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…

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 –…

winter wonderland in whistler olympic park, british columbia

Thirty minutes south of Whistler Village lies an amazing little white winter wonderland in the heart of the Callaghan Valley. That place, is called Whistler Olympic Park. Whistler as most know, was host mountain resort to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and Whistler Olympic Park was host to the nordic events of the games. Its…

joffre lakes, british columbia | snowy sunday strolls

New years eve – a day when everyone reminisces on what the year before brought (and sometimes what it didn’t bring…) and everyone resolves to make changes in the year ahead. …But why? Why not live a life that you love all the time? A life that you don’t have to resolve to change every…

sombrio beach, british columbia | canadiana surf searching

If we haven’t done something somewhat adventurous in a few weeks, we get an itch. If we don’t scratch it, it just sits there and bugs us until we finally cave and satisfy the urge. I feel so lucky to have this guy in my life – he gets it. I sway him a lot…

gigante bay, nicaragua | off the beaten path

We picked this spot because it’s right next to the legendary Nicaraguan wave at the beach called Playa Colorados. Staying at that beach is tricky – it’s basically populated by wealthy Americans and the resort inside is gated in and labelled with “PRIVATE” and “EXCLUSIVE” everywhere you look. So naturally, our plan was to stay…

hwy 99 > whistler to marble canyon, british columbia

I was so excited to meet Rob’s best friend from childhood, and his rad girlfriend Amelia. I knew I would like them, but seriously, they were the coolest people ever… and hanging out with them made ME feel like I had been their friend for forever too. And that’s a wicked feeling. I love when…

#onlyinwhistler, british columbia | summer adventure list

With the sun setting on warmer weather and as the snow starts to fall in the mountains, here’s a few short and sweet little missions in the Whistler area that we enjoyed this summer for your bucket list next year! Honestly, that was just a few – we can’t give away all of our spots, but…

russet lake, british columbia | finally, we meet

Basically every time something really cool happens, it happens spontaneously. Typically, I’m a planner – I like to know when I’m doing something and how I’m going to do it so I can have something really epic to look forward to. I always knew that I wanted to hike to Russet Lake. A doozie in…

sunshine coast, british columbia | pace of life perfection

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…

bay of fires, tasmania | red rocks & the greenest ocean

I had been to the Bay of Fires briefly last year. Just for a taste – a tiny treat. This year, I got to hang around and spend some time getting to know these big, red rocks. We stayed in the most unique place – a family cabin on a salt water bay. It’s shallow…

bruny island, tasmania | an island off an island escape

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…