Entries by Mikaela Judd

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Cory and Matt Pavlovich – Saying,

Feb 12, 2015 Mikaela Judd Cory’s not the kind of woman who settles down. A self-proclaimed “flyer,” she moved six times in the 10 years following the completion of her undergrad degree from Washington State University. She didn’t realize an Iowa boy with charm, wit and a healthy dose of nerd would turn a stop […]

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A Fisher’s Paradise – Blackfish Lodge

Jan 27, 2015 Mikaela Cowles Vertical rocks plunge into the ocean. Mountains surround inlets. Untouched streams tumble through the forest and into the saltwater. The scent of cedar hangs in the air and bald eagles are as common as ravens. This is a wilderness escape, untouched by modern marvels. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, […]

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Featured Customer – Alan Davis

Jan 23, 2015 Mikaela Cowles Perhaps he should have known retirement wouldn’t be for him. Hindsight is always 20-20, but hobbies like deep-sea diving and sailboat racing were a dead giveaway. Even so Alan Davis and his wife, Bonnie, loved the idea of a simpler life. Waving goodbye to their fast-paced days in Silicon Valley, […]

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Tammy Goodall and Tom Gerkins' Seaplane Wedding

Aug 13, 2014 Mikaela Cowles Back in the days of “You’ve got mail” and Yahoo email addresses – back when online dating was a tad bit taboo and flip phones were the rage – Tammy Goodall signed up for a free week of Match.com. Thank goodness for the Internet. Thirteen years later, on the rooftop […]

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Nanaimo Bar Trail Look 1

Jun 11, 2014 Mikaela Cowles I’m headed back to the sweet, sweet Nanaimo Bar Trail. That’s right ladies and gents. Right now, I’m headed off on a sugar packed adventure with Evening Magazine’s Joan Kinsey. In May, I spent two days exploring this harbour city. I discovered lots of amazing things including tea at the […]

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Air Enthusiasts in Connecticut

Apr 12, 2014 Mikaela Cowles There aren’t too many seaplanes in Connecticut, but Phil and Doreen Mikan were pretty sure their twins would be fascinated by seeing planes land on the water. They weren’t wrong. In the summer of 2012, the couple visited our Emerald City with their then five-year-old rug rats. They made sure […]

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2 Days in Nanaimo

Apr 3, 2014 Mikaela Judd Jaw-dropping mountains and more than 4-kilometers of waterfront walkways make Nanaimo, BC far more than a gateway stop to Central Vancouver Island. Sure it’s the second largest city on Canada’s western landmass and offers easy access to destinations such as Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni. But, it’s also home to […]

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Northwest Floatplane Picnics

Mar 20, 2014 Mikaela Cowles Save room for the chocolate-covered macaroons. Save room. I implore you. Save room! You’ll thank me. Why? Because when you find yourself beyond the city – where driftwood tables rest beside makeshift benches, where the air is crisp and salty fresh, and where the cliffs rise straight up from the […]