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  • What I'm Doing Instead of Watching Netflix

    I spent the better part of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 without a consistent internet connection. Between fulfilling my dream of living the #vanlife, roadtripping to Mexico, and hibernating in a remote cabin, there wasn’t much time or incentive to install a router anywhere. Accessing the internet came to...

  • Dependably Unexpected—Finding New Music With Bandcamp's Andrew Jervis

    We live in a time when adventure, spontaneity, and mobility are usually valued over comfort, dependability and the routine. I recently went on a five-week road trip and learned that, while setting sights on a different horizon every day is exciting, settling into a curated routine has its own merits...

  • Weaving Romance With Reality on the Road to Baja

    This story was originally published in March 2016 by Nouvelle Vague surf and culture magazine. Read the full story here. There are many ways to identify the one of the thousands of occupied camper vans stealthily squatting in parking lots across America. Most camper vans, not built for the clandestine...

  • Wandering in Mexico

    It had been over five years since either Claire or I had travelled outside of Canada or the US. We couldn’t wait to dig deep for some real Mexican culture, so on our second day we left the hotel destined for Antojitos La Chiapaneca, a small establishment on Tulum’s main...

  • Inside Anian—Canada's Naturally Technical Surf Company

    This story was originally published in November 2016 by Nouvelle Vague surf and culture magazine. Read the full article here. A lone traveller strolls into a remote village and slowly realizes that the last thousand kilometres have turned his mind and body to mush. He asks someone on the street...

  • In Search of Cold Water

    This story was originally published in November 2016 by Nouvelle Vague surf and culture magazine. Read the full story here. I tossed and turned in the sheets late into the night, sticking one leg out of the covers, my body overheating from too much brain activity. With one eye shut...

  • Tofino Surfscape

    After a week of storms passing over the South Island, we finally found three days all to ourselves and took off to Tofino. We drove through a downpour the entire way until we came to the top of the last mountain pass which revealed views of blue skies and a...

  • Home Studio

    On the surface, it’s really nothing more than an attic in a small house in the woods. There’s a bed where we sleep and a large piece of brown particle board supported by two saw horses which acts as our shared workspace. It has absolutely everything that we need and...