The Canucker Does Dallas

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Fresh off the plane and starving, we were thrilled to find an In-N-Out burger across the street from our hotel. We recommend the double-double. For a more local (and vintage) experience, make sure to pop over to the Keller’s Drive In, which is all but missing the rollerblades. Delicious burgers and a fantastic experience to boot.

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The Sixth Floor Museum was extremely powerful and perfectly executed. A must see!

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Highland Park Village embodies the finer things in life. Top designer boutiques, exquisite restaurants and our personal favourite: Bird Bakery. The cupcakes are life changing!

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The Dallas Arboretum is a great place to escape the big city and enjoy nature. A natural oasis filled with endless fields of flowers and perfectly manicured gardens. Take a deep breath, stroll and enjoy!

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When in Texas…

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Let me preface this by advising you arrive early. 10:30am lunch type of early. But h*ll it’s worth it! Hands down, Pecan Lodge has the best BBQ we have tried to date. Quick insiders tip: Skip the line, by sitting at the bar.

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Disclaimer: Western spirit is contagious.

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You cannot visit Dallas and miss Fort Worth. It is like stepping into a Western film, in all the best ways. Cowboy hats, horses, country music & saloons galore.

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Already planning our next trip to Dallas, where out hearts remained.

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5 Unique Places to Stay Across Canada

Spring is in the air and we are heading into the 14th week of 2017. Perfect time to start using up those vacation days, n’est-ce pas?

Below are five Instagram worthy accommodations across Canada, from tree pods in BC to a railway caboose in PEI.

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Ultra modern cabin in Columbia-Shuswap A, BC for $449 per night – Airbnb

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Mongolian yurt in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory for $111 per night – Airbnb

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A museum guesthouse in Twillingate, NL for $248 per night – Airbnb

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A train caboose in Flat River, PEI for $155 per night – Airbnb

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Forest spheres in Qualicum Beach, BC for $175 per night – Free Spirit Spheres

2017 Discovery Pass

In celebration of Canada’s 150th, Parks Canada is offering free coast to coast access to all of its national parks, marine conservation areas and historical sites. All it takes is a quick online registration and a touch of patience; while your pass is delivered straight to your doorstep (did we mention free shipping?).

To get your pass today, please visit: http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=22953&urlLangId=-1&productId=524528&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&catalogId=53407

Our top three picks:

  1. Jasper National Parkparkscanada_ryan-bray-e1469804492184Photo courtesy of Parks Canada/Ryan Bray 
  2. Thousand Islandsboldtcastle_aerial Photo courtesy of http://www.canuckabroad.com 
  3. Riel House72592Photo courtesy of http://www.historicplaces.ca

Amazing, eh?