Exploring the Northern Rockies

The northern rockies are very similar to their southern cousins, they have impressive mountains, dense forests and idyllic lakes. Ok so their not quite as dramatic as Banff and Jaspers scenery but what’s great about the north is it doesn’t have the tourists. It’s delightful! In fact we haven’t seen any tour buses the past…

Muncho Lake, Canyons and Wild Bison

Call it fate or whatever you like, but yesterday if we hadn’t turned around to check out the log that looked like a dead bear we wouldn’t of had the crazy close encounter with the bear family from the ‘relative’ safety of our van. Today it happened again. We were looking for a hike but…

The Serengeti of the north

Finally we arrived in Bison country! The Alcan highway between Coal River and Muncho Lake is home to a herd of wild bison who are a threatened species in Canada. They are regularly seen along the highway and our friends visited a month ago and joked that it was like a safari drive as they…

Border crossing birthdays and gold rush highways

It was my 27th birthday and another new country to celebrate it in. So far I’ve had my birthday on an island in Thailand, in Toronto where Craig made me a cake and dropped it face down on the floor as he presented it to me, a cancelled flight due to the volcano smoke meant…

Roadtripping past stunning lakes, deserts and Bears

It was sunny everyday while we were stuck in Whitehorse but the day we left the heavens opened and it poured with rain. God damn! We were happy to be back on the road though and detoured south on the Klondike Highway to explore a little of south eastern Alaska. The storm passed and did…