36 Hours in Harrison Hot Springs

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Harrison Hot Springs for 36 hours – it’s the perfect quick getaway and just about an hour from the city of Vancouver, but it feels like it’s a million miles away! Harrison Hot Springs has been a place I’ve wanted to visit for so long and when the opportunity came along in the form of a blogger retreat hosted by the fabulous Connie with StartUpMoms.co, how could I resist? View Post

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10 Best Things I Did In Israel

My time in Israel flew by so quickly, but I did so many things in such a short amount of time that I’m still processing my travels, weeks later. It’s not so much that we did so many things that I can’t remember all of them, it’s that every thing we did sparked something in me. It inspired me, comforted me, charged me, it made me crave more, it made me more curious, it motivated me – and how do you put an experience like that into words? View Post

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healthyfamilyexpo-2

I’ve really been trying to incorporate a healthy lifestyle for our family this year. I’m paying more attention to the food that we eat, sneaking in veggies and fruits when I can, and making ‘family time’ more active! I’m constantly on the look out for fun things to do, and meal ideas for our family, and that’s why I’m super stoked for the Healthy Family Expo! View Post

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

I have fond memories of summer road trips with my family when I was growing up. Every summer, we would pack up our station wagon and go! We would camp in northern Ontario, drive as far east as we could get to the very tip of Cape Breton Island, explore the Anne of Green Gables house on Prince Edward Island, and have fun attempting to speak French in Quebec City!

While the destinations were the star of our vacations, as I’ve gotten older I’ve become fond of the journey, as well. Watching the landscapes change would be magical, for the longest time it would be the same, but then a curve in the road brings you a whole different scenery. The last few road trips we’ve taken led us to Tofino, Salt Spring Island, and Leavenworth, and the journey can be just as amazing as the destination. View Post

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Gondola on Grouse Mountain

Tyto the Owl Mascot on Grouse Mountain

No matter the weather, kids in the Pacific Northwest are ready to have fun outside! Rain jackets, rubber boots, and even waterproof one-piece suits come into action here in Vancouver, where the weather is anything but predictable! I took my kids up to Grouse Mountain to check out the Ford Explorer Kale Gate festivities (like a ‘Tail Gate’ party, only healthier!), and we had the best time munching on delicious foods and dancing to the live DJ.

Of course, we didn’t hike up the Grouse Grind… not with a four year old! Instead, we took a foggy gondola ride up to the top of Grouse Mountain. We were greeted with balloons, a DJ, food, and Tyto – the Grouse Mountain Owl Mascot! After we posed with Tyto (who is very quiet…!) we ran to the Kale Gate festivities to eat and play in the cars… View Post

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Family Adventures on Salt Spring Island

Our family’s adventure in Salt Spring Island began and ended with a ferry ride, as most island adventures in BC do. The fun starts on that big boat, with the kids trying to find all the sea creatures that play in the ocean waters, while I’m busy pointing out the houses and cottages on the Gulf Islands, and feeling the warmth of the sun on the passenger decks. When we arrived on Salt Spring Island, our family decided to drive around the island and find a beach to enjoy the heat in. We had such wonderful weather on our 4-day excursion, we were super lucky. Read on to discover where to explore, eat, and have fun on Salt Spring Island! View Post

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Trip to New York City

Trip to New York City

I like to travel in my daydreams. I imagine myself on beaches in Fiji, shopping in Malibu, and amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. I’ve been thinking of a lot of Manhattan lately and its’ high-rise buildings and multi-faceted neighbourhoods. The beautiful skylines above just add fuel to my wanderlust!

When I travel I like to pack lightly and thoughtfully, adding only what I need in my carry-on.  My biggest pet peeve is getting to my destination and having to iron the wrinkles out of my clothes… and then I discovered Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus in a travel-friendly bottle. The stuff really works – just spritz on your clothing and it will be wrinkle-free, oder-free and static-free in no time at all! Just spray, tug, smooth and hang – no iron needed. View Post

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