Archive / June, 2011

Terra Bus - Jasper

Roaming on the tip of a Glacier at the Columbia Ice fields

Driving through the Rockies in the warm Canadian summer, it can become all too familiar to see snow & ice, to the point where it becomes as habitual as seeing the clouds surrounding these gargantuan mountains. However, making contact with snow can be rather difficult, as it’s typically a couple thousand feet too far out […]

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An Australian Backpacker Caught In The Vancouver Riots

As everyone knows by now, chaos engulfed the downtown streets of Vancouver after the Game 7 loss between the Canucks and the Bruins. The story has been killed 8 shades of dead by now. We all know windows were smashed, people were injured, cars were lit up, and stores were looted. What many people don’t […]

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6 Things I Learned Rafting the Kicking Horse River

A white shuttle bus pulled in front of the doors of the SameSun Hostel in Banff. The doors clunked open. “Hello mate, ready for some rafting?” – Banff has got to be one of the only places in Canada where it’s totally normal to be greeted by an Aussie.¬† We laughed and replied with a […]

Williamsons Lake

Kayaking Near Revelstoke Mountain with The Hoodapus Gang

The Moose Bus pulled up at a small campground on the edge of Williamson Lake, travellers from all over the world climbed out and took in the fresh air. Mount Revelstoke ¬†loomed over us like a protective parent. We approached the small lake and were greeted by an SUV and trailer full of wooden kayaks. […]

My Backpack and New Card

Off to Vancouver for TBEX 2011

  Its finally arrived. The moment where I’m frantically packing, hoping I haven’t forgotten anything. My mental checklist says I’ve thought of everything, but you know what they say about mice, men, and best laid plans. So be it! I’m ready as I’ll ever be. I catch a flight late-late tonight / stupid-early tomorrow morning […]