Travelling in British Columbia for three weeks has given us a crazy travel high and we haven’t even made it to the mainland yet! We’ve seen feral peacocks and a floating village in Victoria, a magical island preserve and starfish-encrusted beach in Tofino, bald eagles and aqua blue waters in the Gulf Islands – some of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen, and it was all right here in Canada!
The people we’ve met have been equally inspiring. Darshan & Alex (friends we met in Costa Rica) generously welcomed us into their lives this past week by letting us camp in their driveway, work in their extra-special home, and spend time with their sweet family. We frolicked in a warm lake with their nudist friends, played ultimate frisbee at the local school, shopped at their home-grown natural food co-op, toured stunning homes (and a tree house!) with the passionate Builder Bill and even picked up a book written by a local author (and received another as a gift – thank you, Jen!).
We parted ways with Darshan & Alex last week with sad faces but the happiest of hearts – that bittersweet feeling that make us feel alive and reminds us why we love to travel. Now we’re exploring the vibrant & lovely Salt Spring Island and are looking forward to a weekend of camping by the water. BC seems to have an endless supply of inspiring places to explore…
Have you ever had a “travel high” experience? Share it with us in the comments!