Category: Canada

3 challenging hikes in Squamish and Garibaldi Provincial Park

We spent our last week in Canada going on lots of hikes in Squamish and Garibaldi Provincial Park. It was a pretty intensive end to our year in Canada, but I’m so glad we pushed ourselves to see all of these beautiful places – we got to experience such gorgeous views! If you’re into hiking…

By Amanda 7 December, 2019 0

A Vancouver Island itinerary: 2-3 weeks on the island

Don’t travel to British Columbia and Vancouver without setting aside some time for Vancouver Island as well! This beautiful part of the second largest country in the world is definitely worth a visit – and you’ll at least need some weeks to see more than just the main cities. In this post, you’ll find my…

By Amanda 23 November, 2019 32

A Minivan Camper Conversion – our Dodge Grand Caravan Conversion

Converting a minivan into a camper is one of the best decisions we’ve made during our time on Working Holiday visas in Canada! We travelled and lived in it for over 3 months and explored places we never would have reached with public transport. Even better, we sold it for way more than we bought…

By Amanda 18 October, 2019 25

Travelling across Canada on a budget – my year on WH-visa

I can’t believe it’s been a year already since I started this long but amazing journey in Newfoundland, eastern Canada. My goal was to cross the country by train and finally reach Vancouver, but I didn’t know if it would take me 2 months or 12. In the end, it took me just over 9…

By Amanda 1 October, 2019 0

How to prepare for long term travel

Preparing for long term travel isn’t easy! What should you bring and where will you go? Which travel insurance is the best and do you have to get vaccinated? Those are just a few of all the questions that could be spinning around in your head before you set off but, don’t worry – you’re…

By Amanda 14 September, 2019 5

The Banff to Jasper drive – an Icefields Parkway itinerary

One of the most beautiful and scenic drives in the world is the Banff to Jasper drive, which is also known as the Icefields Parkway. Be prepared for a journey among stunning turquoise lakes, amazing glaciers, canyons, beautiful waterfalls and, of course, breathtaking mountains. There’s also a great chance to see wildlife such as bears,…

By Amanda 28 August, 2019 27

My Workaway experiences in Canada

If you’ve read my free e-book How to travel for free, you might recognize the word “Workaway”. For me, it’s an amazing (and as good as free!) way of travelling around the world. In this post, I’ll tell you more about what Workaway is and how you get started, but I’ll also share my own Workaway…

By Amanda 23 July, 2019 13

5 things to do in Nelson BC that are not hikes

I’ve already told you about the amazing hikes this quirky small town has to offer, but there are also plenty of other things to do in Nelson BC – things that don’t involve hiking! Maybe hanging at the beach or strolling around beautiful buildings downtown is more your thing? Great, continue reading!   Things to…

By Amanda 12 July, 2019 0

3 fairly easy hikes in Nelson BC with beautiful views

Nelson is such a cute and quirky small town! I’m really glad we decided to go there, it has a lot to offer – especially hikes. The best part? You don’t even have to be super fit or experienced to go hiking in Nelson, there’s something for everyone! In this post I’ll share three fairly…

By Amanda 28 June, 2019 2

Backpacking to new destinations, and new continents!

Hi everyone! I feel like it’s time for an update since our year in Canada is coming to an end. We only have two months left on our Working Holiday Visas, but we have no plans at all on returning to Sweden for a while. Instead, we decided to continue travelling – our next adventure…

By Amanda 13 June, 2019 0