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A Life List Update: Sailing Adventures

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Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve written over here. So much going on at PureOutside. I’ve been talking to people about Life Lists lately and remembered that this one needed some attention once in a while. I read through Jenn’s List and Erin’s List and it made me think about the stuff I’ve accomplished and have yet to. It really brought me back to mine and the big goals I want to accomplish. One of my goals revolves around sailing on a trip of my own. It doesn’t have to be…read more

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Health Challenge Wrap-Up and February’s Challenge

Posted by in Personal Development, Spark Challenges

January was hard. I didn’t think I was going to make it through this challenge for the first week. I remember thinking that if only I could only do what I wanted to do, then things would be fine. But that’s not how it works. Once a habit like eating certain things at certain times engrain themselves, it’s very hard to get rid of them. January’s challenge of no gluten, sugar, or coffee was the hardest one I’ve done so far. And yet, at the same time, I think it…read more

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Why I Can’t be a Minimalist Like Colin

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I’ve been reading Colin Wright at Exile Lifestyle and admire what he’s doing.  Travelling around the world is not easy task and yet he’s running a design firm, multiple creative online services and doing it with less than 100 things. He is definitely an inspiration to myself and others wanting to minimize their lifestyle and focus on the things that really matter. Having only 50 things(and posting about it) has definitely been the most impressive feat of Colin’s I’ve seen. I know others have done the same but I saw…read more

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Foto Friday: Abel Tasmen National Park in New Zealand

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Out for a hike on a gorgeous day

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Day Trip Into Abel Tasman National Park

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There are a number of national parks and excellent day and multi-day tramps in New Zealand. The many kilometers of tracks in Abel Tasman National Park are among the most beautiful and easiest to access. About 40 minutes out of Nelson on the top of the South Island of New Zealand, the park stretches some kilometers along the coast allowing easy access by boat. Many of the hikers take a water taxi to one of the drop off points and then spend a few days walking back. Up early to…read more

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Katoomba in the Blue Mountains

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It was freezing in the mountains. The sun was still shining when I rolled in but it sure wasn’t that warm. I quickly got out the pants and jacket and made the most of the heat from the sun. I strolled around town, taking a look into some of the shops and grabbing some groceries and then it was back to the hostel to shave. I had yet this trip and my beard was getting to be a fair length, the longest I’ve ever had it. I originally had a…read more

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Mount Warning

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In driving to and from Lennox Head, Kingscliffe and Brisbane, I went past the turn off to Mount Warning a few times. I wasn’t sure which one it was in the jumble of peaks you can see from the highway but I assumed it was the tallest of the group It is the first to get the sun in the morning. I initially had planned to get to the top for sunrise and be one of the first to see the sun that day but that requires getting up at…read more

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Cable Bay Trail in Nanaimo

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I needed to get out of the house for a little bit of fresh air this morning so we headed down to the Cable Bay Trail in Cedar, south of Nanaimo. Sunday mornings there’s a large group that heads out there will all their dogs in tow ( or rather the owners in tow) to hang out on the beach and get a nice walk in.  I highly recommend the hike to everyone that just want to get outside for an easy walk and to see the beautiful place before…read more

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