This isn't Vancouver, it's Portland! And if you haven't been recently, you should
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This isn't Vancouver, it's Portland! And if you haven't been recently, you should

Portland's Hotel Vintage Plaza is pet-friendly, eco-friendly and recently renovated
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Portland's Hotel Vintage Plaza is pet-friendly, eco-friendly and recently renovated

Portland's Oba Restaurant serves a gorgeous Baked Argentina
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Portland's Oba Restaurant serves a gorgeous Baked Argentina

Portland's Bluehour lunch - Pan-seared Barramundi over a bed of spinach with tomatoes confit & pearl onions with saffron beurre blanc
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Portland's Bluehour lunch - Pan-seared Barramundi over a bed of spinach with tomatoes confit & pearl onions with saffron beurre blanc

Bellingham Bay offers spectacular views of the San Juan Islands
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Bellingham Bay offers spectacular views of the San Juan Islands

Bellingham's Hotel Bellweather offers moorage for guests in beautiful Bellingham Bay
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Bellingham's Hotel Bellweather offers moorage for guests in beautiful Bellingham Bay

Downtown Bellingham houses a bevy of eclectic stores and streets
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Downtown Bellingham houses a bevy of eclectic stores and streets

Victoria's Parliament Buildings stand watch over the capital city
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Victoria's Parliament Buildings stand watch over the capital city

Victoria's Empress Hotel offers luxurious accommodations and afternoon tea
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Victoria's Empress Hotel offers luxurious accommodations and afternoon tea

Delectable desserts at The Empress Hotel's afternoon tea in Victoria
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Delectable desserts at The Empress Hotel's afternoon tea in Victoria

After high tea, take a walk along Victoria's inner harbour
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After high tea, take a walk along Victoria's inner harbour

Victoria's many ghost tours reveal where infamous hangings and murders took place
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Victoria's many ghost tours reveal where infamous hangings and murders took place

View of Seattle from the harbour
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View of Seattle from the harbour

Argosy Seattle harbour tour
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Argosy Seattle harbour tour

Seattle's colourful Pike Place Market
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Seattle's colourful Pike Place Market

Dahlia Bakery, Seattle
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Dahlia Bakery, Seattle

Seattle Art Museum
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Seattle Art Museum

History of the Quileute Native Peoples, made famous by Twilight, at the Seattle Art Museum
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History of the Quileute Native Peoples, made famous by Twilight, at the Seattle Art Museum

Automobiles exploding with light dangle from the ceiling at the Seattle Art Museum
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Automobiles exploding with light dangle from the ceiling at the Seattle Art Museum

Gear up for the day by caffeinating at one of Nelson's finest coffee houses, Oso Negro Café
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Gear up for the day by caffeinating at one of Nelson's finest coffee houses, Oso Negro Café

Nelson's forested lake offers a picturesque backdrop for myriad outdoor activities
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Nelson's forested lake offers a picturesque backdrop for myriad outdoor activities

Nelson is filled with quirky, artistic folks who colour its memorable demographic
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Nelson is filled with quirky, artistic folks who colour its memorable demographic

A true Mexico-like experience in Osoyoos at the Walnut Beach Resort private beach
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A true Mexico-like experience in Osoyoos at the Walnut Beach Resort private beach

The pool-warm waters are ideal for swimming and boating in Osoyoos
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The pool-warm waters are ideal for swimming and boating in Osoyoos

Luxury 2-bed beachfront townhomes at the newly opened Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos
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Luxury 2-bed beachfront townhomes at the newly opened Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos

Sample a flight of in-house beer at Ridge Brew House in Osoyoos
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Sample a flight of in-house beer at Ridge Brew House in Osoyoos

A unique type of wine tasting is at the Black Hills Estate Winery in Osoyoos
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A unique type of wine tasting is at the Black Hills Estate Winery in Osoyoos

The emerald green waters of Kalamalka Lake, Vernon
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The emerald green waters of Kalamalka Lake, Vernon

Panoramic views of Okanagan Lake from Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort
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Panoramic views of Okanagan Lake from Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort

Infinity pool and spectacular lake views at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon
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Infinity pool and spectacular lake views at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon

Entrance to Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort
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Entrance to Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort

Crystal entrance to the KurSpa, Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon
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Crystal entrance to the KurSpa, Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon

Unique hot sauna at Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort
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Unique hot sauna at Vernon's Sparkling Hill Resort

The lakeside orchards of Arrowleaf Winery, Vernon
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The lakeside orchards of Arrowleaf Winery, Vernon

Tofino by air
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Tofino by air

Surfer at Cox Bay, Tofino, BC
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Surfer at Cox Bay, Tofino, BC

Rolling waves at Cox Bay at the Long Beach Lodge, Tofino, BC
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Rolling waves at Cox Bay at the Long Beach Lodge, Tofino, BC

Long Beach Lodge, Tofino, BC
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Long Beach Lodge, Tofino, BC