Igniting the spark between curiosity & adventure. Eat & Drink Stay & Relax Play & Explore Community & Culture Explore Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands & Beyond! Search for: Coastal Bliss YogaThe comforting aroma of cedar and the warmly-lit ambience of the Coastal Bliss Yoga studio reminded me of the Pan-Abode log... Read More Tania | Aug 9, 2019 | 0 Comments Surf SisterSurf Sister sits cheerfully across the street from me. Each time I walk up my driveway there it is. The empowering long-haired surfer... Read More Tania | Aug 8, 2019 | 7 Comments Coastal Sand DunesMillions of fine Pacific sand particles skip along Wickanninish Beach on any given day. They roll and collide with fellow particles... Read More Tania | Jul 24, 2019 | 2 Comments Black Bears By KayakTwo years ago, me and a friend did a kayak tour with Black Bear Kayak in Tofino. Our experience with them made a lasting impression on... Read More Tania | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments Tofino Bike Co.On the Canada Day long weekend, a friend and I happened upon Tofino Bike Co. along the Pacific Rim Highway. We were excited to... Read More Tania | Jul 10, 2019 | 0 Comments The Roost Winery, Bistro & BakeryThe sandwich board sign advertising Wine Tasting at The Roost lingered in my brain and had me hitting the breaks while en route to... Read More Tania | Jun 30, 2019 | 0 Comments Blues Bayou CaféThis might be hard to believe but after five years of living in greater Victoria, I have finally discovered Brentwood Bay. I've heard... Read More Tania | Jun 20, 2019 | 2 Comments Babe’s Honey FarmI didn’t know all of the things that you can make with honey until I visited Babe’s Honey Farm, located on Blenkinsop Road in Victoria... Read More Tania | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments Pacifica Paddle SportsClaudia waved and jumped up and down from a small blanched-white beach, the brim of her straw sun hat bouncing. She exclaimed... Read More Tania | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments On A Branch AgainI found myself humming the tune from Willy Nelson's On the Road Again while I was brushing my damp hair after my shower last evening... Read More Tania | Jun 14, 2019 | 0 Comments Load More Don't miss a post! Keep current on new Niche Places! Success! You are subscribed! First Name Last Name Email Subscribe to blog Get in touch! Have a niche place worth sharing? Name Email Address Message Number 15 + 10 = Send Message FollowFollow Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Email: email@example.com Phone: 778-557-3189 HOME | ABOUT | CONTACT Igniting the spark between curiosity & adventure.