My name is Maria and welcome to my blog! I started this blog more than 10 years ago and have used the space for all kinds of different purposes over the years. It documents travel logs from my trips around the world, as well as the details of my extensive adventures within British Columbia, the place I currently call home.

Originally, I created my blog as a place to share about my travels to Malawi with Engineers Without Borders in 2010 and later to document a year spent living abroad in the UK in 2012. I grew up in Newfoundland, a rocky island on Canada’s far East Coast. After finishing my university degree, I moved to Vancouver, BC in 2014 and used this space to update my family and friends back home about my new experiences on the West Coast. Until 2018, it’s primarily been a travel blog as I love to blog about the countries I’ve visited, which includes Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

More recently, I’ve become passionate about all things outdoors and adventure related. I love the variety of activities I can do each season in BC and want to devote more space and time to write about my outdoor adventures. I love to hike and camp in the summer and ski and snowshoe in the winter. I’ve explored over 100 trails within the greater Vancouver area and look forward to exploring many more! While I continue to blog about my travel related adventures, it has become more focused on my outdoor adventures in BC.

If any of this sounds like your cup of tea, check out some of my posts! I’m an organizational fiend and I’ve tried my best to make this site easy to navigate depending what sorts of activities you’re interested in! If you live in BC or are visiting, check out my Outdoor BC posts – I’m based in Vancouver so most activities are within a few hours drive. If you’re travelling abroad and interested in my experiences, check out my country profiles and blog entries under Travel.

Thanks for reading!