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 –…

i like to sing

At eleven years old, I opened up a journal and wrote down some thoughts. I decided simply writing out the words didn’t bring the truest depth to what I was feeling, so I started to sing them.

Hiking British Columbia’s Joffre Lakes in the snow

New years eve – a day when everyone reminisces on what the year before brought (and sometimes what it didn’t bring…) and everyone resolves to make changes in the year ahead. …But why? Why not live a life that you love all the time? A life that you don’t have to resolve to change every…

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…

tips for catching the bus from Costa Rica into Nicaragua

I wanted to write a quick post on this because I researched heaps about trying to find a bus from San Jose to Nicaragua, and I couldn’t really find the answer I was looking for online before my trip. So, I am writing this post for travelers like myself. Scenario: Super cheap flights from Vancouver…

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…