Author: janameerman

How to Spend a Week in San Francisco

How to Spend a Week in San Francisco

San Francisco is a bustling and exciting forward-thinking city on the Californian coast, about half-way up the state. San Francisco sits at the tip of the world-famous Silicon Valley, a hub of social media and technological prowess. It’s one of my favourite cities to explore, […]

The Perfect California Highway 1 Roadtrip Itinerary

The Perfect California Highway 1 Roadtrip Itinerary

One of my all-time favourite drives in the world is the gorgeous Californian Highway 1, winding its way down the coast along the azure ocean through rolling sand dunes. I have laid out the perfect itinerary for a California Coast Roadtrip, stopping at all the […]

Graduation

Graduation

Today, I am done. In August, I walked out of my last exam as an undergraduate student, a political science final where I argued the ethics of ideologies in world headlines. The day before, I handed in my last paper, a five-page piece on global environmental […]

Cascade Falls Hike

Cascade Falls Hike

On a rainy Sunday morning, I lay in bed scrolling through Instagram trying to see if I could find some sort of outdoor adventure that was doable in muddy, wet weather. Dad and I drove for over an hour in the rain listening to rainy […]

Whistler Train Wreck Hike

Whistler Train Wreck Hike

A quick-paced walk from the Whistler Olympic Athlete’s village to a mangled, graffiti-covered train wreck is a lovely way to spend a morning. The trail was a little muddy but arrival to the wreck offered a glimpse into a different world. Sam and I climbed […]

Cheakamus Lake Hike

Cheakamus Lake Hike

I spent Thanksgiving in Whistler with Sam’s family and we spent the most perfect few days in the warm Autumn sunshine. The air was cool and crisp and the sunlight reflected in a gorgeous collection of fall colours – reds and yellows shone brilliantly every […]

Banff’s Most Beautiful Lakes: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

Banff’s Most Beautiful Lakes: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

We left the warmth of Sam’s dorm room at 4:00am and headed out of the city into Banff National Park to catch sunrise at Moraine Lake, arguably one of the most picturesque locations in Canada. A brief pit-stop for coffee at the local 24-hour, three sweaters […]

Borgeau Lake Hike

Borgeau Lake Hike

We gathered up a group of friends and hit the mountains in search of views and adventure. The hike up to Borgeau Lake was already chilly in early September, but still beautiful. The hike only had a few sections that were intensely steep, but the views were […]

Vancouver to Calgary Roadtrip: Whistler, Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Golden

Vancouver to Calgary Roadtrip: Whistler, Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Golden

After a summer filled with hikes, lakes, waterfalls, views and sunsets, Sam and I decided to end our adventures with a six-day roadtrip from Vancouver to Calgary. We drove north from Vancouver via Whistler, Kamloops and Clearwater to Mount Robson and then down the Icefields Parkway […]

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: University of British Columbia

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: University of British Columbia

Some of the most beautiful sunsets that I have been privy to watch have occurred at UBC, my beautifully spacious campus, surrounded on three sides by water and dotted with a number of buildings from which the sunset can be glimpsed. The apartments behind Law […]