A Rainy Weekend in Whistler, British Columbia

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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, BC is a famous ski town at the base of one of the best ski resorts in North America. You might recognize it from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

I don’t ski, and though Ben and I would like to learn how, my research a few months ago for a winter ski getaway confirmed Whistler would be an expensive place to start. It’s a great place for summer hiking too, but hotels can also be pricey in the heart of the summer (which is July and August if you live in the Pacific Northwest).

So we decided to try an off-season weekend in Whistler with the idea that after visiting once we’d know better and be more prepared if we want to come back during peak season.   Continue reading

A Weekend in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, BC

Victoria is best reached by boat. The Black Ball Ferry that leaves from Port Angeles, Washington is the Victoria Clipper are two of the most popular ways to get there from the Seattle area. (Check out a myriad of options here.) This was the second time Ben and I have been to Victoria, and we took the Clipper again this time. It’s about a three-and-a-half hour trip, the boat leaves from the waterfront near Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.  Continue reading

Vancouver on a Budget

Vancouver, British Columbia on a Budget

Ben and I decided to drive to Vancouver, British Columbia on Friday, mostly because we still get excited about packing our passports and driving to another country for a quick getaway 🙂

The drive to Vancouver takes about three hours from Seattle and can fluctuate based on traffic and border wait time.

Vancouver is an expensive city so a quick weekend there can put a dent in your checking account (or earn some skymiles on your credit card, as I like to look at it). Here are a few ways we had a fun weekend without spending toooo much money. Continue reading