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Where to stay in Tulum – and how to choose which part of Tulum to stay in

When we booked our Tulum trip I immediately began looking at where to stay in Tulum and discovered two things. One, Tulum accommodation is insanely expensive, two it's so difficult to try and choose somewhere to stay. I wasn't sure whether to stay by the beach, in the town or somewhere in between, whether I should opt for a Tulum Airbnb, a beach resort in Tulum, a luxury hotel or do what we usually do ...

Where to eat in Tulum, Mexico on a budget

If you're looking for the cheapest places to travel to in Mexico, Tulum isn't going to be at the top of that list. Is Tulum expensive? Well, it's no longer a cheap travel destination and, in fact, many things are going to cost even more than they do in Vancouver (which also isn't cheap!). One of the things that might end up costing rather a lot is food. Especially if you're anything like me and ...

The best cenotes in Tulum

If you're planning on travelling to Tulum then you simply HAVE to check out some of the best cenotes in Tulum and the prettiest cenotes near Tulum too. I have a whole post about some of the best cenotes in Mexico and Tulum is surrounded by these beautiful pools of water in every which direction. On our recent trip to Tulum, we visited a couple of cenotes by bike in Tulum and had a great ...

Things to do in Whistler in winter for non skiers

If you'd ever told me growing up that one day I'd live a couple of hour's drive away from Whistler I wouldn't have believed you. Whistler was that big ski resort I'd heard of that I dreamed of visiting one day. I was lucky enough to go skiing in the Alps and spent the best part of the year living in Grenoble in France near the Alps too. Now that I live in Whistler we ...

Best cabins near Vancouver, BC for cosy weekend getaways

I've lost count of the number of times I've gone on to Airbnb and searched for "cabins near Vancouver". There's just something about staying in a wooden shelter with a fireplace, blankets, a board game or a good book. Tell me I'm not the only one? I've hiked around the cute cabins on Cypress Mountain and will soon be staying in this super cute cabin on Bowen Island. The list of cabins in BC that ...

Hiking the Mt Harvey trail

This summer I tackled more of the peaks along the sea to sky highway that look out on to the Howe Sound in Vancouver. I hiked the famous Vancouver lions with friends as well as the Mount Harvey hike on my own. Despite it not being the best visibility, the hike still provided incredible views, especially along the final section of the hike. It's definitely not a hike to be taken lightly though, it's very ...

The beautiful Wedgemount Lake hike near Whistler, BC

I booked us a camping spot at Wedgemount Lake a few months in advance and had been counting down the weeks until we'd take on this hike. Wedgemount Lake is notorious for being difficult (just read any review of it on a trail website), but also for being one of the most beautiful lakes near Vancouver. While the sun wasn't exactly shining on our hike to Wedgemount Lake, it cleared enough for us to take ...

Heliotrope Ridge Trail hike

This summer we seem to have had a bit of a thing for hiking to glaciers. There was Wedgemount Lake and Wedge Glacier and the Heliotrope Ridge Trail which goes up to the Coleman Glacier on Mt Baker in Washington. This hike is one of those that gives you great views towards the end for not a huuuuge amount of effort making it one of the best day hikes in Washington. It's not super steep, ...

Port Moody Breweries along the BC Ale Trail

I usually spend my weekends hiking, camping and road-tripping but every now and again my legs need a rest (especially after a long week of dog walking!). A few weeks ago that break meant heading out to explore some of the BC Ale Trail and the Port Moody brewery scene. Heading out to the Port Moody breweries makes a great day trip from Vancouver as you can get the sky train there and back from ...