Mountain Biking in Moab

Day 50: Taking On the World Capital of Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah is bound on multiple sides by towering red rock formations. The Colorado River runs along the northern edge and Arches National Park just a few miles farther beyond. It is a mecca for people looking for adventure on the rocks and the river. Main Street is crowded with businesses offering rentals and tours for exploring the stunningly beautiful area – via mountain bike, 4×4 vehicle, kayak or raft. But no part of the culture is as popular as ripping up the rocky desert trails on a mountain bike.
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Vancouver

The Vancouver 4 Star Yelp Review

We’re a little confused about how to find good food under $13 in Vancouver, BC. We normally depend on the two dollar sign/four star Yelp review because in San Francisco, where we’ve lived for the past few years, it’s an almost foolproof way of finding delicious food. We started out with recommendations from friends and locals and crosschecked them with Yelp. We ate at numerous places that fit the Yelp criteria we look for, but time and time again we were a bit disappointed. I mean the food was good, but not in our opinion good enough to warrant hundreds of four and five star reviews.
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Green Curry

Recipe: Campfire Thai Green Curry

We’ve always loved our Thai food, but ever since our first visit to Thailand, we just can’t get enough of it. Alleah always says eating thai food in Thailand literally gets her high, and I have to admit it’s not a bad way to describe the powerfully delicious meals we’ve had there. When we’re not in Thailand we still love to make our own versions of the delicous stuff, and, fortunately, as long as we’re packing some pre-made Thai curry paste and a can of coconut milk, it’s really easy to do wherever we are.
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Tofino

Day 39: Views of Tofino

There’s a magical little town called Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, where the energy is youthful and vibrant and the natural beauty is overwhelming. Towering mountains hugged by patches of fog lit by the morning sun look down upon a gorgeous array of islands and house boats nestled in an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Fishing boats set out to get their day’s catch and surfers hang out at coffee shops when they’re not riding their bicycles with surfboards attached on their way to amazing beaches. We camped for 3 nights at an incredible beach with a view of scattered islands and tree lined cliffs and slept in our cozy tent falling asleep to the sound of lapping waves.
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