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Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Slip into a hammock, crack open a book, and just watch the days go past while sunsets break the clouds apart and make you gasp with wonder. I can not say enough about Tangalle. Of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka during our two-week […]

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 Walking Tour of Galle Fort

A Walking Tour of Galle Fort

On Sri Lanka’s south coast are a number of oceanfront cities, each projecting a different vibe. Our first stop on our coastal explorations was the gorgeous Galle, home to some of the most intriguing little streets and alleys. Galle entices visitors with boutique shopping, history, delightful […]

Cypress Falls Hike

Cypress Falls Hike

The hike up to Cypress Falls in West Vancouver is a lovely little trail winding up alongside a gurgling creek leading to a gushing waterfall in a canyon crevice, a perfect place to spend a morning exploring. CYPRESS FALLS HIKE DETAILS When: year-round Where: West Vancouver Difficulty: easy […]

How to Spend a Day in Victoria on Vancouver Island

How to Spend a Day in Victoria on Vancouver Island

Downtown Victoria is small enough that most of it can be seen in a day just by walking through the city. It’s the beautiful capital city of BC, located across the Georgia Strait on Vancouver Island. Summer time is a wonderful time to spend a […]

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Gastown

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Gastown

For a glimpse into a part of old Vancouver, head for a walk down Gastown, the oldest neighborhood in town. As of 2009, Gastown is a National Historic Site which includes the Steam Clock, the first of its kind. It is a wonderful place to explore […]

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Granville Island

Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide: Granville Island

One of the loveliest neighbourhoods in Vancouver is this tiny little island tucked under the Granville Street Bridge just south of downtown. Granville Island is well-known for its food, markets, outdoor summer street performances and abundance of artisan-focused shops, boutiques, and the Emily Carr University […]

Walking the Stanley Park Seawall

Walking the Stanley Park Seawall

On a warm sunny downtown evening, we walked the entire loop of the famous Vancouver Seawall that wraps around the incredible Stanley Park, the world’s number one park! The loop is best walked from Coal Harbour to English Bay. Start with an ice cream at […]

Norvan Falls Hike

Norvan Falls Hike

The wonderful hike to Norvan Falls winds through well-maintained trails and stunning lush forests ending up at a stunning waterfall cascading into a sweet little green pool. We hiked this one afternoon after a day of rain, and the waterfall was gushing with the recent […]

How to Spend a Day on Bowen Island

How to Spend a Day on Bowen Island

Bowen Island is one of the gorgeous islands along BC’s Sunshine Coast. Bowen is dotted with beautiful cafes, stunning hikes and beaches and island cottages galore. The moment our final exams were over, we took the ferry across to Bowen Island to see what adventures we […]