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24 Cute date ideas and romantic things to do in Vancouver, BC

Despite not being a big city there are plenty of romantic things to do in Vancouver. If you and your partner (or potential partner) like outdoors dates then there are even more Vancouver date ideas available to you! This city is home to spectacular scenery as well as some cool indoors date ideas revolving around fancy cocktails, nice meals and great coffee. If you’re looking for romantic things to do in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day ...

The 23 books I read in 2018 (adventure, science, biography, fiction & poetry)

  Hands up if “read more” is on your New Year’s Resolution list. I feel like it’s a pretty common one but often I just don’t know where to start when it comes to picking a book. There’s SO many, how can you possibly choose?! This indecisiveness has previously led to me not reading much but last year I actually managed to read a decent amount of books. I found out about these books from ...

10 ways to make your camper feel like home

If you’ve recently bought a van to turn into a camper van perhaps you’re wondering how you’ll make your camper feel like home? When we first bought our van, Elvis, he was full of metal shelving and not much else. It was hard to imagine getting him into a place where we could live in him as we did for 5 months.However, once we’d got the insulation in (there was a lot of it!) and ...

Things you need to think about before choosing a van for vanlife

It’s been about 2 years since we bought Elvis the Van (how?!). We’ve crossed the USA the super long way round (see our USA road trip route here), over three months and then spent another 2 months living in him in Canada. Since we settled in Vancouver, we’ve taken him on trips all over BC and across the border in Alberta. We’ve travelled a lot and (touch wood) we’ve not had to do too many ...

How to visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in one day

If you're visiting Utah and are short on time but want to visit both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park don't worry, you can visit both Arches and Canyonlands in one day and here's how! Whilst I'd suggest you try and spend longer in this part of south eastern Utah near Moab, it's totally possible to spend half a day in Arches and half a day in Canyonlands National Parks. I've picked out the ...

Ultimate guide to Arches National Park (permits, must sees & more!)

Are you planning on visiting Arches National Park but have questions about where it is, how much it costs, where to stay and what to do in Arches National Park? Well, you've come to the right place. We visited Arches National Park as part of our three-month road trip across the USA and loved it. It was my first real American National Park experience and I was very impressed. Sure, the park gets busy but ...

A complete packing list for Arches National Park

Heading to Arches National Park and wondering what to pack? It can be tricky knowing what to take with you when you visit a National Park. This is especially true when it comes to packing for Arches. It's a desert environment so you want to make sure you stay cool and covered to prevent overexposure form the sun. There's also extra considerations to bear in mind if you're hiking in Arches. But don't I've put ...

Things to do in Arches National Park in one day

Arches National Park was one of the US National Parks I'd actually heard of before our three month road trip across the USA. I'd seen the incredibly arches in this part of Utah in photos before and knew we'd have to visit Arches National Park. I was planning things to do in Arches National Park before we were anywhere near.In fact, it was because we wanted to visit Arches that we actually left the coast ...

What to pack for Canyonlands National Park

Heading to Canyonlands National Park and wondering what to pack? It can be tricky knowing what to take with you when you visit a National Park. This is especially true when it comes to packing for Canyonlands. It's a desert environment so you want to make sure you stay cool and covered to prevent overexposure form the sun. There's also extra considerations to bear in mind if you're hiking in Canyonlands. But don't I've put ...

The complete guide to Canyonlands National Park, Utah

If you're visiting southeastern Utah make sure you visit Canyonlands National Park. It's one of many US National Parks that I'd never heard of before our 3 month USA road trip but it was one of my favourites due to the sheer vastness of the scenery. To help you navigate this massive National Park, here's the ultimate guide to Canyonlands National Park including what to see, where to hike and where to stay nearby. [mv_video ...