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…

i’m a jerk | breaking free & being sentimental

Perhaps I’m just overly sentimental, but when I take a few minutes to scroll through old photos online, I can’t help but be flooded with memories and thoughts about each of those sweet, special moments. I have a different feeling about each one of them… maybe it’s remembering an exact feeling or moment that made…

the best lakes and rivers to explore in Whistler, British Columbia

Sure, Whistler is known for it’s iconic ski hill and winter vibes, but let me tell you – summer is where it is AT. There’s a short shoulder season between Winter and summer that runs through April and May – and it’s really neat because there’s still skiing available in the alpine, but the lakes…

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and a slower pace of life

It’s not a far jaunt from Whistler to the Sunshine Coast, but when you’re there, you feel like you’re a world away. The pace of life resembles Island life, and sure – you take a ferry to get there, but you’re actually not on an island at all… You’re just on a secluded section on…

An island off of an island: Bruny Island, Tasmania

I saw this on Pinterest – The Neck, on Bruny Island, and it immediately became a place we had to see. The good news was that we were already planning on heading down to Bruny to visit a friend who’s an Oyster Farmer on the rural island. We followed the sign that said “Adventure Bay,” and…

Levette Lake | squamish

“You’re going to need a 4×4 to get up there”, Bones piped up. “It’s all good, just call me when you arrive, I’ll come down and get you with my truck.” Meanwhile… bones was here, doing this. I mean, let’s be real. Who’s on their phones (aside from taking some epic Instagram photos) when you’re…

driving to the oregon coastal dunes

“Let’s check out Aberdeen – It’s one of the first towns when you hit the ocean in Washington”. So we did. We crept up at 10pm and stopped at McDonalds for some chicken nuggets. (Yuck. Who even eats that crap?) The man at the counter stared at me blankly when I asked where to get…

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…