Here at Brown Bear HQ we were recently honoured to be asked to write a contribution on our experiences for a Canadian working holiday eBook. The eBook in question is written by Gemma from the excellent offtracktravel.ca. Gemma’s website is full of useful tips and inspiration on travelling to Canada’s lesser known parts. Last year, her and partner JR went on a 5 month road trip … Continue reading Canadian working holiday eBook – recognition for Brown Bear!
Happy New Year! We still have quite a lot of 2014 to catch up with on the blog (we are 2 months behind!) but we thought it would be a good time to start thinking about our plans for 2015. So in no particular order here is the bucket list: 1. Find a moose in the wild. So far the closest we’ve got is some footprints … Continue reading Our 2015 Canadian bucket list
I thought I would write a post dedicated to the useful stuff online that we’ve used to help us sort out our visas and plan our trip. I’m sure there will be many more to follow but here is our top 4 so far: Canada IEC 2014 Facebook group Starting with the best, the Facebook group. This has been amazing, especially during the application process … Continue reading Useful stuff
On 14th June we did something life changing. After over year of umming and ahing, planning and applying for visas we booked one way flights to Toronto. The fact that in exactly 2 months time we will be getting on those flights is incredibly exciting but also a little bit terrifying! In order to make me feel better about the incredibly long list of things we … Continue reading 2 months to go
Compulsory and important but confusing and boring to research, pretty much sums up our experience of travel insurance. Going for such a long time and not having return tickets makes things more difficult than our usual quick search on a comparison website. As we book more and more of our trip, especially expensive things like train tickets and flights, it becomes increasingly important that we … Continue reading Sorting out the boring bits: travel insurance