British Columbia, Canada, Travel

Exploring Victoria, everything you need to know

I once heard someone describe Victoria British Columbia as a place for newlyweds or nearly deads. A ridiculous statement really. I recently spent a weekend exploring and discovered that it’s not only gorgeous, but full of hidden gems. Home to the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Once a key trading post for the Hudson’s… Read More Exploring Victoria, everything you need to know

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12 Holiday Gift Ideas

These gift suggestions are some of our personal favorites. We have used almost every item mentioned on this list and only recommend items that pass our stringent usage tests. That means, real life use! Gifts Under $25 USB Charge cables. One of the most used items ever. Having a handy charge cable can be a… Read More 12 Holiday Gift Ideas

British Columbia, Canada, Day Trip, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Apple picking, pumpkin patch and corn mazes near Vancouver that will make your autumn perfect

As the summer ends and the weather cools, the fall air turns crisp, trees begin their annual ritual.  First yellow, orange, then red and finally brown leaves begin to accumulate upon the ground. Before the days get too short and the wet weather sets in, I like to gather the kids and head out in… Read More Apple picking, pumpkin patch and corn mazes near Vancouver that will make your autumn perfect

Croatia, Europe, Experiences, Family Friendly, Heritage Travel, Travel

Heritage Travel, visiting my family’s homeland

As we exited the plane and made our way to the baggage claim area to collect our things, my heart was full of excitement and nervousness. This trip to Croatia was one I had been anticipating for many years. I grew up in Canada as a first-generation Canadian. My parents immigrated in the 60’s, escaping… Read More Heritage Travel, visiting my family’s homeland

British Columbia, Budget, Canada, Experiences, Family Friendly, Travel

Ucluelet, A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway

Getting away doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some creative planning, you can enjoy a weekend away that won’t blow (even the most conservative) budget. Since moving back to the lower mainland, British Columbia, I have been desperately trying to organize a getaway to the Tofino/Ucluelet area on Vancouver Island. It was difficult deciding… Read More Ucluelet, A Budget-Friendly Weekend Getaway