St. Catharines Day Trip

The other week, my friend & co-worker Kelly and I both had the same day off. Since we don’t see enough of each other at work (ha!) we decided to spend our mutual day off together! We knew immediately what we wanted to do: a St. Catharines day trip! To the uninformed, St. Catharines is home to two vegan businesses that are absolutely, positively life changing and totally worth the 45 minute trek from Burlington. […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Western Uplands Trail | Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
It had been a while since Mac and I flexed our hiking muscles. We decided to rectify that by going on a 5 day/4 night backpacking trek through the Western Uplands Trail (WUT) in Algonquin Provincial Park! The WUT is located just off Hwy 60 on the west side of Algonquin Park. There are 3 loops you can do, ranging in distance from 32km, 56km, to 88km. Mac and I opted to […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Hiking Barbados | Bath to Bathsheba

For a small island filled with amazing beaches, stunning vistas, and a relaxed ‘island-life’ feel, it might seem a little unusual that Barbados is actually FULL of hiking trails! In fact, the National Trust coordinates and leads organised hikes all over the island several times a week. The turnout can often be more than 100 people!
Bath to Bathsheba Hike
Mac & I had heard great things about the Bath to Bathsheba hike on the east coast […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Barbados, Travel|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Beautiful Barbados

It had only been 6 months since we had been travelling, but when Mac’s parents asked us if we wanted to join them in beautiful Barbados for a week, we couldn’t say no! The 4 of us stayed in a house near Enterprise Beach (aka Miami Beach) just outside the town of Oistins (on the southern west coast of the island). We spent our days in the sun – the weather was GORGEOUS the whole […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Barbados, Travel|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

2016 Recap

Around this time last year, I put together a recap of 2015 and our ‘Big Trip’ adventures (coincidentally, it also marked our 1 year travel anniversary!). This 2016 Recap (marking 2 years since we first flew to Nicaragua!), started in Auckland, NZ where we set up residence after flying there from Chile.  After living in Auckland for a few months, we packed up again and set off on an epic road trip of New Zealand. We […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Life, New York, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Recapping July

How is it already August?! It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Mac & I were jumping out of a plane on Canada Day!! But alas, here we are and I’m psyched to be recapping July – what an exciting month it was!
Writing
NZ Road Trip: East Coast

Lake Tarawera Trail

Rainy Days in Taupo and Rotorua

Skydiving in Taupo!

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Cruising Around the Coromandel

NZ Road Trip: By the Numbers

NZ Road Trip: Tips & Tricks

I hope […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Life, Monthly Statistics, New York, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recapping July

New York City Weekend!

New York, NY
After the 10 months we spent in New Zealand, we were ready to go home. But we had one final hurrah to do: a New York City Weekend! Neither Mac nor I had ever been there, and when a flight deal popped up from Auckland to NYC, we couldn’t pass it up! (We used Mac’s Porter points to get home to Toronto) After a whirlwind 26+ hours in transit, we made it to […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: New York, Travel|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

NZ Road Trip: Tips & Tricks

Mac & I spent almost 3 full months cruisin’ around New Zealand. During that time, we sure learned a lot about what to do (and sometimes what NOT to do) on an NZ Road Trip. Here are some of our tips & trips to have a successful NZ Road Trip of your own! So get ready & buckle up, because this is a long one!
Petrol
The main petrol (gas) stations in NZ are: BP, Z (pronounced […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , |Comments Off on NZ Road Trip: Tips & Tricks