Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

Because People Have an Incalculable Value

We’re loving the whole #ThrowBackThursday craze because our history rocks. Over the years, the folks here have done so much good stuff. Getting to share it with you is amazing. Pictured above is the inside of a stripped down de Havilland Otter. We’re quite partial to these flying beauties. But in the end, everyone at [...]

Surfing in Tofino

For years, I’ve heard tales of surfing. I’ve heard of the massive heart pounding thrill catching a wave can give you. I’ve heard of the core strength, spatial awareness, and ability to read the ocean it requires. In pictures, I’ve seen the sunny beaches and half naked bodies. I’ve watched videos of bare-chested men riding [...]

The Carving Shed at the Wickaninnish Inn – Magic at the End of the Road

Some places are just places. They’re dots on a map to which you can drive, fly or walk. Other places are experiences. Rich and vibrant, they are filled with the essence of souls who came before you. The old souls whose wisdom and skill – whose life – was responsible for the very walls which [...]

Mike Thompson of Impact Studios in Nanaimo

Early this year, I spent two amazing days in Nanaimo. I ate a lot. I walked a lot. And, I took in the beautiful scenery. Let me tell you, Nanaimo is gorgeous. Though I took several hundred pictures, they paled in comparison to the ones I’d seen when we first opened our gateway route. And [...]

Renting a Car at the Nanaimo Airport with National

Renting a car always feels like dicey business – especially when you’re renting from some place new. If you’re anything like me, you wonder: Will they be friendly? Are they actually conveniently located? Will the car be comfortable? Heck, I even wonder how good the preset radio stations will be. National was amazing. Flying into [...]