My GMC Acadia Denali Adventure #ChevyDrive

2014 GMC Acadia Denali

I love my car, but she doesn't get jealous when I drive other vehicles—so I took the opportunity to check out the new 2014 GMC Acadia Denali. I had a little #ChevyDrive adventure recently. It should be pretty obvious that a vehicle like the GMC Acadia Denali is family-friendly. There's room for 7 people in it! Of course, there are other types of families that don't necessarily have little ones that need to be put in to their car seats and strapped in. How about a group of ladies who want to … [Read more...]

Top 10 Destinations in India

mumbai india

Rich in diversity and culture, the sub continent, India is a land of wealth and friendly people. The places here have historic significance and speak of the valuable monuments that surround it. Here are the top 10 destinations in India that you just can’t miss once you have entered the land of festivals. … [Read more...]

A Grilling Alternative — BIC FlameDisk

FlameDisk

BIC FlameDisk makes outdoor grilling convenient and portable, as I came to know using the products. Each single use FlameDisk comes ready to use in the box. My family enjoys grilling at public parks, but the clean-up is frustrating. On top of that—who wants to grill when someone else's charcoal is in the BBQ? With FlameDisk, set-up is easy. Summer is just starting, and I have plans to do quite a bit of grilling in the next few months. I am really looking forward to grilling corn, … [Read more...]

Inter-Varsity Summer Camps — Activities and Adventures

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This post brought to you by Inter-Varsity Summer Camps. March break has just ended, and there's still a while yet to go before summer holidays begin. It was around this time of year, when I was younger, that I started looking forward to all the fun things that I wanted to do over the summer months. Rather than sitting inside and wasting away the beautiful months, I felt lucky to be able to go to summer camps, where I could learn how to do new things, make new friends and enjoy the lovely … [Read more...]

Fighting Cabin Fever in Vancouver

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Though I rarely suffer from boredom, due to the fact that I am interested in too many things, I do tend to get restless. Being cooped up inside for an extended period of time will always leave me wanting to get out of the house, if only to go for a walk. Going for a walk is definitely a great way to combat cabin fever. Walking helps you clear your head, gives you exercise and makes you happy. My friend Isra advocates bundling up and going out for a walk, even with 3 kids and several feet of snow … [Read more...]

Vancouver Boat Show

boat show

During British Columbia (B.C.)'s first Family Day weekend, I went to the Vancouver Boat Show, which took place on both Granville Island and in B.C. Place. I love looking at sailboats and yachts, day-dreaming about one day owning a boat of my own. One of my favourite things to do is to go down to one of the many marinas in the city and area. The thing that was different about being at the boat show rather than just staring at boats sitting in the water, was that you could go on to the boats to … [Read more...]

Vancouver Boat Show B.C. Family Day Weekend

If you're one of my readers from the USA, you're probably wondering what Family Day is. Family Day is a holiday that has been celebrated for years in other provinces, but it's the first year that we get to celebrate, too. A fun family-friendly activity to do is attend the Vancouver Boat Show. It's probably no surprise that I have a thing for sailboats. I really can't think of a better way to spend a weekend than looking at boats and boat paraphernalia.  … [Read more...]

Winter Activities — Emerald Sunday

Unlike where I used to live for a third of my life—Houston, Texas—we actually get all four seasons up here in Canada. Since winter lasts for so long, it's a good idea to try and stay active during this time, rather than just staying inside and being cozy. Even though I have lived in Calgary, Alberta for a good part of my life, my family never really got in to winter sports. Being so close to Whistler, and a variety of other mountains and spots to go skiing, I feel as though I should at least … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start Is Like Jumping Out Of An Airplane

life without risk

Starting on a new adventure can be both exciting and scary at the same time—like jumping out of an airplane. I should know, because I've done so before. No one told me that the first time you skydive, you aren't supposed to do so solo. Apparently the norm is to skydive with an instructor, and then go solo. I had no idea. It wasn't something that had been on my 'bucket list' for a long time, or something that I'd been wanting to do for a long time. Really, how would that be possible—I went … [Read more...]

December in Deep Cove, B.C.

deep cove

Last weekend I drove down to Deep Cove—which is only about 20 minutes away from where I live in North Vancouver. The view of the mountains, the marina and the ocean (Burrard Inlet) is pretty amazing: … [Read more...]