Every year, friends, family and avid golfers get together to celebrate my brother Connor. Teams of four go out on the golf course Connor grew up on to play in his honour and memory. Every golfer leaves with a prize, including food and candy stations throughout the course, 50 50, silent auctions, and much more! It is an amazing day on the Sunshine Coast to celebrate Connor.
You’re staying in an oversized treehouse. The wifi isn’t strong so you’re embracing time with yourself, your book, and your journal. There is a cook downstairs who you can ask to make you a drink, a snack, or a full blown meal. There are only three other rooms in the guesthouse beside yours so the pool always has space. At all times of the day you can hear the waves crashing on the shore because the ocean is just across the little dirt road at the front of the entrance. There are no cars driving by because there are no paved roads for miles. There is an opportunity for more delicious food and drinks at the larger resort a few houses down that also offers morning flow yoga.
It’s the vacation that we all dream up in our minds when we need a little escape.
But the best part is, is that it really exists.
Balneario Las Pocitas, Mancora, Peru
Breakfast included; can be enjoyed on the terrace or in your room. Eggs are from the chickens that they have on site!
Exceptionally nice humans who run the guesthouse (who speak English!)
Garden, bar, and terrace access
There is a lookout at the back of the guesthouse which boasts the best sunset views
Two deck spaces with chairs and couches
Personal outdoor shower
Beach access across the street
Rated the best value in Mancora
About 45-60 minutes from the airport
So the interior AND exterior is stunning, the rooms are boho chic, and the entire premise of being in a large wooden treehouse listening to the waves as your fall asleep, with not the best wifi is and was the perfect solo vacation that I was really needing.
Located 45 minutes from the airport, off the main highway down a smaller path, you are in the middle of your own paradise.
If you can imagine, it gets better. You are only a stone throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches. For the three days I was there, I only saw a handful of people (and guests from Amai Luna were able to use the bean bags and chairs at the resort on the beach. Score!)
If you are looking for the perfect getaway, honeymoon, girls weekend, or solo rest and recharge, this spot is going to do wonders. I recommend anyone who is headed down to Peru to make sure you stop over at this little hidden gem just outside of Mancora. I never even made it in to the town I was so content in this little bubble. I suggest you try it out for yourself!
In a rematch of last year’s Championship Final, Kyla Richey’s Peruvian team USMP overtook Jaamsa in the fifth set 15-13. Here’s a little recap into the second match of the semi finals, including some before the match edits and some rally highlights. This win advances them to the 2019 Championship Finals.
After a very intense and stressful last two months, we are suddenly into the last few weeks of league! USMP are the defending league championships so I hope we can grab the title again this season!
If you’ve been following along, you know that Tj (Team Canada Olympic setter) was not able to participate in this past World Championships due to an injury. In this article he dives further in to what that really looked like and the shock and disappointment that he would have no choice but to deal with head on. However, his story does not stop there.
Many individuals feel defeated and disappointed when they don’t reach their goals and blame it on a lack of motivation. But I believe that it comes down to poor planning. In order to achieve your goals and biggest dreams you need to have a lot more than just a statement wish…
Enjoy the stunning architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, pristine beaches, and plush and extravagant beauty of none other than the Emirates Palace. If you aren’t adding Abu Dhabi to your bucket list after these photos, I will be very surprised!
So many of us want a new year, a fresh slate, so we can change something we’re not happy about. We want to start all over again and become someone new. Or at least, our perception of a better version of ourselves. When time is in front of us, the world seems possible. When we feel we are given the ability and the chance to reset, hope is in the planning and the dreaming. That’s when time becomes a gift. But when is it also a burden?
Malta holds a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I spent Christmas two years ago and is actually the location where we got engaged. A magical island with everything you could ask for in one trip; rich culture, relaxing beaches, alluring streets, inviting restaurants. Here is your three-day itinerary to the beautiful island of Malta!
Often the preceding seasons are preparing us for what is to become of the future. They can be hard, joyful, challenging, or a little bit boring. We are going through this season so we are perfectly prepared for what’s to come. Holding on to our past not too tightly makes room for our future. But to get there we don’t need to force any feelings. We don’t need to force anything at all.
Starting out my seventh professional season abroad in Lima, Peru with the club USMP. I am here playing with a current Team Canada member, Alicia Perrin. Here is a highlight video of two games played before Christmas break. Hoping to take the title again this season!
Are you stumped for what to get your loved ones for the Holidays? Have you run out of from-the-heart ideas? Check out my Gift Guide for Her, Him, and the Fitness Lover featuring a ton of my favourite locally-made products! Let the last minute Holiday shopping begin!
Why is self love so hard for us to encompass? I think we’ve started seeing and reading the terms “self love” and “self care” in our society these words have become normalized. But we aren’t truly experiencing them. We need to redefine self love and find ways that we can bring authenticity and honesty into our daily lives.
Tofino is a little piece of heaven. It’s a small community on the west coast of Vancouver Island featuring lush rainforests, rocky coastlines, and endless stretches of beaches; an amazing escape if you’re looking to be rejuvenated in mind, body, and soul. Stunning natural beauty paired with a laid-back, authentic surf culture, it’s hard not to fall head over heels with this place.
Life feels great until it doesn’t. Boy oh boy doesn’t that hold true. Walking down the street of my sweet little Peruvian neighbourhood, hand in hand with my husband, on route to meet our friends, the sun is shining, the rest of the day is free — that’s a pretty picture to paint. But suddenly I have this uneasy feeling and turn to my husband and ask, “is it possible to be content and happy in a not-so-great situation?”
Welcome to the wonderful world of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is a huge seaside city home to some of the best beaches in the world, the 38m Christ Redeemer statue and the Sugarloaf mountain with it’s cable cars to it’s summit. Here are seven of the must do things in this vibrant, lively, expansive city.
A powerful, important initiative begins at bridging the gap between the youth teams across country and propelling the Women’s National Team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. If you want to be a part of this journey, keep reading…
One of the most magical and alluring cities I’ve been to recently also has an unbelievable food scene. Nestled into the crooks and crannies around every turn are delicious bakeries, cafes, and restaurants that not to be missed. However, when wandering make sure to not judge by the outside; often the best restaurants I’ve come across are the one’s where the magic is solely happening on the inside.