Review Category : Travel

A Journal: How to prevent cabin fever in Terrace, BC Day 4

Spending multiple days up north in small BC towns with extended family over the holidays can bring on conditions like cabin fever. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, bursts of random laughter, intense boredom, paranoia; excessive sleep….the list of mental instabilities just goes on and on. On the flipside, embracing small town life outdoors can make your time spent in remote towns all the more interesting.  Follow my journal style exploration on how to embrace a local’s way of life in Northern BC – a reminder to adventure-on when the cabin fever sets in and not go stir crazy. Day 4: The Forest Whisperer A big believer in gnomes and faeries, what does a beach glam hippie chick trapped in Terrace BC for one week too long do with too much time on her hands? Dearly missing my yoga studio I decide to venture into the woods on snowshoes and become one with the forest. Taking some me time to spy on gnomies and forest friends is not something my busy city... ...

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A Journal: How to prevent cabin fever in Terrace, BC Day 3

Spending multiple days up north in small BC towns with extended family over the holidays can bring on conditions like cabin fever. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, bursts of random laughter, intense boredom, paranoia; excessive sleep….the list of mental instabilities just goes on and on. On the flipside, embracing small town life outdoors can make your time spent in remote towns all the more interesting.  Follow my journal style exploration on how to embrace a local’s way of life in Northern BC – a reminder to adventure-on when the cabin fever sets in and not go stir crazy. Day 3: Trekkin’ it old school to the local pub If I had to review the oldest piece of winter gear still going strong to date, it would be the XC ski, AKA the prehistoric ski. No matter how ancient they are or how much they’ve been used generation after generation, they get you from A to B even if they haven’t been used or waxed for over a decade. In small towns,... ...

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A Journal: How to prevent cabin fever in Terrace, BC Day 2

Spending multiple days up north in small BC towns with extended family over the holidays can bring on conditions like cabin fever. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, bursts of random laughter, intense boredom, paranoia, excessive sleep….the list of mental instabilities just goes on and on. On the flipside, embracing small town life outdoors, can make your time spent in remote towns all the more interesting.  Follow my journal style exploration on how to embrace a local’s way of life in Northern BC – a reminder to adventure-on when the cabin fever sets in and not go stir crazy. Day 2: Eagle Watching at the Dump Here’s a small town cabin fever buster you would never call in a million years. I was asked to join along on an epic eagle viewing day jaunt, having no idea what I was in for. I soon learned we were heading for the Terrace landfill and taking a slow cozy ride in the flatbed to kill two birds with one stone. Our mission was to... ...

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A Journal: How to prevent cabin fever in Terrace, BC Day 1

Spending multiple days up north in small BC towns with extended family over the holidays can bring on conditions like cabin fever. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, bursts of random laughter, intense boredom, paranoia, excessive sleep….the list of mental instabilities just goes on and on. On the flipside, embracing small town life outdoors, can make your time spent in remote towns all the more interesting.  Follow my journal style exploration on how to embrace a local’s way of life in Northern BC – a reminder to adventure-on when the cabin fever sets in and not go stir crazy. Day 1: Redneck Toboganning Join local residents and families at the Terrace, BC tobogganing hot spot. Up on college hill there’s plenty of hill space to mash, race and catch air on a series of well groomed sleigh runs. I forgot my inner tube in Vancouver and had to toboggan the redneck way. Follow these instructions: Save and flatten your used 24 case from the previous evening bender and place it under your butt. Glossy cardboard does give a... ...

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Camping with the clan in an authentic Canadian oTENTik

May through Thanksgiving weekend, take advantage of the new authentic accommodations available for rent within the walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Book your oTENTik for $120 a night plus site admission and choose from five themes that reflect the people of BC circa Langley 1938. Bunk up to six bodies in these new traditional tents and enjoy reliving moments of our past. Carving a wood barrel (pictured here) and lighting a fire with flint are just a few of the activities to experience within the old fort walls. To reserve your oTENTIk call 604-513-4799 and d for more information on Fort Langley National Historic Site visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley     ...

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Jun 30, 2013 0

Wanderlust Festival Whistler

Yogi’s and outdoor enthusiasts unite for the second blissful year in a row – August 1 to 4. Imagine practicing outdoor yoga in the heartbeat of our mountainous homeland Whistler for 4 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 (Moby is headlining this year!)– design your own dream experience now at www.wanderlustfestival.com Sage and Seekers all inclusive passes get you 3 or 4 days of Wanderlust goodness, your choice of 3 activities per day like yoga, XC Biking, rock climbing, Bikepark 101 and SUP Yoga, plus unlimited access to the music, speakers and farm to table dinners. But you can always be a day tripper with a Pilgrim ticket.   ...

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