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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!

My Bucket List

  • Go Heliskiiing, or rather, Heliboarding!
  • Water Ski A Slalom Course
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Go on a Mediterranean Cruise
  • Go Ziplinning 17/11/2015
  • Do 100 push ups straight
  • Complete a 30 day Bikram yoga challenge
  • See a Broadway show in New York
  • Go to Wales and see where my Grandfather came from
  • Buy a "ticket around the world" and travel for a year with my children
  • See Stirling Castle in Scotland
  • Do a helicopter tour of Vancouver
  • Do a helicopter tour of New York City
  • Take my family to Atlantis Bahamas
  • Run in the Boston or New York Half or Full Marathons
  • Take part in an international service project
  • Earn my Masters Degree
  • Stay in a glass igloo in Kakslauttanen, Finland
  • "Surf" The Grouse Tram
  • Get Fresh Tracks on Grouse Mountain
  • Take surfing lessons 01/07/2018
  • Learn how to play the drums to Phil Collins, "In the air tonight"
  • Do the West Coast Trail with the kids
  • Learn how to play the guitar 17/11/2015
  • Celebrate Birthdays with adventures instead of gifts 01/02/2017
  • Be the Captain of my own boat
  • Go to gravity falls bike park 17/11/2015
  • Meet Jamie Sale (again) (Last time I was 3 and we were neighbours!)
  • Visit the White House. Pretend I'm President.
  • See Coldplay 29/09/2017
  • See Big and Rich
  • See Foo Fighters, preferably at destination trip 17/11/2015
  • Travel to see Garth Brooks Live
  • Surprise my kids with JUST cookies and cake for dinner one night
  • Go to Costa Rica with Run Like a Girl 26/07/2019
  • Drive a Race Car!
  • See the Coliseum in Rome
  • Compete in MOMAR Adventure Race
  • Compete in Ski to Sea with a team
  • Visit the village of Oia in Santerini, Greece
  • Travel First Class
  • Jump the wake, wakeboarding
  • Take my mom on the adventure of her dreams - Bora, Bora
  • See the Northern Lights 14/04/2019
  • Visit the Magic Mountain in Chile
  • Write a children's book
  • Go tubing in an old sugar plantation's water canals in Kanai 10/02/2017
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Swim in blue grotto in Capri
  • Helicopter over a volcano in Turkey
  • Helicopter over a volcano in Hawaii 26/07/2019
  • Play messy twister
  • Spend a night in a tree house
  • Walk behind a water fall
  • Watch baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean
  • Release a paper lantern. Pretend we're in the movie "Tangled" 17/11/2015
  • Go to the airport. Buy a random ticket and go.
  • Visit Mon St. Michel, France
  • Make my best friends dream come true
  • Take my children glamping at the world famous Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
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“Jami was one of the first bloggers that we had chosen to partner with for our “Coastal Christmas” festivities – she set the bar so high for everyone who came after her! Her email communication leading up to the visit was thorough, and we easily agreed on the details of what was expected after she and the family spent the weekend with us. Jami was prompt on the delivery of the posts, and did a great job at documenting the experience in real-time on her social media accounts. She has continued to be an essential ambassador for our destination and we are thrilled with the work she has done.”

Amanda Hubik, Marketing & Promotions Director, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

“Hi Jami, that’s wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing; I’ve sent your article along to Hotel Zed as well and they love it! Please let us know when you’re next in Victoria, we’d be happy to help. Thanks! Katie”

Katie Dabbs, Media Relations Coordinator, Tourism Victoria

“Jami was one of the first bloggers that we had chosen to partner with for our “Coastal Christmas” festivities – she set the bar so high for everyone who came after her! Her email communication leading up to the visit was thorough, and we easily agreed on the details of what was expected after she and the family spent the weekend with us. Jami was prompt on the delivery of the posts, and did a great job at documenting the experience in real-time on her social media accounts. She has continued to be an essential ambassador for our destination and we are thrilled with the work she has done.”

Amanda Hubik, Marketing & Promotions Director, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

“Hi Jami, that’s wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing; I’ve sent your article along to Hotel Zed as well and they love it! Please let us know when you’re next in Victoria, we’d be happy to help. Thanks! Katie”

Katie Dabbs, Media Relations Coordinator, Tourism Victoria

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  • Continuing with my #ChristmasInVancouver theme I wanted to share one of my favourite "musts" for the season!
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@GrouseMountain and their #PeakOfChristmas is like stepping straight into the North Pole. Spend the evening snowshoeing through the lights, skating next to Santa's hut, or visiting the old man himself. Pair it up with a day of snowboarding, apres ski show in the theatre, and maybe even some tubing and you have the perfect mountainside day, only 30 minutes outside the city.
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  • If you're looking to indulge in the arts, whether it be for a date night or a special Christmas present for the kids, I highly recommend Cirque du Solei's Luzia, playing now in Vancouver.
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I surprised the kids last week with tickets to the show, and what a show it was. Mixing the powers of luz and lluvia (Light and Rain) cirque takes their acrobatics and theatrics to a new level with a water and light show like we've never seen.
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As you know photography is not allowed during the show so I reached out and asked for a few quick photos so I could share some behind the scenes with you.
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Taking the kids? Here's some Mom Tips:
1. Go to the earlier show - kids will be more awake and excited.
2. Don't be scared of the less expensive side stage seats. They are excellent and the stage rotates so you don't miss anything!
3. Splurge on candy but make them enjoy it through the show.
4. Do a bathroom break right before the show!
5. WAVE! The performers are great at picking out kids and making them feel special with a wink, a wave, or a hello. Engage with them!
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  • Christmas in Vancouver at the @VanChristmas German Market.
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Beautifull moulded around the iconic Olympic torch this little German Village has everything from German Foods, Arts and Crafts, Beer, and a Carousal and lots of activities for the kids!
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It was the perfect place to kick the Christmas Spirit into gear!
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  • Have you ever felt like you were living in a Hallmark movie?
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Maybe it was the fact that tonight’s tree lighting event was outside of the historic Fort Langley Hall, an icon in many Hallmark Christmas Movies!
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But I think it was the sense of community, familiar faces and all the feels as we counted down to ten and 🎅 lit the 🎄.
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To make it event more special we had a ton of family and friends join us for an family after party complete with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate at my new office in @launchpadlangley. (Check out their stories for a behind the scene peek!)
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