A trip to a spectacular tulip festival in Abbotsford, BC

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Every single year I read the notice… “Tulip Festival! Buy your tickets online to guarantee entry!” And every year, I’d drive down the highway, attempting to spot the fields from a distance, to gauge if the visit would be worth it. But I never did spot the fields. So I never did go. However, this […]

The Mill House in Maui. A dream restaurant for junkers, plus.

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When Michael from Inspired by Charm was in Maui the same time we were this past summer, he shot me a message of a MUST stop, with a picture similar to the one above. Apparently there was this junk inspired restaurant in the middle of a plantation that I needed to see. What in the world?! […]

Two tropical garden stops in upcountry Maui

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This is going to be one pretty, AND big post. You don’t mind, do you? This blog is a little like a surprise grab bag… will she encourage us to build a closet?  Spin past a growling creature hidden beside a bike path? Whip up a new old sign? Or take a trip to Hawaii? Your […]

My little oasis at Maui Vista in Kihei and other travel tips

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If you followed me on Instagram stories while I was away during Christmas, this view will look very familiar to you. You are looking down from the lanai of unit 2212, at Maui Vista, located in Kihei, Maui. I came to know this little space like it was my best friend. On so many levels. When […]

Risky back roading to Hana and Grandma’s Coffee House

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Remember when I told you about losing my camera last time I was in Hawaii? This round, I safely removed the SD card from the camera before travelling home. How smart am I! But once home, I couldn’t find it. A moment of silence, please… In panic mode, I suddenly stopped, laughed and thought… maybe some things […]

First impressions of Kauai, and our condo

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Hanalei Valley Overlook Oh goodness you guys… I have started so many good ‘fires’ at home, but with no middle nor ends, blog posts just can’t really happen yet. From purging to painting to tree pruning to house washing to dump runs to selling stuff to gutting my son’s room for a new makeover, there […]

My glamping in the mountains weekend

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We have officially hit fall in our region. But rather than decorate the house to the hilt for the season, there was something else on my agenda I desired more. And that was head for the hills before our rain started. When it rains in BC, it doesn’t mess around. We can be buried for WEEKS with […]

A trip full of happy twists – Hawaiian travel update

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Where did the time go?! I realize I haven’t blogged much this past little while. Between a laptop computer that isn’t cutting it speed wise, (upgrade ahead!) and lazy wifi, and… well, the overwhelming amount of pictures to weed through, I’ll just admit it was easier to go on another adventure or take in the […]

The must visit lush, tropical Iao Valley

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Where did the week go? Oh… of course! We’re now on week 4 of our Hawaiian journey, and yet again, things have changed. When we first arrived, I was all about writing, and posting, and documenting. The words and images and feelings just wouldn’t stop! But something magical happens when you hit around week 3. […]

Majestic Makena’s Big Beach and the lava fields

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Whenever the trade winds start to really howl, you can hear the lifeguards warning from their bullhorns to stay out of the water. The shore breaks can turn dangerous at the drop of a hat. I swear, one warning was for me the other day. I was standing on the edge of the lava rock at our […]