• 5 days in Gaspé’s Forillon National Park

    During our 2020 Quebec roadtrip, we stayed a few nights in Gaspé’s Forillon National Park, but we only scratched the surface of what the park had to offer. We also really enjoyed the drive out to Gaspé along Route 132. So in 2022 we decided to do another Gaspésie roadtrip, this time spending 5 days […]

  • Our DIY t-slot aluminum Transit Connect van conversion

    After a year with our basic sleeping platforms, two amazing roadtrips, and several long weekend camping trips, it was time to upgrade our Transit Connect’s camper van conversion. We were really starting to picture how we could build a modular sleeping platform with storage for our camping and scuba needs using t-slot aluminum structural framing (also known as 80/20 framing, after the 80/20 company, a leader in this system).

  • Where to eat in Utila

    Where to eat in Utila

    There is not shortage of places to eat in Utila. You’ll find standard American fare almost everywhere (generally underwhelming). You’ll also find higher-end options, some with various ethnic flairs. But for my stay in Utila, I focused on affordable local Honduran food, with a few splurges mixed in.

  • How to get cellular service in Utila, Honduras

    Sometimes it’s nice to disconnect when travelling, but sometimes it’s critical to stay connected. Luckily, getting cellular service in Utila, Honduras is easy and affordable.

  • Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

    After working in digital marketing for 15 years, I have decided to retire from the corporate world and go on a permanent adventure. I’m not exactly sure what to call this new phase, because I’m purposefully keeping all doors open and seeing where opportunity takes me. I have a starting point, but not an end point.

  • Top 6 best van overlanding spots in eastern Canada

    When we hit the road in our van, we try to overnight in sanctioned places as much as possible. In eastern Canada, some regions are very welcoming to van and RV travellers, while others are downright hostile. Luckily, we have found Quebec and Newfoundland to offer some amazing places for vans and RVs to stay the night. Between free municipal RV stops to paid provincial and national campgrounds, we share some our favourite places for overlanding in eastern Canada in our microcamper van.

  • 7 day ultimate Newfoundland roadtrip

    With the Atlantic provinces of Canada opening up again after COVID-19 border closures, we figured it was a great time to embark on a major bucket list vacation with 7 days in Newfoundland. With our vaccine certificates in hand, we’d be sleeping in our van the entire time and following all local health guidelines for […]

  • 7 best compact travel cameras for 2022

    As a photographer, I often get asked for advise on which camera to buy. Most of these people are specifically looking for a travel camera. Here I explore the world of high quality, easily portable, compact travel camera that produce amazing photos. While there’s no one best camera for every person, this article outlines what to consider and provides a few recommendations for every style and budget.

  • Inside our Transit Connect microcamper van conversion

    Following our initial construction of fast and simple sleeping platforms, we set out to make the microcamper van conversion more liveable with a ceiling vent, insulation, wood panels and some decorative touches. Checkout the details.

  • 4 days camping in Killarney Provincial Park

    Killarney Provincial Park is a gem of a wilderness park in central Ontario, near the northern shore of Georgian Bay, nestled in the Canadian Shield near the white quartzite hills of the La Cloche mountain range. While most of the park is in-land (not on Georgian Bay) it encompasses countless crystal-clear lakes joined by hiking trails and canoe routes. The park offers amazing camping at George Lake Campground, along the shore of George Lake, and backcountry camping accessible by day hiking, backpacking and canoe.