hiking

Bowen Lookout Hike

Bowen Lookout Hike

The Bowen Lookout hike from the top of the Cypress Bowl Road is a wonderful short hike up to a stunning panoramic view looking out over the Howe Sound and back towards the ski hills. Especially during winter, the entire trail feels like a Narnia-esque […]

Mount Thom Hike

Mount Thom Hike

A relatively easy hike with wonderful Fraser Valley views almost all the way up is to be found on the Mount Thom trail in Chilliwack. Perfect for a cold weather, rainy hike, this hike provides panoramic views at the top of the scramble. MOUNT THOM […]

Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

My parents and I spent our winter holidays as far away from home as possible – in the magical land of Sri Lanka. We discovered bustling cities, explored serene beach and coastlines, trekked through the misty mountains, spotted elephants in the wild, took the world’s […]

Why You Should Hike Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Instead of Sigiriya Rock

Why You Should Hike Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya Instead of Sigiriya Rock

The major reason people to go to Sigiriya is to hike Sigiriya Rock, a rectangular-shaped large rock described by Lonely Planet as ‘Sri Lanka’s single most dramatic sight.’ Sigiriya Rock has ancient ruins of what was once the kingdom of Kassapa and hikers can head […]

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Some of Sri Lanka’s best hiking is to be found in Ella, which is probably, aside from traveling, my all-time favourite activity. Ironically, Ella was our least favourite place in Sri Lanka. Described by the Lonely Planet as a secret mountainside haven, we very quickly […]

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Mirissa, a sprawling beach town attracting a hip surfer vibe, is so different from the bustling, near-chaotic capital city of Colombo. We spent one day and one night exploring the local spots of this quickly developing coastal town. Many travelers prefer Mirissa to nearby Unawatuna, […]

Stoney Squaw Summit Hike

Stoney Squaw Summit Hike

Banff is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise all-year round. I flew out to Calgary in late-November to be greeted by a blanket of thick, fresh snow and more flakes still falling from the sky, as they would continue to do so for many months. My boyfriend and I […]

A Guide to Waterton Lakes National Park

A Guide to Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes is a beautiful national park nestled in the lower corner of Alberta on the border with Montana, where it shares the designation of International Peace Park with Glacier National Park. Home to fantastic camping, kayaking, hiking and exploring, this place is an oasis of […]

A Guide to Glacier National Park

A Guide to Glacier National Park

Shrouded in smoke from nearby forest fires meant that Glacier National Park and its famous Going-to-the-Sun Road did not offer us the clear and incredible mountainous views we had heard so much about. Nevertheless, we spent a moody and calm morning driving the winding round that […]

A Guide to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

A Guide to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

One of the most moving places I’ve ever been, the gorgeous Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is nestled along the Milk River in southern Alberta. How to Get to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park The drive from Calgary to Writing-on-Stone takes approximately 3.5 hours via Lethbridge. The park is […]