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.   🙂

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.

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.


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  1. Florence wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  2. Tania Potter wrote:


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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  3. Tania Potter wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  4. Alli Smith wrote:

    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!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  5. Denise Seegobin wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  6. Jeanette wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  7. WhispersInspire wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  8. Nina Marshall wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  9. Kari Kriewald wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  10. Wow this is breath taking Bella!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  11. Bill wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  12. michele d wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  13. Greta Hollar wrote:

    Such stunning photos! These views look amazing!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  14. Maggie wrote:

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


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  15. 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!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  16. Sharon Wu wrote:

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


    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  17. Pam wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  18. Oh my goodness what an amazing post – those pictures are beautiful and I love taking the scenic route.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  19. Follow My Gut wrote:

    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!!!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  20. Cristin Cooper wrote:

    Great post! But that bridge gives me hives.


    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  21. mckenna bleu wrote:

    Great post! These photos are beautiful!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  22. TravelingWellForLess wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  23. 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!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  24. Katie wrote:

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


    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  25. 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!

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  26. Oh my gosh, the scenery is stunning, what an amazing trip!!!


    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  27. Dee wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  28. Elly Leavitt wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  29. Ashley wrote:

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

    Posted 11.15.16 Reply
  30. sandyalamode wrote:

    wow these photos are seriously stunning girl!!

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  31. Rebecca Swenor wrote:

    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.

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  32. Miss ALK wrote:

    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

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  33. Lacey Anne wrote:

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



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

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  35. 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!


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  36. January wrote:

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

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  37. Hillary wrote:

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


    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  38. Kristin Thompson wrote:

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

    The Blush Blonde

    Posted 11.16.16 Reply
  39. Kasey wrote:

    Your pictures are gorgeous! This trip looks so fun!

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  40. Janella Panchamsingh wrote:


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  41. Jenny wrote:

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

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  42. Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu wrote:

    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

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  43. Stunning photography Bella! And those views look amazing ! Would definitely drive that car

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  44. chubskulit wrote:

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

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  45. Jiawun wrote:

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

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  46. Such gorgeous scenery! You could never get bored with a ride like this!

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  47. Carrie Colbert wrote:

    What amazing imagery, Bella! Love this.



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

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  49. Gwen Mulholland wrote:

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

    Posted 11.19.16 Reply
  50. Carrie Chady Rundhaug wrote:

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

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  51. This is absolutely stunning!

    Xx Taylor

    Posted 11.20.16 Reply
  52. Lexi wrote:

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

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  53. Michal S wrote:

    Ford Mondeo in Europe.

    Posted 5.2.19 Reply