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.

Recent Blog Posts

More Mom Jean Love: a Little Tight and Just Right this Spring
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Spring is often a time of shaking things off and shaking things up. In the Pacific North West, a little spring is finally peeking her cute little face out from the shroud of the long, windy, wet winter. The days are longer. The bird calls are a small chorus. The cherry and salmon berry blossomsRe...
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Tread Lightly on Mama Earth: ways to lower your travel footprint
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Happy Earth Day! Here is a little story about tourism and it’s impacts on the earth… When I used to live in Vancouver, I used to walk the seawall almost daily. In the summer when everyone flocked to English Bay for a day or afternoon at the beach the local public garbage cans along th...
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How to Dye your Easter Eggs Using Common Kitchen Ingredients
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How to Dye your Easter Eggs Using Common Kitchen Ingredients
Hands up: who loved dying easter eggs as a kid? Remember the crazy colours your fingers would turn? Or how egg salad was a menu item for what seemed like weeks and weeks afterwards. None of that mattered. For a day or two you would have a collection of Dr. Seuss-coloured Easter eggs that youRead ...
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Yo Families! How To Fulfill Wanderlust (And Be Wallet Friendly)
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What do you think of when you hear the words: family travel? For me, this phrase used to inspire both hope and fear. Hope for future bouts of wanderlust with family in tow and fear that I couldn’t find trips that were wallet-friendly. When I heard the term ‘family travel’ before...
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Women who Work It: International Women’s Day 2018
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Women who Work It: International Women’s Day 2018
As the queen of pop once said herself: “Who run the world? Girls!” Happy International Women’s Day 2018! And thanks Bey. Over the last three years I’ve been privileged enough to work with and interview a tonne of talented women. Editors, writers, moms, travelers, entrepren...
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February 2018 Anthology: Reads, Recipes and Road Trips
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Well after two weeks on the road, we’re heading home. It’s been a few days full of snowy roads, endless rounds of the Sing soundtrack and a lot of internet reading of recipes and travel pieces. Family figured largely on this epic road trip. We spent time with my dad’s side of th...
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Guest Post: 5 Must-Dos in Bustling Barcelona
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Craving some European adventures? Me too. This week, we’re featuring a guest post by a fellow lifestyle blogger, Sarah about her fabulous trip to Barcelona. Her are Sarah’s must-dos in bustling Barcelona…. A year ago I spent nine days in Barcelona, and it quickly became one of m...
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Oh hey happy 2018!
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Happy 2018 guys! So long 2017 – you were a smash. Lots of happy times, some hard times and loads of learning. There were road trips, wine tours and Haida Gwaii adventures. Like the photo above. Our neighbours invited on a jaunt with some of Queen Charlotte’s loveliest songbirds for a ...
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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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