I believe the staggeringly scenic Pacific Rim region of Vancouver Island is the most beautiful, restful, and perfect place...in the world. I had heard about it for years, but there were other, more "exotic" places to experience. Too bad it took me so many years to discover this wild, sparsely populated paradise. It has everything. Spectacular beaches that are each different in some fascinating way--this one with tidepools teaming with sealife, that one with pretty pebbles instead of sand, another one with powerful breakers and clean, vast sandy stretches, yet another with enough bull kelp to weave a curtain for your driftwood hut.
Rainforest trails through national parkland skirt the beaches...Read More