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Oma, Opa and Dad - 1943

Remembrance Day 2014 – My Family Connection

Remembrance Day 2014. A time to reflect on all of those who suffered through the wars of the past and present and all of those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. On this Remembrance Day 2014 I remember the sacrifices of my family and those who fell so that ...

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Enjoy Costa Rica All Year with the 2015 Costa Rica Wall Calendar

This time last year I had just landed in Costa Rica for my first Central American adventure. I found Costa Rica to be an incredibly beautiful and friendly country and of all the places that I’ve traveled it was the first place that I felt I would be able to ...

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Cowichan River Provincial Park in the Fall

OctoberGrams 2014

Fall on Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful times of year. These OctoberGrams are a collection of some of my most popular Instagram posts from October 2014. All photos were shot and edited with an iPhone 5s. Follow @mariskar on Instagram for more fun photos. Lighthouse in Staley Park, #Vancouver #Canada #StanleyPark #lighthouse #redandwhite A photo ...

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NASA Boarding Pass to Mars

I Just Booked My Ticket To Mars!

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m addicted to travel, adventure and photography. So when I saw the opportunity to book a ticket to Mars, I had to jump at it! And I’m taking my niece and nephew with me! I just booked my ticket to Mars and you can come too! Well, ...

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Vancouver Island Mushrooms

Vancouver Island Mushrooms

I went for an autumn hike up the mountain behind my house on Vancouver Island yesterday and came across tons of different kinds of mushrooms and fungi. I posted the following photos of Vancouver Island Mushrooms to Instagram and they’ve been getting a lot of attention (yay!) I’ve even had ...

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Olympic Spirit Project - Sample Page

GREAT NEWS from the Olympic Spirit Project!

By now my Kickstarter project backers should have received their Olympic Spirit Project – Sochi 2014 rewards – postcards, prints, books, eBooks. If you have not received yours and you haven’t heard from me to let you know it’s on its way, it’s most likely because I’m still waiting on your mailing address. If ...

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Abby Lane Farm - Pumpkins

Pumpkins at Abby Lane Farm

As I drove home from the gym one morning last week I decided to take a new route and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful fall colors at the Abby Lane Farm Stand. As I came around the corner I was faced with hundreds of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. ...

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Olympic Spirit Project - book cover

Olympic Spirit Project Book is HERE!!

A year ago today I made a life choice to leave the shackles of the corporate office world behind and to pursue my dreams a digital nomad. The year that I’ve had has been incredible! I launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising nearly $7500 for the Olympic Spirit Project Book I traveled to Russia ...

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SeptemberGrams 2014

SeptemberGrams – My favourite Instagram posts from September 2014. Follow my Instagram account for these and more fun pics. Loading Take a deep breath and BLOW! 🙂 #dandelion #fluff #fall #flower #b&w View on Instagram Loading   Another beautiful view in my neighborhood. #farm #vancouverisland #Cowichan #westholme #explorebc #LovingIslandLiving View on Instagram ...

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Cheese Point Farm

The Creamery at Cheese Pointe Farm – The Savour Cowichan Festival

This past weekend marked the beginning of the Savour Cowichan Festival in Vancouver Island’s beautiful Cowichan Valley. With 40 artisan food and beverage producers participating it will be an incredible 10 days of  tastings and special events in the Cowichan Valley. Savour Cowichan runs from September 26 to October 5, 2014, be sure to check ...

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