A summer road trip on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

I have been to Vancouver Island many times. And every time has been fairly routine – gone to a city to visit a person, had some food and drinks, walked around, drove to another place and took the ferry home. But if there’s one thing I’m learning as I spend more time with this handsome,…

el nino in British Columbia: if you can’t ride them, climb them

It was the last weekend in November, and I had just returned from an epic backpacking adventure in Hawaii. I had barely taken a moment to breathe before Stef and I were standing on a porch in Burnaby, drinking beers with friends when we saw the little white stuff fall from the sky and accumulate…

British Columbia’s Joffre Lakes: The winter edition

It’s an interesting concept to think back on how you got to exactly where you are, and all of the moments that led you to the one you’re currently submerged in. Right now, I’m in a delica with three incredible ladies headed into the mountains to trudge through snow and ice with a singular mission…

having a bucket list and fighting hibernation in Canada

Wake me up in the summer now. It’s that time of year. When things get cold and I stay in bed just a little bit longer every day. I look out my window instead of opening my door, and I count down the days until the sun’s warmth will heat me up again. Why do…

tough mudder whistler | i did it for the beer (& the fomo)

“I’ve gotta get myself in gear for Tough Mudder,” Stef says with heavy breath as we launch ourselves up Grouse Mountain in record time – I’m dry heaving. The week before Stef and I had been driving up to Squamish to camp and we were listing off all of the exciting adventures we each had going…