If you're looking for the inside scoop on what to see and do on
Vancouver Island; the no-holds-barred version of what's worth seeing and
what's not; the we're-so-honest-it-should-be-illegal truth about what
the locals love (what the sea air does for our complexions) and what we hate (the incessant
winter rains), you are in the right place my friend!
I guarantee you won't find any dull, dry descriptions of yet another tourist trap here. Nope. Uh-uh.
What you will find is first-hand, insider information - prepared by resident islanders and served up with plenty of personality. Oh yeah!
In fact, this site is entirely created by me and my team of hand picked, fun-loving locals who just love to talk to strangers (don't tell their moms!). They share their favourite places to stay, their secret getaway spots, and their top picks for adventure and fun on Vancouver Island.
But they don't just give you generic descriptions of beaches and ski hills and music festivals; these folks actually go there, do that, then head on over here to report back on how much fun (or not) they had.
Take this lovely photo of Beacon Hill Park in Victoria for example…
...someone on my team actually went there, smelled the roses (as well as the pot-bellied pigs in the petting zoo), played on the swings, and probably even fell in the duckpond. And they've got the pictures to prove it.
Now that's the kind of thing you want to read about, right? Not another ho-hum, same old same old description of "Victoria - The City of Gardens." Come on, we can do better than that…right?
But that's not all….
Not only will you be entertained and amused by the antics of my hand-picked team, you'll actually get to see this fabulous island through the eyes of hundreds of the regular folks who live here.
How did I manage to swing that, you ask?
Well, fortunately, I'm a pretty likeable person with lots of friends. And since most of my friends live here, I've managed to corral a bunch of them into coughing up a few photos and crazy adventure stories as well.
At least, those who were short-sighted enough to friend me on Facebook. Little did they know they'd soon be recruited to help inform you, our esteemed visitor, about what really goes on here on Vancouver Island.
Sounds like fun, right? You betcha!
But wait there's more...
Did you know that you can join the fun too? That's right, we want your stories, feedback and comments on what you did, where you stayed, and which duck ponds you fell into while you were visiting. That's valuable knowledge for the next visitor, after all.
Just look for the submission forms sprinkled liberally throughout this site for your chance to contribute to the common good.
So come join us…adventure, romance, family fun and much more awaits, as my band of merry adventurers and I take you on an insider tour of the island I've called home for nearly 50 years.
Oh look! There's one of them now, learning how to fall off a surfboard with style and grace! Ok...with style.
Warning: I've recently purchased this website and am in the process of converting it from b-o-r-i-n-g to F-U-N, so you're likely to come across pages that are temporarily lacking in personality.
With no offense to the previous owners, it's a bit of a fixer-upper right now. Pardon the transitional dust, and do check back regularly to see how the site's personality meter is doing!