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THE SUNSHINE COAST TASTE TEST LOOP
Often, Jake and I will dream up a trip and cram as many places into the experience as possible as a way to ‘taste test’ a bunch of locations just to see where we’d like to come back and to rest and play for a whole week. The taste test trip has us bouncing from place to place, restaurant to restaurant and activity to fun-filled activity. It’s an amazing way to require a vacation after your vacation and always worth the crazy!
NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR SUNRISE RIDGE WATERFRONT RESORT
True Key Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Ryder as the new General Manager for Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville, British Columbia, effective October 1st, 2019.
DISCOVER PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH THIS FALL SEASON
Fall is my favourite time to travel because it’s not so busy, the prices are lower at hotels and the weather is still gorgeous. With my husband having time off and Adelina is now over a year old, I thought this would be the perfect time to take her on our first vacation together and we chose Parksville Qualicum Beach because it holds a special place in our hearts.
TRIPADVISOR’S CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
We are proud to announce that we have earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2019. Thank you to everyone who helped us earn this award. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
PARKSVILLE, BC: EAT, SLEEP, PLAY
Just the other week we had the opportunity to sneak off for a couple of days for some solid family R&R. Life can be so busy, even on the weekends I feel like we are always go, go, go. So it was nice to escape for a few days, shake up our routine and explore an area of our beautiful province that we have never been to, Parksville.
VALUING EXPERIENCES OVER THINGS ON OUR RECENT GETAWAY TO PARKSVILLE, BC
Experiences. I value them. I cherish them. I learn from them. I crave them. And they make me happier! I used to think that buying things would make me feel happier, but this wasn’t creating long-lasting happiness and memories. This was creating a vicious cycle of buy to feel good, then feel like crap, then buy something again.
5 PLACES TO VISIT IN PARKSVILLE | VANCOUVER ISLAND
We gave Summer one of the best send offs with a relaxing Vancouver Island trip to Parksville. Literally, the best way to end of our most favourites Summer’s ever. We had so much fun and created so many family memories. This trip was just the cherry on top of it all! If you tuned into my stories you probably saw most of the trip, but if not today I’m sharing 5 place to visit while in Parksville.
5 REASONS TO EXPLORE PARKSVILLE THIS SUMMER
Explore the beauty of BC by hopping on a ferry to Vancouver Island. Pack a bag, bring your friends and head over to the pristine Parksville. Visiting the Island is the most idyllic weekend escape. Grab a coffee, sit on the upper deck and enjoy the views sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay.
15 THINGS TO DO NEAR PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH WITH KIDS
Our family loves exploring new places, discovering local gems and finding new favourite vacation destinations. Parksville, Qualicum Beach was such a joy to discover and explore with our kids this past weekend. I’m sharing some of our favourite and most recommended family friendly things to do below.
ULTIMATE ISLAND ROAD TRIP
Vancouver Island’s southern coast boasts a bounty of action-packed adventure spots to explore. My eyes are wide open, yet I can’t see a thing. I push through the panic as I hurriedly rotate the knob that’s affixed to the side of my helmet. A glow beams from my forehead, casting light just above my sight line.