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Sunset in #Sooke. - sooke, bc Lovely Minnekhada park is quickly becoming one of my favourites for #winterhiking. - minnekhada regional park, bc Yesterday at Upper Shannon Falls. A surprising number of hikers out. #mildwinter #vancouver #squamish - squamish, bc White sand today at #wreckbeach. #vancouversnow - Wreck Breach, Vancouver, BC We'll call it a successful day. Hike + canoe + waterfall + beer + addieh80. #pittlake #vancouver - pitt lake, bc Was seeing pretty patterns all over the trail today, heading out to Norvan Falls with addieh80.… - lynn headwaters regional park, bc Still lovely in the rain clouds: the Stawamus Chief #squamish #hiking - squamish, bc One more from yesterday's #squamish #hike. These were the size of jellybeans. - Squamish, BC} I need a "Why did the goose cross the road?" joke! @granville_isle #morningcommute - Granville Island, Vancouver, BC The goslings are going from cute to awkward. #granvilleisland - granville island, bc Proof that people are awesome at #folkfest: This is not this man's child. #justmet - Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC #folkfest base camp set up - jericho park, vancouver, bc A long time since my last visit to #theovens near #lunenburg. Perfect place on a hot day. - ovens natural park, ns Boating on the #lachinecanal. Ah lovely #montreal! - lachine, montreal, qc Oh #deepcove, you're so pretty. Especially in post-doughnut sugar bliss. #honeysdoughnuts - deep cove, bc A lovely lake hike for a lovely day. #buntzen #hiking - buntzen lake, bc #venicebeach day solo. Strange strangers. - Venice beach, los angeles, ca A much-needed journey into the woods today. #pacificspirit - pacific spirit regional park, bc Some Christmas cheer with Miss Lashes and mollinksi at #VanDusen Festival of Lights - van dusen botanical garden, vancouver, bc No salmon at the hatchery this weekend. But some other characters. - capilano regional park, bc Taking advantage of the lack of snow to hike Eagle Bluff. - cypress provincial park, bc Ominous face in the clouds? #theshining #timberline - mount hood, oregon Looking good today, #vancouver. #windyday - vancouver, bc Beauty birthday boat ride yesterday :) - horseshoe bay, bc I haven't got the smoke out of my hair yet. #tofino weekend #campfires - tofino, bc That horrible moment you see some kind of smoke/dust/vapour coming up through the floor of your… - monteria, colombia Landed safely in Medellin. Thunderstorms and lightning started the moment we stepped out of the… - medellin, colombia Hard travel day made better by a fancy hotel in Mexico City. @matthewmaccaull is so tired he… - zocalo square We sailed 600 nautical miles. Broke 2 bones. Got seasick for 36 straight hours. Visited the… - mexico city If you're looking for me, I've moved to #portalberni to eat lemon sprinkle doughnuts for the… - port alberni, bc Where El Gabo began his writing career. Making 32 cents an article and sleeping on rolls of… - Calle de San Juan de Dios, Cartagena, Colombia It is the end of rainy season in Cartagena but I love it! #colombia @ Centro Histórico De… - Centro Histórico, Cartagena, Colombia I'm this happy to be eating fresh mango for lunch #nomnomnom @ Cartegena Colombia - Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia Writing day #1! Loving my set up: folding keyboard and iphone, which fits in a little stand. Now… - Santa Marta, Colombia Had to cross a river, sleep on a wet sponge of a mattress, and shelter from the most intense… - Parque Tayrona, Colombia Woke up to the sounds of waves and thunder. Rain is coming, so went for an early walk on the… - Palomino, Colombia River Don Diego. Thought it looked rather tranquil as my bus drove past. About 10 min later we… - Bonda, Colombia Hotel reception clerk turned out to be an incredible filigree jeweller, working with emeralds.… - El Laguito, Cartagena, Colombia Goodbye for now Cartagena! @ Centro Historico Cartagena De Indias - Colombia - Centro Historico, Cartagena De Indias, Colombia Beautiful candlelit vigil last night in Bogota's Plaza de Bolivar. Followed by chants of "all… - Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia Couldn't resist riding some roller coasters in Bogota. - Bogota, Colombia Lesson in coffee picking and tasting and brewing in the incredibly idyllic #salento. Muchas… - Finca El Ocaso, Salento, Colombia Hey it's December 5! The day to parade through the streets at 6am making a ton of noise in… - Salento, Colombia I will dream of these trees for the rest of my life. #cocora #valledecocora #salento #treehugger… - Salento, Colombia I am really truly terrible at #salsa. So exploring Cali's streets instead. @ San Antonio Cali -… - San Antonio, Cali, Colombia When Colombian Santa asks you to photobomb a child's Christmas... #navidad #christmasmonth #cali… - Cali, Colombia Trying not to drop my phone out the window on the way to the Ecuador border! - Turumbambilla, Colombia More pretty doors, this time in Ecuador. - Cotacachi, Ecuador It's been a good day of hiking when you close your eyes and you can still see the trail. This… - Laguna de Cuicocha, Ecuador When you get to a new city, check into a new hostal, and immediately love your room.… - Quito, Ecuador Sometimes you have to climb a mountain to see nothing. #4696meters #volcanpichincha… - Volcan Pichincha, Ecuador Last night I stayed at the Guayasamin art museum until security turned the lights off, which was… - Quito, Ecuador I've stayed in places where I wake up to the sound of ocean waves. First time waking up to the… - Baños, Ecuador Yep. Found my happy place. Wish you were here mollinksi! @ La Casa Del Árbol Baños De Agua Santa - casa del Arbol, Baños, ecuador Alpaca snuggles. He was really soft and fluffy❕ - Ingapirca, Ecuador Spent summer solstice at Ingapirca -- Inca temple of the sun, and Cañari temple of the moon.… - Ingapirca, Ecuador Beach-town bevvie #1. Well deserved after three hour border crossing. @ Máncora - vichayito, peru Beach to myself! Though so many strange things washed up -- a dozen each of red onions, hot… - mancora, peru Merry Christmas from me and my turtle pals! - ñuro, peru Fortaleza Kuelap! Love! @ Kuelap - Kuelap, Peru Gocta: the third/fifth highest in the world, (waterfalls are always up for debate) but wasn't… - Chachapoyas, Peru Goodbye 2016! You were one to remember - Larcomar, Lima, Peru Ate cuy (guinea pig) for lunch today. But instead of its little foot, here's a picture of a… - Lima, Peru Those cities where you have no expectations before you arrive. #travel @ Lima, Peru - Lima, Peru Gulp. @ Paracas, Ica, Peru - Paracas, Peru Penguins! Instant ❤️. These little guys are Humboldt penguins on the Islas Ballestas off Peru. @… - Paracas, Peru I totally thought oases and unicorns were made up. Turns out only one is. @ Oasis Huacachina - Ica, Peru The $5 version of seeing the #nazcalines (versus $120! - Nazca, Peru Three days in the second deepest place on the earth. So quiet, dark, and peaceful. - Colca Canyon, Peru The moment when you realize the horizon is changing because a volcano is erupting. Only a little… - Colca Canyon, Peru So the bus driver says, and now you walk to Bolivia. - Puno, Peru Favourite sunset. Favourite meal. I've been thinking about fried trout on Lake Titicaca for a… - Copacabana, Bolivia I returned to Curahuara de Carangas -- where I spent much of my Bolivian internship back in 2006… - Curahuara de Carangas, Bolivia It's probably going to be a fun wine tasting when the guide pours samples from a 40L jug.… - Tarija, Bolivia Loved stumbling across the public works yard for Buenos Aires' sculptures today.… - Buenos Aires Found an Uruguayan cousin in Colonia! Because when a giant sign says "Ernst" you have to go in… - Colonia, Uruguay Sometimes the struggle isn't worth it. Getting soaked at #iguazufalls ☔️ @ La Garganta del… - foz do iguazu, brazil Back to getting lost in old town Cartagena - Cartagena, Colombia This stairwell struck me as so beautiful that I tripped over my own feet. Twice. Ouch and double… - cartagena, Colombia Miss Cartagena was crowned Miss Colombia on Monday. The city was *pretty* excited. - cartagena, colombia Breakfast views like these ☕️ @ Bocagrande, Cartagena de Indias - Bocagrande, Colombia "Make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you." Thackeray @ Bocagrande, Cartagena… - Bocagrande, Colombia Rainy season on the horizon. Keeping up with my after-work ritual of watching #sunset from the… - cartagena, colombia When you find forgotten money your pocket - rio de janiero, brazil

When you find forgotten money your pocket Rainy season on the horizon. Keeping up with my after-work ritual of watching #sunset from the… Breakfast views like these ☕️ @ Bocagrande, Cartagena de Indias This stairwell struck me as so beautiful that I tripped over my own feet. Twice. Ouch and double… Back to getting lost in old town Cartagena Found an Uruguayan cousin in Colonia! Because when a giant sign says Loved stumbling across the public works yard for Buenos Aires' sculptures today.… It's probably going to be a fun wine tasting when the guide pours samples from a 40L jug.… I returned to Curahuara de Carangas -- where I spent much of my Bolivian internship back in 2006… Favourite sunset. Favourite meal. I've been thinking about fried trout on Lake Titicaca for a… So the bus driver says, and now you walk to Bolivia.
Chloë Ernst - Travel writer based in Vancouver. I cover British Columbia, Atlantic Canada, and Washington State for guidebooks, print articles, and web magazines.

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