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…

Canoeing the Mackjack River into Raft Cove on Vancouver Island

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…

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…