NBA Uncalled Travels Compilation

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NBA Uncalled Travels Compilation Ok, I know the NBA is the biggest basketball stage in the world and all the tickets for games are expensive and people go to games for entertainment ,but this is just ridiculous. In This Mix of Not Called Travels you can see just shocking travels that weren’t called by the […]

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Gulliver’s Travels

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The 2010 re-imagining of the Jonathan Swift classic novel. The main title sequence features tilt-shift photography techniques with each actor’s name composited into unique NYC landmarks. In addition, the sequence was delivered in stereoscopic 3D, which enhances the illusion of depth and scale. Credits: Studio: Rokit (rebranded as Method Design) Executive Producer: David Garber Coordinator: […]

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Sherwin-Williams – Color Travels

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March Wind, Pressed Flower, China Doll, Dragon Fruit, Lantern Light, City Loft, Golden Gate. The Sherwin colors take us on a journey though the world of color, literally. We visit the tulip fields of Holland, the Red Square in Russia, a Mexican village, a Chinese temple, the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

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MAQUINIT HOT SPRINGS – CORON – PHILIPPINES

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Maquinit Hot Springs – Coron – Philippines

We visited this place called Maquinit Hot Springs on our Philippines trip. This place is located very close to Coron town. It’s natural hot springs, be careful water is very hot.

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Mexico through the eyes of a 6 year old boy

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Braydon’s photo story from Mexico

Last Christmas, Braydon got his first digital camera. It’s a durable kid’s action camera with all the accessories (here’s the model). He was excited to bring his little camera to Mexico to capture his vacation, just like Mommy and Daddy do when we travel. It was super cute.

We returned to the Mayan Riviera earlier this year to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary (more on that here). He brought that little camera with him everywhere. As he was taking photos, we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to post his photos on the travel blog?”

Unfortunately, after we returned from our trip to Mexico, he lost his camera.

We were at a friend’s house and he insisted he bring his little camera to the party. Braydon is known to lose things, so we knew it was a risky move. The following morning, he went looking for his camera and it was gone. Doh! Not again!

We excepted that his camera was lost. He was disappointed, but, like most kids, he got over it quickly and moved on. We had not transferred the photos from the SD card, so those were also lost.

Before our trip to Whistler a few weeks ago, I pulled out our winter gear. The weather is changing, so we need our sweaters and jackets. I put on my favourite sweater and felt something heavy in the side pocket. It was his little camera! It had been in my sweater pocket the whole time.

I transferred his photos to our external hard drive and was reminded we had not yet shared his photos on the blog. He is very excited to have his camera back and insisted we still make a blog post about his trip to Mexico. So, that’s the purpose of today’s post.

Keep in mind, he captured these photos on a cheap kid’s camera, so the image quality is VERY low.

I’m impressed by the ‘leading line’ in this photo. Pretty good composition for a 6 year old.

The pool at the resort. We stayed at the Iberostar del Mar.

Braydon wanted me to take a photo of him meditating. Okay, then.

Connor playing in the sand on the beach.

Huge iguana sitting under our pool chair. It scared the crap out of me!

So many coati on the resort property. Watch this short video to see over 50 of them!

Traffic jam. Peacock on the road.

Selfie with Daddy.

Selfie with Mommy.

View from our beachfront balcony. It’s hard to beat those views!

Who’s filming who?

Okay, maybe I took this one with his camera.

Rose petals on our bed on the night of our vow renewal ceremony. Nice touch.

This was the location of our vow renewal ceremony in Mexico.

Nice framing little man! And the horizon is almost perfect.

Flamingos in the lobby of the beach resort

Monkey see, monkey do!

He watches us take photos of food, so why not capture his hamburger and fries?

“Eewww! You’re eating octopus, Daddy? Let me take a photo. That’s weird.”

The beach at the resort. Below is a photo of him capturing this photo.

Connor pretended to take photos with the camera’s waterproof case. Too funny.

We watched the Super Bowl at the resort. Braydon thought these guys were hilarious, so he asked to take their photo. They were enjoying the game (and the unlimited beer), so they happily obliged.

He captured these macaw’s at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park in the Riveria Maya.

Hammocks at Xel Ha Park, also located in the Riveria Maya.

Apparently you can edit photos directly on this camera. Braydon went with the sports frame.

This is the dolphin section at Xcaret. The camera was not able to capture the dolphins in action.

We also stayed at the Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun on this trip to Mexico.

Brother selfie in the resort lobby

Braydon lost his first tooth while we were in Mexico. He was afraid the Tooth Fairy would not be able to find him because he was on vacation.

He wrote a note and left the tooth on a plate on the table, instead of under his pillow. Fortunately, the Tooth Fairy was able to find us all the way in Mexico. Phew!

We often take photos of restaurant signs as a point of reference for when we write blog posts. It’s easier than typing the restaurant name on our phones. We ate at this restaurant while at the Grand at Moon Palace, so Braydon decided to take a photo of the sign, just like his parents.

I thought this was pretty funny, so I captured him taking the above photo. See below.

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HOLLYWOOD OF THE PHILIPPINES – CORON – PHILIPPINES

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HOLLYWOOD OF THE PHILIPPINES – CORON – PHILIPPINES

We visited with Diana this place on the top of the hill in Coron, Philippines. It is very similiar to the sign on Hollywood hills.

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KOH PHANGAN – BEAUTIFUL PARTY ISLAND | THAILAND

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We visited most party island in Thailand – Koh Phangan. Here are all the full moon parties. It is beautiful island with beautiful beaches.

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25 Photos that will inspire you to visit Curaçao this winter

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Photos that will inspire you to visit Curaçao

Are you thinking about visiting a new tropical destination this winter? If so, have you considered the island of Curaçao? Located in the Southern Caribbean, about 100 kilometers north of Venezuela, Curaçao is the largest of the Netherland Antilles. It’s the ‘C’ in the trio of ABC islands.

The colourful European-style buildings in the above photo are found along the waterfront in the Old Town of Willemstad, the capital city and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Curaçao is known for its smooth sandy beaches and world class scuba diving. Given its close proximity to Bonaire and Aruba, you can easily include multiple islands to your beach vacation.

Here are few photos from our trip to Curaçao.

blue Curaçao sign

Good timing! I happened to catch a class of uniformed students on a field trip.

Curaçao beach Caribbean

The water is so clear and blue in the beach cove near the Curacao Sea Aquarium.

Pull up a chair! Look at that silky smooth sand.

beach bar Curacao island

Funky beach bar at Mambo Beach. Happy hour is always better on the beach.

Willemstad buildings Curaçao Caribbean

Related: The Charming Old Town of Willemstad

lions beach resort Curacao

We stayed at the Lions Dive and Beach Resort (more info here).

This is the beach in front of the Lions Dive and Beach Resort.

The beach has a protective barrier of rocks, making the water super calm.

Colourful buildings along St Anna Bay in Willemstad.

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flamingo Curaçao Sea Aquarium

Pink flamingo at the Curacao Sea Aquarium.

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Architecture in the Old Town of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

sharks Curaçao Sea Aquarium

Sharks swimming in the natural habitat at the Curacao Sea Aquarium.

Freshly caught fish on display at the Willemstad floating market.

 This beautiful iguana loved hanging out at the hotel restaurant.

beach sunset Curaçao Caribbean island

Sunset swims at Mambo Beach. Highly recommended.

Related: Our experience at the Lions Dive & Beach Resort

Lots of family fun, shopping and eating at Mambo Beach.

beach sunset Curaçao Caribbean island

Gotta love those Caribbean sunsets!

Queen Emma Bridge in Willemstad, Curaçao

The iconic Queen Emma Bridge in Willemstad, Curaçao.

lions dive beach resort Curaçao Caribbean island

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Curaçao sea aquarium dolphin show

Dolphin show at the Curacao Sea Aquarium. These guys got serious air!

Fact – lunch is always better with your toes in the sand.

lions beach resort Curacao

The beach in front of Lions Dive and Beach Resort. Hotel info here.

Willemstad buildings Curaçao Caribbean

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EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL PARTY ISLAND – KOH PHANGAN | THAILAND

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Winter fun at Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia

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Winter fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish

One of the things we love about living in Vancouver is that we can be deep in nature within a short drive. There are so many awesome day trips from Vancouver that it can be difficult to make a decision. Those who live in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia rarely say, “there’s nothing to do this weekend”. 

We visited the Sea to Sky Gondola shortly after it opened in the summer of 2014 (read about that experience here). Since then, we’ve hiked the Sea to Summit Trail a few times in the summer but had not yet visited during the winter. Our friends informed us that visiting the Sea to Sky Gondola during the winter was a fun experience. When we learned Santa Clause would be making an appearance, we thought it would be fun to take the boys up to the Summit Lodge and get their photo taken with Santa

It was nice to finally put on our winter gear and play in the snow again. This was our first taste of snow this winter. We embrace winter and look forward to playing in the mountains whenever we have the opportunity. It had been a busy few weeks, so it was nice to get outside and surround ourselves with nature. 

Fortunately, the weather co-operated during our visit. It had been raining for days and the temperatures were quite mild. We hoped to catch a fresh snowfall, but we settled for open skies.

Photos often tell the story better, so here are a few photos from our winter day at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. 

Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish

The gondola ride takes about 10 minutes to reach the Summit Lodge.

It’s a totally different experience during the winter months. 

Incredible mountain landscapes from the Summit Lodge platform.

View from Sea to Sky Summit Lodge, Squamish, Howe Sound, Mountain landscape

Panoramic views of Howe Sound from the Summit Lodge.

Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish British Columbia

The dizzying Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge.

Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish British Columbia

The bridge gets a little bouncy in the middle section. Connor preferred to sit down while I took his photo. The bridge is perfectly safe, but I’m not great with heights. I have trouble crossing on my own, so it’s a little nerve-racking when I have a camera in one hand and a child’s hand in the other. 

Nicole and Braydon crossing the suspension bridge. 

The Christmas Forest Walk is a short trail that’s perfect for young families. 

Christmas Forest Walk, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia

Some of the trees on the Christmas Forest Walk are wrapped to look like candy canes. 

Christmas Forest Walk, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia

The trail has a few of these picture frames hanging from trees. Perfect for festive selfies.

It’s an easy forest trail that’s great for kids. It gets a little slippery, so bring proper winter boots.

Of course, we had to build a snowman!

The Christmas Forest Walk only takes about 20 minutes. Longer if you stop to build a snowman. 

Sea to Sky Gondola, winter hiking trails, snow shoe, Squamish, British Columbia

There are plenty of hiking and snow shoe trails that are accessible from the Summit Lodge.

Chief Overlook Viewing Platform, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia

The Chief Overlook Viewing Platform. It takes about 30 minutes from the Summit Lodge, round trip.

Chief Overlook Viewing Platform, Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, British Columbia

The view of Squamish from the Chief Overlook Viewing Platform. That rock formation is the Chief.

Views of Howe Sound from the Chief Overlook Viewing Platform.

Winter, Suspension Bridge, Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Snow-capped mountain views from the Summit Lodge viewing platform.

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Related: The Best Road Trip from Vancouver for first time visitors

Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

This is the first Santa photo where Connor isn’t crying. Big moment!

What you need to know before you go:

  • The Sea to Sky Gondola is located 2 kilometres south of Squamish, directly on the Sea to Sky Highway/Hwy 99. It’s about a 45 minute scenic drive from Vancouver. More info here
  • Parking is free at the base of the gondola. 
  • The gondola, lodges, trails, suspension bridge, and viewing decks are open year-round, but the hours of operation will change depending on the season. During winter, the gondola is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More info here.
  • It’s cheaper to purchase your day pass online. Prices and ticket info here.
  • Come prepared for the weather. You will need proper winter boots and it’s wise to wear multiple layers, including gloves and toques. Weather can change quickly in the mountains, plan for it. Check daily weather conditions here.
  • If you are visiting in the winter, make sure you have proper snow tires for the drive from Vancouver to Squamish because the road conditions can change quickly and it can be a challenging drive with lots of snow.
  • Photos with Santa cost $15 for one picture or $20 for two. Plan to arrive early, around 10:00 AM, and go directly to the Santa Booth. You will receive a number when you check in. If you’re lucky, you can get your photos taken right away. If there’s a wait, go outside to the viewing deck or suspension bridge and come back closer to when your number will be called. More info here.
  • There are plenty of activities for the holiday season. Find out what’s happening here.

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