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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 | No Comment | ]

“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 | 3 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 | 9 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 | 5 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 didnÄt 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 | 4 Comments | ]

I should be honest and say that the  alternative working title for this post was and in many ways still is “Stalking Jared Leto in Toronto.” Such was my excitement at hearing he was in town at the same time as me presenting his film Artifact, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. Within moments of landing at Toronto Pearson I’d seen news reports that Jared had already walked down the …

[ Written by Frankie | 11 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

‘Tipping Barrels’ is a a documentary which uniquely combines surfing and environmental journalism, following surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it.”, says the description of this documentary.
And what does it teach us?

In a cooperation with PacificWild, a non-profit conservation organization, Ben Gulliver created a …

[ Written by guest | 9 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
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