So you’re visiting Kelowna for 36 hours, which feels like a short amount of time, but really it could be a Friday afternoon to Sunday noon trip. My friend from university, Shelby, came to visit us for the first time since we moved and she wanted to see the best of what Kelowna has to offer. We pulled out all the stops. Wine tastings, golf, hiking, brunch, and the beach. Yes, you’ll see we went down to Summerland which technically isn’t Kelowna, but we like a lot of wineries in that area, and wanted to be able to visit some other friends who were vacationing down that way at the same time. Here’s everything we were able to fit in through the weekend. Enjoy!Continue reading
SeaWheeze lives up to all the hype. It’s a weekend experience full of running, yoga, and partying. We are big fans of the overall experience, and will always be putting our names down for this weekend. It’s tricky to get in since SeaWheeze entry is based on a lottery. It used to be first come first serve, and then moved to this bizarre lottery system. Unlike other race lotteries, you don’t have to put your credit card details in, which I think means a lot of people put their names down and then bail when they win the opportunity to register. Justin got in for 2019, and while I didn’t get a chance to run, I had an equally fun time spectating Justin and fellow runners.Continue reading
Thinking about a trip to Vancouver? We put together what we think would be an amazing 3 days in Vancouver. You’ll be able to use this list to see the greatest things this city has to offer a first time visitor. And be warned, this Vancouver is so amazing that one time Justin and I vacationed here together, and WE BOTH never came back. It’s a beautiful coastal city in Canada, located in beautiful British Columbia. Once you visit, you’ll see why we did what we did 🙂Continue reading
Accommodations in Palm Springs all look the same. Typical south-western decor peppered with palm trees. You also have your locations (La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, downtown, etc). When going for the first time, we really weren’t sure where we wanted to stay with our two dogs, and were limited by the options through the packages that were offered through Westjet Vacations.Continue reading
- STAY: Westin Mission Inn Gold Resort and Spa
- DO: Thousand Palms Oasis Reserve
- EAT: Bubba’s Bones and Brews
Traveling for the holidays can be total bliss, or a total nightmare. You hear about the flights that were delayed from Cancun, where passengers are stranded on the plane, in what seems like a weird “Lord of the Flies” scenario. It has been a few years since we traveled far for the holidays, and not the traditional road trip down to Portland. We were not planning on it up until a month out, but then a Black Friday seat sale to Palm Springs popped up, and we jumped on the deal.