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At Grownup Travels, we believe in the kind of travel where you bring home stories, not souvenirs. We look for adventures with rough edges but soft landings, accommodations that are unique or boutique, and the kind of cultural experiences that make your travels truly memorable. Read some of our latest articles below, scroll down to browse a destination that interests you, or visit our photo galleries that are sure to fuel your wanderlust.

Discovering Canadian Indigenous Art in Saskatchewan

Discovering Canadian Indigenous Art in Saskatchewan

When the average person thinks about Canadian Indigenous art, (if they think about it at all), what probably comes to mind are traditional beaded moccasins, totem poles and soapstone carvings. Today, there are exciting modern art pieces being created by Canadian Indigenous artists who are paying homage to their past by using some of their culture’s traditional techniques, but in a decidedly more modern way that reflects their interpretation of the world and what’s happening in it right now.

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Things to Do in Sooke, BC

Things to Do in Sooke, BC

It was actually the potholes that first attracted Henk and I to the small town of Sooke, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island – just not the kind of bone-rattling potholes you find everywhere on Canadian roads in the spring. Sooke’s Potholes actually refer to a feature along the Sooke River where carved depressions in the river bed were hollowed out during the last ice age. Known for years to the locals who use them as popular swimming holes, the potholes have become an off-the-beaten path attraction for visiting hikers as well. But as Henk and I learned on our visit, hiking to the Potholes is only one of many things to do in Sooke.

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About Jane

Jane Canapini spent more than 20 years as a creative director in advertising, hoarding every vacation day in order to pursue her travel passion. Now she applies her keen eye for imagery and love of storytelling as editor of Grownup Travels. Read more

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