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 –…

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…

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…

sombrio beach, british columbia | cold weather surfing

That rain I said we weren’t afraid of – well, this is my blog post about it. In Australia, surf seems to come in all sorts of flavours and weather, often accompanied by sunshine and beach tanning. In Canada, that is not the case. The best surf forecasts seem to come when there’s rain storms…

summer road tripping 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,…