Curing disease with the help of travel in British Columbia


Last summer, after returning from a trip to Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, I wrote THIS FEATURE about how I used travel writing as one of the key components in helping to cure the stress-induced eye disease that I was diagnosed with. Through our Super, Neighbours series (with its improper punctuation inspired, of course, by the Province of BC’s long-running Super, Natural tagline when promoting our province), I’ve been able to unplug as often as I can while still keeping my foot on the gas and heading up Vancouver Is Awesome. The multi-part features that result are reminders of how close in proximity we are to other incredible BC destinations.

A couple of these travel writing adventures have taken me to Oak Bay Marine Group’s properties, and they recently invited me to write about them for their magazine, Coastal Currents, which has been going out to about 80,000 people three times per year for the past 30-or-so years. Below is the excerpt of the piece that I wrote and supplied photos for. You can check out the entire magazine as a PDF HERE.