books I read in June 2018

We just got back from our trip of a lifetime, and I've been itching to get away again. So in between organizing my trip and wedding photos (more to come at some point, I promise... in the next year?), I've been scouting out campsites, planning packing lists, and generally plotting my next escape. I've also … Continue reading books I read in June 2018

view from the cabin at singing lands ranch

true north strong and free

Two months ago, I bundled up the forever human, a bunch of bedding, and way too much junk food in the truck and headed off to Clearwater, BC to see Helmcken Falls. It took half a day of being there before I was determinedly planning our next cell-reception-free getaway. Canada celebrated its 150th birthday a … Continue reading true north strong and free

roasted marshmallows and chocolate on a banana split smore

books I read in May

May flew by. The Forever Human and I went up north for the most incredible long weekend off the grid. Hey Canada, you rock. Books I read: Everything You Want Me to Be, by Mindy Meija I loved this book so much. So much. Hey Nostradamus!, by Douglas Coupland I think that this might be a … Continue reading books I read in May

pier over beaver lake with rowboat

Wells Gray Provincial Park (Clearwater, BC)

When was the last time you saw a list of cool places on Facebook, and then just went? When was the last time you shut off your cellphone for days at a time, canoed around a lake, hiked around waterfalls, and tried to spot deer and bears? We did spot a couple deer, but I wasn't … Continue reading Wells Gray Provincial Park (Clearwater, BC)

winter is coming

Chris and I spent (Canadian!) Thanksgiving in Red Deer, Alberta. We returned a couple weeks ago to a gorgeous, crisp, fall day in Vancouver, BC. That night, a 72-hour wind and rain storm started. It seems that was the end of the sunny autumn days where the leaves change and there are still bright colours around. … Continue reading winter is coming

Tofino on a budget

Visiting Tofino, British Columbia on a budget is simple: go to Ucluelet. All (or, at least, most) jokes aside, it can be possible to visit Tofino without spending a ton of money. Where to Stay The cheapest Tofino hotel or motel that I could find online was  $200/night. I then checked AirBnB and found an awesome … Continue reading Tofino on a budget

two months ago I went to Montreal

...and then I didn't write about it, because I am a champion procrastinator. But! In the spirit of better late than never, here are my recommendations: Cafe Regine, for such an incredible brunch that we went back two days in a row Maison Christian Faure, for all the fanciest of the fancy treats at a … Continue reading two months ago I went to Montreal