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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Travel Diary: Cycling the Galapagos Islands on the island of Santa Cruz

Our final day in the Galapagos Islands was an active one. We hired bikes for $15 for the day complete with helmets and a tool kit (I'm still impressed with being given a tool kit!). Here's where we wound up on our trip cycling the Galapagos Islands! Cycling the Galapagos Islands Our destination was El Garrapatero beach on the Eastern side of Santa Cruz, 21km away. There were some steep hills in the mix too; a ...

Things to do on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz island is one of the biggest islands in the Galapagos. It's also where you'll find Peurto Ayora, the main base for tourists. We spent 8 nights in the Galapagos and got to know Peurto Ayora and Santa Cruz pretty well. There are many companies offering tours of Santa Cruz but these, like everything else in the Galapagos, don't come cheap ($50-$90 a day each). Instead we toured Santa Cruz ourselves for $18 each. ...

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 ...

5 Reasons why Tanzania should be your next travel destination!

Yearning to unleash your wanderlust, stumble into a new land and unwrap yet another package of wonders? In a globe full of possibilities, where will your heart’s compass take you? Here’s why you should steer into the enchanting land of Tanzania. Here are five reasons why Tanzania is the next place you should visit. 1. So much wildlife! Tanzania is a stunning piece of wildlife real estate with a rich diversity of game in adrenaline ...

Things you hear in Marrakech’s Jemaa el Fna at night

If you've visited Marrakech you're bound to have spent some time walking around the Jemaa el fna at night and during the day. Jemaa el Fna is Marrakech's main square and is well worth a wonder. If you're looking for some more alternative things to do in Marrakech; look here. When the sun begins to set people from all areas of Marrakech flock to Jemaa el fna. A photo posted by H A N N A ...

10 Reasons I Fell In Love With Gothenburg

When I picked Gothenburg as the destination for a Christmassy weekend away I had no idea how much I'd love it. I'd got excited reading about the Christmas market, and even more excited when I discovered you could escape the city and be out in the archipelago in under 30 minutes, but little did I know I'd love the city as much as I did. As soon as we walked off the plane I was ...