Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail in British Columbia

Mountain and ocean scenery seen on the ferry crossing to Saltery Bay, British Columbia.

While I was backpacking British Columbia, I used CouchSurfing a lot to meet people, join social events, and organize activities. It’s one of the many uses of CouchSurfing! So as I was busy exploring Vancouver, I also planned a trip hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail. A week or two beforehand, our group had met to discuss the trail […]

Exploring Vancouver While Backpacking British Columbia

The Pacific Ocean and the downtown skyline with a mountainous backdrop, as seen while exploring Vancouver.

Once I arrived in Vancouver following my Western Canada rideshare road trip in a transport truck, I settled in over the next few days, and got to know the nearby area. I was ready to begin backpacking British Columbia, and I planned to start by exploring Vancouver! But before I could spend any time exploring Vancouver and more […]

Western Canada Road Trip

The Moose Meadows rest stop between Invermere and Calgary.

Six years ago, I went on a trip that took a lot of guts for me to take. I’d only been back from South Korea for about two months, but I was keen to get away from Ontario for the winter. So when I decided to take a Western Canada road trip and go backpacking British Columbia, the […]

Meaningful Brand Icons From Unique Tattoos

Niackery Elements logo — Design by Julie @Niackery, with modifications by Tia Tanguay

My attachment to my tattoos goes more than skin deep. Using them as brand icons isn’t something I planned, but I’m sure happy with how things have turned out! I’ve been using my Eco-Footprint tattoo as my brand icon for almost five years now, and it’s always served me well, ever since it was designed for me and […]

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Les écrits d’Aurélien Dupuis | Writings of Aurélien Dupuis

Julien, une biographie romantisée par Aurélien Dupuis.

(English version follows) Voici que j’écris mon premier article en français depuis très longtemps. Quoique je sois plus à l’aise de rédiger en anglais, j’aborde à l’instant un sujet mieux discuté dans ma langue maternelle. Mon grand-oncle Aurélien Dupuis, un homme de grandes réalisations, ouvert d’esprit et passionné de la nature, m’a récemment fait parvenir une boîte de […]

10 Advanced Uses of CouchSurfing

One of the advanced uses of CouchSurfing is catching a rideshare, like trucking through the Prairies pictured here.

I’ve posted about CS a few times before, and now I’ve gathered all my top CouchSurfing tips in one place. Basically, this is a guide to the advanced uses of CouchSurfing, and how to make the best out of being an indie traveller. Although not about any particular destination, 10 Advanced Uses of CouchSurfing: A Multi-Tool for the […]