Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

You know when you say something and you know you've immediately jinxed it for yourself? Well I suggest you don't voice your appreciation that there's no roosters that live near to where you're spending the night. My van was scheduled for an 8 am departure, but I didn't need an alarm as the local rooster … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Waking up to the sound of the jungle and rain hitting a tin roof is something else. The day has started off steamy and the feeling of immersion in the Guatemala is real. It's market day today, and Lanquín is buzzing. It's a dramatic change from the sleepy (and drunk) town it was yesterday. There's … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Yesterday at Semuc Champey was all time. A lot of cuts and bruises but made it out all in one piece. Some fellow travellers will be getting out there today for some fun in the sun. I actually walked past them as they were booking their trip while an insanely drunk local was rolling around … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Guatemala Diaries – Day 2

The bad news and the good news came all at once today. After a few beers on the hill in Flores, I was not in the mood for an early start. The previous evening I'd been informed that my bus was leaving at 5:30 am instead of 8 am. Through a conversation in broken Spanish … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 2

Guatemala Diaries – Day 1

Seeing as it's been a full week spent on Caye Caulker in Belize, the decision was made to head west and see what Guatemala has to offer for the remaining week of this short tour of Central America. I've been making this trip up as I've gone along and so far it's been working a … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 1

Hiking: Eagle Bluffs (Vancouver, CA)

The Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend was also host to ringing in another anniversary of being born. As most of you might guess, autumn weather in the Pacific North West is fickle at best. We got lucky this weekend as the mother nature put on a spectacular show of clear blue skies and cool crisp temperatures. … Continue reading Hiking: Eagle Bluffs (Vancouver, CA)

Hiking: Dog Mountain (Vancouver, CA)

Since the wildfires in BC had obscured the last trip up Mount Fromme and the parents were coming to visit from Australia, I took a week off from venturing into the mountains and opted to take a trip around Killarney Lake on Bowen Island to show off some of the Canadian outdoors on an easy … Continue reading Hiking: Dog Mountain (Vancouver, CA)

Hiking: Mount Fromme (Vancouver, CA)

For a full breakdown of the journey, I have a short video of the whole trip on my YouTube channel. I encourage you to take a peek 😉   Right, so we're up to another Friday morning. Mount Fromme is adjacent to Grouse Mountain which I visited a couple of weeks back. There's been some serious wildfires in … Continue reading Hiking: Mount Fromme (Vancouver, CA)

Hiking: Lynn Peak (Vancouver, CA)

For a full breakdown of the journey, I have a short video of the whole trip on my YouTube channel. I encourage you to take a peek 😉   For this weeks adventure into the wilderness, I decided on Lynn Peak in North Vancouver. After my lung buster of a hike last week, I thought I would … Continue reading Hiking: Lynn Peak (Vancouver, CA)

Hiking: Goat Mountain (Vancouver, CA)

For a full breakdown of the journey, I have a short video of the whole trip on my YouTube channel. I encourage you to take a peek 😉   I just want to start this post with a recommendation. I used the information on Vancouver Trails to help me locate the trail head for this … Continue reading Hiking: Goat Mountain (Vancouver, CA)