Tag: nature

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cliff-Jumping at Lions Bay

Cliff-Jumping at Lions Bay

One of Vancouver’s hidden treasures are the cliffs at Lions Bay in West Vancouver, a popular spot for thrill-seekers and adventurers.  How to Get to Lions Bay Cliff Jump Well, technically getting here isn’t publicly possible, but if you’re careful, follow these directions and you […]

Tunnel Bluffs Hike

Tunnel Bluffs Hike

On a sunny Sunday, Sam and I drove up the Sea to Sky Highway to the pull out with the little hut where the Tunnel Bluffs trail starts. The parking is notoriously awful here as there is only 10 spots at the base of the hike. […]

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 […]

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 […]