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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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This little guy is just one of the "must see" top spots on Kangaroo Island.  I've made a list of the top 10 things to do! "Our family’s time on Kangaroo Island has been nothing short of spectacular. With incredible people, animals, nature and adventure, there really is something here for everyone." Thank you @sealinkki for showing us this amazing region in @Australia

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  • Have you ever wanted to visit Vivonne Bay? After posting my location I was surprised to learn how many of you have walked this exact beach! We were fortunate to call base camp home in the Vivonne Bay House just above the shoreline! "Watching my husband do his best “floss” and listening to the roar of laughter from my children upon seeing their Dad trying to keep up with social media’s hottest dance craze, it was clear that this was no ordinary holiday. During week two, our family was creating moments, memories, and bonds that will last a lifetime, and it was all possible thanks to the magic of the Vivonne Bay Holiday House." Click the link in my bio to read more! #Sp @SeakLinkKi  #SeeAustralia #RestaurantAustralia #newsouthwales
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  • Have you ever wanted to explore Kangaroo Island? My family and I had a blast seeing the island by ATV. "After loading up on a full breakfast to fuel our day’s adventures, we hopped in the car for the quick ten-minute ride to our morning’s destination @KangarooislandOutdoorAction. However, this journey might as well have been an hour-long to our son and daughter. They were SO excited…they just couldn’t contain themselves. After all, out of our entire, month-long Australian adventure, this morning’s activity ranked number one on their list." Click the link in my bio to read more!  #SeeAustralia #RestaurantAustralia #thegreatoutdoors #travel #wildlifephotography #aus #australiagram #exploreaustralia #undiscoveraustralia #tourismaustralia #beautifulaustralia #iloveaustralia #discoveraustralia #takemetoaustralia #australiavacations #australia_vacations #authenticKI #eatdrinkKI #kangarooisland  #kangaroo #authentickangarooisland #kangarooislandaustralia #kangaroosislandwildlifepark
  • Have you ever dreamed of touring Australia? I suggest Melbourne as a great jumping point for endless adventures! "Our first stop was the beautiful city of Melbourne. Caped around the Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Melbourne is an eclectic city bustling with amazing people, sights, restaurants, shops, street art and so much more. And with its proximity to some of Australia’s most incredible natural wonders, it was the perfect jumping-off point for our dream adventure." Click the link in my bio to read more!

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  • “Life is a journey and only you hold the key.” If you had told me 5 years ago that I’d be taking my family to Australia I never would have believed you. I actually would have challenged you and said: 💰 We’d never be able to afford it.
⏰ We’d never be able to take the time.

However a shift in mindset four years ago and everything changed: ⚖ We starting investing in our dreams first by putting money away every month.
⏳ We prioritized our time and what we needed over what others needed of us.

So whether you’re looking for your own #bucketlist adventure, a change in careers, a major life change I ask you... what can you do today that your future self will thank you for? #YourBestLife #TheOnlyHashtagThatMatters