Fishing village vibes oh so close to Van

Our friends Lucy and Guy would always make reference to how cute Steveston Village was and I didn’t truly appreciate it until I went there myself. It is actually crazy that this charming little seaside village is so close to Vancouver; they feel worlds apart. This post is a bit of a throwback to when…

Overnight hike to Watersprite Lake

This past weekend was certainly one to remember. Not only was I treated to a real life Simpsons donut, we ticked off a longstanding hike on my bucket list that I had resigned myself to not doing, due to to the terrible conditions of the access road – it ain’t no place for a rental…

Savary Island: a slice of Canadian paradise

A slice of local paradise located about a 15 minute water taxi away from Lund, Savary Island is a trip worth making – it ended up being one of my favourite days of our trip. We had some big ticket options on our agenda, basically it came down to choosing one of Desolation Sound, Thormanby…

A week on the Sunshine Coast

So much of our time in Canada has been go, go, go. When the opportunity arose for us to take a more chilled, exploratory holiday (so more like go, relax, go) I was all for it. We would still be seeing a new part of the country and because it involved just the two of…

Hiking on the Sunshine Coast

  Not unlike the rest of British Columbia, the Sunshine Coast area has an abundance of good walks and hikes pretty much for all ages. There are so many Provincial Parks, all of which contain great trails, and so many we didn’t even get to because, well, we only had so many days! We did…

Mt. Assiniboine: a gallery

Wow. Never have I had so much trouble sorting through photos. So many of the photos were of essentially the same thing,  but with slightly different angles, different lighting and different features meaning they all offered something different. Below is a selection of some of my favourite ones – if you click on the first…

Mt. Assiniboine: hiking in the Rockies

  When the suggestion of spending five nights in the Canadian wilderness was first mentioned, I dismissed it with barely a moment’s thought. Little did I know the seed had been planted in Andy’s mind and when he brought the idea up again a few months later, I bizarrely found myself agreeing provided that a)…

The Recollection Diaries: London

My recollection Strongest memory: Before we had even arrived in London, our host-to-be, George, had invited us to an event called Sofar Sounds. We like to say yes to most things, but a few months of travelling with each other left us very keen for wider social interactions. We said yes, without hesitation. For $20,…

The Recollection Diaries: Malta

My recollection Strongest memory: How strange Malta was as a country. It felt like it was destined to be a rich, glamorous hot spot for expats, that was abandoned before all the sky scrapers and developments were finished. We stayed in an ex-resort, where our enormous room had nothing but 3 beds in it, and…

The Recollection Diaries: Budapest

My Recollection Strongest memory: I was only in Budapest for a really short time, like 2 days worth of time. I had caught a bus from Prague to Budapest, during which time I had tried to zone out as I watched repeats of Gossip Girl playing on the screen attached to the seat in front…