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Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching

Whilst in Canada this summer, we took the ferry over to Vancouver Island for a week, staying in the small coastal town of Tofino.  Whilst here we spent the week exploring the various hikes and beaches, taking a day trip to the neighboring village of Ucluelet.  We also got to take our exploring out onto…… Continue reading Exploring Vancouver Island by sea: kayaking & whale watching

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Texas: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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

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Moraine Lake & The Banff Gondola

This summer I was lucky enough to spend two weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies and the national parks that protect them.  My particular favourite was Banff – the oldest national park in Canada and arguably one of the most incredible places to visit in the world. And if you’re wondering what it is that makes…… Continue reading Moraine Lake & The Banff Gondola

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Junior Ranger Badges: that souvenir you NEED

I’ve never been one to turn down a freebie.  So when our trek leader started talking about a free souvenir we could collect at several points along our road trip, it was like music to my ears.  Because my second love after freebies, is souvenirs. The answer: Junior Ranger badges. You can collect these gems…… Continue reading Junior Ranger Badges: that souvenir you NEED

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Horseshoe Bend & Swimming in Lake Powell

One of my favourite parts of exploring Arizona, was the insane presence of red rock.  It was literally everywhere, as far as the eye could see. Our first stop of the day was Glen Canyon dam which holds back Lake Powell.  I’d never seen a dam this big before in person, so it was pretty…… Continue reading Horseshoe Bend & Swimming in Lake Powell

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The Grand Canyon (IN A HELICOPTER)

Whilst exploring southern USA with Trek America, we were offered several optional activities – one of these being a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Out of all the excursions, this was by far the most pricey and before going I’d made sure to read up on previous Trekkers’ experiences to see if it was worthwhile. …… Continue reading The Grand Canyon (IN A HELICOPTER)