Whistler Olympic Park: A wonderland of winter activities

Thirty minutes south of Whistler Village lies an amazing little white winter wonderland in the heart of the Callaghan Valley. That place, is called Whistler Olympic Park. Whistler as most know, was host mountain resort to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and Whistler Olympic Park was host to the nordic events of the games. Its…

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…

luxury living at Nicaragua’s Villas Playa Maderas

For our final two nights in Nicaragua, we wanted to do something special. And lucky for us – some special people were arriving that day that we could share it with. View this post on Instagram Nothing to write home about.💦✌ – Song: Flume ft. T.Shirt – On Top – @llamajamagram @rob.armstrong.7165 @bitsofthat @aaronlawson A…

Popoyo, Nicaragua: A slice of Central American paradise

Popoyo was on our radar from the get-go, and I can safely say it was absolutely a worthy place to go, though getting to the 3km long white sandy beach was a bit of a mission. View this post on Instagram POPOYO | tide pools & motorbikes… already missing ultimate chill vibes.💦🌿 – Song: Left…

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…