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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

exploring Tasmania: Barefoot in paradise

Have you ever locked eyes on a place from above and just known that your feet would love the ground below? That was what Tasmania was for me. It was a short flight from Melbourne across the pond to this magnificent, quiet place where hills roll, mountains stand tall and the ocean sweeps the shore…

traveling oahu & maui, hawaii on a budget

I’ve got the travel bug. It lives inside of me and there’s no exterminator that can make it go away. But there’s one problem – life is expensive and so is travel, so how do I make the two work hand in hand? Well, that’s where I get creative. I for one will never be…

hiking mount si, washington | the quiet voice

“It is only alone, truly alone, that one bursts apart, springs forth.” -maria isabel barreno I stared at the Mount Si sign adjusting my backpack, putting one foot in front of the other launching myself up the mountain. A year ago, the thought of doing anything alone would’ve killed me. It’s incredible when all of…

soul(o) camping at deception pass, washington

“Are you sure you don’t have drugs in your car?” The border guard piped. “That’s hard for me to believe.” Now I’m sweating.  “Of course not…would you like to see my photos?” I stuttered. “Yes, I would.”  I stared in unbelief as he scrolled through my photos for what felt like a very long minute….

hanging out at dive bars & car trunks in westport, washington

“Uh oh.” I piped up, cutting Stef off in the middle of breakfast chatter. “I think we’ve locked ourselves out of the car. By we, I mean me, and I’m not sure how we’ll get back in…” We had just spent some serious time figuring out a way to secure the surfboards to the roof…