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Hiking trip planned

I am so excited. Over the May long weekend BF and I are planning an awesome 47km hike along the ocean on the island. I have wanted to do this hike for pretty much forever. It should take us 2.5 full days of hiking, and I cannot wait. Breathing in the salty air, camping on the beach, and strapping on a heavy pack? Paradise. As long as it doesn’t rain. :) Websites online list the hike as “difficult” or “strenuous” but BF says it’s relatively easy with little elevation gain compared to other hiking trips we’ve been on – and will definitely not be the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Which means, it’ll be a walk in the park for him and I’ll be trying hard not to pass out from exhaustion. Haha.

My mom wants us to bring back a few things from IKEA when we drive over, and she is willing to pay for one-way of our ferry cost. Which is super generous and also definitely cuts back on our transportation cost. Maybe BF and I can even keep it to $60 each, including gas and ferry. Other than that, all we have to worry about is our hiking food for the weekend.

The night before we leave for our hiking trip, my sister and I have the Our Lady Peace concert to go to – where they will play their entire Clumsy album. Which includes front row centre seats, a swag package and a meet-and-greet with the band. Yes, we are total geeks who are reliving our 90’s childhood. It’s gonna be awesome. But really, what would we even say to the band when we meet them? “Hi, you were really good back in the 90’s, then you sucked a bunch, and now you’re just kind of mediocre … thanks for playing all your old music tonight”?

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


  1. ctreit says:

    This is what life is all about, isn't it? Enjoy your trip and make sure to share photos with us!

  2. Katy says:

    You need to do a hiking guide around this area. I want to go hiking too but never know where to go.
    My recent post Vacation Fitness Game Plan

  3. Money Funk says:

    How truly exciting! I love to hike. And right now wished I lived close to this trail! Sadly… I am much to far. Can't wait to hear your update of how the trip went. Have a wonderful time.

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