Vancouver Island

A Magical Yurt Hideaway and Faeries in an Apple Orchard on Vancouver Island

A Magical Yurt Hideaway and Faeries in an Apple Orchard on Vancouver Island

This was my first time staying in a yurt! Merridale Ciderworks is a picturesque property in the Cowichan Valley featuring a bistro, bakery, two yurts, distillery and apple orchard.  The yurt was amazing and their cider is the BEST! My friend John and I were the only ones staying on the property so it was pretty neat to explore

The Zaniest Hotel that I Have Ever Stayed In – Victoria, British Columbia

The Zaniest Hotel that I Have Ever Stayed In – Victoria, British Columbia

I knew that with a motto of “Rebels Against the Ordinary” Hotel ZED in Victoria, British Columbia would be cool, but it was even crazier than my friend John and I expected! Named “Hotel ZED” because Canadians pronounce the letter “Z” as “zed” instead of “zee”. The colorful retro decor reflects the genuine personality in this



The Raptors of Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Raptors of Vancouver Island, British Columbia

This was my very first time having an up close experience with birds of prey. Pacific Northwest Raptors was one of my favorite experiences ever. My friend John and I arrived a little early so we were able to walk around and look at all of the different birds of prey on their perches. We then