“If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.”Rachel Wolchin
Where Should We Go?
Canada is a vast, diverse country full of breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and plentiful wildlife. Maybe I’m biased because I’m Canadian, but I truly think Canada is one of the most beautiful countries & it should therefore be at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list!
Norway rivals Canada for its beauty. The breathtaking fjords, northern lights, viking villages, and endless mountains are enough to make you fall in love. Norway’s right to roam policy also makes this one of the best countries in the world for road-tripping and wild camping.
Albania is a bang-for-your-buck country. It’s home to the friendliest people, tasty food, an amazing hostel system, gorgeous beaches, striking mountain ranges, canyons, virgin rivers – I could go on and on and on. Albania is also still flying under the radar as a travel destination which means its not overly touristy (for now).
My Favourite National Parks
National Park beauty, but on a backpacker budget. The National Parks in the Albanian Alps have gorgeous mountains, crystal clear water, and valleys like you couldn’t believe.
Mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and wildlife. Banff is Canada’s oldest and most beautiful National Park – and my home! I’ve lived in Banff for years so I can confirm, this park is worth the hype!
Yoho is the most underrated park in the Canadian Rockies. It’s home to amazing lakes like Emerald and O’Hara plus some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Canada.
Destinations that Surprised me
Scotland has to be one of the coziest, most charming, and most magical countries I’ve visited. The architecture is gothic and the Highlands are indescribable; you’ll literally be overwhelmed with a sense of wonder and awe. Don’t be surprised if you cry during your first visit to the Highlands – most people do!
Egypt is (obviously) home to ancient sites, mummies, and the pyramids. Those are all cool, but the thing that surprised me about Egypt was the outdoor adventure aspect. There’s so much natural desert beauty here and you can find some of the best diving in the world in the Red Sea.