Vancouver Island

Our free desktop wallpaper series continues for 2013! Our January photo was taken at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, on Canada’s Vancouver Island.
January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Pacific Rim National Park

Happy 2013! We’ve decided to continue our free desktop calendar series  for another year. It gives my husband Don a chance to show off the wonderful photography that he does in his spare time (and my shots aren’t so bad either). Get your January 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper!  We took this photo, from the Rainforest hiking […]


Going to TBEX in Vancouver? Enter to win a free trip to Victoria, the British Columbia capital, from Vancouver.
Parliament Building with Queen Victoria statue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Note: A winner has been chosen. Congrats, Wesley Tomchuk!! Travel bloggers of all sorts will be descending upon the Pacific Northwest this June for our annual conference, TBEX ’11. I wanted to introduce bloggers to one of my favorite places near Vancouver: the cute town of Victoria on Vancouver Island. And thanks to the folks […]


Looking for high tea in Victoria? Hard to beat the Fairmont Empress afternoon tea.
Fairmont Empress, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

I’m not going to lie: If I had my way, I’d live in hotels full-time. And if I’m really honest about things? My hotel of choice would be one of the sprawling Victorian fantasies built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1800s. Now run by Fairmont, the CPR hotels were created by the […]


Victoria Day Trip: Butchart Gardens

by Chris on August 2, 2010

Daytrip from Seattle to Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Cananda
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Oh, Canada. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better, now that you’re just a few hours away. For my first foray north to British Columbia, I set my sights on Victoria, the province’s capital located on woodsy Vancouver Island. Known for its Anglophile leanings. Victoria is appropriately full of Victorian-era buildings, as well […]