2015 opening weekend at Whistler Blackcomb (I’m on the planks again!)

I’m not one of those people who’s naturally incredible at everything they do. However, I do find myself to be average at most things. Except golf. There’s just no winning there. Being average in a town like Whistler is tricky, though. I was really excited about moving here and getting better at winter sports. Mind…

backyard bliss: Skywalk trail in Whistler

I have never understood the saying “take a hike.” That’s meant to be mean, right? I have only ever found the most epic, awe-inspiring moments while I’ve “taken a hike.” And maybe a few blisters and sore getaway sticks… Anyhow, we moved to the top of Alpine – a neighbourhood in Whistler, and of course…

finding 4WD backroads to fishing spots in Pemberton, British Columbia

I grew up falling out of canoes, watching my dad build make-shift sails from branches, rope and sleeping bags as we cruised through the lakes of Northern Ontario. Sometimes when I close my eyes, I remember lying in the canoe and looking up at the sky, water moving underneath my back, and my dad patiently…

falling for (the best) life in Whistler, British Columbia

I came to Whistler for the first time completely oblivious to it’s awesomeness. I tagged along with a friend for the afternoon as they caught up with someone from high school, I drank my first Caesar (and loved it) then went home. I thought, “hey, that seemed like a pretty interesting place.” Fast forward past…

the trouble with getting lost: A deep and meaningful thought

I got lost today. As I was standing in the forest encompassed by giant trees, for a brief moment I felt swallowed. I couldn’t make sense of which way was home because I was running a loop that I’d never done before. Standing there looking for some marker to show the trail, I couldn’t remember…