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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Three family-friendly places to stay in Cowichan, B.C #exploreCowichan

I have to be honest with you. I didn’t even know where Cowichan was until last Spring when I was visiting Victoria! We loved visiting the island so much that when the opportunity presented itself to partner with Tourism Cowichan we were SO excited to explore more of the places Vancouver Island offers. What I […]

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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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5- star hospitality at Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel 

My husband and I kicked off 2017 with a staycation at the intimate, 5-star Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel. This was a much-needed getaway from the kiddos because we just returned from a very busy Disneyland vacation. We totally needed some kid-free downtime and it was so nice that our drive to Brookside Inn was less than […]

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