A day trip along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

I thought I had an idea of what the Great Ocean Road would be like. You know, Pinterest does a good job of telling you what to do and see, and when you travel throughout Australia you hear so many different things about the magnificent drive. “Don’t miss the apostles!” “Stop and stay somewhere along…

A hidden gem: Southern California’s Jalama Beach

We look a risk, and we had no idea where the road would lead us – but it didn’t disappoint. Adventure has a funny way about it… when you choose to have an attitude that allows for awesomeness no matter what the outcome, you’re bound to find something great. We saw Jalama Beach on a…

flight-seeing in British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky corridor

Getting elevated above the mountains is quite possibly one of the best experiences to be had in the sea-to-sky region. The vast and rugged landscape is a beautiful thing witnessed on land, but from the air – it’s a whole other ball game. We had the incredible opportunity to fly with our friend Chayse, who…

A day trip from Las Vegas to the Valley of Fire

“Red Rock Canyon,” they all said. “It’s close to Vegas,” they added. And so we did, we Red Rock Canyoned. I had been there once before, so I knew it was spectacular, but yet the short 30 minute drive in the car and a hike/picnic had only filled up half the day of our two…

24 hours in laguna beach, california

It’s a hard task to stop and take in every little beach town on a road trip down the Californian coast, and I often try to jam everything into one trip which can make it hard to experience all of the unique little quirks places have to offer. That being said, when you’re strategic with…

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 used to hate my body

…and I think a lot of us have. It’s sad, it really is – that there is this subliminal pressure to often look differently than we do, and to constantly question ourselves leading us to be uncomfortable in our own skin. It comes from so many places, and it’s hard to pinpoint where exactly because…

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…