Turquoise Thursday: Turquoise Heaven on Oahu

Oahu, HawaiiI knew I would find an abundance of turquoise in Hawaii. I’ve always imagined Hawaii to be a place where houses would be painted turquoise. I was right. From the beautiful turquoise coloured beaches, to the island’s décor, turquoise can be spotted. It would appear that Hawaii’s colour of choice is turquoise. I couldn’t capture all that is turquoise on Oahu. There is turquoise around every corner, which left a permanent smile on my face. If only I could stay in this turquoise heaven forever. I can see myself living in a turquoise painted house on Lanikai beach. I’m already planning my next trip to Hawaii. I can’t wait to return.    Continue reading

Turquoise Thursday: San Francisco Painted with Turquoise

San Francisco

Fish Market

I was excited to find the welcoming streets of San Francisco painted with turquoise around every corner. San Francisco is such a lively and bright city. Pier 39 and Fisherman’s wharf is speckled with turquoise amidst the sea of friendly people along San Francisco’s glistening blue Bay. Tourists from all over were stopping to take photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz which could be seen from a distance. Locals were running and biking on the trails along the Embarcadero Waterfront. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the ferry building was bustling mid-afternoon with people admiring the goods and crafts being sold. With tourist season ending Labour Day weekend, San Francisco was still busy with visitor’s coming for America’s Cup being held in San Francisco. Kiwis could be heard talking about the races around every corner. I’m excited to continue exploring in San Francisco. Maybe there will be more turquoise secrets to be found.

Bliss jewelry store

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Two Months and Rolling

I am officially two months into my travels. I can’t believe how quickly the time is going. I Jellystarted just two months ago with 14 months off from work to travel and to experience all that I can. I now have exactly one year left before returning to work in 2014. I have definitely kept myself busy over the last two months and started my time off with a bang. I started a blog, traveled to new destinations, and completed multiple things on my bucket-list. Here are my highlights:

Destinations Visited:

1. Summerside, Naufrage, & Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island– June
2. Charlotte, North Carolina– June & July
3. Ottawa, Ontario– July
4. Halifax & Cape Breton, Nova Scotia– July
5. Samana, Dominican Republic– July
6. Kouchibouguac National Park & Miramichi, New Brunswick– July & August
7. Bangor, Freeport, & Pittsfield, Maine– August
8. Montreal, Quebec– August
9. London, Ontario– August
10. Southern Nova Scotia– August

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Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Photo Credit Philip Boudreau Photography

Jessica​ Palmquist
Turquoise Compass 
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MEd, BEd, BA,​ ​CYA-E-RYT​, Doula​ ​
Halifax, Nova Scotia






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