Canada

5 Reasons to visit Ucluelet, British Columbia

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Tell anyone who’s been to Ucluelet that you’re going and their sudden excitement and enthusiasm will infect you. My Dad talked animatedly about walks alongside quiet coastline. Lit up with excitement on hearing my holiday plans, my hairdresser launched into a series of recommendations for nearby Tofino. My manager sighed at the mention of Vancouver Island: i[...]

A Traveletty Adventure in Jasper National Park

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If you’ve ever imagined yourself amidst a landscape of jagged mountains and vast glaciers, you’ve probably dreamt of visiting the Canadian Rockies. I first visited the Rockies back in May of 2013. I took an overnight bus from Vancouver to Lake Louise/Banff and was quite surprised to see a frozen lake and snow on the ground in spring. The views are stunning r[...]

Work and Travel: A Winter Season in Whistler

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After working in an office for 5 years and basically leading a relationship with my computer, I decided to take the leap: leave everything for the unknown and actually live life instead of letting it go by. It was always my dream to travel but to transform this dream into a plan took some time and organising - so worth it! Completely in love with skiing, [...]

7 Highlights along the Pacific Northwest Coast

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When I plan a trip, I have a tendency to pack a lot in. I want to do everything, which makes me a prime victim for 'travel burnout'. The thing is, there are just so many exciting adventures to have around the world. This isn't any less true when exploring along the North American west coast. In my recent road trip from the absolutely wonderful Vancouver, Can[...]

Why Vancouver has it all

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During a month-long road trip through the US and Canada in summer, I nearly skipped Vancouver because it just seemed a little too out of the way from Toronto. I’m so glad I didn’t. I spent some of the happiest days of my life over there. Now that might have been a combination of great people, blue skies, general euphoria and the city's summer vibe, but I’d a[...]

The Wild Wild West in Canada

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“Easy girls”, I hear Tim's voice from the front. He doesn't mean me, of course, but the two mule mares drawing the coach I am on. Earlier that day a two-hour truck drive brought me from Banff to the Bighorn camp-ground on the edge of Banff National Park, Alberta. I was about to gather my first WWOOFing experience, leaving behind electricity, running water, p[...]

Is this the Perfect Hike in the Canadian Rockies?

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“Get up and outside – you gotta see this!”, my friend shouted in the middle of the night. What could possibly be so interesting at this hour? A bear? A beautiful moon? This better be worth leaving my cozy sleeping bag! Excited I made my way to the wooden door. Everyone was already gathering outside, cameras out, eyes fixed to the sky. There – a flash of ligh[...]