About 30 Day Adventures

30 Day Adventures helps its audience discover the world through the lens of Where to Stay, Where to Eat & Drink and What to Do.

The 30 Day Adventures digital magazine is a valued resource for North Americans ages 30-55 who follow along with Marc and his guest contributors – becoming inspired to incorporate more adventure into their own lives.

Who is Founder and Chief Adventurer Marc Smith?

Marc Smith is a single, 45-year-old, gay urbanite, living in high-rise heaven in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown neighbourhood. After a ten-year career as one of Vancouver’s preeminent event planners, he decided it was time for a change and posted on his Facebook page “I am ready for a change. What shall I do with my life?” His friends and followers responded with suggestions and invitations. So many were tempting, he decided to ‘test drive’ a few for a month and the original concept of 30 Day Adventures was born. For 30 days Marc explored/discovered/tried something new each and every day and shared his experiences on his new blog.

The response and feedback was overwhelming, and Marc knew he had struck a chord with his readers and those who followed him on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Youtube.

Since then, 30 Day Adventures has grown beyond the boundaries of Vancouver to include such destinations as Hawaii, Portland, Ottawa, San Francisco, Napa Valley, the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia and London, England.

Like you, when Marc visits a destination he is interested in Where to Stay, Where to Eat & Drink & What to Do and that is what 30 Day Adventures is all about.


Josh Rimer – Hey, I’m Josh Rimer and I’m your sassy gay friend on the internet who makes funny videos 3 times a week! On Tuesdays & Thursdays I give you “The Sassy Scoop” on what’s trending on the internet and every now and then on a Sunday I put up a video of me experiencing something new or having some type of adventure so make sure you subscribe to catch the next one! “The Sassy Scoop” can also be seen across Canada on OUTtv, but here on YouTube you get the extended versions!

Cathy Browne – My name is Cathy Browne. I’m a photographer who uses my unique perspective and camera to capture and share things I actually can’t see. I’m also a PR pro, community builder, food and wine lover, traveler, accessibility advocate and cat cuddler. Welcome to my world.

Jay Ducote – Jay Ducote spends most of his time as a food and beverage writer, blogger, radio host, speaker, video producer, culinary personality, chef, and hugger. The Baton Rouge-based blogger will appear as one of 12 finalists in season 11 of Food Network Star, airing June 7. Jay has been named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, has appeared as himself on HBO’s drama series Treme, and has been featured on multiple programs such as Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network, Eat St. on the Cooking Channel, and Last Call Food Brawl on Destination America. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote, won a Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country in January 2014.

Julie van Rosendaal – Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of 7 best-selling cookbooks, the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One, food editor of Parents Canada Magazine, and a food columnist and contributor to several local and national magazines. She co-hosted TV’s It’s Just Food with Chef Ned Bell, is a regular on regional morning shows across the country, and is perhaps best known as the voice behind her award-winning food blog, Dinner with Julie. (dinnerwithjulie.com)

Funded in part by the Government of Canada

“We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.”
« Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada. »