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Maya Angelou - Dreams Quote

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

There are countless inspiring Maya Angelou quotes. This one spoke to me this morning when I heard of her passing. Rest in peace, Dr. Maya Angelou. Your life and words will continue to inspire far beyond your mortal days. “A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to ...

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Climbing Rocks at Sandcut Beach

Day Trip: Sandcut Beach on Vancouver Island

How to Get to Sandcut Beach Sandcut Beach is one of my favourite day trips along Vancouver Island’s southern west coast. It is situated between French Beach Provincial Park and Jordan River, about 30 kilometres west of Sooke along the Juan de Fuca Highway. Access to the beach is easy to find with a gravel ...

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French Beach Sign

Day Trip: French Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island

French Beach Provincial Park is located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island on the Straight of Juan de Fuca. It’s a great day trip or weekend camping getaway, and is only about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Victoria on Highway 14. French Beach Provincial Park Facilities Not only does ...

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Welcome to Protection Island

Day Trip: Exploring Protection Island

Since moving back to Vancouver Island, I’ve done my best to follow through on my promise to myself to explore a new place or try something new at least once a week. This week was no exception and when I unexpectedly ended up exploring Protection Island, just off Nanaimo, BC. ...

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Sanur, Bali

Bali Dive Guide Featuring My Photos!

Are you a scuba diver? Are you planning to dive in Bali? You need the Bali Dive Guide from DIVEmApps! DIVEmApps recently released the Bali Dive Guide featuring photos from my travels in Bali! (Yay!) The guide is built by divers for divers and gives you access to information about ...

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Harbour Air Scenic Flight

Take a Scenic Tour with Harbour Air

Harbour Air held business card draw at Social Media Camp‘s networking bash this past weekend where winners would win a scenic tour with Harbour Air around Victoria for themselves and a guest. Although I didn’t win the draw, I was invited by two of the winners to join them for this wonderful ...

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Life is Short

The Universe Provides What the Soul Needs – 14 Life Lessons to Remember Everyday

After sharing my favourite poem with you the other day, I’m inspired to share some of the lessons the universe has provided me with through my years. We all learn lessons in life as we experience new things and meet new people. Some experiences are positive, some not so much, but ...

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Desiderata – Words to Live By

Years ago, when I moved out of my parents’ home for university, my mom gave me a wall plaque for my dorm room. It was the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann. Since then it has become my favourite poem. I have read it a thousands times and it has traveled with me ...

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Happier Than A Billionaire by Nadine Hays Pisani

Happier Than A Billionaire – A Must Read For Costa Rica First Timers!

During my first visit to Costa Rica last fall, the friend I was visiting handed me Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week, by Nadine Hays Pisani. He said that it was a great introduction to anyone visiting Costa Rica for the ...

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Villa Kembang Kertas Bali - Main entrance

Villa Kembang Kertas Bali – Your Paradise in Paradise

Villa Kembang Kertas Bali is the most beautiful villa I have ever stayed at. I visited Bali for the first time in the spring of 2010 to photograph this gorgeous paradise. The home is built on an old mango orchard, on a mountain with a 180 degree view over Lovina and the ...

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