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Savouring Sooke at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 — 11:08am PDT
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It was one of those gorgeous Pacific Northwest afternoons where the morning rain left every leaf glistening with colour while the sun poked through the clouds and bounced rainbows off Salish Sea. The only thing that took me away from the view at the Sooke Prestige Oceanfront Resort, was the spectacular 1,920-square-foot Pacific Penthouse, which […]

Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland


Friday, June 9th, 2017 — 10:13am PDT
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Did you know BC still has a 3-day outdoor festival with awesome live music, DJs, dancing, family fun, and on-site camping in a gorgeous valley setting with mountain views? It’s Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland on Vancouver Island, and I recently researched a story for FestivalSeekers where I discovered great food, music, culture, and even better […]

Nanaimo Bathtub Race and Marine Festival


Thursday, June 8th, 2017 — 12:44pm PDT
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Last year, I got to witness competitor Jamie Garcia ripping around in a wicked fast bathtub. This year, I got to ride in a tub… a 12 person tub! It’s always fun out on the water in Nanaimo but when you’re in the world’s largest bathtub, celebrating the amazing World Championship Bathtub Race, it’s pretty […]

Nanaimo Celebrates Canada 150 This Summer


Thursday, June 1st, 2017 — 10:32am PDT
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The best way to explore a city’s history is to go for a walk. Lucky for me, when I was on assignment with FestivalSeekers in Nanaimo, I had two amazing guides. The first was Chris Sholberg, the city’s Culture and Heritage Planner, and the second was Brian McFadden, Vice President of the Vancouver Island Military […]

Parenting Paradise in Parksville


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 — 12:54pm PDT
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Guest post contributed and written by Jen Murtagh I have often joked with fellow moms that there is no such thing as “vacation” when you have young children. The sheer amount of work it takes to pack, travel, plan and unpack with little ones isn’t really my idea of relaxation. However, this past weekend in […]

Explore Victoria This Summer and Check Out These Events


Monday, May 8th, 2017 — 1:17pm PDT
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It’s no secret that John and I love to get away to Victoria as often as possible. Its beautiful parks, ocean-side walks, ample attractions to brush up on BC’s history, and great food and craft beer are just some of the reasons why. If you’re looking for a summer escape, here’s a list of what’s […]