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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Creek Winery – Girls Island Getaway


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 9:02am PDT
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On the second morning of our Girls Island Getaway from Vancouver, we made up our own schedule before heading to our next appointment. It’s fortunate that we did since it gave us time to explore Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and sample some tasty Morningstar Creek Wines. Located in Parksville, BC the farm has been around for […]

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort – Girls Island Getaway


Monday, July 6th, 2009 — 8:23pm PDT
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Continuing our Girls Island Getaway in beautiful Parksville and Qualicum, Keira and I checked into the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for two days and a luxurious night of pampering. The Tigh-Na-Mara Resort features seaside condos for rent, log cabin cottages, and bungalows near the Grotto Spa. Our room was in the Ballenas condo facing the […]

Adventuress Kayaking – Girls Island Getaway


Monday, July 6th, 2009 — 11:00am PDT
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Last week Keira and I were invited over to the Island for a girls getaway adventure in the Parksville and Qualicum region. Our time was action-packed from the minute I arrived at the Departure Bay ferry terminal and we headed up Island toward Nanoose for our afternoon kayaking trip. View Adventuress Kayak Trip in a […]

Sea Cider on Vancouver Island


Monday, June 22nd, 2009 — 8:00am PDT
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Nestled up on a hill overlooking the peninsula, Sea Cider in Saanichton is an orchard oasis. Producing almost a dozen varieties of cider this 3-acre orchard, and 7-acre forest, creates delicious and refreshing organic spirits year-round. For Kristen Jordan, who founded Sea Cider with her husband five years ago it was a natural move when […]

New Victoria for New Media with Coast Hotels


Friday, June 19th, 2009 — 5:22pm PDT
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This weekend John and I are on a new media press trip courtesy of Coast Hotels. Along with Ianiv & Arieanna, Duane, Anny, Karen, Lorraine, April, and guests we’re experiencing some of the best summer treats and events Victoria has to offer. We started out early this morning aboard the Spirit of British Columbia as […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Queen Victoria


Monday, May 18th, 2009 — 12:49pm PDT
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It’s the May Long Weekend here in BC and for many that means getting the boat out of hibernation, pitching a tent for the first time this year, lazy days at the beach, and tuning into daytime TV and wondering what happened to Bob Barker. The long weekend is due to Monday being Victoria Day […]