The Residences by Polygon at UBC Nobel Park

The Residences by Polygon at Nobel Park offer convenient everyday living amid an environment of academic excellence. Embedded in the award-winning masterplanned community of Wesbrook Village, this collection of contemporary apartment residences and concrete family townhomes is surrounded by green spaces, large playgrounds and a tree-lined greenway for the enjoyment of residents. Just down the street, the village square is animated by a growing mix of restaurants, boutique shops and services offering everyday conveniences.






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The Week in Review 279

“Frozen sea/ expectations/ soon it is spring.”

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How much did you spent on your last piece of outdoor gear? And how much did you support your favourite blogs in the last months? If you enjoy The Week in Review & other articles buy me a coffee – I work Full-Time on Hiking in Finland to bring you inspiring trip reports, in-depth gear reviews and the latest news from the outdoors. You also could subscribe to the rarer-than-ever Newsletter and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube for more outdoorsy updates!

I’m Vlogging in 2018! Vlog 001 is out, subscribe on Youtube to follow along!

Escape the Rat Race.

New from Enlightened Equipment: The Hooligan Cap.

My Electric Bike is Not ‘Cheating’. And It Could Replace Cars for Millions of People.

A New Year’s Resolution to Commit to Bike Monogamy.

Fight Climate Change and it’s deniers.

#PlantATreeIfYouAreNotSustainable.

Check out Al Humphreys’ Social Media Advice.

Listen in to the Adventure Podcast and the latest Mountain Podcast.

Mark went South.

BIOPILE is a bio-degradable fleece. [German]

Paul helps you estimating the amount of daylight left.

Wollt ihr den totalen Berg? [German]

Backcountry.com has a cool new Customer Offer – Get 10% Off Your First Purchase With Code: GET10OFF.

The ULA Equipment Photon is available – get a new pack for your next weekend trip!

Go ultralight in 2018 with a versatile Flat Tarp from Hyperlite Mountain Gear!

And Alpinetrek.co.uk has a full Outlet full of bargains, take a look if you still need something for your adventure.

Trip Reports

The epic bikepacking story though the Americas continues and takes you this time from Punta Arenas in Costa Rica to Panama City.

Beautiful images from An Teallach.

Jill enjoys living out in the snow again.

A Guide to Ice climbing in Cogne.

Wild About Argyll.

The Black Forest looks great in the snow.

A Story of Ultra Endurance Cycling.

Drew shares his 10 Reasons to fall in Love with Vietnam.

Kathrin backpacks on the California Riding and Hiking Trail. [German]

Alex was Walking 1,500 miles in 2017.

Emily is slouching towards Mount Whitney.

Tour de Tahoe – Bikepacking and Fly Fishing in the Sierra Mountains.

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Gear Reviews

One Year on a Bike Book Review.

Make your Packraft Glow in the Dark. [German]

How to be a master climber in six easy lessons, I think I need to read this book!

A look at the NEMO Gogo Elite Minimalist Shelter.

Alcohol vs. Canister Stoves.

Matthias tries the H.A.D. Originals Bike & Smog Protection.

Ken reviews the DJI Spark for backpacking.

Peter rides the Bontrager Gnarwhal 27.5×4.5 studded fatbike tires.

Michael reviews the MSR Freelite 1 and the Vaude Power Lizard GUL.

Review of the Wolf Tooth Master Link Combo Pliers.

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The Georgia by Whitetail Homes at Langley

The Georgia – Langley’s most exquisite new condominium development features two 5 storey buildings situated on the edge of Downtown Langley. These spacious and thoughtfully designed homes are the perfect match of style and function. Featuring 9’ ceilings, open concept living, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, high quality laminate floors and even air conditioning in master bedrooms. The Georgia is just steps away from shopping, restaurants, parks, evening entertainment and schools offering the lifestyle of urban living with the comforts of suburbia.

1 Bedroom starting in low $300’s
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom starting in low $400’s





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The Week in Review 278

Brown beans/ fat tires/ Relaxation in the forest.

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If you enjoy The Week in Review & other articles why not support me with a coffee or two? I work Full-Time on Hiking in Finland to bring you inspiring trip reports, in-depth gear reviews and the latest news from the outdoors. You also could subscribe to the rarer-than-ever Newsletter and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube for more outdoorsy updates!

News

Stop working so much: 6 hour work days are most efficient and make you happier & healthier.

Awesome: The Peel Watershed is protected from development and mining.

Strange Days: A look back on the previous 11 months surrounding Bears Ears National Monument and a glance at the future.

And Trump getting sued over the Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments is great News.

The outdoor industry’s opportunity to protect public lands is now, and we’re doing it all wrong.

Climate Change is getting Real: The Arctic will never be frozen again.

Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village.

Looking for a new lens for your Sony? Check out the Sigma 16 mm f/ 1.4 – mine should arrive in early January and I’m looking forward to take it out for some Astrophotography.

Need an ultralight phone for backpacking? Have a look at the 13 g light Zanco tiny t1.

The Outdoors are better without Instagram.

Andrew Skurka is looking for a Backpacking guide for 2018 trips!

Watch the Roads Less Travelled – The Heart of Scotland.

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Win an amazing Mountain Equipment Jacket for your next Mountain Adventure!

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Photographers – how about winning a sweet Rab Jacket & Pants in this photography contest?

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Start your ice climbing career with winning this Grivel Gear!

Need something warm for the cold days? Check out the Down Jackets on Sale at Alpinetrek.co.uk.

Get 15% Off Your First Purchase With Code: NEWCUSTOMER15 at Backcountry.com!

Trip Reports

Chad hiked with many friends on the Florida Trail.

Kalkkögel Winter Traverse.

Bikepacking from Catacamas, Honduras to Granada, Nicaragua.

A hike up Rysy. [Polish]

Jackie shares her Musings from Patagonia.

Halcyon days.

Paulina shares her 101 for Backpacking the Laugavegur Trail.

Climbing in Leonidio, Greece.

The Off Piste Pug.

2017: A Fine Year to Ride Bikes.

Peter enjoyed 27 Wild Camps in 2017.

A skitour up the Röbispitzen. [German]

The Tour des Combins Loop.

CHINA DOLL – Love, Obsession and Hard Traditional Climbing with Heather Weidner.

And a 3 Months Packrafting Adventure in Greenland to round things out.

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Gear Reviews

Garment Sizes & Layering for Winter.

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid XL Review.

Chris Townsend’s favourite New Outdoor Gear of 2017.

Carsten tests the MSR Reactor. [German]

Check out these new Salsa Timberjack Kids bikes.

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One Year on a Bike

Do you have the feeling that you just need to get out of the house, out of the city, out into the world? Then read Martijn Doolaard’s book One Year On A Bike about his journey from Amsterdam to Singapore.

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Disclaimer: The book has been provided by the Gestalten Verlag for review. This did not influence the article as I maintain full editorial control of the content published on this site. There are affiliate links in this article. Read the Transparency Disclaimer for more information on affiliate links & blogger transparency.

It’s 2018, a new year – time for a new adventure? If you’re fed up running every day in the rat race, how about to jump on a bike and just cycle away? This is pretty much what Martijn did. He went from working as a Designer in an Agency to going Freelance, which opened up way more time for adventures small and big. And then, after one trip to Barcelona, he decided to cycle from Amsterdam to China. He researched bikes, gear, roads and then, one day, set off from Amsterdam towards the East.

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Equipped with a lightweight setup he starts to cycle – first through the flat Netherlands and the Western Part of Germany, then into the hills, which slowed him down a wee bit. Prague, Bratislava, Budapest and Bucharest, down to Istanbul and across Turkey he cycles. He makes new friends along the way – Nils from Switzerland, who also cycles east – and enjoys the free life of cycle, pitch the tent, eat, sleep and repeat. Sometimes there are worries of bears, the steepness of the mountains, terrible roads & too much traffic, but all in all Martijn has a great adventure.

Like many I also sometimes feel trapped in the rat race – too much work, too little time for fun things. When things get really stressy it is easy to dream of escape – hiking the PCT, or like Martijn, just jumping on a bike and cycling in one direction until you reach the end. But escaping for such long amounts of time is currently not a possibility, and so reading this book, with it’s beautiful photos and anecdotes, is a good cure to the Fernweh we all sometimes suffer from. But not only that, you could use it as a blue print for your own escape in the future: Start your own company, start planning a route, save money – and then, in 2019, you could jump on your bike and ride away!

You can buy One Year On A Bike directly at Gestalten or via one of the Affiliate Links at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazone.de.

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The Week in Review 278

Brown beans/ fat tires/ Relaxation in the forest.

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If you enjoy The Week in Review & other articles why not support me with a coffee or two? I work Full-Time on Hiking in Finland to bring you inspiring trip reports, in-depth gear reviews and the latest news from the outdoors. You also could subscribe to the rarer-than-ever Newsletter and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Youtube for more outdoorsy updates!

News

Stop working so much: 6 hour work days are most efficient and make you happier & healthier.

Awesome: The Peel Watershed is protected from development and mining.

Strange Days: A look back on the previous 11 months surrounding Bears Ears National Monument and a glance at the future.

And Trump getting sued over the Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments is great News.

The outdoor industry’s opportunity to protect public lands is now, and we’re doing it all wrong.

Climate Change is getting Real: The Arctic will never be frozen again.

Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village.

Looking for a new lens for your Sony? Check out the Sigma 16 mm f/ 1.4 – mine should arrive in early January and I’m looking forward to take it out for some Astrophotography.

Need an ultralight phone for backpacking? Have a look at the 13 g light Zanco tiny t1.

The Outdoors are better without Instagram.

Andrew Skurka is looking for a Backpacking guide for 2018 trips!

Watch the Roads Less Travelled – The Heart of Scotland.

Need something warm for the cold days? Check out the Down Jackets on Sale at Alpinetrek.co.uk.

Get 15% Off Your First Purchase With Code: NEWCUSTOMER15 at Backcountry.com!

Trip Reports

Chad hiked with many friends on the Florida Trail.

Kalkkögel Winter Traverse.

Bikepacking from Catacamas, Honduras to Granada, Nicaragua.

A hike up Rysy. [Polish]

Jackie shares her Musings from Patagonia.

Halcyon days.

Paulina shares her 101 for Backpacking the Laugavegur Trail.

Climbing in Leonidio, Greece.

The Off Piste Pug.

2017: A Fine Year to Ride Bikes.

Peter enjoyed 27 Wild Camps in 2017.

A skitour up the Röbispitzen. [German]

The Tour des Combins Loop.

CHINA DOLL – Love, Obsession and Hard Traditional Climbing with Heather Weidner.

And a 3 Months Packrafting Adventure in Greenland to round things out.

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Gear Reviews

Garment Sizes & Layering for Winter.

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid XL Review.

Chris Townsend’s favourite New Outdoor Gear of 2017.

Carsten tests the MSR Reactor. [German]

Check out these new Salsa Timberjack Kids bikes.

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Advent Calendar Door 24

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Dear Santa,

it’s the big day once again. Across the globe kids big and small are waiting for you to arrive, and for sure you will not disappoint them. Something that would suit you well is the Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket, a lightweight & versatile GORE-TEX Pro hardshell that will keep you dry in the meanest Snowstorms. The Beta LT in the Matador colour is a real Santa 🎅 jacket, and as it durable you can slide down chimneys in it, hide your hat and beard under the fantastic StormHood and the breathable material will keep you dry when the bag with presents is a bit heavier because the kids were so good. The large pockets hold a map of the city or region you are in, and in the inside you can keep some snacks for Rudolph warm. Yes dear Santa, I am sure with the Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket not only you would be very happy & satisfied!

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Disclaimer: Read The Tips & Rules. The prize (you can choose either the Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket in Baja for Women or Matador for Men) is sponsored by Arc’teryx and sent directly from them – possible import fees need to be paid by the winner. This Advent Calendar Door has been supported financially and with gear from Arc’teryx.

Read about my Tour of the Arc’teryx Factory in Vancouver and the one Duffle to Rule Them All: The Arc’teryx Carrier Duffle.

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