Archives for December 2015

Family Travel Bloggers

Greetings from Tofino!! We are currently on a family trip storm watching in beautiful Tofino on the West Coast of Canada! Rianne and Ryan loved the storm watching experience - highly recommend it if you haven't been before. It's been good to get away to end 2015 and start 2016. As you know, our family LOVES to travel. We have traveled to over 50 countries, lived on 4 different continents, and … [Read more...]

Surprise Pregnancy Announcement

First came Rianne... Next came Ryan... Then came Baby # 3!! We are excited to announce that my beautiful wife is pregnant and due on May 28, 2016. We found out a few months ago but kept it quiet during the first trimester only telling very close family and friends. Now that Anne is in her second trimester and we are entering a New Year, we wanted to share the GOOD NEWS with all of our … [Read more...]

How to Cope with Being an Unemployed Dad

This is a guest blog post by Aaron Steele, a 25 year old husband and father from Australia. A little while ago, Aaron lost my job and suddenly realized that he was overweight, broke, unemployed and had no real skills. Aaron decided that he was sick of the way his life was playing out and he wanted to make some serious and carefully planned changes. Aaron began The Lifestyle Overhaul as a means of … [Read more...]

Sending Money to Family Members Overseas

  Since my wife lives in Vancouver and her parents live in the Philippines, we often send money home to support them in daily expenses, getting medicine, and special occasions. After all, they are both retired and they don't have a Government Pension Plan like Canada does. That's one thing I love about Filipino culture - the strong family ties. Even though the kids are overseas, they don't … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Christmas

We are always looking for creative activities to do every Christmas! Yes, of course, there are the annual traditions such as the Bright Nights Stanley Park Train, Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, and North Pole BC. However, this year, we were overjoyed to get an invitation to attend the opening night of "Once Upon a Christmas" - an original story written and directed by Kristy Provan, … [Read more...]

Global Money Transfers with CIBC

Can you really send money around the world with no service fee? Thanks to CIBC Global Money Transfer, CIBC customers can send money to family, friends, or business associates anywhere in the world at no charge. My wife regularly sends money to her family in the Philippines. This will also come in handy for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions throughout the year. Plus, we will be … [Read more...]