June 2017

Oysters and Geoduck and more touring during the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival!

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The marvelous BC shellfish and Seafood Festival allowed a group of travel writers on this  hosted trip to see not only how seafood is prepared, but also how it is raised.  Fanny Bay Oysters opened up their doors for us to come and take a gander.  Most everyone has heard of Fanny Bay Oysters and […]

Ten Must Do Things This Summer!

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Summer comes and goes like lightening in a spring storm. First it is Memorial Day and pools open, tractor shows start, and then before you know it, it’s the 4th of July and the state fair. Throughout the summer, there is usually a trip or two and before you know it summer is gone! Before […]

Salmon Farming, an interview and a visit!

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Salmon farming in the ocean is big business and a fascinating one at that.  During the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, you can even tour a salmon farm, and while on a hosted trip to this amazing festival, that’s just what I did! Salmon Farming according to the Salmon Farmer’s Association(BCSFA) is B.C.’s highest valued […]

A Wharf Tour - Comox Harbour Beauty

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While visiting Comox Valley for the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, I had a chance to learn about seafood in this beautiful area of the world.  One of the tours I took on this hosted trip was a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf that is run by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.  I was ready to board a boat and […]

Historic Stagville, Civil War History

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Historic Stagville sits outside of Durham, North Carolina.  I toured this fascinating site with Rose Hammitt while in Chapel Hill for the North American Travel Journalist Conference.  This historic site shares the story of a pre-Civil War farm.  I think for those of us that grew up in the north, the plantation and slavery times are […]