Trek & Treat: The Nanaimo Bar Trail

In Nanaimo, beautiful areas to take a stroll and get in touch with nature abound. Neck Point Park, Westwood Lake, and Linley Valley are just a few of the many places where extensive trails wind through forests or along the shoreline, offering opportunities for peaceful reflection and healthy activity.

One of the city’s most popular treks, however, requires no athletic footwear, no love of the outdoors, and no physical stamina. All that’s needed is an appetite, a sweet tooth, and a few bucks in your wallet.

Welcome to the Nanaimo Bar Trail! Continue reading

The Wet Coast

When I lived in Los Angeles, one of my favourite things to do was to go to the beach. I didn’t go to swim (too chilly), surf (poor balance), or sunbathe (I don’t tan). Rather, my excursions were all about ocean appreciation; I simply loved strolling along the beach, listening to the rise and fall of the waves, while gazing at the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. The experience was always profoundly humbling yet spiritually uplifting. At any time of the year, a trip to the beach was the best therapy I knew. Continue reading

“Three, two, one…”

In a few hours, 2018 will bite the dust. It’s been a difficult year for my family and me, so it won’t be a sorry departure.

With 2019 about to make its debut, I’m looking forward to fresh starts, better days, and new resolves. Yup—with 2018 still taking its final bows, I’m already engaging in “R” activity. Continue reading