Cowichan BC: Quick Weekend Getaway

Cowichan BC: Quick Weekend Getaway

Everybody loves an extended holiday, but the truth is, sometimes a weekend getaway is all you have time for or can afford. I’m a big fan of the 2 nights away type of trips. They let you disconnect from work and responsibilities, but they don’t require too much planning or…

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Cowichan BC: The Perfect Getaway for Foodies

Cowichan BC: The Perfect Getaway for Foodies

For years I’ve been telling my family how much I’d love to spend a week in the South of France on a foodie adventure. We’d rent a little house, wander markets, cook, and visit great restaurants. Living the dream you know. What I didn’t know is that I could have…

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City Guide: 72 Hours in New York City

City Guide: 72 Hours in New York City

72 hours in New York City is not near enough time to experience the whole city, but it’s more than enough to capture the magic.  I’ve always wanted to go to New York City because so many artists, actors, and creatives have named it as a source of inspiration. I…

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1 Day in Seattle: With Kids

1 Day in Seattle: With Kids

Our family does a lot of ‘day tripping’. We’ll drive out to a destination that’s 2-3 hours away, spend the day, and head back after dinner. It might not be for everyone, but for us it’s a great way to fit in a little adventure without breaking the budget. Sometimes…

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Victoria BC: Girls Weekend Guide

Victoria BC: Girls Weekend Guide

Just before Christmas Salma and I got a rare opportunity to slip away from life, responsibilities (aka husbands & kids), and work stress to take both of our first ever girl’s trip! It’s kind of sad that neither of us had ever done a girl’s trip, but kind of awesome…

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Artisan Pears from the Sacramento Delta

Artisan Pears from the Sacramento Delta

There are many things I’m passionate about, and artisan made products, good quality food, and travel are all pretty close to the top of my love list. So you can imagine how excited I was to visit the Sacramento Delta on my recent trip to California. This beautiful, lush, and…

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The Phulkari Bagh

The Phulkari Bagh

My love for the phulkari flower is well documented on the blog, but I’ve never written about my quest to find a phulkari bagh of my own. A bagh is a traditional dupatta embroidered for a special occasion like a wedding, or the birth of a child. The entire dupatta…

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Tips for Travelling to India

Tips for Travelling to India

Earlier this year I went back to India for the first time in 20 years. I’d visited a twice before as a child and teenager with my family, but this was the first time I planned a trip myself. It wasn’t exactly ‘roughing it’, but it definitely wasn’t a luxury…

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