Episode 22 – The Canadian Mountains with Alicia

Come explore the beautiful mountainous terrain of Squamish, British Columbia with our guest Alicia! She shares her experiences and recommendations about the exhilarating mountain town and how to navigate the vast array of outdoor activities to indulge in!

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Alicia grew up on the west coast of BC in Vancouver, Canada. Living in Vancouver and surrounded by a bunch of fit and adventurous people, she became obsessed with mountains, and the adventures they inspire.

Following her dream to live in a mountain town, Alicia followed her passion and moved to the ocean-meets-mountain town of Squamish, BC in 2016. The town, crammed between Vancouver and Whistler, is famous for a giant granite mountain that makes it look like a Canadian, coastal Yosemite. A good example of a “typical Squamish weekend” is like the one Alicia hosted when Melissa visited in June 2018:

Friday evening: Hike nearly 3,000 feet to the top of a local mountain to have craft beer, and fries, overlooking the ocean and snowcapped mountains. Save the legs, take the gondola down.

Saturday: Find yourself terrified but exhilarated as, surprise! You’re rock climbing vertical granite walls, right beside an epic mountain called The Chief. There’s probably a festival happening downtown but you’re in your own world of adrenaline.

 

Sunday: Canoe across a wild river to access a provincial park, and hike another 3,000 feet, following beside a giant waterfall, to a hidden mountain lake. Feel excited at the end of the day as someone in the group sees two giant bears playing right near your canoe. Pay a local to boat you back across the river so you don’t have to figure out the treacherous crossing with the canoe. Cap it all off by consuming giant bowls of amazing Indian food.

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You can follow Alicia on her blog at https://notrunningforgold.com/ or on Instagram, @funtimes.woodside.

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Episode 21 – Monaco & the Riviera with Alex

This week’s episode is a favorite from the archives. Come explore the french, coastal lifestyle with our guest Alex! She shares her experiences and recommendations about the riviera and ways to make the most of your exploration down the coast!

Alex was born and raised in Monaco and now lives in the United States.

During the podcast she’ll be talking about the city of Monaco and the Riviera (with a focus on the French Riviera). Specific landmarks, restaurants, and activities she recommends includes:

  • St Paul de Vence
  • Eze (and it’s chateau!)
  • vista palace for cocktails
  • and….more in the podcast. 🙂

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