Take the Scenic Route


I am pretty excited to share this blog post that has been a few weeks in the making. I went on a fun Fall road trip thanks to Ford Canada. I had a friend come along and help to document the journey in the 2017 Ford Fusion.  Thanks for stopping by to see the photos and video…you are going to love it.   🙂

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This road trip took us from Mission to Pemberton (in British Columbia) and lots of stops along the way. The weather was on-again and off-again…as is expected this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, we were probably lucky to see any sun!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

I love this video!  I hope you enjoy it, too. It does a great job of capturing the scenes along the way and the beauty of British Columbia. I say it regularly on the blog, but I live in the most beautiful place on earth. Truly.  🙂

A special shout-out to Braedin Toth for the amazing photos and video. Thanks for sharing your talents and taking me along on your adventures.  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

For this road trip, Braedin and I took a new 2017 Ford Fusion.  I was so impressed with all the great features in this car. It made driving so easy and enjoyable…even in the City where I don’t like driving.

The navigation system was very easy to use and didn’t fail me once.  The display was huge, which made it easy to glance at while driving.  The Ford Fusion also had SYNC 3 which made it so easy to connect my phone, play my music and it was all voice activated.

I loved the rear camera for backing up and it had something called a Lane-Keeping System which makes the steering wheel vibrate if you go over the line while driving (not that I do that too much  🙂 ).  There was Pre-Collision Assist and also Parking Assist. Seriously, the Ford Fusion has so many features.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

It had a lot of trunk space, which was surprising to me. You can fit a whole lot of suitcases or gear in there.

I also had a lot of leg room in the front and back seats. Not that I need a lot of leg room since I am only 5’2″…but there are taller people out there (like Braedin) that can appreciate all the leg room.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her road trip from the Fraser Valley to Pemberton, BC in a Ford Fusion. Video by Braedin Toth.

I hope you have a great Tuesday! I am still in LA and going to Malibu tomorrow. I am certain it will be an amazing day.

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A special thank you to Ford Canada for making this post possible.

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  • Wonderful pictures , and what a beautiful scenic route 🙂 Love it!

  • Tania Potter

    British

    Columbia is just beautiful and having a spacious boot for suitcases on this kind of a road trip is an absolute godsend.

  • Tania Potter

    British Columbia is very beautiful and having a spacious boot for suitcases on this kind of a road trip is an absolute pleasure.

  • Alli Smith

    I love the photo in the rain! What a great car and such beautiful scenery. Awesome photos and the video really shows the beautiful scenic route. Lovely!

  • Denise Seegobin

    Wow! What a great story and the pictures are wonderful. I actually felt like I was there. It looked like you had a great time.

  • Kate

    These photos are absolutely stunning
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  • Jeanette

    Your photos are always so beautiful! This looks like it would’ve been a fun trip! You all must of had such a blast.

  • WhispersInspire

    Always take the scenic route is right. I love that Ford, it really is a gorgeous car. Enjoy Malibu.

  • Nina Marshall

    Wow, your photos and video are amazing. The scenery is incredible, would love to visit with my camera!

  • Kari Kriewald

    These photos are absolutely stunning! It looks like you had a perfect road trip! xo

  • Wow this is breath taking Bella!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Bill

    I love finding off the path places like this!! Your photos turned out amazing, I love the bridge!!

  • michele d

    You always have the best photos and your smile seems endless in all of your photos. Scenic route is the only way to go when traveling by car.

  • Greta Hollar

    Such stunning photos! These views look amazing!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • These photos are gorgeous!! I need to visit there for sure!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • A Ford Fusion was the first car I ever bought. It has come a long way since then. This car looks sleek and elegant. Totally exciting!

  • Wow… talk about scenic route!!! LOOKS STUNNING! Thanks for sharing these photos! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/holiday-shopping-shoprunner/

  • Pam

    Wow, beautiful pictures. It looks like taking the scenic route in your Ford was a good idea.

  • Oh my goodness what an amazing post – those pictures are beautiful and I love taking the scenic route.

  • Follow My Gut

    I absolutely love your photos! The shots that really highlight nature with you alongside it are beautiful but is it odd if my fave is the one with your feet out the window? Kinda rebellious kinda childlike with a bit of exploration to it. Great post and awesome vid!!!

  • Cristin Cooper

    Great post! But that bridge gives me hives.

    cristin
    cristin@thesouthernstyleguide.com
    @thesouthernstyleguide

  • maddie

    BELLA– these photos are stunning!! But I agree with Cristin, that bridge makes my hands sweat!

    Xx, Maddie
    http://www.ottestyleblog.com

  • mckenna bleu

    Great post! These photos are beautiful!

  • TravelingWellForLess

    What a fun road trip. Braedin’s photos and video are amazing. The Ford Fusion is a fun car – that’s what I usually rent when traveling.

  • I am a Ford girl! I love the old sedans, though. Having lots of luggage space is a must! Looks like you went to some beautiful places. Road trips are so much fun!

  • In LOVE with this scenery- so pretty! I love your jacket too!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • What an awesome trip! That Ford Fusion certainly is a good looking car and the fact that the navigation system never failed you is good news to me. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!

  • Oh my gosh, the scenery is stunning, what an amazing trip!!!

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  • Dee

    Alright, number one your pictures are just awesome! Number 2: This make me want to upgrade my 2012 Ford Fusion for the 2017. It looks awesome and I love the features.

  • The Ford Fusion sounds like a winner for sure. I love the look of it, I’ve been a Ford fan for a long time now and still going.

  • Elly Leavitt

    the photos are too gorgeous! love the colours in them! x

  • Ashley

    Bella this post is stunning!!!! Gorgeous photos! What an amazing adventure!

  • What beautiful scenery! It’s very fall like where you live! What a fun road trip you had. The Ford Fusion seems like a great car.

  • sandyalamode

    wow these photos are seriously stunning girl!!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    It sounds like you had fantastic time on your road trip. I would love to visit British Columbia some day. It is such a gorgeous place. The Ford Fusion is a great car to drive when on any road trip I believe. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Miss ALK

    What an incredible road trip!! I’ve only been to Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada, but I’d love to see other provinces someday!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Lacey Anne

    OMG!!!! First off, this is gorgeous! Second off that video is amazing! Great job bella! I love following along on all your adventures!

    Xo,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

  • Oh my gosh, these travel photos are so great!! I love the darker theme!

  • Wow, that’s so cool that you got a car for a weekend! Like a grown up toy! Those photos are just amazing … I love Canada!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  • January

    What a fantastic job on the video!! Love this post!

  • These photos are beautiful and that video is amazing! You did such a great job. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  • Kristin Thompson

    This sounds like such a fun trip! These pictures are gorgeous!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Your pictures are gorgeous! This trip looks so fun!

  • Janella Panchamsingh

    YOUR PICTURES ARE SO CAPTIVATING GREAT JOB

  • Jenny

    This is amazing Bella! These photos are absolutely stunning and it looked like such a fun road trip!!

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu

    Se manifique views! Love the photo journal & descriptions.
    hahah it totally reminds me of scenes from twilight and how apt your shortened name is bella too haha. Very awesome post

  • Stunning photography Bella! And those views look amazing ! Would definitely drive that car

  • chubskulit

    Love all these Fall fab photos! That bridge would make me nauseous if I cross there lol.

  • The photos look amazing. This looks like a really cool trip.

  • The photos and the video look amazing! Looks like such a fun trip!

  • Such gorgeous scenery! You could never get bored with a ride like this!

  • Carrie Colbert

    What amazing imagery, Bella! Love this.

    Carrie

    http://www.wearwherewell.com

  • ummm these pictures are AMAZING! and that place looks amazing as well 🙂

  • Gwen Mulholland

    Those pictures are beautiful. It is a gorgeous area and I used to have a Ford Fusion and loved it.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    Your pictures are beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing time!

  • This is absolutely stunning!

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com

  • Lexi

    These photos are amazing. What a beautiful place as well!