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Essential backpacking toiletries to take on your travels

Backpacking toiletries are probably one of the most important things to remember to include in your backpacking packing list. I mean, you can get essentials wherever you are in the world but quite often they're more expensive than if you've bought them from home, and you don't want to smell all the time while backpacking. Despite the fact that you probably use these items every day, it's surprisingly easy to forget what to pack for ...

Everything for your road trip packing list

If there's one thing I love, it's a road trip and I know I'm not the only one. Back in 2017, we took a three-month road trip around America in our self-converted ford Econoline campervan. Since then, we've gone on many a road trip around BC and Washington State both in summer and the depths of Canadian winter. I think it's fair to say that we've got our road trip packing list down. If you're ...

Vancouver bike rides: Cycle Arbutus Greenway

Vancouver's a cycle-friendly city. There are loads of bike lanes, quiet roads designated as biking routes and there's the Vancouver sea wall which loops around Stanley Park. Cycling Arbutus Greenway is a great option for a quick and easy bike ride in Vancouver. It's pretty flat and, at just under 9km, it's not too long either.  If you want to cycle the Arbutus Greenway, here's everything you need to know. Cycling Arbutus Greenway Arbutus Greenway ...

18 totally cool things to do in Iceland in winter

Iceland is magical whatever time of year you visit. But to get the full Iceland experience, I really think you need to visit Iceland in the winter. I mean, the country has "ice" in the name after all! Whilst visiting Iceland in winter does make some things harder and less accessible, there are still plenty of things to do in Iceland in winter. In fact, many of the activities in Iceland in winter aren't available ...

The best vegetarian and vegan breakfast in Vancouver

Vancouver loves going out for brunch. All you have to do is walk down west 4th avenue on a weekend morning and you'll see lines outside some of the most popular breakfast restaurants in Vancouver. If you're vegetarian or vegan and are travelling to Vancouver, you don't need to worry, you won't find it hard to find great vegan food in Vancouver. In fact, you'll find you're spoilt for choice! When it comes to vegan ...

Vancouver Murals: Self guided tour of Vancouver street art

When you think of Vancouver you probably think mountains and (possibly) beaches. It's unlikely you'd think of Vancouver murals and Vancouver street art. But, guess what? We're actually pretty good at that and there's some beautiful Vancouver street art around the city. If you're looking to explore the Vancouver art scene then there's no better place than Vancouver's Main Street murals. I've put together a guide to how you can take a self-guided Vancouver street ...

The best Glencoe walks and hikes

One of the best ways to see Glencoe is to try one of the many beautiful Glencoe walks and hikes available. This way you get away from the roads and out into the beautiful Scottish countryside, with mountain views, lochs, streams and maybe even spot some deer. The beauty of hiking in Glencoe is that there are so many Glencoe walks to chose from that you can find something no matter how experienced a hiker ...

The best cozy coffee shops in Vancouver, BC

If you're a coffee addict (hi, hello) then you'll know that sometimes there's nothing better than finding a cozy coffee shop and enjoying a hot drink made for you by someone else. It's just never quite the same at home, is it? Luckily, we're not short of cozy coffee shops in Vancouver, BC. There are some super cute coffee shops, stylish ones and ones that serve such great tasting coffee! If you're looking for a ...

17 Hidden gems in Vancouver, BC

Three years of living in Vancouver has flown by and just when I think I know the city well I find out about another great hidden gem in Vancouver. These hidden gems in Vancouver are all over the city and coming across one always makes me smile. So, if you've visited Vancouver before and are wondering where to go in Vancouver, or are looking for unique things to do in Vancouver, BC then check out ...

A weekend in Iceland – 2 days in Iceland itinerary in winter

Iceland is one country that is high on many adventure lovers' travel lists. It's been high on mine for a while and we finally managed to squeeze in a weekend in Iceland as part of the Iceland Air stopover on the way back from the UK. We booked 2 days in Iceland in March and planned an itinerary that would allow us to see some of the best spots in Iceland. Our Iceland itinerary in ...