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How to stay bear safe while adventuring

The bears are waking up from hibernation as we speak. And, after months of sleeping they're pretty skinny and hungry. The Grouse Mountain bears woke up a few weeks ago and those in the wild are beginning to be seen out and about too. Whilst most bears stay away from humans, it's a good idea to be prepared and know what to do should you encounter a bear in the wild. Here are a few ...
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The ultimate sea to sky adventure

Every winter's morning I've been waking up with the sunrise and glancing out of the windows before I do anything else. You know it's going to be a good day when the tops of the mountains have turned white. The trees covered in a dusting (or a dump) of snow. But, when the mountains aren't covered with snow it's not all that bad. There's the sea for swimming in, the forests for running and the ...
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Best kayak day trips from Vancouver

As the temperatures are slowly starting to warm up it's got me thinking about summer adventures. And the type of adventure that's on my mind the most right now is kayaking. It might have something to do with the fact that Thom and I just bought ourselves these kayaks... Luckily we live on the Canadian west coast where there are so, SO many places to go kayaking. There's plenty of places where you could spend ...
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How to make a stealthy camper van and sleep for free every night!

If you're planning to travel and live in a camper van and sleep for free then you can make it a whole lot easier by making your camper van stealthy. Our Elvis the van is pretty stealthy and I'd credit that to us being able to sleep for free every single night while we travelled across America. But having a stealthy camper van isn't just about being able to go unnoticed. You've also got to be ...
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Tips for parking your van overnight for free in urban areas

Over the course of our three months travelling across the USA we never paid for a campsite. Every night we found somewhere to sleep for free in our van. It's not that hard to do the same when you know what to look out for. The longer you're living in a van, the easier it becomes to spot a good place to park your van overnight for free and not be asked to move. Despite ...
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Our first Christmas away from home: Skiing BC’s Powder Highway at Revelstoke

When you tell people you're going to go skiing BC's Powder Highway over Christmas they kinda screw their face up and go; "Ooo, good luck making it over the Coquihalla". Their faces screw up even more when you mention your car isn't a 4x4 but a big van. For our first Christmas away from home we headed out on a winter road trip. The plan was to ski along some of BC's Powder Highway. First ...
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Where to get your skis waxed in Vancouver

Vancouver is slowly but surely turning into a winter paradise. The shops have transitioned from kayaks and canoes to skis and snowboards. More ski resorts are opening on a weekly basis and I'm pretty much ready for ski season! There's just one thing left...my skis could do with some servicing. They haven't been done in a while and I'm pretty sure they need at least some wax. I could wax them myself (and may well do ...
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Why you should visit the Taiwan Cycling Festival

In Taiwan cycling is part of the culture. Giant, one of the world’s best bicycle brands came from here so perhaps it’s no surprise that cycling is so popular. You might not associate the country of Taiwan with cycling but many others are starting to and for good reason. Taiwan is home to more than 269 mountain peaks of over 3,000m above sea level. There are tonnes of bike lanes and cycling facilities too. This ...
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