Category Archives: Adventure

Every year, I try to create some kind of portrait of my children on their birthdays. I never really have a plan for it – I just go with the flow of the day and see what happens. This year, we were spending the weekend in Qualicum with family (read more about those adventures here!),…

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This past weekend was Clio’s birthday…and it also happened to be a long weekend – so we ventured off to Qualicum Beach with the family for a little get-away. I have a habit of getting overly excited about adventure weekends…and I want to bring EVERYTHING! Bikes, boats, climbing gear…everything! But, because I’m learning that when…

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We’re joining some friends in the Kootenays this summer for a 4 day canoe trip with the kids. A family canoe trip with a 2 year old and an almost 6 year old is ambitious…and has real “gong-show” potential…so we thought it would be a good idea to do some training. Last summer, Clio wanted…

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Ever since moving to Vancouver Island 3 years ago – I’ve daydreamed about ski camping. I wondered if I was crazy thinking up such wild family adventures…especially with a 5 1/2 year old and an almost 2 year old. You see, ski camping with young kids could really only happen if weather conditions were perfect….

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When Clio was a baby – our go to family adventure was hiking Mt. Doug. We knew it well, and at that stage, day-to-day life could go sideways any minute – so it felt easy to stick to a trail we knew well. Now that she is coming close to her second birthday (and we’re…

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  Please join us for the opening of Welsh’s Yosemite photographic exhibit: Friday, December 2nd 604 Yates St. 5pm to 8pm more details to follow…    

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Sometimes it’s fun to mix it up. Instead of asking my family to wake up at 4:00am to get me to the airport for my latest adventure.  I decided to take the clipper (passenger ferry) to Seattle and then the train to Fresno, California. I haven’t taken the train since I was a little girl….

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