I decided after coming back to the UK from Canada, that I wanted to do another winter season. I had really enjoyed the last two, and the previous ones in Europe and New Zealand. So before I left Banff, I had started looking for work. Sadly, the Brexit situation and my limited knowledge of French […]Read More Fort William, Nevis Range and Scotland
Things have changed quite a bit since my last post (except the last one about Hawaii, that I just added the tags to yesterday). Here’s a quick run down of the last few months in my life, and a few of the posts that I will hopefully get done in the coming months My Canadian […]Read More A Brief Update.
One of the wonderful advantages of working for Hostelling International, is that they’re very keen to encourage their staff to get out and about in the local area. Not just trying the nearby restaurants, but by getting out into the country and really experiencing the country. So there was ten of us heading out, but […]Read More Elk Lakes Wilderness Hut
Now that I’ve visited a fair few of these, I think it’s time to give you a little run down of my thoughts and hopefully pass on some useful information to people who are looking at coming across for a holiday or season. A note for Europeans – North America doesn’t have ‘Red’ runs, they […]Read More Canadian Ski Resorts – Which is the best?
When you’re days off line up with a buddies in a town like Banff, you make plans to get out and explore – so this time we headed south. We had both visited Fernie before, but again the town surprised me in it’s friendliness and accessibility, it’s such a typical mountain town it’s almost cliche. […]Read More Fernie and Castle, Road Trippin’
Taking the opportunity to explore is definitely one of my top priorities, so an open invitation down to Vancouver Island was the perfect chance to get a holiday from my holiday. Driving with a friend down to Vancouver was interesting, mostly thanks to the blizzard we drove through at night. Simply following the tracks left […]Read More Vancouver and the Island – Pt. 1
Continued from here Anyway, I finally made it onto the ferry, hungry and looking forward to drying off my feet. The ferry journey alone made it worth the wait, as we bobbed across the waves in an iron monstrosity the views just kept shifting, allowing a view all the way down to the southern end […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.4
Continued from here Getting out of Calgary was surprisingly easy, straight through and out the bottom, on the road south towards my next destination – Fernie. The only issue I had with this road, was the lack of gas stations, I ran out part way and had to hitch a ride, buy a gas can […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.3
Continued from Pt.1 We had a list of things we had to see in Banff National Park, mostly made up from Instagram favourites. So, starting from the further, we headed up to Yoho National Park and back in British Columbia to explore Emerald Lake. We also stopped off the Natural Bridge, which turned out to […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.2
So, a trip the really didn’t go according to plan. A trip that took me into the US and (thankfully) back out again. A trip that decided my next home. A friend of mine was due to fly into Vancouver, and make her way over to Sun Peaks, but due to Visa issues, she got […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.1