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    Highlights of Montreal

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    After our adventures through the Canadian Rockies, culminating in the Calgary Stampede, it was time to head east. We hopped on a flight from Calgary to Montreal, the largest city in the French-speaking province of Quebec. We definitely noticed that French came before English on all the signs now, instead of the reverse. And people would normally greet you in French first, but quickly switch to English once they realised you didn’t speak it back! Anyways, we spent just 3 nights in the city, and I worked 2 of the days there. So, it was very much a case of…

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    The Calgary Stampede

    Who knew that Alberta was the Texas of Canada? Well, most Canadians probably. Alberta is cattle country, full of cowboys and Western culture. And there’s no bigger, more important event in the year than the Calgary Stampede. The 10-day “Greatest…

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    Banff National Park | Canadian Rockies

    When Canada’s two most famous national parks are right next door to each other, it makes sense to visit both in the same trip! After our week in Jasper, we headed south down the Icefields Parkway to Banff National Park…

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    Jasper National Park | Canadian Rockies

    Once we had seen our share of waterfalls in Wells Gray, our journey continued west across Canada and into Alberta. Our destination: the Canadian Rockies, the spectacular mountain range that straddles the province from north to south, dotted with rivers…

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    Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC

    After my week in Whistler, our next big destination was the Canadian Rockies. But getting there from the West Coast of BC either means flying to Calgary or breaking up the drive. We opted for the latter to enjoy the…

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    A Week in Whistler

    After my month on Vancouver Island, I returned to the mainland once more. Just in time for lots of visitors to arrive! I had a week back in Vancouver, first with my parents before they went to explore the island…

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    Day Trips on Vancouver Island

    After several weeks exploring California and a brief stop back in Vancouver, I decided to spend the month of May on Vancouver Island. I’d spent a weekend in Victoria back in November and had realised I definitely wanted to come…

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    A Week in San Francisco, California

    The final stop on my travels through California was a week-long stay in San Francisco. I also tacked on a weekend in Napa Valley too, which I nearly made into a separate post. But since it was only one day…

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    A Week in Monterey, California

    After a weekend in the dry desert of Joshua Tree, my water-sign-laden astrology chart was craving the ocean again. So, I was bound for the Central Coast, the stretch of land by the Pacific between LA and San Francisco. I…

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    Weekend Trip to Joshua Tree

    After my week in Los Angeles, my next stop in California was a weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Park. I had a long weekend for Easter anyway, which was perfect timing. I was able to spend 2 full days…

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    A Week in Los Angeles, California

    One of the joys of working remotely is you can just pick up the laptop and go wherever to work. Which is exactly what I’m doing for 3 weeks in California, in search of sunshine after surviving winter in Vancouver.…