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New Zealand Wine Tours

During my time in Queenstown, I went on a wine tour with New Zealand Wine Tours. They were recommended to us by the concierge at The Rees Hotel where we were staying. I had told them I wanted to do a food and wine tour and they suggested the Degustation Tour. I really enjoyed this tour because…

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Queenstown photo diary

I recently traveled to Queenstown, which is located on the South Island of New Zealand. I have never been to New Zealand before so my whole trip was full of new experiences and sights. Queenstown is similar to my home (Vancouver, BC) in ways. It has lots of water around it and mountains. The main…

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The Rees Hotel

When traveling to another country, I like my accommodations to be of high quality and comfort. I did ample research on where to stay in Queenstown, New Zealand. I ended up booking The Rees Hotel for our week long stay in the South Island of New Zealand. The pictures of the view on their website…

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Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe

I love baked goods and I love cafes. I wish I could spend all of my time in them. Beaucoup Bakery is definitely a place I would frequent more often if I lived in the city. This French inspired bakery makes beautiful and incredibly delicious treats. The parchment lined baskets displaying their goodies are too…

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Belgard Kitchen

You know brunch is going to be amazing when you want one of every single item on the menu. Belgard Kitchen is open for all meals of the day but I went here for the first (my favorite) meal of the day. Brunch is served on the weekend only from 10am-3pm. Belgard shares its space…

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Abbondanza

The quiet town of Ucluelet is dishing up some phenomenal pizza. Abbondanza opened recently and has the town a buzz with their creations. They are a family run restaurant and the hours vary. Make sure you check their website or their Facebook page for their current hours of operation. The menu is simple. The pizza dough is one of…

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Black Rock Resort

Black Rock Resort is a stunning hotel perched over the Pacific Ocean. Its picturesque location in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, makes it one of the town’s best places to stay. The hotel has a unique U-shape. Try to get an ocean front room to fully enjoy all the beauty here. We stayed in a one bedroom…

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Long Beach Lodge Resort

I have been to Tofino quite a few times now. We haven’t really been back to the same place twice yet. I stayed at Long Beach Lodge Resort recently and I know that I will definitely be back. My husband and I both agreed that it was our most comfortable Tofino stay to date. The…

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Blue Fox Cafe

The Blue Fox Cafe in Victoria serves breakfast all day. Victoria has such an amazing brunch culture, I just love it. Restaurants just have one focus and do it really well which is exactly what the Blue Fox is doing. Like many other places in Victoria, its first come first serve. Be prepared to possibly…

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Tacofino Victoria

Tacofino’s ever expanding reach has stretched the other side of Vancouver Island from where they originally started in Tofino. Their Victoria Tacobar has been open since approximately 2015. I had a chance to check out this location on my most recent Victoria holiday. I have also written about the original truck here and their first…

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