Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it ~ Greg Anderson

Wilderness Adventure: Our Yukon River Canoe Trip

The canoe slid into the water… After gaining my balance, I paddled, making the canoe swing from left to right like a pendulum. “The steering will be tricky,” I thought, as I tried to keep...
Looking out over Dawson City Yukon road trip

The Allure of the North: One week in the Yukon

It was our love for the wild and the Yukon’s untamed beauty that drew us back to the north. At the start of winter in 2016, we spent four days exploring Whitehorse, and only...
Brunch in Wellington

20 Must-Try Brunch Spots in Wellington: My Favourite Picks

After arriving in Wellington, I was happy to see that brunch was not only an option, but the staple meal of the day. Around the world, brunch is a tradition for most late risers...
Bloom Tulip Festival Abbotsford

Stroll among a sea of colours: Tulip Festival near Vancouver

Spring has arrived in Vancouver! The days are getting longer, the bears are waking up and the city is transforming into a colourful palette of pinks and whites. As the trees start to blossom,...
Hallstätter See - Day trips from Salzburg

5 Great day trips from Salzburg

Salzburg is a gateway to several well known cities and attractions. You can take day trips from Salzburg to Munich, or travel via train from Salzburg to Hallstatt, The city’s location make it perfectly placed for tons of memorable side ventures in both Austria and Germany.
Fiji sunset

A night from hell in paradise

“How blissfully peaceful,” I thought, unaware that this seemingly postcard-perfect island would turn into a place straight from hell as soon as the sun went down…
Middelvlei landscape - Stellenbosch Wine Routes

My favourite wine farms near Cape Town

With so many gorgeous, award-winning wine farms near Cape Town, travellers and locals are well and truly spoiled for choice. Here's a selection of the best wineries near Cape Town that stand out above the rest.
Visiting Hobbiton New Zealand Matamata

Visiting Hobbiton: Wandering Around the Shire

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…” I was sixteen when I was first introduced to Middle Earth, a world that intrigued me beyond words – in fact, some might even say...
Fiordland cruises Milford Sound

Gateway to Fiordland: Exploring Milford Sound

Milford Sound is regarded as one of the top destinations in the world, so while planning our South Island road trip, we didn’t think twice about booking a cruise on this popular fiord. We...
The hills in Wellington

The First 13 Things I Noticed After Moving to Wellington

When we received our offer to work in Wellington, we only had two months to sort out our lives in Vancouver before flying to New Zealand’s capital. We were excited for this new chapter, however,...