Wine tasting in Osoyoos
The landscape changed quite drastically as we left the lush rainforest behind and entered the semi-arid region of the South of Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Green fir trees made way for golden, rolling hills and scrubby terrain. Adding a splash of colour to the otherwise dry-looking terrain were...
Room with a boo, Halloween at Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria
Explore British Columbia’s most haunted city this October! As one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has an intriguing but gruesome past and what better time to explore its dark history than during the annual Halloween festivities? You can enjoy Halloween-inspired activities throughout the month – however, be warned:...
Mayan Blessing
It didn’t take long before we ventured out of Playa Del Carmen, a Mexican town which draws millions of tourists each year to its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. We loved the beauty of the ocean, but the jungle was calling. We booked a tour through Alltournative, a tour company...
Snowshoeing Mount Seymour
I always imagined snowshoes to be an essential tool in the past. Necessary equipment to make life easier in snowy regions but is obsolete in modern times. Picture Ethan Hawke in White Fang, strapping huge ‘tennis rackets’ on his feet to wade through the snow. Essential for fur traders and...
First time on the slope: Experiences from Hell
If you’re thinking about learning how to ski or snowboard, be prepared to fall…a lot. I had high hopes the first time I went snowboarding, however I wasn’t too surprised when I failed miserably. I couldn’t stay upright for more than 3 seconds, I got injured and my muscles ached...
First time snowboarding. Failed experience
Vancouver is the perfect base if you’re into winter sports. I noticed this fact as soon as I set foot on Canadian soil, and this was in summer! I promised myself that the upcoming winter season would be the moment where I would set foot on a slope for the first time...
Where to see the Northern Lights
The aurora borealis is the colorful phenomenon created when electrically charged particles within the earth’s magnetosphere collide with particles in the solar wind. The Northern Lights, as they’re also known, are best seen in late August through April from countries near the North and South poles. These neon ribbons of light...
Snowboarding for the first time
I wish I could say I looked like the man in the feature photo on my first day on the slope. Confidently balancing on my board, gliding down the slope with all the grace of a gazelle. Unfortunately, I looked more like a baby trying to take its first steps, not so...
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A couple of weeks ago, I went on an amazing ziplining adventure in Whistler. If you'd like to see the photos I captured on the day and find out how you can join a zipline tour, check out my post here. I was offered two spots on the tour by Tinggly,...
In the air, zipline in WHistler, Canada
I moved to Vancouver at the start of August, and apart from taking a gondola up a mountain, I hadn’t really done anything adventurous. This was about to change when I booked a Tinggly Zipline tour in Whistler, a popular mountainous area near Vancouver, for my boyfriend and myself. Tinggly Experience Gifts is...