Some people like to complain about the weather. I am one of those people but usually only complain when it’s cold, snowing or raining. Last week we had a huge snowstorm in Pemberton and this week was spent on the beach in Mexico. Wow, quite the different in temperature and my own mental health. 

Here are some pictures of both experiences (note: I’m misserbale when digging out my car):


Vacation 2015: Punta Cana

I’m at a place in my life where I spend a lot of my vacation time going to weddings. Now, this isn’t a complaint…it’s more of a brag. I’m lucky to have such amazing friends who are able to find their loves and tie the knot…..mostly in beautiful destinations around the world. Well, this Friday I’m traveling to the Dominican Republic for the wedding of 2 of the most awesome people I’ve met in Pemberton: Zach and Alia. YAHOOOOO!

A friend, Tara, and I are sharing a room and it seems like a big, fun group of us from BC and Ottawa will be there. I’m stoked for many reasons:

*I love weddings!
*It’s been snowy and yucky here and I’m craving the beach.
*I’m excited to not do chores for 7 days.
*Friendship trips are really fun!
*Unlimited drinks.
*Delicious food galore.
*No work for 7 days.
*I get to watch 2 awesome friends get married!


I’ve never been to Punta Cana or even the Dominican Republic. A recent Google search showed me that it shares an island with Haiti, and I’ve been there before. The poverty there made me feel guilty for being on vacation and I stole apples from the cruise ship to feed the workers.

As of right now, I don’t have plans to leave the resort except for a boat adventure (remember Jamaica? I have Gravol this time). I’m staying at this place (below). Have you been to Punta Cana and what do you suggest I do?



Off the Service Road


The best part of living in rural BC is the many handfuls of hidden paths and roads. Friends had told me about a great beach, by  Green River, in between the Big Sky and Pemberton Meadows golf courses. To get there you need to go down a forest service road.

All summer I meant to go there but always ended up on a patio (having a cold bevy). So, on a Thanksgiving bike ride, I decided to check out this spot. It wasn’t too far off the main road and once I arrived I was taken away by it’s perfection. It was beautiful and has a large beach. Nothing is better than a hidden beach surrounded by nature.

Next summer I will be here on my time off. Join me for a swim and tan?

Fall is here and I’m getting ready for a Pemberton/Whistler winter while holding onto summer. Follow me on my journey! Check back every Wednesday (ish) to see what I have been up to.