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Adventure Awaits!

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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  • The one that got away...
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I bit off more than I could chew and the end of our trip didn’t go as planned. I was supposed to be spending our last night in Wales in the top room of the beautiful @rochcastle_pembrokeshire
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Instead I was sick in bed for two days having to call and cancel our trip and sob as I missed out a night in 1000 year old castle.
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I had to share this photo from @coolplacesuk to showcase this castle and share with you this incredible adventure that now has to wait for another day.
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Sometimes things don’t always go as planned and sometimes you have to press pause and regroup. And that’s okay. #truthintravel
  • My kids can’t truly comprehend why today is such an important day. They’ve lived a life free from experiencing war, and no real context to relate the images they see presented to them.
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This is exactly what Grandpa fought for. For my mom, for me, for them. Forever grateful. ❤️
  • #LestWeForget
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My grandfather moved from Pontypridd to Canada when he was five. Her served in WW2 as an airforce mechanic, and my grandmother as a nurse.
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Being back in the small town where he was from, honouring Remembrance Day is almost overwhelming. And I think that’s good, because we will never forget.
  • By far my most emotional adventure was to Big Pit Mines in South Wales.
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As we walked the hallways towards the mine we searched the walls at what looked like familiar faces, perhaps even finding a photo of my great grandfather.
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He left the mine almost 100 years ago with his 5 year old son and headed to Canada. Boys as young as 5 would start their mining career and it wasn’t a life he wanted for his son (my grandfather).
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Emotionally exhausting after seeing the conditions that these men worked in, and trying to comprehend the lifestyle and why they had to leave was overwhelming. Especially once we were down in the actual mine.
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More to come on this adventure...
  • Cue the cute little old lady walking by the pub...
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Does it get anymore Instagram perfect than this? But the story, now that's where the magic comes in! I was standing in the centre of a town called Pontypridd, the same town where 98 years ago my grandfather was born.
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I stood on the corner and took photos of three generations who had come back to see where their ancestors were from. A town that as a five-year-old he left (and never returned to) after his father didn't want him to have to work in the mine. (Children started at the mine as young as 5 years old.) A town that my Mom would long to come back and visit, and that I'd have the privilege of accompanying her on this trip.
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Little old lady, Instagram perfect pub, and a family behind the camera sharing once in a lifetime experiences.
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#Pontypridd #VisitWales #FamilyHistory #Geneology #Wales #FamilyTree #FamilyTime #ThreeGenerations #LiveHistory #VisitWales #ExploringWales #ExploreWales #YourWales #WalesAdventure #InstaWales