Ice Climbing in Maligne Canyon

Jasper National Park, AB
Though we filled most of our days in Jasper National Park with hiking, we did sign up for one big ticket item – ice climbing!!! That’s right, Ellen and I went ice climbing in Maligne Canyon and it was hands down one of the coolest, most bad-ass things I’ve ever done (sky diving is a close second!).

We first met at our tour company’s office to get fitted for ice climbing boots, crampons, […]

By |February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Winter Wonderland Weekend | Jasper National Park

One of my best friends, Ellen moved to a teeny town outside Edmonton a little over a year ago. I’ve seen her a few times when she’s made the trip back to Ontario, but it was high time for me to make my way west. So, when an awesome flight deal from Hamilton to Edmonton presented itself, I couldn’t say no!

We had five splendid days together where we totally embraced winter! We spent half a […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

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

Cruising Around the Coromandel

Coromandel Peninsula, NZ
The Coromandel Peninsula is located east of Auckland and is separated from the city by the Firth of Thames and the Hauraki Gulf. It’s known for its stunning beaches, rugged & mountainous geography, and its undeniable charm. Mac & I spent a few days circumnavigating the peninsula on our way back to Auckland. We had briefly visited this area when we hiked the Pinnacles track, but there was certainly SO much more to […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Skydiving in Taupo!

Taupo, NZ
Throughout our road trip there was one big ‘thing’ that Mac & I had talked about doing. It’s no secret that New Zealand is somewhat of an adventure capital. We’ve done our fair share of hikes & such, but one activity I had wanted to check off my bucket list was skydiving. Mac had already bungee jumped when he was in NZ 6 years ago (and I have no desire to jump off a […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Categories: New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments