10 things to try in British Columbia’s Tofino

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 –…

luxury living at Nicaragua’s Villas Playa Maderas

For our final two nights in Nicaragua, we wanted to do something special. And lucky for us – some special people were arriving that day that we could share it with. View this post on Instagram Nothing to write home about.💦✌ – Song: Flume ft. T.Shirt – On Top – @llamajamagram @rob.armstrong.7165 @bitsofthat @aaronlawson A…

Popoyo, Nicaragua: A slice of Central American paradise

Popoyo was on our radar from the get-go, and I can safely say it was absolutely a worthy place to go, though getting to the 3km long white sandy beach was a bit of a mission. View this post on Instagram POPOYO | tide pools & motorbikes… already missing ultimate chill vibes.💦🌿 – Song: Left…

exploring off the beaten path in Gigante Bay, Nicaragua

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…

A dreamy stay at Hostel Clandestino in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Once we finally made it to Playa Maderas, we were slightly delirious. Mostly without a nights sleep, a search for a mysterious bus stop and a hectic border crossing later, we were just happy to lay our heads somewhere. (See post about crossing the Cost/Nica border) Our taxi took us from San Juan Del Sur…

el nino in British Columbia: if you can’t ride them, climb them

It was the last weekend in November, and I had just returned from an epic backpacking adventure in Hawaii. I had barely taken a moment to breathe before Stef and I were standing on a porch in Burnaby, drinking beers with friends when we saw the little white stuff fall from the sky and accumulate…

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…

I did it for the beer: Tough Mudder Whistler

“I’ve gotta get myself in gear for Tough Mudder,” Stef says with heavy breath as we launch ourselves up Grouse Mountain in record time – I’m dry heaving. The week before Stef and I had been driving up to Squamish to camp and we were listing off all of the exciting adventures we each had going…

tough mudder whistler | i did it for the beer (& the fomo)

“I’ve gotta get myself in gear for Tough Mudder,” Stef says with heavy breath as we launch ourselves up Grouse Mountain in record time – I’m dry heaving. The week before Stef and I had been driving up to Squamish to camp and we were listing off all of the exciting adventures we each had going…