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8 of the best Squamish hikes

Squamish is known as the adventure capital of Canada and for good reason. Anything you want to do you can do it in Squamish, BC. There's hiking, mountain biking, endless climbing routes, off-roading, backcountry skiing, kite-boarding and more. It's a fantastic town that's grown hugely in popularity and it's easy to see why. We spend many weekends in Squamish throughout the year and always have fun. Here are some of my favourite hikes from the ...

Horseshoe Bay Sunset Platform

Seen photos of a beautiful sunset platform in a place that looks like Horseshoe Bay? The Horseshoe Bay lookout platform is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset in Vancouver and offers some of the best Vancouver views I've seen. It's one of Vancouver's best-kept secrets and half the fun is finding it for yourself.  It took us a while to find the sunset platform in West Vancouver. The first time we tried we ended ...

19 Vancouver views: Where to find the best views in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is renowned for being a pretty city and there are many beautiful Vancouver views. You're surrounded by mountains, beaches, forests and Vancouver lakes. What's not to love about that? Whether you're visiting Vancouver or are a local looking for a new Vancouver viewpoint, this list of the best Vancouver views will help you out with snapping that new photo for the 'gram! Want more Vancouver views? Check out these Instagram spots in Vancouver Best ...

Hiking in Vancouver | The best hikes near Vancouver

Whether you're travelling to Vancouver or you live there, there's an almost overwhelming amount of options when it comes to hiking in Vancouver. Over the past few years, I've been able to complete quite a few of the best hikes near Vancouver and I've put together my 10 best hikes near Vancouver. With so many places to hike in Vancouver narrowing the list to just 10 wasn't an easy choice but I think this is ...

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 ...

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 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 ...