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Adventure

We live for adventure. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be than exploring somewhere new. In particular, we love the great outdoors.

Our happy place is on a lake, up a mountain, by the ocean….anywhere and everywhere outdoors, with a preference for beyond the beaten path destinations. We travel in a DIY converted adventure van so even when not hiking, paddling, climbing or snowboarding, you’ll still find us outside.

This page is the gateway to all of our adventure related content from camping and climbing to hiking and vanlife. For outdoor gear recommendations, head to our shop.

Some of our favourite adventures (so far) have included:

Hiking in the stunning Kananaskis Valley, Alberta

Paragliding in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Discovering 500 million year old fossils in Yoho National Park, BC

Hiking to Canada’s highest waterfall

Kayaking in Desolation Sound, British Columbia

Driving to the Arctic Circle and beyond

Watching the sun rise on Tin Hat Mountain (see below)

JR standing on summit of mountain above the clouds
Sunrise on Tin Hat Mountain, Sunshine Coast, BC

Adventure can be for everyone

Before arriving in Canada back in 2011, we didn’t know gaiters from giardia. It’s been a steep learning curve with many firsts over the years (first time on a snowboard! first time camping! first multi-day hike!) Some lessons have been harder while others were definitely much more fun.

Never would I have guessed five years ago that we would both become managers of an outdoor gear store and, eventually, full-time adventure travel bloggers. Outdoor adventure can be for everyone!

Stay safe outdoors

Planning an adventure of your own?

Always be sure to Leave No Trace to keep the wilderness wild

Carry the 10 Essentials on every adventure

Understand the principles of staying safe

Know how to avoid negative bear encounters

Multi-day hikes

Day hikes

day hiking

Paddling

Vanlife

This is Hanna the Savana, our third DIY converted campervan. Purchased in 2017, Hanna was our home-on-wheels for over two years of full time travel.

She is getting a bit of a break now but remains an important part of our adventure lifestyle. You can read more about Hanna’s conversion over on the dedicated vanlife page

Camping

Winter

Outdoors travel

Road trips