I spent a week under the Cypriot sun visiting my aunt, uncle and cousin exploring the gorgeous island, full of wine villages and waterfalls and quaint towns and seaside getaways.
Our fourth day on the road saw us driving the entire stretch of the Icefields Parkway through the two most beautiful national parks in Canada.
Now that I’m unofficially graduated from university, my evenings are free from the burdens of summer school, so Sarah and I celebrated with a lazy evening at Kitsilano Beach, complete with ice cream and sunset swims.
Although the trailhead to Joffre is almost a three-hour drive from Vancouver, Scott, Aaron and Cole spontaneously picked me up at 2pm and we hit the road to squeeze the most out of the remaining evening hours of light of British Columbia Day.
This breathtaking hike winds up through Taylor Meadows to the top of Panorama Ridge, and then back down via Garibaldi Lake, and offers some of the most incredible views I’ve ever taken in.
Sam and I arrived at the peak of Cypress Bowl Road just before 6pm to tackle the gorgeous Cabin Lake hike, a quick 45-minute scramble up the side of Cypress Mountain.
On a warm Sunday afternoon, we made the long drive out past Chilliwack to take on the Lindeman Lake hike.