Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 2

Song in Headphones: Open Shores A Prologue | My arms were on fire. I was so exhausted it was to a point I wasn’t even looking up. My arms were moving in this repetitive motion, I was unconscious of my other surroundings. I remember being disillusioned, looking at the tree line and seeing us move maybe…

Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 1

Song in Headphones: Renegades A Prologue | It’s 5:30 am. Peeled out of my sleeping bag, I crawl out of my tent; refreshed, awake and grateful. The sun and the beautiful swainson’s thrush was my alarm this morning. It’s crisp outside, almost cold; cold enough to throw on a fleece. I look out onto the…

Joshua Tree National Park | A Day of Endless Exploration

Joshua Tree National Park located in southern-mid California consists of 794,000 acres of protected beauty. The Park itself is situated right where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts converge. I think the park’s authenticity come from it’s biological diversity between the two deserts. They are both incredibly unique and are home to it’s own kind of plants…

Grapefruit, Avocado Salad

Two delicious things in California that are always the freshest: Grapefruits and Avocados. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to actually pick grapefruit off the tree. Up in Canada we call it “grocery shopping.” Something about harvesting food by hand I simply love. It’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to start-up a garden this Spring!

Indian Canyon | Hiking Fern Canyon Trail

It was day 3 in Palm Springs, and I was already getting cabin fever that morning. Before I left for Palm Springs, I had already decided I would spend a few of those days outside in the wilderness other than beside a chlorinated pool. A lot of my research time was spent looking into the…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

If you’re looking for a quick and easy grab-and-go lunch, you’ve got to try this out. Originated from Lebanon, Tabbouleh is normally a cold served vegetarian salad full of pungent herbs and flavour. Instead of using traditional Bulgar, I’ve hopped off the bandwagon and gone with quinoa in this recipe.

Garibaldi Provincial Park | Welcoming 2015 on the Elfin Trail

I think it’s safe to say that Garibaldi has occupied a part of my heart; particularly the Elfin Lake trail. I snowshoed this trail back in February 2014 with the similar group of close friends. This time around a few of us attempted the glorious recreation of cross-country skiing.

Giverny, France

When we think of France we like to think about the iconic figures: The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, or the Beaches of Nice. I experienced France…well Paris…for the first time at the mere age of 12. It was full of tacky t-shirts and Disneyland Paris. When I decided my return this past spring, the authentic side of…

Garibaldi Provincial Park | Expedition to Elfin Lakes

What is snowshoeing?! It’s without a doubt, always a question that comes up whenever I meet people who aren’t from the great North. When it gets to the explaining part, it usually ends in humiliation because it sounds ridiculous. Yea, sure call them tennis rackets. What they don’t know is how much of a life…

Putting the “Solo” in Travel

I got my first taste of solo travelling this year in April. I left home – this safe, food filled sanctuary that we all know as; and parted for Europe — Italy to be exact. I was able to fit in 4 beautiful countries in 9 weeks total. Reminiscing on the plane back to Vancouver, I…