Permission to thrive

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When I first arrived in Maui, the two big aloe vera plants beside my outdoor lanai had seen better days. I’ve frequented this condo many times over the years and honestly, their current state shocked me.  They were both orange and dry. I honestly thought they were on their way out.  So I decided to […]

A dreamy white shiplapped lake cottage at Cultus Lake, BC

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For those following me on Instagram stories, I KNOW you are waiting for this tour. And I’m finally delivering! I needed a getaway. Quickly. I scoured the internet for a condo in Maui first. Of course… When that didn’t pan out with my yesterday timeframe, I decided to snoop around somewhere a little more local. […]

Lanai Part 2 – Lanai Cat Sanctuary with 800 residents!

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Crazed cat fans all over the land, this post is most definitely for you! And may have you booking a flight out this way before you realize what hit you. So proceed with caution… This past round when I visited Maui, I decided to take in Lana’i for a 3 night visit, all because of […]

Lana’i Part 1 – getting there, Hotel Lana’i and the town

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I’m starting to second guess posting this during February. Goodness, these colours are surreal in contrast to all the shades of grey going on here at home right now! However, I’ve been asked some questions on my travel to the Hawaiian islands lately, and in particular, on my visit to Lana’i. So thanks to digging […]

Road to Hana Day 2 – our Entabeni Cottage stay in the jungle

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We interrupt this regularly scheduled full-throttle Christmas season with a quick (not really) blurb from the beautiful and vibrant area of Hana, in Maui, Hawaii! How’s my timing?  Truth be told, I know many of you love to read about these adventures, in which a few of you have even booked your trips based on some of these […]

The spectacular Road To Hana trip with tips – day 1

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So… I plan a quiet trip to Maui, and thinking it will be a little too quiet, include a new-to-me romp over to Lana’i for a new adventure. That part’s coming soon. It’s a GOOD ONE. However, what actually transpired once I got here was so vastly different, I would have only labeled it dream material. My […]

A jungle trail walk through Maui’s historic Kepaniwai Park

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Aloha! It feels so good to be writing again! If you wish to follow my adventures to the minute, I’ve been sharing on Instagram HERE. Anyway, my getaway thus far has proven to be very restful, and with even a little drama attached! The weather was perfect when I arrived. Time spent dashing from beach to […]

An old theatre, Flood Falls and other must visits in Hope

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When I glanced outside this AM, I noticed the clouds moved in. Going out onto the patio with my first coffee of the day, the air was crisp! How can that be? Yesterday was one of the hottest days we’ve had this summer yet! Signs that summer is coming to a close are looming ahead. […]