April 2015

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Pender Harbour to Powell River

Last night, just before leaving my cozy spot by the gas fire to go to bed, I discovered a newish-looking wool blanket inside a box of supplies. Needless to say, I absconded with it for the night and attribute that extra bit of coverage to getting me through the night relatively unfrozen. More Downs Than […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Sechelt to Pender Harbour

The sound of fat raindrops splatting against the tent was my alarm this morning. After a fitful night – during which I was too hot, then too cold, and then unable to sleep until I got up to pee – I managed to sleep in until 9am. I briefly pondered lying in the tent until […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Vancouver to Sechelt

The rain this morning was hanging suspended in the air, not falling, but just patiently waiting for its next victim. That victim was me, and the faster I went, the wetter I got. By the time I was on the SeaBus heading back towards North Van, my gloves and socks were soaked. Here’s a shout […]

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A Snowy Hike on the Howe Sound Crest Trail

It was a sunny spring morning in Vancouver, so when we hopped in the car to go hiking, I never expected our trail would look like this. We pulled into the parking lot at Cypress Mountain Ski Area, one of Vancouver’s local ski hills, which has been bare almost the entire ski season, to find […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Trip, Nanaimo to Vancouver

The last couple of days, while getting ready for my solo Sunshine Coast bike trip, I’ve been worried that I had some sort of weird flu. This morning I figured out what’s to blame. Nerves. Before any big trip (or even a small trip, as it turns out) I get nervous. Not just a little […]

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stephen floating in a lake

How To Ease Into Adventure Travel

“I don’t think adventure travel is for me. I like reading about other people’s adventures, but at my age/weight/level of health/number of kids it’s just never going to happen. I doubt I’d even like it, and besides, I couldn’t go that long without blow-drying my hair.” Are you slowly nodding your head in agreement right […]

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11 Travel Mistakes We Made and How to Avoid Them

Is there any such thing as a “mistake” when you’re travelling? Or is every bump in the road just another lesson to learn, another opportunity for adventure? If there are mistakes, we have made most of them. These are the top 11 mistakes we made on our 2-year cycle trip – with tips on how […]

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Do You Qualify for The Good Guy Discount?

We all know them. There are those people, almost always guys, who seem to attract free stuff or great deals all the time. Stephen’s best friend routinely gets offered stuff: they’ll give him a bonus burrito at the burrito shop, upgrade his seat on the plane, or let him on the flight without paying for […]

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