Top tips for buying a campervan on a budget in the US

Top tips for buying a campervan on a budget in the US

We bought our roadtrip-winning campervan for just under US$3,000. Here’s my easy 4 step guide all about where you can buy your own campervan from, plus all the legalities and boring bits to getting it safely and successfully on the road.

20 amazing days in Western Canada

20 amazing days in Western Canada

Every day is packed full so you get to explore all the amazing places in British Columbia & Alberta. You’ll start off in Vancouver, one of the world’s best cities, then roadtrip through the incredible national parks of the Canadian Rockies, plus whale watching trips and rainforest walks on Vancouver Island.

4 days full of adventure on Vancouver Island

4 days full of adventure on Vancouver Island

What I loved about Vancouver Island was that it was totally different to the Canada I expected. I didn't know British Columbia was quite so geographically blessed. I didn't expect ski resorts in the middle of an island, let alone lush, ancient rainforests, all right beside the Pacific Ocean, existed in Western Canada! The adventures begin as soon as you board the ferry.... 

7 restaurants you must eat at it in Tulum, Mexico

7 restaurants you must eat at it in Tulum, Mexico

There are no big brands or chains here. Instead, this bohemian beach town is full of hip and independent cafes, coffee shops and restaurants serving incredible fresh and healthy food. Here are our favourite spots to eat at when in Tulum. 

Why it's worth hiking 11km to get to Lake O'Hara

Why it's worth hiking 11km to get to Lake O'Hara

I hadn't heard of Lake O'Hara before living in the Canadian Rockies. It was the locals who had lived in the park for years who told me how spectacular it was. Everyone told amazing, rave-reviews about the area and told me its unmissable. But getting there isn't straightforward. Here are your 3 options. 

My 5 favourite podcasts right now

My 5 favourite podcasts right now

Put on a good podcast, open your mind and learn something new. There's a running theme here – adventure, happiness and inspirational ideas. Check out the list and find your next, favourite podcast now. 

Trek to these 2 teahouse treasures

Trek to these 2 teahouse treasures

Two must-visit treasures in the Canadian Rockies are the rustic and remote teahouses of Banff National Park. After a strenuous hike uphill, treat yourself to a hot chocolate on a cold morning as you sit on the veranda overlooking some of the world’s most stunning scenery.

To rent or buy a vehicle for your big road trip?

To rent or buy a vehicle for your big road trip?

Public transport has served you well throughout your travels, but it will not get you far exploring America and Canada. Here everyone owns a vehicle and you'll need one too. Renting is simple but pricey. Buying is a hassle but may work out cheaper. So which road should you take?

48 hours in Jasper National Park

48 hours in Jasper National Park

The biggest national park in the Canadian Rockies is a must, even if you’re short on time. An epic roadtrip along hundreds of miles of untamed wilderness is the journey, with towering glaciers, cascading canyons and mountain summits awaiting at the destination. 

6 unmissable lakes in the Canadian Rockies

6 unmissable lakes in the Canadian Rockies

There are thousands of lakes in the Canadian Rockies to explore. And whilst there are plenty to choose from, there are some you absolutely should not miss. Dazzling turquoise lakes, mirror reflections of the mountains and picture perfect valleys await. 

The 3 best viewpoints in Banff National Park

The 3 best viewpoints in Banff National Park

As soon as you arrive, it's obvious Banff National Park is one of the world's most beautiful places. But hike, bike, drive or take a gondola to the top of the mountains and get an even better, unspoilt and unparalleled views of the Canadian Rockies from every angle. 

This humble Canadian town has become the go-to mountain destination

This humble Canadian town has become the go-to mountain destination

Apparently this small, mountain town just a few minutes outside of Banff National Park is no longer a local secret. That being said, I had driven right past Canmore many times before making a stop in this lovely Rockies retreat.

The Bear Facts

The Bear Facts

Anyone visiting the Canadian Rockies wants to catch a glimpse of a grizzly or black bear. There is some luck in spotting these wild animals but there are also popular places for sightings, so where should you look? Stay safe, respect the bears personal space and good luck!

11 things you must do in Glacier National Park

11 things you must do in Glacier National Park

Earth, weather, fire and ice have shaped over 1 million acres of wilderness in this pristine national park on the US/Canadian border. But with current climate projections predicting glacier will become glacier-less by 2030, now is the time to visit. 

Roadtripping the Rockies

Roadtripping the Rockies

The best way to experience the magnificent Canadian Rockies is to get in a car and drive. You can go at your own pace and pull over when you see something pretty. Wind your windows down, play your own music and enjoy the freedom of the open road as you cruise along 3 of Canada's most scenic drives.