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Our first month in Canada

We’ve been in Canada for a month. A whole month. Already! I figured it was about time I updated you about what we’ve been up to in our first month and what’s coming next. (This acts more as a reminder for me about what we've done - but I thought some of you may find it interesting too!) Oh, and if you’re interested to know how much it costs to spend a month travelling Eastern ...

Super easy recipe for Scottish Oatcakes With Cheddar Cheese

Guys, how good are Scottish Oatcakes? They're buttery, crumbly, just oh so very tasty. And the best thing? They're incredible easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients at home already! My Mum bought home a pack of oatcake men which got gobbled up within seconds. So I used the following recipe to create a few more Scottish Oatcakes that would feed my cravings for more. These have some cheddar cheese in them ...

Your ultimate guide to Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival is crazy. It's a mass of people, bright colours and loud music. And, it's SO much fun! If you've never been to Notting Hill Carnival before it can be a bit daunting. I remember that I'd heard so much about it (both go0d and bad) that I wasn't really sure what to expect. Make sure you're prepared for a day at the Carnival in London with this guide to Notting Hill Carnival. ...

Adventures & what to do in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Stanley Park is Vancouver's oldest, largest park! Oh, and it's beautiful! In 2014 it was even voted the most beautiful park in the world on TripAdvisor!Vancouver's Stanley Park, on the edge of Vancouver's West End (my favourite part and my home). It's 400 hectares large and is full of natural West Coast rainforest and scenic views. As you walk around the park you'll see water, mountains, and, on a clear day, Vancouver Island too! There's so much ...

Exploring the Slovenian Lakes. Bohinj and Bled.

We woke early on the morning of leaving Vesna and The Herbal Rooms. Early as in before 6am... We had a full day ahead of us to explore beautiful Slovenia and were keen to pack in as much as possible, hence the early wake up call! We were headed towards Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and then finishing up the day in Ljublijana where we'd standup paddle board down the river: the best way to see ...

Poo-what?! What is poutine and where to find the best ones!

Mention the word “poutine” to someone who hasn’t been to Quebec in Canada and you’ll probably hear “poo-what?!”. What is this poutine people are speaking of? Poutine is the signature dish of Canada’s Quebec region and is a point of culinary pride. It’s been over 50 years since poutine first made its way in to the stomachs of hungry diners and restaurants through Quebec and Canada are still finding ways to create original recipes. But ...

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 ...