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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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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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  • 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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