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Predator Ridge, British Columbia

Every job has its perks and one of the greatest of mine is the opportunity to do travel writing.  In the past I've seen some amazing places, mainly in the Caribbean and Europe, on someone else's dime. 

Last week I went on my first travel writing assignment to a location in Canada - Predator Ridge, British Columbia.  It's only a 45 minute plane ride from my home near Calgary, Alberta, yet in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, it feels like a world away.   

The resort is geared for vacationers who want to stay at the hotel for a few days or a few weeks as well as for those who want to purchase a home in paradise.  If you are a golfer, the 36 holes offer a huge variety of holes to play on.  If you are a bird watcher, there are a great number of the critters flying around. For spa lovers, there is an Aveda spa on site as well as a European themed wellness spa a twenty minute walk up the hill.  I highly recommend you try the cold sauna, the only one in North America.  For those of you who like to be in beautiful surroundings with serenity as your shadow, this is the ideal spot. 

After my days there, it was difficult to leave the tranquility and come back to the realities of life.  But until I have my bestseller, Predator Ridge will be where I vacation and not where I live.  Sigh...