Canada —  British Columbia Coast Day 4

Vancouver Island — Day 4 of a 4-Day Trip on British Columbia Coast with Suggestions for a Morning in Sidney! We reserved the 8:05am ferry from Powell River (Westview) to Comox (Little River). After the hour and half long ferry, we planned to drive down the Vancouver Island Coast to Maple Bay, in Northern Cowichan, to visitContinue reading “Canada —  British Columbia Coast Day 4”

Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 3

Sunshine Coast Powell River — Day 3 of a 4-Day Trip on British Columbia Coast It was another gorgeous summer day on the Sunshine Coast. We had the usual breakfast of oats and greek yogurt and coffee/tea and prepared to depart the Airbnb. Our destination for Day 3 on the Sunshine Coast was Powell River. Day 3 Continue reading “Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 3”

Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 2

Sunshine Coast Sechelt/Madeira Park — Day 2 of a 4-Day Trip on British Columbia Coast The weather was cooler in Madeira Park compared to the previous days. The sun was hidden by rain clouds and there was a slight breeze. We had a kayaking tour booked with Halfmoon Sea Kayaks in the morning. Day 2  Sunshine CoastContinue reading “Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 2”

Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 1

Sunshine Coast Sechelt/Madeira Park — Day 1 of a 4-Day Trip on British Columbia Coast I arrived in the Sunshine Coast the night before after catching the 4:45pm ferry from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver. The crossing time from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale (Gibsons) is 40 minutes. If you have time, stop by Smitty’s Oyster House forContinue reading “Canada — British Columbia Coast Day 1”

Canada — 1 Day in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray — A 1-Day Trip in Fort McMurray, Alberta! Fort McMurray is located in Northeast Alberta at the centre of the Athabasca oil sands. The city is heavily influenced by the mining and oil industry. I was in Fort McMurray for a few days, but we mostly home cooked and stayed in (read all the wayContinue reading “Canada — 1 Day in Fort McMurray, Alberta”

Canada — Jasper, Alberta Day 2

Jasper — Day 2 of a 2-Day Trip to the Canadian Rockies Day 2 was another cold, but bright day in Jasper. We had to bundle up. We headed out to Maligne Lake for snowshoeing. The lake landscape is beautiful and the snowshoeing is enjoyable. Day 2  Jasper After having our bagels for breakfast, we headed toContinue reading “Canada — Jasper, Alberta Day 2”

Canada — Jasper, Alberta Day 1

Jasper — Day 1 of a 2-Day Trip to the Canadian Rockies Jasper, Alberta is surrounded by mountains and has activities during the winter and the summer. The Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visited during the February long weekend and the area is beautifully covered in snow. Make sure to bundle upContinue reading “Canada — Jasper, Alberta Day 1”

Netherlands — Amsterdam Day 2

Amsterdam — Day 2 of a 2-Day Trip in the Netherlands With Suggestions for an Evening in Hengelo! ‘Day 2’ is a blend of my last day in the Netherlands (after my week long business trip) and my visit to Hengelo during the week. I was in Amsterdam the first and last day of the week, thenContinue reading “Netherlands — Amsterdam Day 2”

Netherlands — Amsterdam Day 1

Amsterdam — Day 1 of a 2-Day Trip in the Netherlands I was in the Netherlands and Italy for a week in December 2019 for a business trip. Unfortunately, I did not have a whole lot of time to see the sights in Italy and the Netherlands, but did have one and half days to myself toContinue reading “Netherlands — Amsterdam Day 1”

Japan Travel Tips and Recommendations

Here are some tips for making the most out of your trip to Japan! 1. Take advantage of the JAL and ANA domestic flight discounts for tourists if you are planning on visiting various Japanese cities. 2. Rent a portable wifi egg during your stay in Japan. Google Maps is pretty reliable for the trainContinue reading “Japan Travel Tips and Recommendations”