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A Skookum Experience on BC’s Sunshine Coast!

This past weekend we had a little less conversation a little more action (please). As mentioned in a previous post, we typically plan vacations, but not all aspects. And recently, we decided to go on a spur of the moment weekend trip to BC’s Sunshine Coast, planning only our hotel and […]

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Does a Minimalist Lifestyle Require Planning?

Here we go again, preparing for another BC adventure as we set out for the Sunshine Coast this weekend. It was a spur of the moment decision and wasn’t planned at all – something we do a lot more lately than we ever used to. Aside from planning our accommodations, […]

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Is a Nomadic Lifestyle Better than a Stationary Lifestyle?

I wouldn’t go as far as to say we’re nomads, although we do live a bit of a nomadic lifestyle. We don’t exactly have a “permanent” address, and even when we do it’s definitely temporary. In the past three years the longest we’ll have lived in one dwelling is 5 […]

Epic Vancouver Island Sunset

An Epic Vancouver Island Sunset in Three Different Towns!

Evidently, March isn’t supposed to be the best time of year to visit Vancouver Island — at least that’s what we were told. When we mentioned we were going to spend a week there some friends asked; “why”. Well here’s why; We’ve never been there, we wanted to experience something new, […]

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Did You Know Vancouver Island is a Giant Piece of Swiss Cheese?

I’ve experienced a lot in my life, granted, not as much as many other people, but I’d like to think I’ve had some good times and fun experiences. After surfing for the first, second, and even third time, I never came out of the water thinking; OMFG, that was so […]

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A Visit to Canada’s Surf Playground

It’s been nice to get out and experience some more experiences again. While we try to experience more during the cold months, it isn’t always easy. And as luck would have it, this is the worst winter in BC in, like, a million years of something. But the weather was […]

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House Sitting Horror Stories

I’d like to say I’ve seen it all when it comes to house sitting. And I’d like to say I’ve heard it all too. But some of our house sitting horror stories don’t even hold a candle to others. I don’t think any house sitter can predict everything that can […]

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Hey Little Turtle, Come out of Your Introvert Shell

A pretty cool thing happened this past summer, although the coolness didn’t come to fruition until this past week. It probably wouldn’t have happened if we were still in our cozy little introvert shell either. Back in August we had a friend from Ontario visit Vancouver. Her son, a member of Canada’s […]

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All-Inclusive Vacation vs. Non All-Inclusive

Once upon a time before we lived abroad we would take a one week vacation each winter and go somewhere warm. Sometimes it was Cuba, sometimes Jamaica, and sometimes the Dominican Republic. Each place we went was all-inclusive; all you can eat drinks, all you can eat food, all you […]

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How to Turn 40 with Grace, Dignity, and Total Fricken Awesomeness!

Well, it finally came. The day I’ve been dreading – the day EVERYONE dreads! You know the day will come, eventually. When you’re younger you don’t have time to think about stuff like that though. You’re too busy being invincible. And as you age you realize you’re not as invincible […]