What's in your backyard?

photo by by Kevin Dooley

photo by by Kevin Dooley

Oh Canada

Like so many of us, sometimes we forget the beauty that is out our back door. When we think of a vacation or travel, sometimes we forget the places that boarder or states and how easy it would be to see. Take our friends in the great Northwest. 

Recently, I visited a friend and suggested we do a road trip to Canada. They were happily surprised as they had always thought about it, but never had made the trip and yet from their house to the border it's closer than one could imagine...only three hours. 

 Located two hours north of Vancouver on Canada’s west coast, Whistler is North America’s largest ski resort. In 2016, the resort celebrates its 50th anniversary with lots of special events and promotions including a special 50th anniversary party, new restaurants, and plenty of special offers. Add a new privately-funded art museum is opening early in the new year — a big-city gallery for this small mountain town – and Whistler offers so much more than skiing and snowboarding. In fact, it’s also a top destination in the summer, with miles of hiking and biking trails and great year-round diversions like craft breweries and the indulgent open-air Scandinave spa. – Katie Hammel