Review Category : Travel

See you at the ROAM Winter Expo!

Need some winter inspiration? Join us at the ROAM Winter Expo! Stephanie Florian will be hosting the Adventure Travel Stage at the new ROAM Winter Expo  October 17 & 18 Vancouver Convention Centre The first of its kind in Vancouver, ROAM will bring together exhibitors from premiere tourist destinations, experiential tour companies, snow sport outfitters, health and fitness experts and more under “The Sails” at the world class Vancouver Convention Centre to help inspire you to enjoy winter activities and adventures. ROAM will feature three unique marketplaces: Winter Adventure, Travel, Fitness and Lifestyle. By combining these three elements, ROAM will bring a unique experience to anyone looking for enlivening ways to spend the low sun months. Shop the trends in winter gear, explore exciting travel destinations and connect with industry professionals to help beat the winter blues. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest Craft Tent featuring the best local craft beers, free fitness classes on the show floor with yoga sessions from a lululemon ambassador, and the Burton Riglet Kids Zone to ensure the whole... ...

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A Vernon Family Adventure

Nothing trumps a classic family road trip. Join us as we embark on a family adventure to Vernon, British Columbia. Meet my family, Presley (4), Cash (8) and Rod (my biggest boy and loving husband).  Sample the Vernon vibe and discover what makes this lakeside gem of a town the perfect family destination. Families driving from the greater Vancouver area should plan a pit stop in Merritt. While you’re there snap a photo with your favourite country crooner on the Walk of Stars. With over 100 lakes within a one hour drive, expect to be wowed by the Vernon scenery. This is adventure country for kids of all ages (Moms and Dads too) and exploring the area by car is is the best way to do it. Sleeping anywhere other than home is always exciting for kids. The newly renovated Sandman Inn and Suites in Vernon has everything you need plus an indoor pool. An equipped kitchenette  (and Safeway across the street) makes prepping snacks and meals easy. There’s even a... ...

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Shades of Wanderlust

  Stephanie Florian and Christina from Lumin Pictures high tail it up the Sea to Sky Highway in a Ford Fusion Energi Hybrid. The only way to travel to a Wanderlust Festival is to go green! Looks like we’re not the only ones with Wanderlust on the agenda, we follow behind lululemon en route to Wanderlust Whistler. We give a Wanderlust wave to a few friendly travellers along the Sea to Sky, feeling very eco-friendly in our luxury electric ride. When you’re in Whistler, live in style. That’s our motto! After a long day outdoors, nothing beats a little bit of comfort. Our go to accommodation – The Fairmont Chateau Whistler of course! The valet boys look after our electric ride while we settle in to Wanderlust Festival mode. Play Outdoors Media and Lumin Pictures Inc bring you Shades of Wanderlust. A visual adventure that describes exactly why you need to put a Wanderlust Festival on your bucket list if you have not yet already. Find your true north at Wanderlust. A... ...

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Thelma and Louise go rafting

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Thelma and Lousie (AKA media warriors Steph Florian and Laurie Logan) hit the road on a rafting playcation in the new 2015 Ford Focus. About a two hour drive to Yale, BC deep into Sasquatch Country – Steph and Laurie are not only adventure loving tree huggers, keen on saving the planet but they love Ford Focus features like the Eco Boost and fuel economy. Zippy and fun, the ride to Yale was an adventure in itself. It wasn’t until we settled into The Teague House B&B onsite at Fraser River Raft Expeditions that we learned firsthand from owners Darwin and Sue that the house was an original BC built home, The Teague Family is said to still live in the house and stands now more like a museum than a traditional Bed and Breakfast. With over ten significant ghost sightings, Steph, Laurie and Camera guy Rob decide to chicken out and snuggle up together to shake off the spooks. Fraser River Raft Expeditions takes... ...

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Find your true north at Wanderlust Whistler

Yogi’s and outdoor enthusiasts unite – July 30 to August 3. Imagine practicing outdoor yoga in the heartbeat of our mountainous homeland Whistler for 5 beautiful summer days. Standing in Mountain pose amongst the backdrop of the Fitzsimmons Range, surrounded by colorful like minded beautiful people, Wanderlust is truly a gathering of the mind, body and soul – one with mother earth. If you love the outdoors, you practice yoga with a vengeance and you live to let loose and dance to live music (Michael Franti is headlining this year!)– design your own dream experience now at http://wanderlust.com/festivals/whistler/ Entertainment this year includes Wanderlust icon Michael Franti, the High and Mighty Brass Band, MC Yogi and Nahko and Medicine. There is a new black light venue this year so if you want to show and glow, bring along white or neon festival clothes. Functional yet fashionable fitness attire is a festival necessity. This year Wanderlust and Lululemon have co-created a special festival capsule that includes the Highest Times Pant *Wanderlust $88 and... ...

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Finding Sasquatch in Harrison Hot Springs

Adios Vancouver! We load up our weekend adventure ride, a 2015 Deep Impact Blue Metallic Ford Escape with all the necessary Sasquatch searching video and camera equipment, outdoor attire and of course… dancing shoes. The perfect afternoon for a leisurely drive East towards Hope, we head towards Harrison Hot Springs, deep into the District of Kent. Rolling down the moon roof, cranking up the SyriusXM radio, it’s adios Vancouver and hello big, hairy Sasquatch mission.       Ford road trip The old roads, the mountains and scenery, this is the ultimate escape to nature. We gradually make our way through Agassiz towards the town of Harrison Hot Springs and become mesmerized by the multitude of large Sasquatch sculptures and signage guarding the gates of this adventure land. It becomes very obvious we have officially entered into Sasquatch country.  As I’m studying facts, I learn that the name originated from the Stas’ailes First Nations community and that the community believes this spiritual ‘hairy man’ to be able to vanish into the spirit... ...

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