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Tag: Road Trip: Vancouver Island

Coffee in Cumberland

Several people mentioned in passing that the little mining town of Cumberland, B.C. had grown into quite the eclectic, hippy,…

Qualicum Beach

Did you see it? Did you see it! There it goes. Look look look! It was an otter… a baby…

Mad Chef Cafe, Courtenay

Fat worms and cheese sauce, crazy mental psychotic insane mad chef burgers, and tongue tantalizing tiny tuna tacos. This wasn’t…

Parksville Sand Sculptures

On Vancouver Island, for a month between mid-July and mid-August, you’ll find the photographic feast that is the sand sculptures…

The World Parrot Refuge

Some birds have cancer; some birds are addicted to drugs or alcohol; a large number come from abusive homes; and,…

The Ferry to Vancouver Island

This was a roadtrip we’d been putting off all summer. Mostly because of logistics. Do we rent a car in…

Coombs Old Country Market

Candied salmon, pepperoni sticks, gluten free bread, and artisan cheese, while on Vancouver Island we stopped at the Coombs Country…

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