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Hiking St Mark’s Summit near downtown Vancouver

St Mark's Summit has quickly become one of my favourite Vancouver hikes. In fact, I like it so much that I've done it twice in the space of just a few weeks. If it weren't for Panorama Ridge I might even say that it's one of the top BC hikes. The best things about the St Marks trail is that it's super close to downtown Vancouver. You get to the trailhead by heading up to ...

An island guide & things to do on Salt Spring Island, BC

Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands just off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It's perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway from Vancouver and is a nature lover's paradise. There are rugged, rocky shorelines, forests and more. Take a hike and get views of the Salish Sea and the other Gulf Islands, or discover the delicious local produce. If you're looking for your next weekend getaway then check out this ...

How to choose hiking boots that are right for your feet!

When it comes to hiking, there’s one piece of equipment that can make or break your trip: hiking boots. You don’t want to be suffering from blisters 30 minutes into your hike, or be able to feel the rocks through the soles of your shoes or worry about getting wet feet on wetter hikes. Choosing a pair of hiking boots can be difficult since there are so many different styles and brands. What works well ...

7 Awesome things to do on the water in Vancouver

Vancouverites love to cool down on the water in the summer. It's not surprising since the city is surrounded by it. And, even though I've heard a dozen times that the water in the city is super dirty, I can assure you it's far, far cleaner than The Thames and the beaches downtown pass water quality tests. If you're looking for a way to cool off in Vancouver (now that summer is finally here!!), here are ...

The ultimate car camping kitchen

When we were living in our van we kept our kitchen pretty small. I mean, Elvis was full of everything else we'd moved from the UK to Canada with, there wasn't much room for an extensive kitchen. We picked up basics (and in all honesty our kitchen now we're in an apartment hasn't expanded that much), and made do. You'll find the basics we used in this ultimate car camping kitchen list, but you'll also find ...

Cycling from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast for a burger

You guys know I love hiking, but I also enjoy a good bike ride too. Vancouver is pretty bike friendly and besides cycling in Stanley Park, there are also plenty of other easier cycle rides around Vancouver. I'd been wanting to go on a longer bike ride for a while but wasn't sure where so when PKLS burgers on the Sunshine Coast invited me to try their burgers, shakes and fries I decided to cycle ...

What to see and do in Jordan

Jordan is a relatively small country on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. It shares borders with Israel and the shores of the Red Sea. A unique country, Jordan is becoming noticed on a global scale. It’s quickly become a popular destination for travellers worldwide. Adventurers in Jordan can expect diverse sightseeing. There are archeological wonders, stunning mountain ranges, natural beauty and breathtaking desert landscapes. Jordan is also known for its hospitality, and authentic ...

Things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay

We spent a couple of days getting to know Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay after our stay on a Uruguayan cowboy ranch. Arriving on a Sunday we found the city incredibly sleepy especially for a capital city, and in South America during the world cup! Were we in the right place? Perhaps it was just because we were comparing Montevideo to the last big city we’d be in: Rio de Janeiro and host city for ...

Where and what to eat in Tokyo

Tokyo: unique style, impressive architecture and world renowned cuisine. Tokyo is on many traveller’s bucket lists. This busy and bustling city is an eclectic mix of historic tradition and the ultra modern. Stunning pink cherry blossoms, towering skyscrapers, classic and traditional temples and large public gardens. Despite being a hectic city at times, Tokyo offers areas for quiet contemplation amid the chaotic crowds and noisy streets. While visiting Tokyo there is one thing you can ...