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What to know before backpacking in Europe

Many people dream of backpacking in Europe. And given the continent is full of history, culture, great food, scenery (and more!) it's easy to see why. Europe is an ideal place for first-time backpackers as in general it's pretty safe and it's also easy to get around. Though there are likely language barriers, you can still get around if you only speak English (the same can't exactly be said for China!). If you're keen to ...

Van life interior inspiration for your camper van conversion!

Have you ever dreamed of living the van life? Back in 2017 when we sold everything we owned and moved to Canada we did just that! We spent 5 months living out of our self-converted campervan, Elvis. We still have him, and use him on vacations and weekend trips. I love him but I still end up spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' van life interiors for inspiration if we decide to ...

The best Okanagan rental cabins for a cosy vacation

Looking for Okanagan rental cabins for your next ski or lake-side vacation? You're in the right place. I've searched for some of the best rental cabins in the Okanagan, BC and found some real gems. These Okanagan rental cottages and cabins include cute tiny homes, cosy wood cabins with hot tubs in the Okanagan and lakeside retreats. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a trip with a few friends, you're sure to find ...

The best waterfalls near Kamloops

We've moved from Vancouver to Sun Peaks near Kamloops for the winter season and have been trying to get out and explore when we're not skiing. On our adventures, we've found some of the best waterfalls near Kamloops, BC. We managed to do some exploring before the snow fell and some more since. It's fair to say there are tonnes of exploring to do around Kamloops and it's definitely much quieter than the areas around ...

The Best Hot Springs in BC

Who loves a hot spring? I do! There's something incredibly relaxing about soaking in a hot spring after a hike or on a cold day, or just because. One of my favourite days on our USA road trip was when we stumbled across a tonne of hot springs near Mammoth in California. Luckily for me, there are some options for hot springs near Vancouver and even fantastic BC hot springs to explore if you're willing ...

The best Black Friday & Cyber week deals on outdoor gear

Here's an idea of the types of Black Friday deals on outdoor gear that you can get. Deals are updated as they come through Black Friday is almost upon us and that means it’s officially time to start your Holiday shopping. Sure, Black Friday may have got a little out of hand in recent years but if it means you can make save lots of money with some great Black Friday deals on outdoor gear ...

Gift ideas for people who love the outdoors

  The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to think about what gifts to get your favourite people. If you’re looking for the best gifts for adventurers and gifts for outdoorsmen & women, or you are an outdoors person and want to leave some hints, then check out these gifts for outdoorsy people. I’ve scoured the internet and picked out gifts I (as an outdoorsy person) would love to receive and I’m sure these ...

Best things To do In Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is a great UK destination for adventure. It’s easy to forget about your own backyard and dream of faraway adventures but I think there are plenty of things to do in Snowdonia. Snowdonia is known in Welsh as Eryri which translates to English as “places of the eagles”. Whilst I can’t guarantee you’ll spot an eagle when you visit Snowdonia, I can guarantee you won’t be short of ideas on things to do in ...

Europe’s best Christmas Market is in Gothenburg, Sweden!

If you’re looking for Christmas city breaks in Europe then make sure to visit the Liseberg Christmas market in Gothenburg. Christmas in Europe is a special time of year and this Gothenburg Christmas market might just be the best Christmas market in Europe! It was exactly what I was after when I was researching Europe’s best Christmas markets. I was after a Christmas break in Europe and came across Gothenburg in Sweden when I searched ...

How to visit the Gothenburg Archipelago

Whilst enjoying a winter city break in Gothenburg we travelled out to the southern archipelago. It takes only twenty minutes on the tram from central Gothenburg to get to the port of Salthomen which is the gateway to the southern Gothenburg archipelago. Gothenburg's archipelago has 5,000 permanent residents and another 6,000 residents during the summer months. All the islands are strictly car free but that doesn't mean you won't see any vehicles; the residents of ...