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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, […]

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 […]

Visiting the Chateau de Versailles

Visiting the Chateau de Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles was grandiose and extravagant; as we moved from room to room, each was more over-decorated than the last. Versailles Palace is the epitome of Louis XIV’s vision of the absolute monarchy. The grounds cover over 800 hectares of land, meaning it takes […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Guide to Banff National Park

A Guide to Banff National Park

Banff National Park is one of those places I have dreamed about for years, my wanderlust and desire ignited by what I saw on Instagram and further pursued by blogs and stories I read and heard. When the opportunity arose to make a cross-provincial roadtrip […]

Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Hike

Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Hike

I think this is one of the secret trails of Vancouver. The hike winds through lush forests, requiring some scrambling under trees and over rocks and roots. The reward is a gorgeous crevice cut into a canyon where a waterfall dances into pools below, a […]

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Steveston

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Steveston

Steveston in Richmond is a cute little seaside fisherman’s village that is well worth a visit! The ever popular television series Once Upon a Time about fairytales coming to life is filmed right here in Steveston, when the town turns into Storybrooke. There are maps of […]

Lynn Canyon Hike: Rice Lake, Twin Falls, Suspension Bridge & Thirty Foot Pool

Lynn Canyon Hike: Rice Lake, Twin Falls, Suspension Bridge & Thirty Foot Pool

The beautiful valley of Lynn Canyon is a stunning place to spend a day, full of hidden gems and natural wonders. Lakes, waterfalls, winding trails and swinging bridges are all to be found is this entirely free nature park (making it a winner in my […]