The Beautiful Beaches of Ibiza, Spain

As a North American in Europe, I had to take advantage of the cheap flights. One flight deal a few friends and I got was a two day trip to Ibiza in the off season. Ibiza is busiest in the summer, and around mid-October the clubs on the island close to take the winter off …

Two Days in Portugal’s Biggest Cities (Part 2: Lisbon)

This is the second half of my post on Portugal. If you missed the first one you can find it here. We stayed the night in Porto, but woke up early to catch the bus to Lisbon. The drive takes 3 hours, and we wanted a full day in Lisbon. The round trip cost us …

Two Days in Portugal’s Biggest Cities (Part 1: Porto)

Before the pandemic I had the privilege to travel lots in Europe while living in Madrid. One of my shortest by very memorable trips was to Portugal. On February 15, 2020, I travelled with two friends/roommates whom I was very compatible in terms of travelling style. We flew from Madrid to Porto around 9 am …

What to do for a Day in Banff (in and around the townsite)

While I had a friend visiting Canada for the first time, I thought it was mandatory to take her to Banff, seeing as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada. But what is there to do besides just walking around the townsite? We started the day with a hike. After making …

Radium Hot Springs and Beyond

For the long weekend, some friends and I booked an Airbnb and stayed in Radium for the weekend. We stayed at the condos on the Radium golf course which offered a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Though we drove up after work on Friday and only stayed two nights, we made the most of …

Hoodoo Trail in Columbia Valley, British Columbia

Hoodoo Trail is a great hike if you are looking for an easy trail with spectacular views of the Columbia Valley. The trail is 3.2 km with 120 metres of elevation, which took my group about an hour to complete. We took the hike at a leisurely pace, taking in the views and reading the …

Ribbon Lake via Buller Pass in Kananaskis, My First Backcountry Trip

The first time I stayed at an established backcountry campsite was in 2018 at the Ribbon Lake campsite in Kananaskis. Our trip was over August long weekend and we were blessed with picture-perfect weather. As I have written about my more recent trips, I thought I should also write about where it all started

5 Easy Hikes in Alberta that You Need to Try

Whether you are thinking about getting into hiking this summer, you’re visiting the Canadian Rockies for the first time, or you are trying to bring friends or family along for their first hikes, here are a few recommendations

‘Tis the Season for Spring Hiking: Evan-Thomas Creek Loop in K-Country

Spring hiking is always an adventure, no matter how hard (or simple) the hike you choose. The unpredictable weather, mixed with the varying conditions based on altitude and exposure to sunlight can make a hike feel like walking through different seasons altogether. Many hikes are not recommended during this shoulder-season due to the slushy/muddy conditions …

A Casual Hiker’s Guide to Backpacking

If you enjoy camping and hiking, chances are you’ll love backcountry camping. It can seem daunting to start backpacking in the wilderness, so I’ve made a guide to help you get your bearings and hopefully inspire you to try your first trip! If you haven’t gone backcountry camping before, I recommend a shorter trip, 1-2 …