Author: Anne Justine

Sunshinestories Family

Family Series: Anne Justine Houser


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Name: Anne Justine Age: 23 From: Norway & USA Job at Sunshinestories: I do a little of everything. I’m the front desk person, receptionist, social host, social media manager. Words to live by: Your attitude belongs to you, its your choice to have a good one. Travel often, take risks, smile often and be kind to others.  Favorite things about Sri Lanka: Sometimes living

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Guest Series

Guest Series: Emma & Klas


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Emma and Klas are the first couple to return to our retreat for another holiday. We were stoked to have them here, so we did a little interview with them. Here is what they have to say about Sunshinestories: How did you find out about Sunshinestories? Our friend Maria found Sunshinestories on Instagram and clicked

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Family Series: Kelly Michalak


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Name: Kelly Michalak Age: 34 years young From: Australia Job: Surf coach Words to live by: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” -Jacques Yves Cousteau We are all connected… Be kind to our Mother Earth… Oceans & animals Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: Fun, uncrowded waves, sunny days

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Sri Lanka, Travels

Banyan Camp


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In April, the Sunshinestories family closed the retreat for a week and road tripped about four hours to Banyan Camp, a bush camp and retreat tucked away in the jungle right next to Udawalawe National Park and the beautiful lake Hambegamuwa. As soon as we arrived and dropped off our bags, we took off on an

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Family Series: Chee Lai


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  Name: Chee Lai Age: 28 From: Perth, Australia Job: Yoga Teacher & Coconut opening master Words to live by: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: The people and their smiles What is your yoga

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Surf

Interview with Nick Holmgren


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Our first head surf coach – Nick Holmgren Australia born and Swedish raised Nick Holmgren is Sunshinestories’ head surf teacher and also one of the most humble and talented surfers from Sweden. At the age of 15 his cousins pushed him into his first wave in Australia. He’s been stoked ever since. “Back in Sweden I

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