Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park

14. January 2017 Travel 0
Hiking at Garibaldi Provincial Park
On August 23rd of 2015, my girlfriend Amanda convinced me to hike up to Garibaldi, which is located a couple of hours from Vancouver. It’s about a 20km round trip hike, and I figured I would enjoy the challenge. Now that it’s all said and done, I definitely enjoyed it. At the time though, it ...

Experiences Over Things: Colorado Ski Trip

09. January 2017 Travel 0
Experiences Over Things: Colorado Ski Trip
I’ve spent every Christmas for the last 28 years with my family. This year, I broke the trend and spent the day with my girlfriend Amanda’s fam. We had a great day and had a white Christmas in Vancouver instead of a palm tree Christmas in Florida.  Since my family would be apart for the ...

Edmonton in January

08. January 2017 Travel 0
Edmonton in January
Yeah, it’s pretty cold here. I came out to Edmonton on Friday night for a wedding on Saturday. My two old bosses decided to get hitched, so I’m bearing down and trying to survive the -20 Celsius weather. Haven’t had much time here, but I did get my hands on some Seoul Fried Chicken my ...

Key West 2016

04. January 2017 Travel 0
Key West 2016
In November just before Thanksgiving, my family and my girlfriend’s parents decided to take a trip to Key West. We stayed at an Airbnb for 2 nights and had a blast. The first night, we stopped in at Louie’s Backyard for a five-star dinner. The sun was just setting as we ate, making the very ...

India – Day 6 & 7, Varanasi to Jaipur

14. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 6 & 7, Varanasi to Jaipur
Day 6 of our trip to India was almost completely devoted to traveling, so I’ll include it here with Day 7. We started our day on the Ganges again, or the “Ganga” as they refer to it here. We just had time to take in the sunrise and head up and down the river for ...

India – Day 5, Varanasi

13. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 5, Varanasi
Our day started at 530am. We met our tour guide, Ayoosh, for an early look at the Varanasi. We started our tour at the Ganges, where hundreds of people gather every morning to chant, pray, perform music, meditate, practice yoga, and in general say good morning to the river. We watched the sun rise and ...

India – Day 4, Delhi to Varanasi 

12. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 4, Delhi to Varanasi 
Today we headed to Varanasi, the cultural and religious center of India. Our driver described it as ‘the Hindu Mecca’, although 35% of city is occupied by Muslims.  After a long, relaxing breakfast, and a one hour flight delay, we headed to Delhi International Airport and caught our flight to Varanasi. The Air India flight ...

India – Day 3, Agra to Delhi

11. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 3, Agra to Delhi
Today started at 330am after a 9 hour sleep – yes, we fell asleep at 630pm last night. Jet lag is real. At 6am, we met our guide, Manu, in the lobby of our hotel. We loaded up our bags and headed to the entrance of the Taj Mahal to pick up our tickets.  After ...

India – Day 2, Delhi to Agra

10. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 2, Delhi to Agra
We spent our morning in Delhi, enjoying an amazing breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Delhi before watching the American Presidential debate at 630am.  After breakfast we headed to the India Gate in Delhi with our driver guide. We spent a long time taking pictures of the Gate, and posing for pictures with curious locals who ...

India – Day 1, Delhi

India – Day 1, Delhi
After one 14 hour flight to Doha, Qatar, a 3 hour layover, and a 3 hour flight to Delhi, I arrived in India at 2AM. After clearling customs and grabbing my bag, I found my driver and headed to our first hotel to meet Amanda – where I quickly passed out.  Our first day in ...