6 days relaxing in Java

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,…

the great ocean road | a day trip along the coast

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…

7 day road trip around tasmania, australia

When we first arrived in Tasmania in September, knowing that in the near future we would need to “settle down” (just a little bit), we decided to hit the road for seven nights of Tasmanian exploration before any adulting was to happen. Exploring Tassie by campervan (or car) is the best way to get around…

jalama beach, california | a hidden gem

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…

sea-to-sky flightseeing, british columbia

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…

valley of fire, nevada | a day trip from las vegas

“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…

howe sound, british columbia | camping by boat

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 you must try in TOFINO, british columbia

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 –…

death valley, california | it’s HOT in here

It wasn’t even a thought in my mind, Death Valley, when we planned our little getaway to Las Vegas. I had planned to take Rob to the Grand Canyon because, well – it’s the Grand Canyon. We were staying in Las Vegas though, and to get the the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was…

simplify finances (save & spend on what matters)

I, am always going through the painful journey of feeling like I’m living on a tight financial thread. I don’t remember a single time in my life where I haven’t been largely concerned with the number of dollars in my bank account, wondering if I will have enough to cover my expenses. That has always…