Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Steveston: Along the Arbutus Greenway and the Dike

The ride to Steveston is one of our favourite local rides, but it just got a whole lot better. Now, with the new Arbutus Greenway we can leave our place and to ride all the way to Steveston, 25 km … Continue reading

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Pemberton & Whistler: The Art of Moving Slow

Once again we decided to do the Slow Food Cycle Sunday in Pemberton. Our last time was three years ago, and this time Neil joined us, which made the ride even slower, which I didn’t think was possible after last … Continue reading

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Park Butte Lookout: A Smoky Weekend in the Mountains

It was hazy and smoky in Vancouver for a few days before the BC Day long weekend, but we still decided to go ahead with our weekend plans of hiking around Mt. Baker in the US. We honestly didn’t give … Continue reading

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Brandywine Meadows: Plenty of Time to Smell the Roses

The forecast was calling for another sunny weekend and we were both itching to get out of the city and do something outdoors. A good friend invited us for a picnic on Sunday afternoon on the beach and we really … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island: Mini-Vacation in (our) Style

My birthday was coming up and all I really wanted was to wake up in our tent by the ocean. I remembered years ago that we spent my birthday weekend on Salt Spring Island and how magical the place was. … Continue reading

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Princeton-Tulameen Loop: An All-Canadian Weekend

Canada by Bike? On the week leading to Canada Day we hosted a family with two kids through Warmshowers who intended to bike from Vancouver to Montreal, where they are from. While crossing Canada by bike never really appealed to … Continue reading

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Brew Hut: Dilemmas in the Mountains

Staying at a hut now poses us with a dilemma: is it right for us to subject other hut-goers to spending a weekend with our toddler (as great as he is)? On the one hand, surely we should not be … Continue reading

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Quarry Rock: The Trial Hike

Quarry Rock is a nice hike when we want to experiment with our abilities. We first went there with Gili’s dad when I was still recovering from my broken arm injury five years ago. We also went up there when I … Continue reading

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Washington and Idaho: Hail, Warm Showers and Sunshine

Plan B Our trips are known for their rocky starts. So we were not surprised when we were all packed and ready to go on our first four day ride when it started hailing and blowing winds like in the … Continue reading

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Family Cycling Adventure in Northland, New Zealand (Video)

On Christmas Eve 2016 we left Vancouver and hopped on a 14 hour flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Skipping Christmas altogether, we landed in sunny NZ with our bikes, trailer, and Neil, our almost two year old toddler. We decided … Continue reading

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