Nestled on the west coast of Canada is the vibrant city of Vancouver, a place I am fortunate enough to call home. Renowned for its accessibility to nature, one can drive just 30 minutes from the heart of the city and be greeted by the vast wilderness. The proximity to the ocean is yet another marvel, with ferries offering passage to Vancouver Island where one can encounter the wonder of local wildlife.
As one ventures further north, the hustle and bustle gradually fade, replaced by the tranquility of lesser-populated areas. Among the many gems I’ve discovered, a recent favorite is a secluded natural hot spring. Immersed in its warmth, I find solace gazing up at a starlit sky, accompanied by the gentle lull of a nearby river. It’s a sanctuary where the heart finds peace.
Set deep within the mountains, the cacophony of city life feels worlds away. There, mornings aren’t signaled by blaring sirens or honking cars, but by the soft rustling of leaves and the melodies of birdsong. While urban life has its conveniences, it often lacks genuine moments of reprieve. For me, the epitome of luxury isn’t found amidst the concrete jungles, but in being enveloped by nature – sipping wine with elegance, basking in a hot spring, and losing oneself in the symphony of the wild.