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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.
There’s no shortage of beautiful trails if you plan to do some hiking on Vancouver Island (and you definitely should!) Luckily, for those of us who aren’t aggressively outdoorsy, there are many coastal trails that offer plenty of scenic rewards without killing yourself. Here are 3 easy-ish trails including a stellar one to a waterfall on Mystic Beach!
*Updated May 2022 to include new property* One of the benefits of exploring beyond the tourist hotspots is the opportunity to discover not just places that are authentic and less trafficked, but the chance to find unique or quirky places to stay. Québec’s Eastern Townships region prides itself on being ‘off the beaten path’, and what Henk and I discovered on a recent visit was that they offer accommodations that promise the same. And 3 of the places where we stayed gave us the opportunity to get close to nature, too.
What happens when your road trip goes bad? So bad that you find yourself without the critical ingredient – your car? Here are some of our best road trip tips that cover the good, the bad, and the ugly of hitting the open road. (Hopefully you’ll only ever need the ‘good’, but it’s always better to be prepared for the others.)