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Best Vancouver souvenirs | Check out all the souvenirs we found while on vacation in Vancouver, Canada. We found inukshuk figurines, maple syrup, steamworks beer glasses and more!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Vancouver is a spectacular place to visit and explore. Downtown is lively with shopping of all kinds. Between the malls, the tourist shops, and the funky boutique shopping of Gastown, you are sure to find all the Vancouver souvenirs you could want. Here’s...

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Highlights of Vancouver | Yaletown, Vancouver #yaletown #highlights #vancouver

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1521918995667{padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Vancouver holds a special place in our hearts because it was the very first international trip we had ever taken, and we took it together. We spent 5 days around memorial day weekend eating good food, drinking good...

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1521946288480{padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Granville Island sits tucked away under the Highway 99 ramp in Vancouver, luring tourists with the sweet promise of food and shopping like a venus fly trap. The island contains an odd mix of seafood restaurants, industrial art spaces,...

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A quiet moment in Donner Lake | #winter #donner #cabingetaway

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Every winter, my husband Jeremy and I organize a weekend Tahoe cabin trip with a group of dear friends. We spend three days in the snow, sledding, sleeping by the fire, and eating junk food. Each year it becomes more special as more...

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Color Factory | Whole Widen World #colorfactory #ilovecolor #artinstallation #artexhibit #sanfrancisco #wholewidenworld

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In August 2017, a white three-story building with vertical rainbow stripes located on the edge of lower nob hill in opened its doors for business. They called themselves The Color Factory and they welcomed people to come and enjoy an exhibit of color focused rooms, designed for delight and...

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The City Museum, St. Louis | #wholewidenworld #museum #saintlouis #familyfriendly #exploresaintlouis

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Long before your Instagram feed was filled with selfies from trendy pop-up museums like Color factory and Museum of Ice Cream, there was the the City Museum in Saint Louis. Aptly described as a playground museum, City Museum holds over 10 floors of structures, surfaces,...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Happy New Year everyone! We just came back from a long weekend getaway in Fort Bragg for new years and now we're refreshed and ready to start some serious writing. Last week we shared our favorite memories of 2017, but that's only half...

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House of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf | #art #installation #museum #surreal #travel #santafe #roadtrip #wholewidenworld

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1513579563305{padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]While researching popular attractions in New Mexico, I came across a trip advisor post about Meow Wolf, a collective of artists who create surreal, colorful, and weird interactive art installations. Their most recent work, "the house of eternal return",...

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2017

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It's the end of December, which means it's time to reflect on the year and express our gratitude for all our great memories. Normally I don't like to share too many photos of ourselves because I want to inspire our readers and make the...

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Colorado Springs in 48 hours

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1512716236059{padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Jeremy grew up in Colorado, and while he hasn't lived here in over 15 years, he still considers Colorado his home. While we enjoyed Denver's lively downtown area, busy nightlife, and bountiful restaurants, Jeremy and I...

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Magic Town, Colorado Springs | Whole Widen World

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1512716302542{padding-right: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]While visiting Colorado Springs on our road-trip, we happened across a curious place called Magic Town, the art exhibit of the sculptor, Micheal Garman.  From the outside, it appears to be a magic shop but upon entering, you realize...

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A fall hike in Boulder, Colorado | Whole Widen World #fall #hike #colorado #boulder

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]While on our road trip in Colorado we decided to meet up with friends from college at a cafe in downtown Boulder. The crisp air and the first crunch of leaves underfoot tell us that fall has arrived and we are eager to enjoy it....

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Guide to Oslo, Norway | Whole Widen World

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]After a few days of being one with the small town charms of Bergen and Flam, we finally got a taste of our first big city in Norway. Oslo is the whole package: history, architecture, nightlife, shopping, and good food. We spent the next 48...

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48 hours in Boston | Whole Widen World #solotravel #boston #48hourguide #travel #boston

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1503809688220{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 5% !important;}"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Traveling solo in Boston, or anywhere for that matter, for the first time anywhere can feel intimidating. I had never had the opportunity to travel to a new city alone and I was eager to prove to...

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48-hour guide to stockholm | #stockholm #sweden #travel #48hourguide #travelblog #wholewidenworld

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]It was our last city on our trip through Norway and Sweden and we only had 48 hours in Stockholm before our flight home. From our experience, here is a list of places that are worth visiting and places you can probably skip.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column...

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Cliffs of Mohr, Ireland | Whole Widen World #cliffsofmoher #Ireland #hiking #travel

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1522533304820{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Come witness at the Cliffs of Moher where land meets sea in a turbulent end. Waves crash hard into rocks, chiseling their way deeper into the high cliff side. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Gulls swoop in and out of cubby holes,...

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Rock of Cashel, Ireland | Whole Widen World #castles #irishcastles #ireland #rockofcashel

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1500407644598{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Part of what makes Ireland so magical is all the historic Irish castles and sites peppered throughout the country, preserved for people to visit and marvel at. As Jeremy and I traveled around the perimeter of Ireland for our...

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Camping Lagoon Campground , Oregon | Whole Widen World #camping #summer #oregon

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1500657492056{padding-top: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our highly anticipated camping trip to Lagoon Campground in Oregon is finally here. After driving for 8 plus hours in the car, and stopping in Ashland for lunch, we arrive at the camp around 3:00 pm.   We go into our natural routine for...

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Souvenir-shopping-in-ashland-oregon | Whole Widen World #souvenirs #ashland #oregon

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1523236701718{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The alarm blares at 3:45 AM and Jeremy springs out of bed. I startle awake and lay back down, groaning. He quickly gets dressed and starts gathering the last few things we need for our long journey. I...

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street art in norway

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's always fun to find street art in different places. Seeing the different styles and influences. They act as little easter eggs around every corner. Here's a few we f.ound traveling in Norway and Sweden[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="472" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="475" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image...