Mount Wells

Mount Wells is another one of those hikes that so many people do and feel super accomplished about climbing a mountain however it’s only 2.6km from the parking lot and there’s only 225m of elevation gain. I think Ann and I accomplished this huge feat in half an hour after doing another “peak” directly before... Continue Reading →

Mount Tzouhalem – Hiking the Cross

This was a day, I’ll tell you that much. We did this trail the same day as Old Baldy as the trail I had chosen was 5.5km and should’ve been quick and easy. Unfortunately I’m a fool and instead of setting my GPS to the trail head I set my GPS to just “Mount Tzouhalem”... Continue Reading →

Book of the Month; March

March is filled with special days like Saint Patrick’s Day, Earth Day and the first day of spring. The book of March is “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce which fits into this month because it's refreshing and made me feel full of life. I took my time with this book as... Continue Reading →

Botanical Beach

About an hour and a half outside of Victoria on the worst, windiest, stomach turning road covered in potholes and insane drivers you’ll find the absolutely breathtaking Botanical Beach. It’s really important before going to this beach to check the tidal reports as it is an extremely different experience at high tide and low tide.... Continue Reading →

Jocelyn Hill

Jocelyn Hill is a beautiful rolling hike throughout Gowland Todd Park that sports lots of beautiful viewpoints and a multitude of different terrain. There are so many starting points to this peak. I’ve done this hike three times and my favorite starting point is right by Emma Dixon Road. You’ll pull over on the side... Continue Reading →

Mount McDonald

This trail begins on a tiny windy road that follows a creek surrounded by large trees and large rock formations, which is basically the entirety of the trail as well minus following a creek. This is a short hike at 2.3km but it’s a really good one. The elevation gain is 269m so you’ll get... Continue Reading →

Book of the Month; February

February is typically a month where everyone expects it to start feeling like spring but instead it feels like the depths of winter. So for this month I’ve chosen a book that will make you think about warm summer nights while also having a dark undertone to it – just like February does. February’s book... Continue Reading →

Building a Beach Hot Tub

There’s a beach that we always visit in Mexico that has a natural hot springs. We had heard of people building their own natural hot tubs on the beach and finally decided that we needed to do that too. Most people don’t do it the way that we do it and that’s fine but we... Continue Reading →

Releasing Turtles in Mexico

This year I had the most amazing experience learning about turtles and watching them being safely released in the ocean. It was the highlight of my trip and definitely a high point from my life. The opportunity fell into my lap really, we had been looking into turtle releases leading up to this trip and... Continue Reading →

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