The Best of Tofino Without Breaking the Bank

Having some fun on a teeter-totter at Combers Beach!

  No visit to Vancouver Island would be complete without a stop in Tofino.  Here, the Pacific Ocean travels unencumbered all the way from Japan.  The waves draw crowds of surfers and storm watchers, while the old growth forests and epic sunsets enthrall nature enthusiasts.  Tofino may be a small town, but it has a […]

Magical Mayne Island – Exploring the Gulf Islands of BC

Mayne Island, British Columbia Southern Gulf Islands

  There are few places in the world that capture me so much I feel the need to return.  It is even more rare for Laura to find a place outside of Vancouver she would consider moving to.  Mayne Island, one of the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia, is one of those places. A […]

Hiking Costa Rica’s Osa Pensinsula: Finca La Tarde

  Costa Rica has no shortage of natural beauty.  No matter where you find yourself, you can expect to have your breath taken away.  The wildlife is abundant and the rainforests are enchanting.  Still, if there is an ultimate destination in Costa Rica for people who love hiking and want to immerse themselves in nature, […]

Visit Vancouver Like a Local

  Somehow, somewhere, Vancouver got the reputation of being a no-fun city.  Admittedly, gentrification has contributed to independent and cultural activities becoming increasingly rare.  But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had! At nearly $2,000 per month to rent a 1-bedroom apartment, Vancouver is an expensive city to live in.  But since the […]

My Favourite Travel Items: Things you might not think to pack

My favourite travel items: stuff you might not think to pack!

  No matter how much planning you do, or how much stuff you take, there is always something you wish you had packed.  Every trip is different and what you will want to bring will vary.  I have a packing list I use to make sure I don’t forget any of the essentials (because spending […]

My Mega Japan Bucket List Wins and Fails

Japan bucket list

  Japan was a country that had been on my bucket list for eons.  I imagined robots mingling with colourfully dressed people.  Images of ruggedly beautiful nature floated through my mind.  Late nights of partying at the best clubs with the best people filled me with energy and optimism… So when I finally got the […]

Meet the Blogger: Crystal Egan from Castaway with Crystal

Crystal Egan, Castaway with Crystal, LGBTQ travel, lesbian travel

  This week we are talking to the super awesome Crystal Egan from Castaway with Crystal. I connected with Crystal on Facebook and instantly loved her adventurous spirit, as well as her great blog (seriously, read it). As a lesbian traveller myself, I am always interested in how others in the LGBTQ+ community experience the […]

Gluten-Free Sydney Hacks

gluten-free Sydney Australia

  Australia is well-known for its amazing food and a melting pot of cuisines, but what is less known is that this country is a true treat for Coeliacs and other people who don’t eat gluten. Many travellers say that it’s definitely one of the most gluten-free friendly countries they have visited, which makes travelling […]