Chris and Emilie

Urban Living and the Great Outdoors

Balancing urban living with adventure travel, road trips, camping, and hiking.

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A Quick Look at Our Latest Project

Because we live in a condo downtown, we don't always have access to the tools we need to complete our woodworking project. But with our recent trip to Ontario, we were able to take advantage of Chris's dad's amazing tool shed and build the base for our window screens. Once we arrived home, we finished the sanding, painting, light woodworking, and sewing parts of the project. Find out more.

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Window Screen Improvements

We love our roadies, but they are not quite as steatlh as we need them to be, plus if it's raining out, our roadies need to be packed up wet. So we made some super stealth window screens that give us privacy, improve our ventilation, and keep out the rain and bugs. Find out more.

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Grand Canyon Rim to River and Up Again

How Emilie prepared for and did the 26km (18 mile) hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and up again in one day.

Camping in the Fraser Canyon

What we saw and where we camped in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia.

Hiking Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Our hike through the Tongariro Crossing and other adventures in New Zealand.


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Christmas in Taiwan

Climbing Yushan and touring around Taipei.

Road Trip Through Australia

Sydney and Melbourne, camping and hiking in the red center, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Camping in British Columbia

Where we like to camp in and around British Columbia.

Road Trip Through New Zealand

Camping, trip to Waiheke Island, Hobbiton, Tongariro Crossing hike, Waiktomo caves, and travelling on a budget.

Pacific Roadtrip

Road trip through Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, Temecula, and the Pacific Northwest.


See more posts about travelling, camping, and hiking on a budget.