Maui-Away from the Resorts

A guide to the perfect week (and a half) on Maui - a few nights camping along the shoreline, a night freezing our bums off half way up a volcano followed by four nights sleeping in treehouses and cliffside villas circling the entire island stopping (maybe too) frequently. What to do, where to stay and a few hidden gems.

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Two Recipes for the Perfect Golden Latte

Turmeric supports a healthy inflammatory response and is responsible for the vibrant yellow color of golden milk. It has a long history of medicinal use possessing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to support liver health, blood health, joint function, memory, immune strength, and the digestive system. It is curcumin, the active compound in turmeric that is believed to supply many of these potential health benefits.

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Air, Land & Sea - The Nā Pali Coast Three Ways

(alternate titles for this post were "Finding Neverland" and "That time I nearly died on one of the most dangerous trails in the United States." )

The day I was born it was -36°C (-32.8°F) and I like to half-joke that it was in that first moment my distaste for cold weather began. Without fail, every year when mid January rolls around and my birthday is right on the horizon the cold Canadian winters start to really get to me.

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Hunting hot springs and road trips with strangers - taking the long route home.

With shoulder season setting in the Canadian Rockies I knew I needed to get out of town. I had met Bruin Alexander a few weeks prior during a backpacking trip at Floe Lake and we became instant friends. With an open invitation to visit him in Whistler and sunshine in the forecast I booked a flight west, instead of our original plan of staying on the west coast for a few days before flying home, we decided to take the long route back to Calgary including packing in as many hot springs as possible over the following two weeks.

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The day I decided to quit my job - A backpacking trip to Havasupai

I remember the moment that I knew I could no longer both work a corporate job and also say yes to all of the things I wanted (needed) to do. It was a Wednesday in early February, I had spent the previous afternoon with Chelsea on a beach on the south shore of Kauai. My phone lit up and it was an invitation from her to go into Havasupai the following week. Every ounce of my being wanted to say yes...

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