Archive for the category "travel"

Pike Place Market in Seattle

November 5th, 2011 @ 11:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is not only an icon, it’s an attraction that draws over 10 million visitors each year as well as locals who are fortunate enough to have so much fresh fish and produce at their fingertips. I met up with Ben Franz-Knight, Executive Director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development […]

Kayaking with Salmon on the Columbia River

October 31st, 2011 @ 11:05am by John Biehler

During my recent trip the Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, I had the chance to kayak on the Columbia River during the annual chinook salmon run in early October. Instead of taking a lot of photos above the water…I dipped my camera under the kayak to give you a unique view of the activity happening underwater […]

Visiting Fairmont Hot Springs, BC

October 21st, 2011 @ 11:45am by John Biehler

When I was a kid, growing up in Kelowna and Northern BC, my parents took our family on a lot of road trips. We went all over the place in the car camping, hoteling, etc. back in the days before iPads, Nintendo DS and seatback dvd players made road trips easier for us kids in […]

Early Autumn in Iowa

October 3rd, 2011 @ 12:07pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Beat the Cougars! the poster-sized sign read as it clung proudly to the front of the supply store on Main Street. I was heading to my first high school football game and it was homecoming no less. John and I spent ten days back in his hometown in Eastern Iowa and although we mainly worked […]

Marco Polo Tours: Tulalip, Seattle, Cruise to Vancouver

September 27th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Jennifer Miles

A few weeks ago when my close friend Christina called me up to tell me about a deal she had found on on the Travel Best Bets website for a trip to Seattle and back, I was quick to jump on board. This past weekend we made our way bright and early to Richmond Centre […]

Last Chance Saloon, Wayne, Alberta

September 20th, 2011 @ 11:15am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rosedeer Hotel opened 1913 in the dusty boomtown of Wayne, Alberta. Back then, the population swelled to over 2,500 but since the mines closed up in the 1950s it has dipped to just over two dozen. Over the last 30 years proprietor Fred Dayman, who bought the place from his mother (his uncle owning […]

Atlas Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta

September 19th, 2011 @ 11:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I was on a tour with travel media exploring the Alberta Badlands prior to the Go Media conference in Edmonton, hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission. We started off with a whirlwind tour of Drumheller and one of our next stops was the Atlas Coal Mine. Since it closed three decades ago, this […]

Photos: Dinosaur Provincial Park Badlands

September 17th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a West Coast girl, born and raised. My boots are muddy 10 months of the year, I can tell the difference between a spruce, cedar, or pine cone, and I know that while seaweed is smelly at low-tide, it’s delicious on a specialty hot dog. I’m used to damp, mossy, lush green coastal forests […]