Category: Travel

Sidney Spit, Gulf Islands National Park, BC

In my previous post, I talked about some places that I love taking my SUP out around Victoria. I was looking for an overnight trip to go paddling somewhere, and I had heard about Sidney Spit Island from a friend who did a kayaking…

SUP in and around Victoria, BC

Moving to Victoria last summer was a huge change. I was a bit concerned about the idea of being “stuck” on an island, after spending so many years in the booming city of Vancouver, where you can be anywhere in a pretty short drive….

Pillbox Hike, Lanikai and Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

I joined a day excursion to Lanikai and Kailua Beach from my hostel. Our driver dropped us off in the morning at Kailua explaining how we could walk to the trailhead to hike Pillbox, a short trail promising rewarding views of the area. The…

Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Koko Head Crater Hike: 2.9km round-trip Elevation gain: 302m 1h30 After my diving course, the first day trip I took was a hike at Koko Head and an afternoon snorkelling and relaxing at Hanauma Bay. There are a lot of pillboxes and bunkers on…

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

For Spring break this year, I decided to treat myself to my first solo trip since I came back from my South America trip in 2016. It was a long needed alone time for me, but I wanted to make sure it was simple…

Teapot Mountain and Jiufen Old Street, Ruifang, Taiwan

After spending most of our week in the city, it was time to get out of town and get some hiking done. ¬†We headed on the coast for a hike. We chose to hike Teapot Mountain in the Jinguashih region. We had to take…