2 DAYS IN KNIGHT INLET, BRITISH COLUMBIA

CANADA , DESTINATIONS , TRAVEL • Aug 26, 2016
Knight Inlet

One of Canada’s premier wild grizzly bear viewing locations

Located 80kms north of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, is a remote area of the Pacific Northwest called Knight Inlet. 60kms from the mouth of the inlet is Glendale Cove, home to Knight Inlet Lodge, a small floating eco-resort. Glendale Cove has one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia, so it made sense that JJ and I stay at Knight Inlet Lodge for our ultimate bucket list bear viewing experience. (more…)

4 ½ DAYS IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

CANADA , DESTINATIONS , TRAVEL • Aug 19, 2016
Vancouver, Granville St Bridge

Why does this Canadian city consistently rank amongst the world’s most liveable places?

Aside from Vancouver’s cleanliness and high standard of living, it’s a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a relaxed and friendly vibe. The Vancouverites we met were fun-loving, led healthy lifestyles and enjoyed spending as much time as possible outdoors. As JJ and I live in a Pacific harbour city (Sydney), we knew Vancouver would feel a bit familiar which might have been part of its appeal. The major difference between Sydney and Vancouver I guess is the weather during colder months, but visiting in late July we were blessed with long days and perfect summer temps in the high 20s – woohoo for escaping southern hemisphere winter! (more…)

IN-FLIGHT ESSENTIALS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

PACKING , TRAVEL • Jul 8, 2016
In-flight Essentials

Arrive refreshed, rested + ready to take on the world after long haul flights

With only a couple of weeks to go before JJ and I head to Canada for 3 weeks I’m tackling my packing strategy. The contents of my carry-on personal item haven’t greatly varied for the last 3-4 long-haul flights that I’ve taken, so I know I’ll be pretty happy with what I’m bringing on the plane with me. We’re flying economy direct from Sydney to Vancouver and it’ll be the first time we’ve paid extra for preferred seating, I’m looking forward to seeing if the extra $$$ make a noticeable difference to comfort levels! (more…)

MY TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

ABOUT , DESTINATIONS , TRAVEL • Jun 24, 2016

So many unhighlighted countries on my map, so many adventures ahead

By way of introduction, for my first ever post I thought I’d combine two of my biggest obsessions – travel aaand making lists. I’ve been keeping and adding to a travel list for several years now and as you can see below I’ve crossed off a few experiences, but still have loads more to get ‘round to! (more…)

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

ABOUT , SYDNEY LIFE • Jun 24, 2016
Footloose Freya

I’m Freya, a Brit expat living by the beach in Sydney Australia

Now and then I go on adventures, I’ve been to over 260 different places in 26 countries on 5 continents…..and counting. (more…)