The supposed job of a travel writer is to tell stories of travel, to bring faraway journeys close to home, to capture experiences in a vivid way. I've been doing that professionally for almost ten years yet here I am, just back from one of the most unique and exhilarating trips of my life and simply short of words.
It's been exactly one week since I left New York City and flew into Vancouver for my weeklong research trip in British Columbia. After one lone day in the city, I moved on the explore the BC's countryside. I spent two days on the BC's Sunshine Coast, at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, glamping (read: glamorous camping) in one of their fabulous tenthouse suites. Mornings were a real treat, waking up at sunrise to the view of the Pacific stretching before me, unobstructed save a few verdant branches. On my last night, I enjoyed a long soak in the tub taking in the views of the ocean and daylight disappearing on the horizon.
I'm a traveler who writes and a writer who travels. I travel to make a living, I write to travel, I live to take the next trip.…
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