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Three Delicious Days in Victoria

The ever-improving food scene in Victoria continues to impress me. Here are some highlights of places to check out, plus more to do, in Victoria.
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Victoria: A Third Time for Feasting on Food

Victoria has gone from being “one time only” to a place I can’t get enough of—for food. You don’t need a car, so Victoria’s easy to reach via Victoria Clipper or Kenmore Air. Once there, go beyond the tourist spots and you’ll discover, as I…
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Passport to Pleasure: A Terrific Time in Tofino

Like many world travelers, I love to stare at maps. I’m drawn to distant areas with limited numbers of roads, and am especially intrigued by towns at the ends of such roads, picturing romance in remoteness. Since well before I moved to the Pacific Northwest…
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Passport to Pleasure: Six Letters Spell Sensuality in Victoria

About a year ago, I reported about a culinary awakening in Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Sooke. That was based on a summertime trip to Vancouver Island. Planning a return to Victoria, I wondered: Would I find bliss in more wintery weather? Snow, ice, rain, and…
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Escape from Seattle: Vancouver Island’s Sooke Harbour House

Food and wine pairing is a fabulous thing, but perhaps even better: a culinary experience combined with a world-class inn stay. I sang the praises of the Inn at Langley and Cave B Inn in the past. How many superlatives can I sling about Sooke…
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Escape from Seattle: North of Victoria to the Cowichan Valley

Recall that in my previous “Escape” report about Victoria, I mentioned how a bottle of balsamic vinegar tempted me to return to Vancouver Island for some culinary adventures. Sadly, I was fighting a cold during this trip to the island, so I continued my journey,…
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