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…

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…

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…

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…

popoyo, nicaragua | a slice of paradise

View this post on Instagram POPOYO | tide pools & motorbikes… already missing ultimate chill vibes.πŸ’¦πŸŒΏ – Song: Left Alone, Flume ft. Chet Faker A post shared by β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ πŸ…΄πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ…»πŸ†ˆ πŸ†‚πŸ…ΌπŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒπŸ…· β†Ÿβ†Ÿβ†Ÿ (@emventurer) on Oct 18, 2016 at 10:09am PDT   Popoyo was on our radar from the get-go, and I can safely say it…

HOW-TO | costa rica to nicaragua by bus

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…

raft cove, vancouver island | canoeing down the mackjack river

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…

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…