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Horseshoe Bay Sunset Platform

Seen photos of a beautiful sunset platform in a place that looks like Horseshoe Bay? The Horseshoe Bay lookout platform is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset in Vancouver and offers some of the best Vancouver views I've seen. It's one of Vancouver's best-kept secrets and half the fun is finding it for yourself.  It took us a while to find the sunset platform in West Vancouver. The first time we tried we ended ...

19 Vancouver views: Where to find the best views in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is renowned for being a pretty city and there are many beautiful Vancouver views. You're surrounded by mountains, beaches, forests and Vancouver lakes. What's not to love about that? Whether you're visiting Vancouver or are a local looking for a new Vancouver viewpoint, this list of the best Vancouver views will help you out with snapping that new photo for the 'gram! Want more Vancouver views? Check out these Instagram spots in Vancouver Best ...

Hiking in Vancouver | The best hikes near Vancouver

Whether you're travelling to Vancouver or you live there, there's an almost overwhelming amount of options when it comes to hiking in Vancouver. Over the past few years, I've been able to complete quite a few of the best hikes near Vancouver and I've put together my 10 best hikes near Vancouver. With so many places to hike in Vancouver narrowing the list to just 10 wasn't an easy choice but I think this is ...

What to know before backpacking in Europe

Many people dream of backpacking in Europe. And given the continent is full of history, culture, great food, scenery (and more!) it's easy to see why. Europe is an ideal place for first-time backpackers as in general it's pretty safe and it's also easy to get around. Though there are likely language barriers, you can still get around if you only speak English (the same can't exactly be said for China!). If you're keen to ...

Van life interior inspiration for your camper van conversion!

Have you ever dreamed of living the van life? Back in 2017 when we sold everything we owned and moved to Canada we did just that! We spent 5 months living out of our self-converted campervan, Elvis. We still have him, and use him on vacations and weekend trips. I love him but I still end up spending a lot of time looking at other peoples' van life interiors for inspiration if we decide to ...

The best waterfalls near Kamloops

We've moved from Vancouver to Sun Peaks near Kamloops for the winter season and have been trying to get out and explore when we're not skiing. On our adventures, we've found some of the best waterfalls near Kamloops, BC. We managed to do some exploring before the snow fell and some more since. It's fair to say there are tonnes of exploring to do around Kamloops and it's definitely much quieter than the areas around ...

The Best Hot Springs in BC

Who loves a hot spring? I do! There's something incredibly relaxing about soaking in a hot spring after a hike or on a cold day, or just because. One of my favourite days on our USA road trip was when we stumbled across a tonne of hot springs near Mammoth in California. Luckily for me, there are some options for hot springs near Vancouver and even fantastic BC hot springs to explore if you're willing ...

The best Black Friday & Cyber week deals on outdoor gear

Here's an idea of the types of Black Friday deals on outdoor gear that you can get. Deals are updated as they come through Black Friday is almost upon us and that means it’s officially time to start your Holiday shopping. Sure, Black Friday may have got a little out of hand in recent years but if it means you can make save lots of money with some great Black Friday deals on outdoor gear ...

Gift ideas for people who love the outdoors

  The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to think about what gifts to get your favourite people. If you’re looking for the best gifts for adventurers and gifts for outdoorsmen & women, or you are an outdoors person and want to leave some hints, then check out these gifts for outdoorsy people. I’ve scoured the internet and picked out gifts I (as an outdoorsy person) would love to receive and I’m sure these ...