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11 Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut oil has become all the rage these days. There are so many benefits and uses for this natural oil, some of which I will cover in a future post. Today I’m going to focus on another wonderful nectar that this delicious fruit provides: Coconut Water! I first discovered coconut ...

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A Tamarindo Sunset

My favourite colour and favourite time of day is sunset. This one is in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, where I have watched some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. Like this photo? Visit my INK361 Shop for prints and other cool photo products. This iPhone case could be yours!  

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13 Ways To Use A Sarong – An Essential Travel Item

When It comes to packing for a trip, multi-functional items are key to keeping your luggage small and compact for convenient travel. With this in mind, a sarong is an essential item to pack for any trip. It doesn’t matter where I’m going, warm climate or cold, I always pack ...

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Western Trillium

The Western Trillium

The Western Trillium is a protected flower in B.C. It takes up to 15 years to flower and if picked, the growth can be stunted for years. They can be found all over Vancouver Island. It is illegal to pick or dig them up in the wild due to the ...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Friends!

I love Easter. It’s spring, the cherry blossoms are in bloom, the air smells like honey and the world feels like it’s coming to life after a cold, dark, rainy winter. I love all the colour! The daffodils, tulips and bluebells bring us so much cheerful natural beauty as we ...

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Molson Passport Fridge

The Molson Canadian Passport Fridge

One of THE coolest things at the Sochi 2014 Olympics had to be the Molson Canadian Passport Fridge at Canada Olympic House. It’s like a vending machine, only instead of feeding it money, it only opens by scanning a Canadian passport. The fridge was turned on each day of the Games ...

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What happens to Olympic cities after the Games have gone?

The Olympic Spirit Project is all about the human spirit behind the Olympic Games in both the athletes and the fans. But what happens to Olympic cities after the Games have been and gone? One of the inspirations for my Olympic Spirit Project Kickstarter campaign was the Olympic City Project by ...

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Thailand’s Songkran Festival

From April 13-15, Thailand celebrates their new year with the Songkran Festival. During these three days, the entire country participates in the biggest water fight in the world. The throwing of water started as a way to pay respect, by capturing the water after it had been poured over the ...

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Russians and Canadians

Epic Canadian Olympic Fans

The Olympic Park was all but deserted on the final day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. There were only two events scheduled that day: Men’s Gold Medal Hockey and the Closing Ceremony. Only those with tickets to at least one of these events were permitted to enter the park. ...

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Costa Rican Michelada

How To Make a Costa Rican Michelada

When traveling to new places, I always make sure that I try the local beers and cocktails. In Russia it was vodka, in Bali it was Arak liquor, in Belize it was 1 Barrell Rum (mmm, tastes like maple syrup), and in Costa Rica it was the Costa Rican michelada! ...

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