Taste Testing in Portland Maine

Portland

PortlandFor spring break this year my fiancé and I took a spontaneous trip to Portland Maine for a getaway. Since Portland Maine is within driving distance from New Brunswick we felt it was the perfect place for a little vacation. As much as we wanted to go somewhere tropical (and far far away) it just wasn’t financially smart with our upcoming wedding this year. We hoped to find a last minute vacation to the Caribbean within our budget, but we didn’t find anything. Although we didn’t make it to the Caribbean we still went south–to south Portland. Continue reading

Win Two Entries for a Spartan Race U.S.A.

SpartanThis year’s Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2015 Spartan Race Codes to one lucky winner for any race in the continental U.S.. Is it your dream to run a Spartan Race in the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win an entrance for two people? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of January I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Codes Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win TWO race codes for a U.S. race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading

5 Incredible Musts when in Oahu, Hawaii

HawaiiOahu, Hawaii  

I 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. Continue reading

Making a Bucket List, Crossing it Off

I wrote this post originally for Christine to guest publish on her website Project Light to Life, but I couldn’t help but share the piece with my own readers. I hope my story inspires you to create a bucket list of your own, add to your current bucket list, and dream new dreams as it’s never too late. -Jessica

Kangaroos in Anglesea

Great Ocean Road, Australia

I’ve always been interested in the idea of bucket lists since my early twenties, but it wasn’t until I turned thirty that I actively pursued a life of creating yearly bucket lists and checking them off. I took 14 months off from my job to travel the world in 2013; I have already completed my 2013 bucket list and I’m making headway into my 2014 list. A friend of mine, Bucket List Publications, inspired me through her yearly bucket lists to start making my own. I’ve always been in the process of completing things I’ve been passionate about, but never really put pen to paper until I transitioned my life from a full-time teacher and Master’s student to a full-time traveler. Continue reading

For all Fitness Freaks: Spartan Race Giveaway-Continental U.S. and Hawaii

This year’s summer and fall Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2014 Spartan Race Codes: one for the continental U.S. and the other for Hawaii. In fact, there are actually three races happening in Hawaii and endless options in the U.S.. Is it your dream to run a race in Hawaii or the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win your entrance? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of June I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win a race code for a U.S. race or Hawaii race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading