Celebrated world traveler, Robin Esrock encourages you to explore your backyard, whether it is in Canada or anywhere in the world. In his new book, The Great Global Bucket List, Robin lists One-Of-A-Kind Travel experiences that anyone can do.
If you live in British Columbia, or just anywhere in Canada, you don't have to go very far from home to take in some of the greatest natural sights the world as to offer.
Canada is a natural theme park. It hosts endless mountaintop vistas, dark skies perfect for stargazing, and beautiful waterfalls. Canada's natural wonders are scattered across each province and are usually just a couple of hours away.
The Sea-to-Sky Highway
Living in BC is just proof that Canada hosts some of the most spectacular views. One of my favorite day trips is going to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. The Sea-to-Sky is a ribbon of road between Vancouver and Whistler. All along the way are long ocean views with jagged mountains floating above the water's surface. You'll drive through thick forest, evocative historic sites, and some of the best outdoor adventures waiting for you to explore.
One of my favorite stops is the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish. The gondola whisks you up high into the alpine to see a whole new landscape of BC's mountains views and endless ocean. The gondola is almost 3,999 feet from sea level and offers sweeping views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls, Stawamus Chief and the other surrounding peaks. Once on the top, you can go on a deck which goes over a sheer drop and try walking on the 100 meter-long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge.
The Sea-to-Sky highway is littered with incredible hiking trails and majestic waterfalls. The trails to Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls are relatively easy and can take anywhere between 5 to 25 minutes.
The Sea-to-Sky is also rich with history that comes alive at the Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site south of Squamish. Here you can step back in time to see what life was like when Britannia was a mining town.
A trip to Whistler is just one of the many things you explore. The key to an adventure though is to find a Bucket List approved experience.
Where Did The Bucket List Challenge Come From?
Ten years ago, Robin Esrock left his career to travel the globe in search of one-of-a-kind, bucket list worthy experiences. He documented his findings by creating a travel blog. This blog soon became a travel column and grew into popular travel shows and multiple book deals. Flash forward to the present and Robin has visited over 100 countries and seven continents. Robin's newest book The Great Global Bucket List has 400 pages that are filled with unique experiences that you won't find in any other travel book. Each one of these experiences deserves to be on a bucket list.
The amount of things Robin Esrock has seen is mind-blowing and eye-opening. The Global Bucket List book covers everywhere from far-flung places as Nicaragua and Mongolia to more common locations like Paris and Thailand. Robin has seen it all.
Robin Esrock has proved that modern travel is more than over-trafficked tourist attractions by sharing unique adventures, fascinating histories, cultural spectacles and unforgettable in his new book.
What Makes A Bucket List Experience?
According to Robin Esrock, a Bucket List experience is something that you will never forget. If you can answer 'yes' to these four questions, then you have a Bucket List experience on your hands.
• Is it unique in the world?
• Will you remember it the rest of your life?
• Is it something everyone can actually do?
• Will it make a great story?
If you wish to talk bucket lists, Robin Esrock is your man. There are very few countries in our vast world that Robin has not set foot in.
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