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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 ...

How we turned a white van into our home in 2 weeks at -20C in a Home Depot parking lot

In early 2017 we bought a van. And not just any van, this van was to become our home for the next 5 months as we travelled around the USA and moved to Vancouver. This post has been a long time coming and I've finally got down to writing about how we went from a van full of metal shelving into a home in 2 weeks.  Converting a van into a campervan isn't such a ...

120+ Adventure movies you can watch for FREE online

Every year for the past 5 years of so Thom anmod I have attended the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it tours around the world to wherever we happen to be living at the time. In recent years we've added going to several of the Vancouver International Film Festival events too. Did you know that you can watch Banff Mountain Film Festival movies online for free too? While I still highly recommend going to the ...

Glencoe photography: The best Glencoe landscapes for photographers

Glencoe in Scotland is bloomin' beautiful! It's one of those Scottish landscapes that will blow you away with the mountains, lochs, glens and, if you're lucky, stags posing for photos. Whilst a lot of people consider the Isle of Skye to be the best place in Scotland for photography, I'd argue Glencoe is even better. It's easier to get to for one, being just a couple of hours away from both Glasgow and Edinburgh! If ...

How to make a DIY travel journal or travel scrapbook

Since the age of 14 when I went on my first big trip without my parents (a week hiking in the Tauras Mountains of Turkey), I've kept a DIY travel journal or made a travel scrapbook for every trip. I have an India travel journal from a month's hiking in the Himalayas aged 17, and travel scrapbooks from trips to Montreal, Australia, South America and a more polished travel photo book from a 3-month trip ...