When planning a trip, it seems as soon as you’ve decided your destination, a grumpy budget troll climbs up on your shoulder and whispers into your ear with its icy cold breath, “how much?” Iceland in particular is an expensive country. That reputation alone deters a lot of people from even considering it as a
It wasn’t long after Rob proposed to me that we threw around the idea of going to Iceland. We wanted to go for our wedding, or our honeymoon, or something. Iceland was somehow going to be involved. It was this epic ‘land of fire and ice’ that captivates millions of people around the world, either
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