Hiking in Jasper

The Jasper National Park is HUGE. It is so, so big, that no way were we even going to make the slightest of dents in the number of hikes that the park has to offer. We were in Jasper for only one full day, so our hiking opportunities were actually ridiculously limited. However we did…

Pender Island

A long weekend in Vancouver is definitely a good excuse for yet another trip away to the islands. With our friends, Lucy and Guy, we were Pender bound for three days of sunshine, craft beer and our newfound hobby: disc golf. Pender Island is actually made up of two smaller islands, North Pender and South…

The Recollection Diaries: Portugal

My recollection Strongest memory: South of Porto lies a quaint little university town, fondly known by all as Coimbra. We were using this mostly as an access point to cross the border back into Spain, however we were both interested in seeing what small town Portugal had to offer. Besides visiting the university, it seems…

The Recollection Diaries: Spain

My Recollection Strongest memory: the best way to explore Spain’s southern coast is with a rental car, which we did over the course of a week. It was a lot of fun but it definitely was a relief when we successfully dropped it off, unharmed, undented and in one piece. When we booked accommodation, we…

Review: Kissa Tanto

Thanks to my beautiful friends, I had plans to go to Kissa Tanto long before I had even heard of it, long before I had even arrived in Vancouver. For my birthday last year, I was given a voucher to Kissa Tanto, one of Vancouver’s superior Italian and Japanese fusion restaurants. Probably one of Vancouver’s…

Camping on Galiano

A weekend away with a group of friends is not only a lot of fun, but also really good for the soul. This is probably particularly so during Covid times, where it can be pretty easy to feel isolated. Throw in some sunshine, some hearty food and some sweet tunes, and it’s a recipe for…

Rugged and moody Tofino

From Victoria, Andy and I hired a rental car and drove the four and a bit hours upwards towards Tofino. There were road closures for a hill clearing, but we were lucky to time our arrival with the opening of the road so we got to drive straight on through. Tofino’s surrounds were a bit…

Victoria, the British Columbia capital

Despite being only an hour away, it is impossible to visit the USA in these times (and probably for the rest of 2020) so Victoria is basically the only worthwhile city accessible to us. The capital of British Columbia is located on Vancouver Island, which is only a few hours away by ferry. During our…

Eating our way around Tofino

There is no denying that we ate like kings in Tofino. For such a small town, its food game is strong. I have a long list of places I want to visit in Tofino – this list features some, but definitely not all! I will continue to update this list whenever I go back to…

Food and drink in Victoria

While I haven’t spent enough time in Victoria to talk about ALL of the amazing restaurants, bars and cafes that British Columbia’s capital has to offer, I did my best. And it is the beginning of a list that I will hopefully be able to expand on each and every time I go back there….