Sails & Spices was created by founders Sylvie and Branden to share wonderful travel adventures and the inspiration for cooking they bring.
Sails & Spices recipes are wholesome and delicious meals inspired by world cuisines that you can create everyday. All are based on the philosophy that organic plant-based whole foods prepared from scratch (with love), are best. Join us as we open our borders and let taste buds travel!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo.
With three relocations in five years, we have been blessed to enjoy best of both worlds… making homes with a cozy kitchen and well-stocked pantry while traveling to far away lands and finding inspiration in the people we meet. Together we’ve lived in Canada, Australia, and the United States, and between us have visited over 50 countries. Anywhere near the water feels most like home, whether on the beach, the decks of a boat, or diving at the bottom of the ocean.
The Travel Adventures pages will bring you curated travel stories and inspired photography with tips on how to make your next trip great. Island Interviews brings you along as we interview the candidates for our dream island home.
Recipe Maker. Sailor. Dreamer. Blogger. Marketer.
Sylvie spent her young childhood on a 35-foot sailboat, exploring bays from the Mediterranean to St. Maartin. That adventurous upbringing instilled in her a love of discovering somewhere new.
While at home she enjoys cooking delicious plant-based meals, inspired by her travels abroad.
“Always keep a bottle of chilled bubbles on hand. You never know when life will give you a reason to celebrate!”
Photographer. Diver. Adventurer. Musician. Sales.
Branden grew up exploring the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, developing a love of the ocean and the adventures it holds.
A vegetarian for over ten years, Branden believes a whole plant-based diet opens up unique opportunities for exploration of the world and its people, while living out a duty of care for the earth and its inhabitants.
“A glass of wine and a laugh among friends in a new-found land is one of life’s true pleasures.”
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To request your travel destination be featured, organize a guest post, or to discuss sponsored content promotions please contact us directly by email: sylvie [AT] sailsandspices.com or branden [AT] sailsandspices.com
We look forward to working with you,
Sylvie & Branden