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I'd never been to a conference before, but I'd been looking forward to TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) for a while. I first heard about TBEX through Twitter hashtags while it was going on in Chicago two summers ago. And then I didn't get my act together to go last year in New York. And so I decided to go this year, to Vancouver, to my first conference ever. So I booked my ticket and grabbed a flight to Seattle and a train to Vancouver because it was way cheaper. And luckily my flight out of O'Hare left only an hour...

After visiting Hyder, Alaska, it took another day and a half to get back to Seattle. Another twenty something hours of driving. Luckily the views are gorgeous and Canada is more insane about their roadside culture than America is! And luckily Brian managed to crack us up the whole way by using his kazoo at opportune times. Wha wha. [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" size="full" ids="91396,91397,91398,91403,91404,91405,91406,91407,91408,91409,91410,91411,91412"] ...

Our road trip from Seattle to Hyder, Alaska lasted three days. It was about 20 hours of driving. Each way. Which was a long journey to get to a town that, basically, held nothing. But it was definitely worth it. There really is nothing to do in Hyder, Alaska. There are bears. There's a bar. There's a post office. But it's one of those places that you go to just to say you went. And you should totally go! Because it the long road to Hyder, Alaska, and what a long road it was, was pretty awesome. It took us an entire...

Day three of my vacation consisted of driving. A whole lot of driving. Luckily I wasn't the one behind the wheel on our road trip through British Columbia. This time and I learned that it is a whole lot easier (and perhaps a whole lot safer) to take video and photos while being a passenger. We woke up early in the morning, checked out of our hotel in Seattle, Washington, and hit the road in a rental car for the Canadian border. Our destination for the night was a motel in New Hazelton, British Columbia. Can you believe that this was my...