a Pacific Northwest resident that everyone remembers — where they were, what they heard, what they thought it was. I was only a few months old when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 but from 500km away, people (like my mother) recall hearing the […]

Travel Tuesday: Maui Accommodations

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT
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Last August, John and I were invited to the Ka’anapali Fresh Festival on Maui, which celebrated locally-grown ingredients prepared by local chefs at a variety of unique beachfront events. On top of the festival, we toured MauiGrown Coffee, had a beer pairing lunch with Maui Brewing, and even managed to fit in a volcano sunrise. […]

Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 — 8:44am PDT
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Pinot Noir grapes are mainly associated with Burgundy but Andy Johnston of Averill Creek Winery on Vancouver Island are putting Duncan on the global Pinot map. Averill Creek is the largest estate grown vineyard and winery on Vancouver Island and they’re producing everything from Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer to a Foch Cab. “I’m a grape […]

Vancouver USA: The Grant House

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 — 9:31am PDT
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John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. On a bright late spring morning we made our way down Evergreen Boulevard […]

The Merridale Cidery Experience

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 — 11:29am PDT
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A trip to Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley isn’t complete without heading over to Cobble Hill and visiting Merridale Estate Cidery. View Larger Map Back in 2000, Janet Docherty and Rick Pipes purchased Merridale and its 20 acres of cider apples from its founder who started it the cidery in 1990. Today, Merridale is a full-experience […]

Seattle Mariners Safeco Field Renovations

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 — 9:44am PDT
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Safeco Field may not have the heritage cachet that accompanies names like Wrigley or Fenway but this all-American ballpark, that opened in 1999, is making its own history. Through advanced renovations and technology, its connection to the community, and forward-thinking attitude when it comes to food and beverage options, the Mariners are the main attraction […]