Canada gets cold in winter. And with cold I don’t mean -5°C. I’m talking about -40°C. How do you deal with that?
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park is one of those rare locations that look as good in reality as on camera (or even better!)
Update 9 December 2019: there has been an eruption on White Island with more than 5 people losing their lives. Among them Hayden, our lovely guide who showed us the island. RIP Hayden and condolences to Hayden’s family, friends and colleagues and all other people who lost their life.
Have you ever wanted to walk on an active volcano? White Island might be the place for you! If you don’t mind going to New Zealand 😉
A few weeks ago, my New Years Eve plans were messed up by the extreme cold in Canada. I was stuck in my Airbnb and couldn’t get to my location. Every year I try to do something different on the last day of the year.
In 2015 I found myself motorbiking the NZ South Island and in 2014 I had the weirdest, alcohol-less New Year’s Eve in the Maldives. This year it was clear that life doesn’t always the way you want it.
Luckily the year before was still fresh in my head, because I WALKED ON AN ACTIVE VOLCANO.
I spent the day on the volcano, in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. First I took the boat with White Island Tours out there, seeing lots of dolphins, and then I walked in the inner crater of White Island – while the steam was getting out!
I also tasted the volcano… don’t ask me why 🙂
Here’s the White Island video!
As you can see, it was a beautiful day out. For more information on the trip, read my detailed volcano blogpost HERE.
Have you walked on a volcano?
The hike to Garibaldi Lake is a popular one, but don’t let that stop you from going there!
We were driving on the Trans-Canada Highway and I was fighting to keep my eyes open, when it happened. Green, dancing lights across the night sky.
I’m still pinching myself to believe that I’m in Canada. I’ve been here two weeks now, and I’ve done so much!
How to spend a perfect girls weekend in Akaroa? First you need a few girls. I got that sorted quickly, with my lovely friends Vanessa ansd Nancy being on board for a weekend away.
Have you ever tried to be a tourist in your own city? A few weeks ago I spent a weekend in Christchurch, the city I call home. I stayed the night in a hotel, went to the restaurant and did some sightseeing. Weird, right? But it wasn’t!
I quit my job today. I actually handed in my notice last week, it just sounds more dramatic to say I did it today. But I quit. And oh yeah – I’m leaving New Zealand.
Australia is a vast and beautiful country. For many people it’s a once in a lifetime experience; so you better know the best places to visit!