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 0

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 30

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

The magical Ice Bubble Lake in Alberta – a must see!

We stumbled upon this magical place just by pure luck (and a quite fascinating amount of research by Fredrik on a lazy Sunday). This ice bubble lake in Alberta, called Abraham Lake, is not something that’s ranking high when you’re searching for things to do in the area. It only has 11 reviews at this moment…

By Amanda 1 February, 2019 8

Peters’ Drive-in Review

I’ve been told this is the place to go in Calgary – Peters’ Drive-In. It’s been here since 1962(!) and since Fredrik and I live just minutes away, we decided to give it a chance. After all, the reviews on Google gives it over 4 of 5 stars. Still, I couldn’t find a more thorough…

By Amanda 24 January, 2019 0

How is life in Calgary?

How is life in Calgary? It’s filled with work, food and hockey. In the picture above, Fredrik and I are at our first NHL-game ever – sitting in row one! Time goes really quickly, that was more than a week ago! I’ve been in Canada for five months already, and Fredrik for more than three. For…

By Amanda 10 January, 2019 4

Free tickets to Calgary Flames – we’re going!

Can it get any better? Fredrik and I are both into hockey so of course we have to watch an NHL-game while we’re here in Canada. As a backpacker -yes, you’ve heard this from me before- you’re always aiming for cheap, or even free. By coincidence, we were super lucky this time and got free…

By Amanda 31 December, 2018 2