Welcome! I’m Dani Gill, a 38-year-old Canadian YOLOer, wife, mom, and travel junkie.
My love affair with travel has lasted over half my life. The past 20 years of adventure travel to 40 countries (and living in three) floods many of my most intense, surreal, ridiculous, and cherished memories. Hundreds of cities, towns, islands, and bucket list destinations, with one goal: to see and do as much as I can.
I now have a second goal: to help families and couples find the best adventures, and inspire you to just go. With it comes tips, advice, and my attempts at humour. This blog is honest, informative, and real, with no sugar-coating or lack of detail.
“My goal is to help families and couples find the best adventures, and inspire you to JUST GO. With it comes tips, advice, and my attempts at humour. This blog is honest, informative, and real, with no sugar-coating or lack of detail.”
We live in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. It’s the ultimate year-round lake and ski destination. My husband Nick is the ideal travel companion. The guy will literally go anywhere, do anything, likes everyone, is always nice, and eats anything. Our son Cohen is seven and our daughter Vayla is five. They both love adventures around home and abroad, and have visited seven countries.
Topping the Gill family travel priorities list are experiencing different cultures, meeting locals and travellers abroad, exploring hidden gems and top sights, wandering aimlessly, road tripping, island hopping, the odd history lesson, and eating as many different delicious foods (and drinks, alcoholic ones) as us foodies can handle.
We also LOVE adventure activities – snorkelling and diving, snowboarding and skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, wildlife watching, and the odd adrenaline activity.
I believe so strongly in #showthemtheworld, because getting kids out of their comfortable bubble at home and out into the world of diverse places and people opens their eyes and teaches them so, so much.
Honesty is the best policy. Anyone who knows me well can attest that I hate lying or exaggeration, so everything on this site is true, or at least my humble opinion. The first honest thing I’ll tell you is this: TRAVELLING IS NOT ALWAYS AMAZING AND PERFECT. There are ups and downs, which has made me fall in love with it even more – the realities of culture shock and not always being able to control the situation you’re in.
I also enjoy planning travel almost as much as doing it. Researching destinations is more enjoyable than watching Netflix or getting a wine buzz (although travel research + wine buzz is pretty fantastic). I spend hours and hours researching places I want to visit. Want to go to Morocco? I’ve never been, but can tell you all about it!
I realize how INCREDIBLY lucky I’ve been to travel. It’s not cheap and I’m sure that’s the number one reason why people don’t travel as much as they want to (although it can be cheaper than you think if you plan it right). I am forever grateful that I have the means to travel.
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