I wrote a blog post a while back about the “Junior Ranger Badges” National Parks & Monuments in the USA have on offer, for children of all ages (yep, so that includes us adults too). In return for filling out a quiz booklet at each park, you receive a badge to keep as a souvenir. …… Continue reading Free souvenirs from Canada you’d be silly to miss out on
Being only a two hour drive from Banff along the Icefields Parkway and the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper receives around three million tourists each year. It’s the perfect location for those, like myself, who are completely infatuated with the mountains and loves exploring the outdoors. So, if you’re heading towards the…… Continue reading My favourite hikes in Jasper National Park
In case I wasn’t already completely in love with Banff National Park, there was one more experience on my itinerary that was bound to seal the deal; a via ferrata. Now, if you’re like me, you may have no idea what that is. I definitely didn’t at first. But, as always, I did a little…… Continue reading I CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN!
Our experience of the mighty ol’ Texas was a bit of a whirlwind from start to finish, consisting of crazy weather, good food and impromptu tattoos! It was one of the States that I’ll particularly remember because of the memories (however strange) I made there. So if you fancy reading about what I got up…… Continue reading Texas: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Still travelling through the southern states aka. home of the red rock, our next stop was Monument Valley. This desert-like landscape has been used as a backdrop in many films – a particular favourite being Forrest Gump – so was another iconic destination to tick off my bucket list. We arrived at our campsite and…… Continue reading Monument Valley & A Night With The Navajos
Only being openly gay for the past year or so, I haven’t been exposed to any hateful or derogatory comments. Thank god. But what I have experienced recently, after coming out to some of my peers, are comments that are a little insensitive. Sure, I’ve heard from books, TV shows and actual people – my…… Continue reading Why it isn’t “just a phase”
Another belated blog post (I’m definitely going to try and keep up with it this year, I promise). In fact, it’s one of my new year’s resolutions. But back to the topic at hand: just when I thought Canada couldn’t get anymore surreal we ventured onto the Icefield’s Parkway. This is a long stretch of…… Continue reading The Road to Jasper: Icefield’s Parkway