Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

Dent Island Lodge – Salmon Fishing in British Columbia

Located just Northeast of Campbell River’s world famous fishing grounds, Dent Island Lodge is a droplet of luxury among British Columbia’s wilderness. A resort-like lodge. Customized fishing adventures. Exceptional restaurant cuisine. Dent Island Lodge is salmon fishing magnificence.   The lodge’s Stuart Island location is tucked between Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s mainland. It overlooks [...]

AURA, a Victoria Restaurant Gem

In a restaurant genera often associated with mediocrity, AURA is changing the ballgame. While it’s located at the Inn at Laurel Point, it’s a far cry from hotel dining. This Inner Harbour gem is a destination for tourists and locals alike.   Executive chef Takashi Ito and his team focus on utilizing locally sourced ingredients [...]

Edible Sightseeing – 1 Day in Victoria, BC

Most folks in the Pacific Northwest begin hibernating with the first rain flurries of fall. But, the mild climate of British Columbia’s elegant capital beckon you to stretch your legs. Simultaneously, its chefs encourage you to let out your belt a notch (or two). The combination is perfect for a food-filled day of sightseeing. See [...]

Five Veterans. One Thrilling Scenic Ride.

Five WWII veterans took to the sky once again. This time their service was not required. It was being honored. Friday, February 13, 2015, retired Lt. Col. Maury Marler, retired Sgt. Larry Wildermuth, retired Corporal Hal Fones, retired LTJG Bill Cruikshank, and retired First Lt. Fred Charles joined Kenmore Air pilot Joseph Leatherman at the [...]

Cory and Matt Pavlovich – Saying, “I Do,” on the Dock

Word to the Wise: Read to the end for the best surprise. Cory’s not the kind of woman who settles down. A self-proclaimed “flyer,” she moved six times in the 10 years following the completion of her undergrad degree from Washington State University. She didn’t realize an Iowa boy with charm, wit and a healthy [...]