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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, coffee-loving, brunch town. Upon hearing this, and knowing that it was only a quick 10-minute drive from Comox, it was… Continue Reading →

Qualicum Beach

Did you see it? Did you see it! There it goes. Look look look! It was an otter… a baby otter to be exact. It was running along the underside of the boardwalk, periodically stopping to stare at us. In… Continue Reading →

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 the kind of place I expected when I found a “gluten free” restaurant on Yelp for Courtenay; the Comox Valley… Continue Reading →

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 of Parkville Beach. The sculptures are a part of the Sand Sculpting Competition & Exhibition and is a big tourist… Continue Reading →

The World Parrot Refuge

Some birds have cancer; some birds are addicted to drugs or alcohol; a large number come from abusive homes; and, some owners bring their birds to the parrot refuge because they are no longer able or willing to care for… Continue Reading →

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 Vancouver and take a ferry to the island? Do we catch a seaplane and rent a car on the island?… Continue Reading →

Coombs Old Country Market

Candied salmon, pepperoni sticks, gluten free bread, and artisan cheese, while on Vancouver Island we stopped at the Coombs Country Market (a.k.a. the Goats on the Roof Market) for lunch and healthy road trip snacks. We were rather pedestrian as… Continue Reading →

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