A Seafood Lover’s Paradise in Tofino, BC

Tofino Fish Store and Oyster Bar - Clyoquot Climax

I ate well in Tofino. Really well. Being on the Pacific Ocean, our goal was to eat all the seafood we could. With the exception of one dish (which in hindsight was a bad decision), that’s exactly what we did. In the time since I was last in Tofino, the food scene has completely changed. I remember the town being full of mediocre restaurants serving the typical fish and chips, burger, and pasta dishes. Typical family style places. Decent food, but nothing too spectacular. Now, the town is full of trendy restaurants, pushing the food scene. Continue Reading

Review: Jamie’s Rainforest Inn in Tofino, British Columbia

Jamie's Rainforest Inn

Tofino’s year round population of 2000 swells to epic proportions during the summer and over long weekends as visitors from Vancouver and around the world head to the town to escape. But where do all the visitors stay when they’re in Tofino? Wandering around the town didn’t elicit hotel after hotel (a good thing!), so I really have no idea where they all go. Camping perhaps? It was 2 weeks out when C and I finally committed to going to Tofino over the holiday Easter weekend. We wanted to find a vacation rental with a kitchen so we Continue Reading

Quiet Reflections in Tofino, British Columbia

Tofino View from Dock

The first time I visited Tofino was the summer after my first year of university when I had some time between the end of my classes and the start of exams. When I should have been studying, instead, I was out exploring. The rained the whole time I was there. I was cold and wet and I was miserable. Tofino was also the first time I had ever stayed in a hostel and in a co-ed room too! I was so shocked that there was a guy in our room. The poor Aussie didn’t know what hit him and probably thought that my friend and I were extremely Continue Reading

7 Free Things To Do in San Francisco

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

I love a city that offers a bunch of free attractions. You get to understand the city while saving a dollar or two. San Francisco was no different. There are so many free things to see and do in San Francisco that I feel like I barely scratched the surface of them all. It’s time to plan my next trip to see more of the city! Here are a handful of free things to do in San Francisco. 1 // Explore Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 There are so many free and interesting things to do in the Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 area. Beyond just Continue Reading