Category: Canada

Penticton to Naramata – Kettle Valley Rail Trail

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is something you just can’t miss when you’re in Penticton. You can follow this trail along the lake and among mountains and vineyards from Penticton to Naramata (or the other way around). It used to be a railway, but now it serves as an amazing trail for hikers and bikers…

By Amanda 28 April, 2019 0

From Kamloops to Kelowna – hello beautiful BC!

We did it! We’re finally in BC, and it’s exactly as beautiful as we expected (and have been told!) We left Calgary on a cold morning last week and arrived in sunny Kamloops later that day. After a night in what we realized is a quite unique city, we went from Kamloops to Kelowna to…

By Amanda 12 April, 2019 0

The Peace Bridge and Rainbow Bridge in Calgary

The Peace Bridge in Calgary is actually quite new. With its shiny red colour and unique shape, it definitely stands out architecturally in Calgary. It opened in 2012 but has become something of a landmark already. I’m sure you’ve seen it on pictures – Fredrik and I have, many times. Since we’re leaving town soon, we realized we…

By Amanda 2 April, 2019 0

First time skiing in Banff – Sunshine Village

First time skiing in Banff can make you both nervous and excited, depending on where (and how often) you’ve been skiing before. First time skiing in general, will probably mostly make you nervous. At least if you’re anything like me. On our way to the ski hill, I was actually not excited at all, just…

By Amanda 25 March, 2019 0

I want to travel the world again – bye Calgary!

I feel like it’s time. Time to get back on the road, I want to travel the world again! After four months in Calgary, Fredrik and I just quit our jobs – we’re leaving for BC! Where to go next At the moment we’re choosing between Kelowna and Vancouver Island. Kelowna looks so beautiful with…

By Amanda 14 March, 2019 0

How to travel for free – or really cheap!

When I discovered how to travel for free or really cheap, it truly changed my whole perspective and way of travelling. If I tell people I’m a full-time traveller, there’s always someone asking if I’ve won the lottery. For me, travelling has never been about spending money, but about learning and gaining experiences abroad –…

By Amanda 9 March, 2019 10

A Johnston Canyon hike – we found the secret cave!

30 minutes outside of Banff, you’ll find this beautiful place. Johnston Canyon has a lot to offer for all different ages. The original Johnston Canyon hike will usually lead you to one or two of the falls along the trail, but for the adventurous ones there’s more to see! What about the beautiful Johnston Canyon…

By Amanda 1 March, 2019 2

Backpackers in Calgary – our experience on IEC

I came to Canada in August 2018 with a visa valid for a year. I’ve sadly started to realize that there’s not much time left! Fredrik and I have been backpackers in Calgary for almost five months now – that’s almost half of our whole time in Canada! We’ve learned so much while trying to…

By Amanda 22 February, 2019 0

What to do in Banff on your first visit

You’re overwhelmed and full of excitement. It’ll be your first time in Banff and you’re not quite sure what to expect and what there is to do in Banff. Will you have to climb a mountain to get the amazing views? Do you need to watch out for grizzly bears everywhere you go? Is there…

By Amanda 14 February, 2019 31

Why you should visit Lake Louise in winter

I bet you’ve seen pictures of an amazing, turquoise looking lake surrounded by mountains in Alberta. If it’s not Moraine Lake in the photos, it’s most likely Lake Louise – they’re both beautiful and only 20 minutes away from each other. However, if you visit Lake Louise in winter, the mountains will of course still…

By Amanda 8 February, 2019 31