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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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  • Are you showing who you really are?
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20 years ago I found this quote. Since then it's always been in my office, or hidden in my desk, leaving me to stumble on it every couple years, often when I need it the most.
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"Passion is "The energy that comes from bringing more of YOU into what you do. "It's being who you are, and doing what comes naturally. In a way, your Passion Core is the answer to the question, "Who am I?" When you understand that, you can make decisions and look for opportunities that bring you into alignment with that.
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In other words, passion comes from the fact that you are aligned with what really makes you tick. And if you're living your life according to who you really are, people would look at your Passion Core and say, "yeah, that sounds like you". It's not hidden and personal, it's a no-brainer look at who you are, which is already obvious because you're living it."
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I wanted to share this during these challenging times as I think many of us will be in a time of reflection and transition. Times where, if you are willing you can ask yourself the hard questions, you can lean in hard to who you are, and what makes you tick. To those experiences that give you butterflies, and to being with people who make you feel like you can soar. Don't rush the process, be patient and delicate with yourself. You deserve nothing but the best. Your best.
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Signed, Eternal Dreamer
  • How was your first day of homeschooling?
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Our very own Erin surprised her new student with a full costume as she introduced her to her new “teacher!”
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#NewDay#NewAdventure #AdventureAwaits #GratitudeAttitude #MakingTheBestOfIt
  • Are you looking for fun projects to do with the family this weekend?
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How about tackle those photo projects that have been sitting on the back burning waiting for a day when you had the time?
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One of the questions I get asked a lot is, "What do you DO with all your photos?" And the honest answer is LOTS! From updating photos to Instagram wall collages, to family albums, I love photography and showcasing my photos in a variety of ways.
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So I've put together an article showcasing 9 Things You Can Do With Your Travel Photos. Click the link in my bio to read and get started!
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#FamilyPhotography #Photography #Photos #HomeDecor #FamilyTravel #Travel #Family #Projects #DIY #FamilyTravelWriter
  • Have you heard of #CraftingTheCurve?
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A play on the all too familiar #FlatteningTheCurve @timbrook.toys a toy shop in Huntsville, Alabama is helping to support creativity and play during these challenging times.
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"As children are out of schools and adults are inundated with scary news, we could all use a little break for creativity and fun. That’s why we’ve created Crafting the Curve, an activity series for kids and kids at heart. Crafting the Curve activities are printable downloads designed to use supplies that you may already have at home." 1. To get your free downloadable crafts click the link in my bio @FamTravelWriter
2. Tag a parent friend who could use a few easy and fun nature-inspired crafts for their kids!

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#RaiseThemOutdoors #ArtsAndCrafts #CovidKindness #TimebrookToys #Toys #FreeArtsAndCrafts #reativity #Innovation #Flower #OutdoorFamily #GetOutside #AdventureAwaits
  • I can’t tell you where we were exploring!
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With social distancing being the utmost priority we need to find quiet outdoor places that we can explore with limited interaction. The big parks and hikes are overwhelmed with people (and honestly I’m feeling partly to blame for promoting them)
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So here’s how to find a safe and fun place to explore with your family:
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1. Look at your local city map of parks and find one you’ve never heard of.
2. Look for parks that are remote or in rural areas. The further out they are the less populated they will be.
3. Look for parks with multiple entrances and choose the entrance with the fewest cars.
4. Maintain a safe 2 meters distance from anyone you greet on the path.
5. When you’re not out in the woods in the middle of no where... stay home! I think we’re on day 9 of isolation (I’ve lost count)!
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Getting out side and getting physical exercise is important to our mental and physical health, especially during these challenging times.
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From our family to yours, be safe, be healthy. We are all in this together #CovidKindness.