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Ten Must Do Things This Summer!

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Summer comes and goes like lightening in a spring storm. First it is Memorial Day and pools open, tractor shows start, and then before you know it, it’s the 4th of July and the state fair. Throughout the summer, there is usually a trip or two and before you know it summer is gone! Before […]

Salmon Farming, an interview and a visit!

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Salmon farming in the ocean is big business and a fascinating one at that.  During the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, you can even tour a salmon farm, and while on a hosted trip to this amazing festival, that’s just what I did! Salmon Farming according to the Salmon Farmer’s Association(BCSFA) is B.C.’s highest valued […]

A Wharf Tour - Comox Harbour Beauty

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While visiting Comox Valley for the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, I had a chance to learn about seafood in this beautiful area of the world.  One of the tours I took on this hosted trip was a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf that is run by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.  I was ready to board a boat and […]

A Walk Along the Water

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It was early morning in Courtenay on Vancouver Island and a fellow travel writer Tracy  from Washington had the same desire that I did to take a morning walk.  She shared the same get out and see attitude that I do. We are here for the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival and BC Seafood Expo. […]

DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Decadance in Fort Wayne!

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All I can say about DeBrand Fine Chocolates is yum!  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, mom and I met up with our hostesses Jessa and Kristen at the chocolate store to get a chance to get acquainted face to face. I find it interesting that the DeBrand Chocolate story, like the Vera Bradley […]

National Tell a Story Day, travel induced!

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There is something about being in a car that is like being in a confessional.  Stories and confidences roll off the tongue and with today being National Tell a Story Day, it made sense to share a family tall tale. My tall tale begins like many. Once upon a time, family was out hunting when […]

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Mapping your way while traveling-  five tips from the directionless!

My mom, Lori Disque and I just returned from a trip of Northeastern Indiana.  The trip was awesome and I will soon be blogging about our great stops.  With both of us being directionally challenged and adverse to map reading, we tend to rely on navigation tools to get us from point A to point […]

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Dining in an Amish Home, a great experience

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I grew up in central Illinois just a few hours from the Arthur, Arcola area where many Amish families live, farm and work.  The countryside is beautiful and a drive in spring sometimes even offers a chance to see planting with Belgian horses and farm equipment. On the back roads you will often pass an Amish […]

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April 19 through Sunday, April 23, at the Memorial Coliseum, over 50,000 women will head to Fort Wayne, Indiana to shop for some of the best discounts on Vera Bradley’s signature products during the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, and my mom and I will be part of the crowd!  When I received the opportunity for […]

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Trying on a new travel persona with Divatress

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Part of the beauty of travel is the getting away from your usual environment.  In a new place we can put on a whole new persona, what fun to try out one of the beautiful human hair wigs from Divatress.  One day I could wear the […]

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