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Adventure Awaits is a family travel blog that focuses on outdoor education, and ecotourism. We like to teach families how to get outside and showcase great destinations for you to explore. Our travels have taken us all over the world including Kauai, Costa Rica, and across Canada. We’ve had all sorts of adventures and we love inspiring you to have your own adventures too!

We wanted to take this opportunity to officially welcome you to our blog and introduce you to our family and key players that you’ll see across this site and on our social media.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy our site! We always welcome you to connect with us on social and reach out and share your own family adventures!

The Adventure Awaits,
Jami Savage
“When my kids grow up, they won’t be sad because I’m gone, they will be happy because we LIVED”
I can still remember my first adventure…

Over the past 4 years, Adventure Awaits has been fortunate enough to work with over 100 brands, including WestJet, Parks Canada, Canadian Tire, Tourism Kauai, and more. This work has taken us on some incredible journeys, including all around British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as Kauai, Canada’s East Coast and deep into the Canadian Rockies. We’ve been featured on CTV, The Vancouver Sun and CBC, and have the honour of being named the Runner Up 2016 Top Vancouver Mom Blogger.

When I’m not out there being Jami Savage “The Family Travel Writer” at Adventure Awaits, I spend my time as Jami Savage The Co-Founder of Savage & Wiser, a Digital Marketing Collective out of Vancouver. In addition to that, I also serve as a Girl Guide Leader and a frequent volunteer at my kids’ schools. Though the roles I fill may vary on any given day, I approach them all with relentless passion and energy. Because anything in life worth doing is worth doing well.

Adventure has been a lifelong passion for me, and I’m excited to share it with you here at Adventure Awaits.

Never Stop Exploring,
Jami Savage
“When my kids grow up, they won’t be sad because I’m gone, they will be happy because we LIVED”
I can still remember my first adventure…

Over the past 4 years, Adventure Awaits has been fortunate enough to work with over 100 brands, including WestJet, Parks Canada, Canadian Tire, Tourism Kauai, and more. This work has taken us on some incredible journeys, including all around British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as Kauai, Canada’s East Coast and deep into the Canadian Rockies. We’ve been featured on CTV, The Vancouver Sun and CBC, and have the honour of being named the Runner Up 2016 Top Vancouver Mom Blogger.

When I’m not out there being Jami Savage “The Family Travel Writer” at Adventure Awaits, I spend my time as Jami Savage The Co-Founder of Savage & Wiser, a Digital Marketing Collective out of Vancouver. In addition to that, I also serve as a Girl Guide Leader and a frequent volunteer at my kids’ schools. Though the roles I fill may vary on any given day, I approach them all with relentless passion and energy. Because anything in life worth doing is worth doing well.

Adventure has been a lifelong passion for me, and I’m excited to share it with you here at Adventure Awaits.

Never Stop Exploring,

Meet the whole gang

Meet the whole gang

Jason Savage

Jason is Jami’s high school sweetheart, and they’ve been married for 10 years and together for over 18. They were recently asked to model in a wedding photo shoot which was a really unique way to commemorate their wedding anniversary.

When Jami and Jason first met Jason was the furthest thing from an outdoorsman, as he grew up on the hockey rink. However after several hikes and amazing adventures Jason now loves being outside with his family and is often the first one to step up and ask, “Where are we off to today?”

One of the most challenging things for Jason is that he doesn’t get to go on all of the adventures that Jami does, as his job isn’t as flexible as Jami’s and he only has so many holidays in the year. This is one of the reasons why you won’t see him featured in all of the family adventures, as he has to stay home and man the fort, however he loves it when the kids come home and share all the “crazy” things that they did and get to list off all the cool things that they saw.

Jason’s ultimate adventure would be a family trip to Australia and New Zealand. An outdoor mecca with an amazing array of adventures makes it the perfect place to take the family to.

Little Adventurer

Jami’s daughter loves adventure and being outdoors with the family. When asked what her favorite family thing to do is, she said, “camping!” which is good, since the family camps for approximately 3 – 4 months of the year!

Adventure Awaits has given her a lot of really unique opportunities to go outside her comfort zone, such as ziplining in Kauai, snowmobiling in Whistler, and river rafting in Jasper. She loves doing adventure sports and even at times challenges her Mom, when she asks things like, “Can I go paragliding?” She wasn’t always this adventurous however Adventure Awaits has really given her the opportunity to lead a more adventurous lifestyle.

When asked, “Where would you go if you could go anywhere” This little explorer quickly responded, “Disneyworld!” Which makes sense… it’s the ultimate place for family adventure and sure to be on her bucket list until the family makes it there!

Little Mountain Goat

The youngest Savage is perhaps the biggest outdoorsman of the bunch. He goes by “Mountain Goat” when he’s hiking and that’s because he scrambles up the hills faster than anyone else in his family! Perhaps this is because of his upbringing in an Forest Preschool, or because the family spends so much time in the wilderness!

When asked where he would go if he could travel anywhere he said, “New York”. Which his Mother quickly identified as a dream destination as he wants to go and see where the Ninja Turtles live. Mountain Goat’s favorite adventure was his first helicopter tour in Kauai. When he’s not flying in a helicopter he’s flying on the ice as a hockey player or running bases on the baseball field.

Why no Pictures
of the kids?

So many people have asked more questions about the children.. Who are they? What are their names, and WHY are there no pictures of them? This is done purposefully and for two reasons. The first is to protect them. Jami believes they are safer online and offline if their names and pictures of them are kept offline. The second reason is to protect their privacy. If they choose to have an online presence at some point, they will control the content and how and where it’s posted. Jami wants to give them the right and respect their wishes to share what they want, when they want.

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  • We’ve all seen the photos. The ones on social media of amazing destinations that have you wishing on stars and birthday candles to one day see them for yourself. As we started our adventure at Skating Through the Forest Quebec, with the sun bright in the clear blue sky, casting shadows over the ice as it shone through the trees, I realized that this is one of those places.

The light bounced off the snow and ice, blinding and beautiful, but there was no warmth to take the chill out of the air. It may have been 25 degrees below zero as we laced up our skates but amidst our awe and excitement, we barely noticed the cold. Because there, just ahead of us, bordered by snow, was the most magical frozen trail into and around the forest… and we were about to go check it out.

Read more of “From Instagram to Action—Making Online Dreams an Offline Reality at Skating Through the Forest Quebec” at the link in my bio at @famtravelwriter.

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  • “If we take nature for our guide, we shall never go astray.” -Cicero

Le Baluchon Éco Villégiature is a place I’ve dreamed of visiting ever since I first became obsessed with the idea of eco-tourism and transformational travel.

Now that I’ve experienced this magical place first hand, I am thrilled to say that Le Baluchon Éco Villégiature is an absolute dream come true.

Click the link in my bio at @famtravelwriter to read more about our amazing time at @lebaluchon_ecovillegiature with @tourismequebec.

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  • "Hup!" and we were off, racing through the snow on the trails. All it took was this single magic word that got these magnificent creatures off and moving.
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The grounds at Le Baluchon Éco Villégiature are otherworldly. So carefully preserved, it felt as though we had stepped right into the past, viewing the land for the first time as our ancestors might have done.
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Huge trees surround the trail, reaching high into the sky with their snow-covered limbs. We passed the majestic river, the old windmill on the ridge, and the beautiful on-site chapel, all of which looked like a page out of a history book.
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As we enjoyed the brisk pace set by our excited four-legged friends at the front of the sled, the entire family couldn’t help but smile as we took it all in.
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Thank you @lebaluchon_ecovillegiature for providing this incredible adventure at your resort! With @tourismequebec.
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  • I felt on top of the world as I stood at the peak of a snowy hill within the Chalets Lanaudière resort. Somewhere in the distance hockey sticks and pucks scraped across a frozen pond as skates cut through the top layers of the solid ice. Kids cheered as their team scored a goal. Dogs barked below us as the sled they pulled behind them carved—whoosh—through the snow. Children and adults alike screamed happily as their tubes carried them down the slope in front of me and as my kids came closer I could hear them panting heavily due to the combination of their uphill climb and the subzero temperatures.
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Since our ultimate Canadian winter road trip began we have seen the best of Canada in the winter: the frozen ponds, massive snowy hills and the red noses and cheeks resulting from adventures in the chilly outdoors. But standing there in that moment I realized that this—the scraping of ice, whooshing of sleds and the quick breath of a cold and happy child—is the sound of winter in Canada. And it is abundant at Chalets Lanaudière
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Click the link in bio at @FamTravelWriter to read our full feature story on this magical Canadian Winter Getaway!
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  • Don’t wait for right timing to start living your best life. Because if you wait, it won’t happen.
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Other than “NOW” The reality is that there is no such thing as perfect timing when it comes to living your best life. There will always be people, resources and logistics that will get in your way. That is... if you let them.
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This trip (and all the others) weren’t “best timing” either for my work or my husbands, or for school, or the kids sports. Or we didn’t have the resources... or we should have saved the money instead of splurged.... or... and... but... you see the trend.
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But this is YOUR life and you own it to yourself to be able to look back on it one day and say these three things:
* I lived my best life
* I was surrounded by people I loved and whom loved me.
* I said yes to adventure
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So here’s to putting your best life on the top of the priority list, and building everything else you need to accomplish around your those goals. Whether it’s adventure, education, quality relationships, or your health, I challenge to evaluate your #BestLife and will be there to support you in executing it.
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Pop a question in the comments below and I’d be happy to share my tips and tricks on how I’ve been able to transform my life and execute this lifestyle. FYI - it hasn’t been easy! 
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