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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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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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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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  • 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.
  • Have you been digging through the craft supplies and igniting your creative spark this past week?
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We tackled a project that’s been on the back burner, crayons melted on a canvas. Supplies:
🎨 Canvas
🖍 Crayons (lots)
📍Hot Glue 👱🏻‍♀️ Hair dyer
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We’re always looking for new crafts. Comment below or message us with ideas!
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If you have to choose between spending time on the ocean or on a lake, which would you choose?
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Thank you @erinlenko for sharing this idea with us!
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