Pacific North-West vibes: A weekend road trip in Oregon

Once in a while I get this itch to go somewhere. Not in a week from that moment, not in a month, but right then. It seems completely irrational because I live in the greatest place ever – but I love the feeling of being on a highway, the sun going down and waking up…

four wheels of freedom: Vanlife in Australia

Some may think it’s a trend, this #vanlife thing, but I’d beg to differ. My parents travelled around the country in a van in the 70’s and hippies alike have been living the van life dream since 4 wheels could roll. The only thing that’s changed is that people are sharing about it – and…

cold weather surfing at Sombrio Beach on Vancouver Island

That rain I said we weren’t afraid of – well, this is my blog post about it. In Australia, surf seems to come in all sorts of flavours and weather, often accompanied by sunshine and beach tanning. In Canada, that is not the case. The best surf forecasts seem to come when there’s rain storms…

A weekend off the grid in La Push, Washington

There was an overwhelming silence when we crossed over the bridge at deception pass on the Thursday before Labour Day Weekend. It was quiet and still, as if to honour my last moments with lululemon, remaining grateful for all i had learned, but marking the start of a fresh, ginormous new experience that I couldn’t…

finding (and keeping) secret spots in British Columbia

As I make more friends who have been roaming these woods for quite some time, I’m learning more and more about amazing hidden spots that surround me. Spots that I will never blog about or tag their location on Instagram. Part of your responsibility once deemed a “local” in an area is protecting the spots…

making the road trip journey to Fernie, British Columbia

I happen to be part of this brigade of babes that also date mountain bikers. They are beautiful (as already stated by their “babe” status), and I enjoy my time hanging out with them greatly. So, we all decided upon hearing that our boyfriends would be racing at the BC cup in Fernie as a…

road tripping 101: There’s no shame in sleeping in your car

Here’s the thing – when there’s nothing you can do, you do what you can. And maybe there was something we could do; spend money on hotels in Whistler, find places to crash, try and seek out a room to rent for the summer… but it all just felt like unnecessary work when we had…

Wedgemount Lake, British Columbia: A staircase to alpine heaven

I have these days where I battle between wanting to be alone, and wanting to be around people. Maybe that’s a reason why having a partner or deep friendships is so great. Company without expectation of always voicing thoughts or discussing the weather or the news. Sometimes I like to just be. It’s liberating. That…

the early bird gets the (best) sunrise at Whistler’s Black Tusk

It started as a mountain bike ride in Squamish, with a possible side of hiking the chief afterwards. Tired legs and some cold beers later at the Howe Sound Brewery, my friend Steph and I had solidified a plan for our next epic adventure – which would start approximately three hours later. We would camp…