Articles Written By Chris & Rick Millikan

A Gathering of Eagles

By Chris & Rick Millikan on May 1, 2016

Fraser River tributaries fill with millions of spawning salmon. Thousands of bald eagles soon follow, attracted by this abundant food source. And like hundreds of other curious visitors, we check out the Fraser Valley’s Bald Eagle Festival in mid-November, the first of four weekends celebrating these returns. Read more...

Tulip Time

By Chris & Rick Millikan on Apr 1, 2016

Packing light, we rack up our bikes and head for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. A comfortable Arlington base awaits us in Washington State, an easy drive south of the border. Read more...

Walking into San Francisco's Golden Past

By Chris & Rick Millikan on Jul 29, 2009

Convenient public transit supports our recent series of revealing walks into San Francisco's past. Perfectly situated at Queen Anne Hotel, our wide-range of investigations start with a Victorian Homes Walk. Our guide, Shonna, introduces us to our Victorian lodgings. "Often mistaken for a mansion, this four-story landmark began as a girl's finishing school in 1890. Corner turret, bay windows and gabled roof reflect Queen Anne architecture. Read more...

Foodies Go Nuts in the Fraser Valley

By Chris & Rick Millikan on Jun 30, 2009

Skyrocketing travel expenses encourage avid adventurers like us to explore closer to home. So hearing of farming tours less than two hours from Vancouver, we investigate rural life around Agassiz-Harrison, browsing and nibbling our way through several glorious days; but first a detour into Harrison's renowned World Championship of Sand Sculptures. Read more...

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