California

Hiking “Half dome” on the first day that it opened and experiencing Yosemite was truly incredible. It is just an amazing park and we will definitely come back this way. It was very humbling to walk among the giant Sequoia trees. California was a spur of the moment decision for us and ended up being the best decision we made.

Iceland

Possibly the most dramatic landscape we have witnessed so far. Yes, it's unfortunately starting to become really busy with tourism, but if you head to the east, north or to the westfjiords, you will definitely find solitude. Get there soon, before it becomes even busier!

New Zealand

One of the best ways to describe New Zealand is that it has the best of Canada's landscape all packed into a small space. It's really mind blowing. Epic multiday hiking, amazing surfing and skiing and wonderful bike routes. A true paradise for some.

Newfoundland

Quaint little fishing villages, beautiful national parks, a notoriously fun capital and extremely friendly locals. It's a great combination to visit Newfoundland after your stay in Cape Breton, as you can just take your vehicle on the ferry in North Sydney and make it across in a few hours!

Mount Katahdin, Maine

This is the start or the finish of the Appalachian trail. It's the second highest peak on the east coast of North America and a personal favorite. Various routes to the top, but the fun rock scrambling path 'Cathedral' on your way up and the 'Knife's edge' at the top, really make this a unique hiking experience

Cape Clear

One of the nicest vistas we know at any time of year, Cape Clear is a place of utmost serenity. We always wish that this would be the end of a long hike, but it is possible to get here by car via dirt road in the highlands. Please take good care when driving here as it can be potentially dangerous if you get lost.