Anchors + Proteas

Anchors + Proteas is my blog baby based on a life filled with inspiring people, magnetic places, delicious food and life hacks worth sharing. It’s part travel blog, part ode to food, part avenue for me to write write write about things that give me joy: Travelling and eating, meeting new people.

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Kitimat road trip: a tale of Levi’s and the best public pool
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If my family had a customized license plate made it might read something like: ‘Will brake for awesome public pools‘. Or more accurately, will drive two extra hours to swim in THE BEST pool in the region. And so is the gist of an unexpected road trip we ventured out on, last October f...
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Glamping near the slopes: BC’s best ski town cabins
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Glamping near the slopes: BC’s best ski town cabins
As the snow flies, my dreams of curling up by a fire apres ski in a super cute, rustic cabin increase exponentially. Enter Glamping Hub. Glamping in the mountains is one of the best ways to hygge your way through winter. This snow season my family plans to escape away to the mainland mountains in...
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Your Made-in-BC Etsy Guide for Small Business Saturday
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Your Made-in-BC Etsy Guide for Small Business Saturday
When was the last time you bought something from a person who actually made the thing you bought? As in with their own hands? This is a question I think about often before making a gift purchase. Whether I’m looking for my son, my partner, my family or friends, I often try to include atRead...
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Coasting: 5 Must Stop Cities On The California Coast
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Coasting: 5 Must Stop Cities On The California Coast
As road trips go, it’s safe to say that taking a journey along the Pacific Coast Highway on the California coast is one of the best around. Not only do you get to benefit from the glorious California sunshine, but the 1000 kilometres or so that you get to explore is a natural paradise too.Read mo...
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Long-Stay: Your Guide To An Extended Vacation
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Long-Stay: Your Guide To An Extended Vacation
Going on vacation is one of the most exciting times of year for a lot of people, planning a long-stay trip might be the highlight of a lifetime. The chance to have some time away from work and the other stresses of life is a wonderful one, and most people won’t want to waste it.Read more The post...
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New Kid on the Etsy Block… Introducing Oceans of Yarn
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New Kid on the Etsy Block… Introducing Oceans of Yarn
Have you ever started a creative endeavour that you can’t stop? That you think about in the shower or when you’re about to fall asleep or when you see a certain colour on a beach walk? Yep. That’s me for the last few months. So Oceans of Yarn was born. Oceans of Yarn Est 2016...
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How did you get that F*#king Awesome Job Hussam Hakeem?
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How did you get that F*#king Awesome Job Hussam Hakeem?
If unbridled optimism was contagious via phone calls, then physiotherapist Hussam Hakeem passed a long a peppy case of the smiles when we spoke. A traveler, physiotherapist and optimist, Hakeem has a job that he loves: helping people move their bodies toward rehabilitation. Physiotherapy, in esse...
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The Quest for Mom Jeans: Top Tips from a Denim Expert
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Subtitle: How to find jeans that make you feel like Cindy Crawford and not Pat from SNL These days shopping for jeans as a mom in her late 30s is almost as torturous as bikini shopping as an insecure 18 year old. I used to own tonnes of jeans, I loved jeans. I wore denimRead more The post The Que...
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2017 Travel Thanks: Five Beautiful British Columbia Trips
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This time of year begins the North American tradition of giving thanks. In Canada we give thanks during Canadian thanksgiving in October, in the USA Thanksgiving takes place in November. Canadian Thanksgiving which usually means road tripping to family, wearing our cutest (but stretchiest) outfit...
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Anthology ~ September edition ~ Getting Healthy
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Micah. H And just like that summer slipped through our fingers. No. Wait. It’s still here. Oh nevermind, it’s not. Welcome to the frenetic September weather on Haida Gwaii where there’s a little summer, a little fall and a heck of a lot of rain. Sometimes. Regardless, life is st...
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