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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, Canada to San Francisco, California, I …

[ Written by guest | 2 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

As ever so often during university, I had big dreams but only little money. One of them was wanting to see the lakes, cities and mountains of North America, and take as much time for it as I needed (a month, it turned out, wasn’t enough). Alas, my bank was constantly pestering me with reminder emails of overdraft charges – oh the joys. With months of overtime hours, and saving pennies …

[ Written by Caroline | 24 Mar 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

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 argue that Vancouver is …

[ Written by Caroline | 27 Jan 2015 | 17 Comments | ]

My three favourite things in life are probably Canada, cameras and boys (yehep, right in that order). After a road trip through the country of maple syrup, weed and flawless natural beauty last summer, I decided to move to Vancouver some time soon. But before all of that is going to happen, I’m keen on maintaining a steady flow of inspiration usually in the shape of a colourful Instagram feed …

[ Written by Caroline | 28 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

“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, phone reception and lazy days lying in. …

[ Written by Kathi | 12 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

“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 light danced across …

[ Written by Kathi | 9 Oct 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

When I close my eyes and memorize my childhood, I remember climbing up on trees, sitting in a cozy tree house, looking out for squirrels to visit my new home, being totally at one with nature. I often thought back of those happy days before stumbling across a special hotel on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Finally my dream of a tree house could become true – Travelettes style of course.
Staying at the Free Spirit Spheres in Qualicum …

[ Written by Kathi | 17 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

I hereby declare, that I love the city of Vancouver. Ranking 5th on Mercer’s 2012 Quality of Living, just after Munich and before Düsseldorf – the higher than any other Northern American city, there are definitely several reasons to support my love.
After visiting California in 2009, travelling to British Columbia was my first visit to the Americas in 3 years. Not knowing too much about Canada, I wondered how it …

[ Written by Kathi | 3 Mar 2013 | 10 Comments | ]

The switching from English to French mid sentence, the knowledge that there is a secret city underneath my feet, an all-night market and a whole area of the city dedicated to festivals; there can be no denying that there was something truly special about Montreal. Indeed the city left a lasting impression on me thanks to its eclectic neighbourhoods, its cycling culture – it’s the birthplace of the Bixi public bike …

[ Written by Frankie | 19 Dec 2012 | 9 Comments | ]

Last summer, somewhere between graduating from university and committing to a 9 to 5 lifestyle for the next 5 years I decided to get out. Out to a place full of breathtaking nature yet vibrant with culture and modern lifestyle. It didn’t take me a long time to decide on a place – I wanted to discover Canada. My particular focus was on British Columbia and the two months I …

[ Written by Kathi | 6 Dec 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
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