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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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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Exploring Victoria in the #2017FordFlex

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on a romantic getaway to Victoria BC and on this romantic getaway we ditched our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder and cruised Victoria in a brand new 2017 Ford Flex! In all honesty, I don’t know very much about cars but what I do know is that I loved the space […]

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5 reasons why you should stay at the Victoria Marriot Inner Harbour on your next couples getaway

The four diamond, highly acclaimed Victoria Marriot Inner Harbour is where my hubby and I stayed on our recent romantic getaway to Victoria. This hotel offers 228 elegantly appointed, modern rooms and 8 spacious suites which overlook the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains. The Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour was voted the number one Marriott in […]

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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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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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