Valuing experiences over things on our recent getaway to Parksville, BC

Experiences. I value them. I cherish them. I learn from them. I crave them. And they make me happier! I used to think that buying things would make me feel happier, but this wasn’t creating long-lasting happiness and memories. This was creating a vicious cycle of buy to feel good, then feel like crap, then […]

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Take off to Vancouver Island with Helijet-kids 12 and under fly free!

  Our recent trip to Vancouver Island we had the pleasure of taking our very first ever Helijet ride. We have only been to Vancouver Island by ferry so this was such a treat! When we arrived in Downtown Vancouver at Helijet, we had the pleasure of waiting in a comfy lounge with free wifi, an […]

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10 places to visit with your family in Cowichan, B.C this Summer

If you’re looking for a place to visit with your family this summer that won’t break the bank, a trip out to Cowichan, Valley is simply a ferry ride away, with a TON of things to see and do. Check out the places we stayed here. While we were in Cowichan during March Break, our […]

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15 summer activities to do with your family in Victoria #exploreVictoria

Victoria is one of our favorite places to staycation in British Columbia. It has the best down-to-earth vibe, picturesque historical buildings, and an abundance of places to shop, eat, and play. We spent some time here in the fall with the family. In addition, my hubby and I spent a romantic weekend away on the […]

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Our family #staycation at River Rock Casino Resort

Sometimes a staycation is a perfect way to spend time with loved ones. They’re close in proximity, more affordable than paying for flights (especially for a family of five) and you get to explore places close to where you live you may not have explored otherwise. When we found out my husband was off the entire […]

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Exploring California

Over the Christmas holidays, our family spent a week in California. Well, the plan was a trip to Disneyland but after our third full day of Disneyland, we all felt like we wanted a break. That said, we decided to rent a car for the day and explore a little bit of California. The girls […]

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Our Disneyland Holiday Vacation

This Christmas my husband and I decided to break our Christmas traditions. Instead of buying the kids a bunch of stuff my parents and husband and I surprised the girls with a family vacation to the happiest place on earth; Disneyland! My gut was a bit worried that the girls may be disappointed that we […]

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5 of the best things in Victoria according to my five-year-old

The other day I asked my youngest daughter if she could travel anywhere ( I was asking because we have a special family Christmas surprise trip coming up and I wanted to see if her answer would be where we are headed.) And to my absolute surprise, her response was Victoria! My middle daughter said Hawaii, and our […]

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5 Family-Friendly things to do in Victoria B.C

Last weekend our family went on a weekend getaway to Victoria B.C and in the two days we were there we managed to fit into our weekend some really fun, memorable, and educational  family-friendly activities. If you’re thinking about heading to Victoria with your family, below is a list of 5 family-friendly things to do while you’re […]

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The spooktacular Halloween spots we visited in Victoria B.C

Last weekend when we were in Victoria BC on a mini getaway with the family, we had some Halloween fun spotting the spooktacular  Halloween decorations  around the city. Victoria is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. For this reason, the city has an immense amount of history.  Victoria takes pride in showcasing and bringing […]

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Our annual trip to Summerland B.C in photos

Every Summer we pay a visit to Summerland B.C for a family getaway. My Aunt and Uncle have a beach cottage on the lake that we stay at. It’s a tradition for the kids and the one place they look forward to visiting each year. This year, we did some kayaking, dock jumping, hiking, ice […]

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