On this day we finally reach the ultimate stop of our westward journey across North America. It was also the day I saw a sea lion poop. So it was remarkable, in many ways. We woke up in Sayward, in the back of our van in our friend’s lawn. We were just in time to catch the dawn. We
On day 24 of our cross-Canada journey we awoke to warm sun on our faces and the nearby buzzing of chainsaws. We were in the village of Sayward on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. You see the white cloud on top of the Mount H’Kusam? Local people affectionately call the cloud “Oscar”, but the First
We woke up in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Squamish and had a short forty minute ride to the ferry. This is the silhouette of central Vancouver against the sunrise as we boarded the early morning ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. We were meeting friends in Campbell River on
We chase after cattle with dirtbikes on a ranch in northern B.C. before heading down one of Canada’s most dangerous highways.
In a rather big day, we discover a historic goldmining town, learn Chinese and learn how to gut a fresh sockeye salmon. All in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
I seriously couldn’t stop staring at it. You might think this trip can’t get any better, but, it does. Newly-engaged, Rob and I hiked down Mt. Robson in our pajamas. Once again: Mt. Robson is one of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies and if you’re in the area you’d be amiss to skip
Spoiler alert: I got engaged. On a mountain.The funny part: I didn’t even know it was happening. The day started off normal. We drove from my aunt and uncle’s place in Jasper where we were staying to the Alberta, B.C. border where Mt. Robson is. Five years ago when we first started dating we climbed
Miette hot springs are the hottest springs in the Rockies. The water comes from the source at 54˚C, about a kilometre and a half below the ground. The pools in the proper hot spring building are much safer to swim in at 39˚C. Fun Fact: Scientists have shown the mountain range that Miette is a
In which we answer the questions of where to find good wifi, coffee, and 2am pizza in the alpine town of Jasper in western Alberta. After clambering down from the tea houses at Lake Louise outside Banff, we headed on to Jasper. Now, I am very lucky in that I have an aunt and uncle who live