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Zoa Peak, Coquihalla Ski Touring

Since we moved to Canada, we've been keen to get our AST 1 (Avalanche Skills Training) so we could go off and more safely explore outside of the ski resorts! Last year, while living in Sun Peaks, we completed our course and took our first ski touring trip to Zoa Peak along the Coquihalla highway a couple of hours outside of Vancouver. Ski touring at Zoa Peak is a good option for beginners to touring ...

Mount Strachan hike, Cypress Mountain

Mt Strachan is the highest peak of the Cypress Bowl Ski Area and one of the least well-known hikes too. However, I'd argue it's one of the best Cypress Mountain hikes for intermediate-advanced hikers. There's some steep, technical sections, a plane crash, and beautiful views (if you go on a non-cloudy day!). If you're looking for hikes near Vancouver, make sure to check out the Mount Strachan trail. No. daypass needed for Cypress in 2021 ...

The best Black Friday & Cyber week deals on outdoor gear

Here's an idea of the types of 2021 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 ...

Best dutch ovens for camping

Cooking in the great outdoors is always a fun time and camping food is made even better when you bring along one of these dutch ovens for camping! I've put in the work to find the best cast iron camp ovens so that you don't have to. Having a dutch oven camping means you can cook so many more things. With a dutch oven, you can cook bread, pies, pizzas - basically anything you would ...

Crown Mountain hike, Vancouver

Crown Mountian on Vancouver's North Shore is one of the most difficult hikes near Vancouver. It's not exceptionally long at a distance of about 10km from the Grouse Mountain lodge, but there's a lot of steep climbing then steep down climbing followed by more steep uphill climbing and a short scramble section to reach the Crown Mountain summit. All that up and down can feel like a lot more effort than just going up! Still, ...

About That Adventurer

We're Hannah and Thom. That Adventurer is about our outdoor adventures on the west coast of Canada with Elvis the Van (our self-converted Ford E150 that we lived in for 5 months). We share a love of travelling and adventure. In the 8 years we’ve been together we’ve managed to fit in a lot of travel. In fact, one of our first dates was spending a weekend hitchhiking as far away from our university campus ...

48 hours in New York City, New York

The first major city we arrived in during our road trip across the USA was New York City. We spent just under 48 hours in New York City and it was the perfect amount of time to see the main sites. I'd be fortunate to visit New York City once before, but it'd been yeeeears ago so was super excited to revisit for 48 hours in NYC and introduce Thom to Manhattan too.  As we ...

Unique things to do in Austin, Texas

Before our three-month road trip of the USA, I had many a preconceived idea of Texas. Turns out you can't judge a state by what you hear on the other side of the Atlantic. The city of Austin was one of our favourite cities during the trip and there were so many unique things to do in Austin, Texas. Besides being a liberal, progressive city Austin was full of hippy vibes, great food, coffee, and ...

A Black Tusk Hiking Trip, Garibaldi Provincial Park

If you've ever done a hike near Vancouver or skied at Whistler, the chances are you've seen a black tusk (or white tusk in the winter) standing out amongst the mountain peaks. I've seen it from multiple vantage points around Vancouver, from the North Shore mountains to Whistler Mountain Peak, and have been meaning to go on a Black Tusk hiking trip for many years! This year, the weather, camping reservation luck, and Thom's willingness ...

60+ Travel journal prompts to help you document your journey!

I've mentioned before that I've been keeping travel journals on every big backpacking trip since the age of 14 and travel journal prompts really help in knowing what to write. The first one was during my week hiking in the mountains of Turkey. Since then I've documented 3 months around South America, a month in the Indian Himalayas and 2 weeks on the Trans Siberian Railway. Even though I've been running this blog since 2014, ...