Happy 2016

Happy 2016 to all! It’s amazing how quickly time is slipping on by. I remember as a kid the year 2000 seemed an eternity away. Once again, the arrival of the new millennium seems a distant concept, only this time it’s in the rearview mirror. While there’s nothing we can...
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Sponsoring our Syrian Family

As some of you are aware, my uncle and his wife and three kids have been enduring the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. Their apartment block was situated on the frontlines between government forces and rebels. Bomb blasts, dead bodies and violence was their new reality. The windows in their...
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Tips for Flying with Kids

This summer we took our two kids, age 1 and 4 years to Germany and Scotland. It was a visit-the-rellies tour, meant to introduce our munchkins to far flung relations, while taking advantage of reduced fares for infants. Flying across a country let alone to another continent with wee-ones can...
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Drowning in Stuff

When Colin and I spent 5 months in our little rowboat slowly making our way across the Atlantic, I remember thinking about how little we really needed in life. Our boat was tiny, with barely enough room for us, let alone anything extraneous. Food, oars and some clothes, that was...
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Boats and Books – March Update

With spring just around the corner, Colin’s busy getting ready for the Race to Alaska, which starts June 4th. The inaugural 1200 km race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan spans the beautiful, wild and chilly waters of BC and Alaska’s inside passage. Any boat that is wind or human powered...
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