Vancouver Island: Naturally Wild West Victoria, Ucluelet, and Tofino

Vancouver Island is a 1.5 hour ferry ride away from the mainland. Not very far away but we imagined it would be totally different from southern British Columbia, which is densely populated and very different from central BC. But no, the area around Victoria is just as populated and traffic just as heavy. Victoria Victoria…

Canada: Force of Nature Whistler, Bella Coola, Williams Lake. British Columbia.

In less than a week in Canada we’ve already seen three bears – I still can’t believe it! Wait – how come we’re in Canada? Here’s why: After almost five month in Latin America we felt like going to Asia. That’s the great thing about not having a return date nor an around the world…

Slow Train to the Copper Canyon Barrancas del Cobre, Mexico

The Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre) is a system of canyons in northwestern Mexico. The canyons are huge; they are considerably deeper and cover a larger area than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The region’s indigenous inhabitants are the Rarámuri or Tarahumara who are known for their ability to be able to run for hours…

Baja California Sur: La Península Bonita Mexico

I never wanted to go to Cancún (those party/beach towns just aren’t my kind of place) but Cancún has a big airport and connections to almost anywhere. Also, internal flights in Mexico are quite cheap so that’s how we ended up spending a few days there (in the city center, just to be clear) before flying…