|Map of Vancouver Island, We live at Comox, are travelling to Quadra Island|
We need some ocean time so I just booked us two nights away to somewhere we have never been, Quadra Island that is just a short 45 minute drive plus ferry ride away. We will spend 2 nights in a rustic waterview chalet (self catering), and days will be spent kayaking to our hearts content. Did I mention I hate crowds, love nature, and really wanted a cabin-type retreat weekend alone with hubby? This completely fits the bill! I managed to snag a deal from a deals site (Island Daily Deals if you are from Vancouver Island) for 50% off regular price - $225 plus tax including 2 nights oceanside chalet including kayaking. I have been looking for deals hoping for a weekend away, but nothing had come close to my small budget. This money has been saved since January in small bits, a five here, a roll of change there, in my sealed money pot. You have to act quickly on these deals, so I called the resort before buying my coupon and they had space for a weekend in mid-July.
|Quadra Island Seascape Waterfront Resort photo courtesy of Tripadvisor|
In addition to that, a few months ago I bought another deal from Travelzoo for a wildlife viewing expedition, four hours on the ocean. Last year on this same tour (see original post here - same deal too!) we saw eagles, seals and orcas. We are scheduled to go this coming Sunday with Mom and are really looking forward to it. $59 per person where the regular price was $129 per person.
The moral of this story is, you know all those group deal companies? It never hurts to see what they have as it might just be something you can save a bunch of money on. Sounds like a summer of fun to me, woohoo!