about us

Girl standing in Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria


Welcome to Backpacked & Ready, where adventure meets insider insights! We are Brett and Jess, your passionate guides to the world of travel and the hidden gems of Whistler, Canada.

Nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Whistler, we call this winter wonderland our home. As proud locals, we’re thrilled to share our insider knowledge about all things Whistler, providing you with a wealth of tips and tricks to make your visit extraordinary, no matter the season.

Whether you’re a powder hound seeking the best ski slopes or a summer explorer craving mountain trails and alpine lakes, we’ve got you covered. From the coziest apres-ski spots to the lesser-known hiking trails with the most stunning views, we’ll help you experience Whistler like a true local

Exploring Canada & Beyond

But our love for exploration doesn’t stop at our doorstep. We’re avid travelers who believe that the world is meant to be discovered. Join us as we jet-set across the globe, uncovering the most exciting festivals, captivating tours, cozy hotels, and unforgettable experiences.

What sets us apart? Our unique vantage point. Living in the heart of Whistler gives us a perspective that goes beyond the typical tourist experience. We’ll not only share our adventures abroad but also curate a collection of tried-and-tested recommendations, ensuring that every trip you take, whether to Whistler or beyond, is filled with unforgettable moments.

Backpacked & Ready is more than just a travel blog—it’s a community of fellow wanderers seeking inspiration, advice, and a touch of wanderlust magic. Let us be your virtual travel companions, offering a blend of local wisdom and global exploration, making every journey as thrilling and seamless as possible.

Embark on a journey with us as we explore the extraordinary and share our love for travel, adventure, and the unparalleled beauty of Whistler. We’re thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Man standing on snow covered bridge in snowy forest in British Columbia, Canada