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CRAIG HERITAGE PARK & MUSEUM FARMERS' MARKET: Shop & Learn! - Feature/Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (August 2015)
PARKSVILLE UNCORKED WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 2013: Tastes and Temptations - Event preview/Interview - EyesOnBC Magazine, Bowser, BC (January 2013)

PARKSVILLE UNTAPPED 2012: Cheers! Santé! Salut! Proost! - Event preview/Interview - The Beacon, Bowser, BC (February 2012)
"Yes, for this former debauchee it is now all about sapidity, nose, body and finish, don't you know, rather than how many barrels of suds I can guzzle, and how quickly."
LAKE TRAIL GUESTHOUSE: On the Peace Grid - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (November/December 2011)
DISCOVERING THE DISCOVERY ISLANDS: Part 1 - Quadra Island - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (July/August 2011)
"A church historically known for experimental, fun services, one in 1992 was based entirely on the spiritual lyrical imagery of certain Van Morrison songs!"
A SMALL WORLD B&B in CHEMAINUS - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (May/June 2011)

STONE SOUP INN: It is Only by Sharing That We May Make a Feast - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (March/April 2011)
"I could go on, and will, but don't want you drooling on the page just yet."

BRANT WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: ...One Skein of Geese, Cleaving the Murk of March Thaw, is the Spring - Feature - The Beacon magazine, Bowser, BC (March 2011)
"For an incomprehensible passage of time they have arrived exhausted and hungry from their non-stop flight from Mexico, to use Vancouver Island as their área de descanso."
GNOME'S HOLLOW on NORTH PENDER ISLAND - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (January/February 2011)
"The surrounding terrain has something of the Middle Earth or enchanted forest about it, which, considering its inhabitants, could hardly be more apt."

HISTORY AND MYSTERY CARVED IN STONE - Feature - Harbour Air Magazine,
Victoria, BC (October - December 2010)

"One certainty is that the mysteries surrounding these petroglyphs serve to amplify the power of the spell they cast on all who see them."
APPLEWOOD COTTAGE: The Little House in the Valley - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (November/December 2010)
"Virginia Creeper spills from the right side of the roof, giving the impression the building is being organically embraced by its verdant setting."
CUFRA CLIFFS COTTAGE on THETIS ISLAND: Birds in Their Little Nests Agree - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (September/October 2010)
"Imagine the visiting party’s amusement when setting eyes on the island’s ceremonial representative, resplendent in mayoral chains crafted from a Christmas decoration and a coffee can lid with a smiley face on it!"

CRANKY HERON COTTAGE on TEXADA ISLAND: 31 Miles of Smiles - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (July/August 2010)
"First and foremost, this island's inhabitants seem inordinately cheery, communally offering a welcome offsetting the industrial homeliness of Blubber Bay's portal to their world."

THE WHOLE "KITS" AND CABOODLE - Feature - Harbour Air Magazine, Victoria, BC (April/May 2010)

EXTREMELY SPORTING - Feature - Harbour Air Magazine, Victoria, BC (April/May 2010)
"In moments, you will leap headfirst to hurtle through the air towards the river 150 feet below."

THE BLUE OWL on DENMAN ISLAND: A Cottage Built of History and Love - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (May/June 2010)
"With every detail, the love that has gone into creating this space is obvious."

GABRIOLA ISLAND'S MANANA GUEST HOUSE & HASTA MANANA CHARTERS - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (May/June 2010)
"As someone who would likely be defeated by the construction of a rabbit hutch, I find this extremely impressive."

NANAIMO NIGHTS - Feature - Harbour Air Magazine, Victoria, BC (January - March 2010)
CLIFFHOUSE COTTAGE on GALIANO ISLAND: Snug at the Edge of Paradise - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (March/April 2010)
"Totting up all the 'Wow's, 'Awesome's, 'Oh My God's and assorted gasps, I'd say that Galiano Island's wild beauty elicited around 314 exclamations of wonder between Susan and I in a single weekend."

BETWEEN THE COVERS: Books + Nature = Awesome - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (January/February 2010)
"Emblazoned across the bottom of the suite’s (intentionally kaput) TV, a bumper sticker echoed the academic author Ross’ sentiment in rather more direct language: Fight Prime Time: Read a Book."

THE SKYLINE'S THE LIMIT IN NANAIMO - City development profile - Harbour Air Magazine, Victoria, BC (October - December 2009)
THE YURTS OF RIVERBEND RESORT - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (November/December 2009)
"After all, unless it happens to boast out-of-the-box design features, when is one ever prompted to contemplate the structural nuances of a hotel room?"
THE WHITEHOUSE ON LONGLAKE: When I Win the Lottery... - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (September/October 2009)
"But considering the remarkable coincidence about the house that Marlene revealed as our relaxing overnighter came to an end, an alternative word to describe it might be 'charmed.'"

CASTLEBURY COTTAGE: Ye Olde Style Hospitality - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (July/August 2009)
"But like all good castles, it also has lookout points to keep an eye open for approaching enemies or other pesky parties intent on disrupting the sensual mood."

mulBerryLand: And to Think That We Saw it on Mulberry Lane - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (May/June 2009)
"'Are you huggers?' asked Naomi, spreading her arms wide as we readied to leave."

FREE SPIRIT SPHERES: Hanging Out in Trees - Cover story/Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (March/April 2009)
"Yet upon our first sight of Eryn, so dramatic and indelible an image in the half-light of dusk, all fears immediately began to dissipate, booted asunder by pure adrenaline and awe."

MAPLE VIEW B&B: It's a new life, and they're feeling good... - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (September/October 2008)
"Sweet though she seems, Kelly Clarkson has never been and will never be the soundtrack to which I wish to start my day."
OUR TOWN - 'Victoria: Summer in the City' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (July/August 2008)
"With ivy creeping prettily up its frontage and Weeping Sequoia trees marking the entrance, the famous Fairmont Empress Hotel is a true Victoria icon."

OUR TOWN - 'Fort Langley: The Birthplace of British Columbia' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (May/June 2008)
"Over thirty thousand hopefuls gathered on the banks of the Fraser River in search of their fortunes."

A WORLD APART ON MY DOORSTEP (Gabriola Island & Jupiter Ranch) - Feature - More Living magazine, Nanaimo, BC (May/June 2008)

" never knew an echinoderm could possess so many arms ... er, legs ... er, whatever they're called."

OUR TOWN - 'The Pender Islands: Peaceful, magical and magnificent' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (March/April 2008)

"Even Grimmer Bay summons images of piratical days of old."

WHITE SAND WEDDINGS (Tonbridge, UK) - Sales brochure copy (February 2008)

OUR TOWN - 'Nanaimo: Relocation, relocation, relocation...' - Coastlines magazine,
Vancouver, BC (January/February 2008)

"Staged in July as the centrepiece of the Nanaimo Marine Festival, the race climaxes at Departure Bay's beach and features unique little vessels zipping over a punishing course."
OUR TOWN - 'Campbell River: Where there's plenty more fish in the sea' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (November/December 2007)
"This phenomenon provides not only great fishing but also the opportunity to partake in such innovative experiences as snorkelling safaris, where visitors can swim amongst the masses of spawning salmon for a unique underwater thrill."

OUR TOWN - 'Prince Rupert: At the Edge of the Great Beyond' - Coastlines magazine,
Vancouver, BC (September/October 2007)

"Deer do indeed wander freely, eagles soar overhead and otters glide about the harbour."
OUR TOWN – ‘Savary Island: A Taste of the Exotic’ - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC
(July/August 2007)

"Be on the lookout for deer, hummingbirds, bald eagles and other colourful birdlife when exploring the enchanting woodland trails."

OUR TOWN – ‘Chemainus: The Art of Survival’ - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (May/June 2007)
"Epitomizing the proverb 'Necessity is the Mother of Invention', the story of modern Chemainus is remarkable."

OUR TOWN - 'Maple Bay: The Bay of Plenty' - Coastlines magazine, Vancouver, BC (March/April 2007)
One noted past visitor was John Wayne, who moored his 136-foot converted minesweeper 'Wild Goose' in Maple Bay, then hosted a legendary shindig still spoken of in awe-inspired tones today."

OUR TOWN - 'Charm and Celebrity Meet in Ladysmith' - Coastlines magazine,
Vancouver, BC (January/February 2007)

"Some are undoubtedly curious about the roots of actress and animal-rights campaigner Pamela Anderson, born here on July 1, 1967 - Canada's 100th birthday."

'WESTCOAST STORY - 'Come On In, the Water's Fine...' - Coastlines magazine,
Vancouver, BC (November/December 2006)

"Faced with such biting water and air temperatures in the grip of a Vancouver winter, why do people happily strip down to take part in an event that many view as utter craziness?"

 

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