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…

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 –…

tips for catching the bus from Costa Rica into Nicaragua

I wanted to write a quick post on this because I researched heaps about trying to find a bus from San Jose to Nicaragua, and I couldn’t really find the answer I was looking for online before my trip. So, I am writing this post for travelers like myself. Scenario: Super cheap flights from Vancouver…

Canoeing the Mackjack River into Raft Cove on Vancouver Island

The Mackjack river is a hidden gem. But let’s be clear right off the bat – it is not for the faint of heart, and definitely requires a certain kind of preparedness to enjoy it the most. As a kid, I grew up canoe tripping down rivers and across lakes, so when Rob mentioned he…

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and a slower pace of life

It’s not a far jaunt from Whistler to the Sunshine Coast, but when you’re there, you feel like you’re a world away. The pace of life resembles Island life, and sure – you take a ferry to get there, but you’re actually not on an island at all… You’re just on a secluded section on…

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…

An island off of an island: Bruny Island, Tasmania

I saw this on Pinterest – The Neck, on Bruny Island, and it immediately became a place we had to see. The good news was that we were already planning on heading down to Bruny to visit a friend who’s an Oyster Farmer on the rural island. We followed the sign that said “Adventure Bay,” and…

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…