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A Weekend with the Mattiones

November 12th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Celebrations | Food | The Places We've Been | United States - (2 Comments)
Downtown Seattle

First of all, that last name is just crazy fun to say. Let’s try it together. Mat-ee-oh-nees. Feels nice on the tongue, doesn’t it? Ian and I had already spent time enjoying Seattle together in 2008 and therefore elected not to commit an extended amount of days there this time through. We were, however, ecstatic … Read more

Border Crossing: USA / Canada

November 11th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Border Crossings | Canada | Dogs | Speedbumps | United States - (2 Comments)
Coburn Gore Approaching Border Sign

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Drive the Americas

November 8th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in About | Canada | How To | Inspiration - (0 Comments)
Dinner and Drinks with Tom and Kelsey

I wish I remembered when we first started reading Drive the Americas.  It was my first, tangible-ish (as the internet now apparently constitutes tangibility to me) evidence that what we had decided to do was not completely out of left field or impossible – though at the time, I also wasn’t even aware that anyone … Read more

Stanley Park – At a Glance

October 31st, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Canada | Parks | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Stanley Park Seawall

In a city as vertical as Vancouver, large amounts of park space and protected natural land can be difficult to conceive of.  Stanley Park goes beyond a plot of land at the edge of a city or the creation of a renowned landscape architect though.  Donning accolades and attractions, the park welcomes some 8 million visitors … Read more

What Are You Doing There?

October 20th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in The Places We've Been | United States - (4 Comments)
Chico Hot Springs

We’ve done a lot of nothing in Montana. Many folks have asked us. “Oh, Montana? What are you doing there?” Just being. That’s all you really need to do here. Our cottage in Paradise Valley 20 minutes south of Livingston, MT is surrounded by views on all sides – golden fields of waving grasses, picturesque … Read more

Montreal, Quebec

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Canada | Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Mural in Montreal

Some of our favorite photos from a colorful Canadian city.

Street Art in Montreal

October 14th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Art | Canada | Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Mural in Montreal

One of the notable highlights of Montreal is the abundance and variety of street art.  It is both planned and spontaneous, masterpiece and graffiti.  During an overcast week with temperatures in the 50s, the captivating images – some provocative, some sweet – transformed an otherwise mundane collection of streets and sidewalks into a vibrant cityscape, … Read more

Poutine

October 6th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Canada | Food | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Poutine

When Ian first told me that we needed to try poutine while we were in Montreal, I thought he was telling a bad dirty joke. Lucky for all of us, he was actually referring to a traditional Quebecois dish, and poutine, though in fact a guilty pleasure, is in no way a joke. In its … Read more

Down East Maine

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been | United States - (1 Comments)
Near Acadia's Thunder Hole

We sat at the Nautica Pub in Birch Harbor, Maine for an hour after close on Monday night.  There were six of us left including the bartender, Mona, who allowed the crew of mostly locals to enjoy an extra round while she cleaned, restocked, and closed up shop.  The conversation rose and fell, joyful but … Read more

Week on the Move

September 26th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in About | The Places We've Been | United States - (3 Comments)
Happy Couple

The last week has been a bit abnormal as we’ve hopped all over the place staying no longer than two nights in one spot since last Tuesday, the 18th. In case you haven’t been checking our map daily or popping in to see our current location at the top of our website, here’s the rundown … Read more