How to Budget for a Long Road Trip Across Canada

We already talked about how to plan a long road trip, now we are here to tell you how to budget for your trip!

Once you have decided on what kind of road trip you would like to do and for how long then you can start figuring out a budget. You will be able to figure out how much you can expect to pay for your trip and whether or not what you want to do is feasible.

In order to budget for a long road trip across Canada, you need to consider the five budget categories of Transportation, Food, Accommodation, Entertainment, and Emergency.

1. Transportation. For a road trip, you will need to either own a car, borrow a car or rent a car. You might need to purchase something especially for the trip or you might have something already. If you need to rent then you can compare prices of different rental companies. Aside from the major purchase of a vehicle, one of the main things you will be looking at in terms of budgeting for transportation is fuel. You need to figure out how much you will need …

Best Places VEGANISED on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is an interesting place to visit with lots of cities and towns surrounded by beautiful nature and opportunities for outdoor activities. A lot of people enjoy the island for it's laid back atmosphere and all the great things to see and do. Here are some of the places that you might visit on the island and some info on the vegan food options you will find while visiting. There is vegan food to be found all over the island from Victoria to Tofino and more. Check out the Best Places Veganised on Van Isle.

If you are planning on travelling to Victoria from the mainland, you can catch the ferry to Vancouver Island from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. Swartz Bay is in Sidney and it happens to be a wonderful town to check out. It's close to the water, it walkable and there are a few vegan places to check out such as Fish on Fifth. It's not a vegan place but they have a vegan menu which includes a vegan big mac. It's also close to the famous Butchart Gardens s…

5 Books We Read when we went VEGAN

When we first went vegan we read a few different books in order to learn more about the reasons behind veganism. I'm not saying that these are your best resources for veganism but these are the ones that we read when we first started. We read these back in 2010 so there are many more books out there now that are more up to date in terms of the research they cite but you can still get a lot out of these books. Plus these books are not just full of information, they are also entertaining.

1. Skinny Bitch (OR Skinny Bastard). This is a pretty ridiculous book series that basically fat shames you into going vegan but there is a lot of useful information in there. I think that they have your best interests at heart though. I guess as long as you aren't super sensitive to your weight and this book doesn't cause you to develop an eating disorder as a result, then this might be just what you need.

2. How It All Vegan. This is a great vegan starter guide/cookbook. It is written by Tan…

New Brunswick: Be... in this place ᐧ Être... ici on le peut

Travel Diary: For this part of our travel diary across Canada, we are doing things a little different. It is not in chronological order with the other blog posts. We didn't spend that much time in New Brunswick so we've included our trip west and trip east in one post.
We had just spent the night camping in Quebec City and touring around Old Quebec. That same day we drove out of Quebec City with the plan to see how far we could make it before we needed to get a campsite. Maybe we could make it to New Brunswick!
We could tell we were driving later in the day than usual because we could see the shadow of the truck in front of us. We knew we had to find a campsite pretty quick because it was getting late. As it turned out we did make it to New Brunswick. We managed to find one but one thing we didn't account for was the time change so it meant that we checked into our campsite (Camping Panoramic) at 10pm at night which was a bit late. We felt a bit guilty about checking in th…

Nanaimo's Most Beautiful Attraction: Neck Point

We were back in Canada after living in the UK for two years. Just because we're back, doesn't mean that our wanderlust disappeared. What we used to do before we started going on bigger trips is explore Vancouver Island. There is a lot of places to see on Vancouver Island and we have by no means seen it all.
In Nanaimo one of our favourite spots for a walk is Neck Point. It has to be the most beautiful attraction in Nanaimo. We have been there many times before and we went for a walk there when we got back from the UK in March.
Neck Point Hike in March:
It was cold enough that we needed to wear our jackets. It can be chilly near the water. The weather was perfectly clear that day.  Mom and Dad came with us on the walk. 
At Neck Point there is a little door in one of the trees where Elves supposedly live. It's a place where people can leave presents or take presents. It's a little thing for kids. While we waited for Canada to thaw before going on our cross Canada road t…