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A guide to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim

Out of all the National Parks we visited, the Grand Canyon National Park had to be the one I'd heard the most about. I mean, who hasn't heard of the Grand Canyon?! What I hadn't realised is that there are different parts of the Grand Canyon you can visit. It makes sense since the canyon itself is so huge, but it's not something I'd considered before. We ended up visiting the Grand Canyon's South Rim ...

What to pack for Bryce Canyon National Park

  Are you planning a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and wondering what to pack? It can be tricky knowing what to take with you when you visit a National Park. This is especially true when it comes to knowing what to pack for Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is at a high elevation and so it can get pretty chilly no matter what time of the year. You should also expect snow ...

Manning Park Snowshoe trip to Windy Joe Mountain

I think if you embrace winter by still getting outdoors then it makes the short days and grey skies a lot more bearable. I'm a skier and so have always loved getting up into the mountains bust since moving to Vancouver I've enjoyed a different way of experiencing snowy landscapes: snowshoeing. I've done a couple of snowshoe trips so far this winter with hopefully a few more to come! More recently I embarked on my ...

The best hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah quickly became one of my favourite nationals parks when we visited. Never before had I seen those unique Bryce Canyon hoodoo rock formations found in the Bryce Canyon amphitheatre. We spent about one day in Bryce Canyon, Utah but spread over two: one afternoon where we drove the scenic road to the furthest point, and a morning where we took some chilly hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park. You could ...

A guide to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park was one of many National Parks we were lucky enough to visit during our road trip around the USA in Elvis the Van. It was also one of my favourites. Each National Park turned out to be so different and special in their own right, but Bryce Canyon, Utah was like nothing that I'd ever seen before. It also helped that it wasn't that busy when we visited either! If you're ...

The EASIEST solar power kit for your camper van conversion

  If you're beginning the process of converting a camper van to live in a van full time then you've probably wondered how you're going to get some power. You might want to install a campervan fridge, have some funky lighting, get fancy and have a television, or, like us, just be looking for a way to power a fan and charge up your phones or cameras. There are several ways you can get power ...

How to survive van life in winter (-30°C!)

If you're planning on living in a van full time then you'll come across a winter. Perhaps you're wondering "can you live in a camper in the winter?" Well, the answers yes and unless you live somewhere that's hot all year round that means you're going to have to think about how to live in a van in winter. Ideally, you'd think about this before you even convert it, but if you didn't then there ...

24 Cute date ideas and romantic things to do in Vancouver, BC

Despite not being a big city there are plenty of romantic things to do in Vancouver. If you and your partner (or potential partner) like outdoors dates then there are even more Vancouver date ideas available to you! This city is home to spectacular scenery as well as some cool indoors date ideas revolving around fancy cocktails, nice meals and great coffee. If you’re looking for romantic things to do in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day ...

The 23 books I read in 2018 (adventure, science, biography, fiction & poetry)

  Hands up if “read more” is on your New Year’s Resolution list. I feel like it’s a pretty common one but often I just don’t know where to start when it comes to picking a book. There’s SO many, how can you possibly choose?! This indecisiveness has previously led to me not reading much but last year I actually managed to read a decent amount of books. I found out about these books from ...

10 ways to make your camper feel like home

If you’ve recently bought a van to turn into a camper van perhaps you’re wondering how you’ll make your camper feel like home? When we first bought our van, Elvis, he was full of metal shelving and not much else. It was hard to imagine getting him into a place where we could live in him as we did for 5 months.However, once we’d got the insulation in (there was a lot of it!) and ...