Puffins are perhaps my most favourite wild-birds. Actually, my most favourite birds as a whole are actually chickens – I’ve had them as pets since I was little and so have a very soft spot for them but in the wild, puffins are my absolute fave. They’re clumsy colourful little clowns of the ocean and … Continue Reading

We arrived into Newfoundland in the middle of the night and suffice to say, did pretty much nothing that night except have dinner and go to sleep. I’d wanted to visit Newfoundland, more specifically – St John’s for quite some time (I think I saw photos somewhere online once and knew I had to do … Continue Reading

One of the best ways to truly explore almost anywhere in Canada is to get out in nature and so, after a rather hurried breakfast in Moncton (we were limited on timing due to changes in tide – will explain more about that later below), we headed over to Hopewell Rocks – one of the … Continue Reading

Leaving the pretty little town of Lunenburg, we made our way over to Wolfville, which is where we would pitch our tent for the night (figuratively speaking, of course) at The Blomidon Inn. The Blomidon Inn is another one of Nova Scotia’s historic hotels and is just the perfect picturesque hotel to finish up a … Continue Reading

There’s a part of Canada we’d never fully gotten to explore in the past and ironically, that part is one of the bits that’s actually closest to the UK. Said-part is, broadly-speaking, Atlantic Canada – the bits on the East Coast of Canada which, ironically, are the parts of Canada that are closest to the … Continue Reading

*Bold claim but carry on and you’ll see what I mean… After a rather relaxing evening at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, we got up nice and early (not too early though) to meet our guide from the day before, Derek. Derek had a different hike for us today and unlike Grotto Canyon, which we’d specifically … Continue Reading

After our full day exploring Calgary (and eating our way through it), it was finally time to bid the city farewell and head out into the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Canadian cities are great fun (especially if you know the best places to eat, drink and dance) but the great outdoors is without a … Continue Reading

We had such grand plans for lunch in Calgary. We had recommendations from Instagram, we had locals recommend stuff to us and even did some research in advance. Leaving lunch as late as we did, however, threw all of those plans out of the window as we hot-footed it to what was one of the … Continue Reading

I’m such a huge fan of embracing the seasons. In summer-time, I want to spend every possible moment soaking up the sunshine outdoors. In autumn, I want to marvel at the dramatic change in nature as the leaves turn from what is almost ‘uniform green’ to all the many beautiful hues from reds to oranges. … Continue Reading

Whenever I’ve visited Vancouver, I’ve always landed in Richmond but swiftly bypassed the city to hop right into the centre of Vancouver via the Skytrain. I’d thought nothing of staying in the area (shame on me, I know). That was until I heard some tidbits of information about a dumpling trail that’s perched right next … Continue Reading

The region between Toronto to Niagara Falls is one incredible place to explore, especially if you want a mix of city and nature during your holiday. That’s the thing that makes this region so special – the fact it has a little piece of everything. That being said, organising a week-long itinerary to travel from … Continue Reading

As you can probably tell by now, I’m pretty smitten with Niagara-on-the-Lake, I loved visiting so much. It’s one of those charming little towns you can visit again and again and still just wanna see more. I really think it’s a contender for one of the prettiest Canadian towns, for sure! Oh, and best of all, … Continue Reading

Okay, don’t judge me, but I hadn’t really heard of ice wine before our trip to Canada. I had literally no clue on any of it! Now, it’s no secret that I’m a sucker for anything wine related, so as soon as I heard about ice wine in Canada I knew I had to visit … Continue Reading

Niagara Falls is pretty incredible to see, and hear for that matter! In fact, I’m almost certain you’ll hear its roar before even get close. And let’s be honest, that’s why you go to the falls, right? To experience them. With that in mind, I wanna share some really quick and easy tips I discovered on … Continue Reading