Tofino, as it turns out, was the place I’d been dreaming of in my head and referring to as "Neverland". From the most amazing golden hours I’ve ever experienced to trees which look like they hold mysterious secrets (like a long ago crashed bomber), this place is my Neverland turned real. The possibilities for exploration are endless and I can’t wait to return for more adventures.Read More
While parks may not be Portugal’s primary tourism draw, this Iberian state’s protected lands have both natural and historical features in spades. From boulder-strewn slopes to ruins of hill top castles, Portugal’s parks have some fascinating spots to explore. Here’s the catch; the most well documented sites in these parks, especially those detailed in guidebooks, are most often over run with tour buses. Fortunately, for those who wish to get away from the crowds, there are lesser-known spots to explore.Read More
Let's not bother beating around the bush, there is no "wrong" way to travel.
It's a topic which sometimes leaves me considering unfollowing most travel writers and bloggers around the web altogether. I'm so tired of the prescriptive travel advice out there which tells you that you must "travel like a local" or "travel solo" because otherwise you're "just a tourist." Don't get me started on the traveler versus tourist debate.Read More
Wrapping up our trip videos for the year is Portugal - Part Two. If you haven't yet seen Part One, I recommend watching it first so you can get a feel for the first half of our trip. The second week of our trip was much more active than the first. I was feeling significantly better and itching to get some real good hiking and exploring in. In this video, we'll start off in Santa Comba de Seia, explore Serra da Estrela Natural Park, enjoy the the Algarve, walk the Rota Vincentina, and relax in Carvalhal.
Located on the isolated west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is one of those places that's never going to leave me. There's just something special about it - it may be that it makes me think of Neverland or that it's a surf town. Either way, I can safely say I left part of my heart in Tofino and I know I'll be going back as soon as I can.Read More