hiking the High Note Trail on Whistler mountain in British Columbia

Stretch says: “walking is for peasants.” Stretch is Rob (because he’s so tall), and he also prefers to rip down the mountain at the speed of light on his bike – so I totally get where he comes from on that. Walking feels slow to him, but sometimes, I like to slow down. There’s something…

the early bird gets the (best) sunrise at Whistler’s Black Tusk

It started as a mountain bike ride in Squamish, with a possible side of hiking the chief afterwards. Tired legs and some cold beers later at the Howe Sound Brewery, my friend Steph and I had solidified a plan for our next epic adventure – which would start approximately three hours later. We would camp…

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…

what it’s like to live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia

My whole life I’ve been uncertain of things. I’m self aware enough to know that I often look and wonder where the grass could be greener, and I’m always on the lookout for whatever is next and exciting, not giving space to the pleasure that the current moment can bring. For once in my life…

Levette Lake | squamish

“You’re going to need a 4×4 to get up there”, Bones piped up. “It’s all good, just call me when you arrive, I’ll come down and get you with my truck.” Meanwhile… bones was here, doing this. I mean, let’s be real. Who’s on their phones (aside from taking some epic Instagram photos) when you’re…

Vancouver, BC | an ode to summer sunshine

“BIKE RAVE. BIKE RAVE. BIKE RAVE.” Stef yells as we barrel through the streets of Gastown and the downtown Eastside. We’re dressed like hooligans in neon spandex with glow sticks tied to the spokes of our bikes. For an instant, I wonder “what the heck am I doing?!” …Before I’m overcome with the maddening desire…

experiencing music festivals in British Columbia

“There’s a good rock to catch the view from. Not sure if you can hear much, but we should check it out.” Rob said with his thick Tassie accent, fairly determined on soaking in some of Pembie fest from any vantage point. Of course you know my answer to this on – “Let’s get a move on.”…