PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR THEIR NEXT ESCAPE.
Round the world tickets.
Backpacking through SE Asia.
Gap years in Australia...
But what about staying here?
By the time I was 24 I had travelled, lived and worked in over 30 countries. I was a professional at hopping on any flight I could to get away; I needed to explore, but staying in Canada didn't seem "adventurous" enough for me. I thought adventure could only be satisfied in foreign experiences on the other side of the world.
In my early 20's I was offered a short term contract for a travel company based in Vancouver. I had never been to Vancouver but thought "What the heck? It's only three months...just another trip and a new experience."
Long story short, it's been three years and I haven't looked back since. I absolutely fell in love with this city. Over the course of these years I was going through a lot of change, including transitioning out of the travel industry. It was SO hard to not have the option of travelling all of the time so I started packing my evenings and weekends with any adventure I could find in and around Vancouver.
Once I started exploring British Columbia, I realized how much I had skipped out on. I couldn't believe how incredible my own country was and couldn't help but wonder why I had never opted to explore my own backyard.
While I'm lucky to have seen and experienced so much traveling the world - this is my home..and I've set out with one mission:
Show people that they don't have to go far to travel.
So here it is: #TheStayCationSeries. My goal is to travel around Canada to showcase what our home is all about while supporting local, sustainable tourism and leaving you with a detailed blog on how you can re-create the trip for yourself.
So...are you in this with me, or what? Choose your destination and get going!
Choose Your Own Adventure
The trips below were tailored to personal interests and priorities. Feel free to mix, match and put a personal twist on it - or hey, recreate the entire trip for yourself.
Just get out there.
Tofino, BRITISH COLUMBIA
FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
GOLDEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
sunshine coast, BRITISH COLUMBIA
whistler, BRITISH COLUMBIA