6 days relaxing on Java (Indonesia)

Java, unlike its neighbour Bali, doesn’t drum to the beat of tourism. Sure, some areas are more set up for it than others, but more often than not, you’re getting a significantly more “authentic” Indonesian cultural experience. 90% of Java is Muslim, and the timeline of our travels fell in line with Ramadan – a…

4 days on Nusa Lembongan (Indonesia)

A slice of Indonesian paradise awaits you just a short 45 minute boat ride away from main Bali. There you’ll find two little tropical islands connected by a yellow scooter-only bridge. These beautiful and low-key islands are called Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It’s fairly easy to arrange a boat ride over (and pretty cheap,…

A day trip along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

I thought I had an idea of what the Great Ocean Road would be like. You know, Pinterest does a good job of telling you what to do and see, and when you travel throughout Australia you hear so many different things about the magnificent drive. “Don’t miss the apostles!” “Stop and stay somewhere along…

A hidden gem: Southern California’s Jalama Beach

We look a risk, and we had no idea where the road would lead us – but it didn’t disappoint. Adventure has a funny way about it… when you choose to have an attitude that allows for awesomeness no matter what the outcome, you’re bound to find something great. We saw Jalama Beach on a…

flight-seeing in British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky corridor

Getting elevated above the mountains is quite possibly one of the best experiences to be had in the sea-to-sky region. The vast and rugged landscape is a beautiful thing witnessed on land, but from the air – it’s a whole other ball game. We had the incredible opportunity to fly with our friend Chayse, who…

A day trip from Las Vegas to the Valley of Fire

“Red Rock Canyon,” they all said. “It’s close to Vegas,” they added. And so we did, we Red Rock Canyoned. I had been there once before, so I knew it was spectacular, but yet the short 30 minute drive in the car and a hike/picnic had only filled up half the day of our two…

camping by boat in Squamish’s Howe Sound

It was last minute and it was awesome, the decision to take a Harry’s little boat into Howe Sound for a night of camping and celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. Giddy from joy (and the water splashing onto our faces from the choppy water) my friend Capri and I were happy to see each other for…

24 hours in laguna beach, california

It’s a hard task to stop and take in every little beach town on a road trip down the Californian coast, and I often try to jam everything into one trip which can make it hard to experience all of the unique little quirks places have to offer. That being said, when you’re strategic with…

10 things to try in British Columbia’s Tofino

Tofino is a majestic little surf town on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, and arguably the only “real” surf town in Canada. It’s combination of bustling activity and rejuvenating ocean stillness makes it a special and unique destination for so many travelers every year. During the winter months, Tofino is a quiet place –…

I used to hate my body

…and I think a lot of us have. It’s sad, it really is – that there is this subliminal pressure to often look differently than we do, and to constantly question ourselves leading us to be uncomfortable in our own skin. It comes from so many places, and it’s hard to pinpoint where exactly because…