Three Months Sabbatical - Canada 2012
In Summer 2012 I took three months off to travel half-way across Canada. I flew into Toronto and slowly made my way towards the west-coast through Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Churchill, Jasper, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Port Hardy (incl. North Coast Trail), Victoria, Vancouver, Galiano Island and Whistler. I met some very amazing and great people and saw the Canadian wild-life and nature in person. The trip was mainly done by bus, train, ferry, long walks, cycling and hitch-hiking. I stayed in hostels, couch-surfed and camped a lot. Overall I had a very diversified and fun time that I will never forget. It was one of the best experiences I ever had in my life. I strongly encourage everyone to travel a foreign country on their own. After this great long trip I flew back ooout from Vancouver. Here is a very good article and I can agree with most points on that list.