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How to make overnight bus journeys more enjoyable

If you love travelling chances are you'll come across an overnight bus journey at some point. I love them because they're usually cheap and I'm a bit of a budget traveller in case you hadn't guessed! Family holidays abroad usually involved an overnight car journey when we were younger. Because of that I guess I never got to that stage where you have difficulty sleeping while on the road. Myself, brother and sister all used ...

High Knoll Viewpoint in Minnekhada Regional Park

When we go hiking we tend to head over to the north shore or out towards Squamish and Whistler. However, there’s also tonnes of hiking to be done in easy reach out towards Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. One of these places is Minnekhada Regional Park. It’s not somewhere I’ve seen talked about often but it’s well worth visiting! About Minnekhada Regional Park Minnekhada Regional Park is near the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Area in Coquitlam. There ...

Hiking in Murrin Lake Provincial Park: An easy hike near Vancouver

On my first drive up to Whistler along BC’s Sea to Sky highway I totally missed this stop off. Well actually, that’s a bit of a lie, I saw the stop off marked by heaps of cars crammed into the car park, but didn’t stop as I didn’t realise what was there. This winter we went back - without the crowds of cars - and explored Murrin Lake Park. About Murrin Lake Provincial Park Murrin ...

The shoes you need for trail adventures this summer

I do a lot of walking. It’s literally my job. As a dog walker in Vancouver I spend my days walking and cycling to tire dogs (and myself) out. And then, if that’s not enough, I love spending my weekends in the forests and mountains near Vancouver. I need shoes that are comfortable, allow flexibility for cycling and aren’t going to have me falling face first into mud (which has happened!). Now that it’s coming ...

The Coat You Need For All Your Spring Adventures

Skiing season is coming to a close and kayaking season is here! Everyone knows that spring weather can be a bit unpredictable. We don’t have the phrase “April Showers” for nothing. So despite the fact it’s warming up a little, it’s probably going to rain on you mid hike or when you’re out on the water. The temperature might suddenly drop too. In those cases you want something that’ll keep you dry and warm, but ...

25 of the best things to do in Oslo (without spending a fortune)

Back in 2013 Thom and I visited Oslo on a whim. We’d basically gone on to Skyscanner and put the destination as ‘everywhere’ then clicked on the cheapest flight outside of the UK and booked it. This is actually one of my favourite things to do because who doesn’t love a cheap holiday somewhere? That was probably one of the few things about Oslo that was cheap. It’s renowned for being an expensive city, and ...

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Everything you need to know

Everyone loves a good cherry blossom, right? When the trees start to turn pink and you finally get a glimpse of the summer to come it makes you forget about all those dark winter days and endless rain. Vancouver loves the cherry blossom season so much that there’s even a whole Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival! If you want to find out where to get that instagram picture of the cherry blossom in Vancouver, then keep ...

41 things to do in Kitsilano, Vancouver | That Adventurer

Kitsilano - or Kits as it's locally known - was the first area of Vancouver I’d heard about before we made the move. That’s in part due to the fact that Facebook groups I were part of for moving to Canada all talked about it. I quickly realised that the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver is home to a lot of British and Irish expats. (As I write this I’m sat at a coffeeshop there and ...

A guide to Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Tucson in Arizona is home to America’s largest cacti: the giant saguaro. This type of cacti has become a universal symbol of western America and one American National Park has even been named after it. They’re only found in a small part of the USA (the area around Tucson) and are protected within Saguaro National Park. Saguaro National Park is probably one of the less well known National Parks of America, but given its proximity ...

21 Travel Accessories for backpackers & adventurers

Let’s talk travel accessories. And, in particular, travel essentials. There are some travel accessories that everybody needs, such as somewhere to store your money, something to help you charge up your tech, and other travel accessories that just make travelling that little bit easier. You can get super fancy with your travel accessories (hello wine diaper), or if like me you’re a bit of a budget traveller, you can stick to the essentials. If you’re ...