Vancouver was the first place I ever visited in Canada and one spot I quickly fell in love with. That’s not saying the rest of Canada isn’t great; in fact, there’s a heap of incredible places in Canada to explore but, Vancouver is definitely near the top of that list. This is exactly why I … Continue Reading

As the second-largest country in the world, it’s safe to say that there’s a heap of the best places in Canada to explore. It’s totally huge and so vast that you’ll be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit. Though, with all this choice of provinces and regions to explore, it … Continue Reading

Banff, both a town and the name of the National Park the town is located in one of the most picturesque provinces in Canada (Alberta). It’s such a beautiful place, especially with the best things to do in Banff. The thing with Banff, though, is that some people only really think of visiting one or … Continue Reading

I arrived in Vancouver not really knowing what to expect. We were in Seattle for a little over a week and Lloyd figured it would make sense to take a train up the coast to Vancouver. I’d never been to Canada prior so it seemed like such a great idea – especially the train ride … Continue Reading

Part of the reason we started Hand Luggage Only was to connect with more people who share our passion for travel so I am always delighted when we find out more about anything food or travel related.  I still get excited when someone tells me about a restaurant/bar/new attraction that I haven’t been to in … Continue Reading

I’m genuinely in deep lust with Canada! In fact, I’d go as far as saying I have a love affair with Canada. Ever since I first stepped foot in Vancouver, I knew I knew instantly that I was crazy about all things Canadian. Wandering around downtown Vancouver and falling in lust with Canada more and … Continue Reading

Upon arrival in Vancouver, as soon as we checked into the hotel, the first thing I noticed as soon as I stepped out onto the balcony was this huge mountain in the distance. I was intrigued to know what it was but way too hungry to find out, we went for food and to explore … Continue Reading

There’s so much to see to do in in the city. That’s why we’ve decided to create this ultimate travel guide for Vancouver. Just jump to each of the relevant sections and open the posts that best apply to what you want to do. Throughout my whole time of travelling, I have never felt a … Continue Reading