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I was plagued by what’s called “phantom tick syndrome” for a few days after interviewing Shelley Ball about her book Lyme Disease, Ticks and You. It’s a primer for those who need to access the fundamentals of Lyme disease and...
Leaves turning bright. Moody skies. Uncrowded hiking trails. No bugs! The real question is—what's not to love? Autumn is one of our favourite times of year—providing you have the right gear to properly tackle everything the shoulder season can throw down.
The next time you step outside your door and into the great outdoors, do yourself a favour: breathe in the fresh air. No, like, really breathe it. Feel the breeze on your skin and the expanse of your lungs. Absorb...
Campfire cooking is a fun experience, but it does not have to be limited to conventional meals like hot dogs and hamburgers. Get creative and bring your spices, seasonings and sauces to enjoy delicious meals before or after your outdoor...
As a parent of teenagers, I've been fortunate to enjoy over a decade of hiking with my family. But as my kids grew into the tween and teen years, I discovered what motivated them to join family hikes required a...
Toshimi Jan Muniz grew up adventuring and travelling the world. His parents spent time in Kenya, Nigeria, Canada and Japan before raising him in the Dominican Republic. Today, Toshimi is a wedding photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. He spends his downtime...
Author Jon Turk has embarked on some incredible adventures. He kayaked around Cape Horn, across the North Pacific from Japan to Alaska, and around Ellesmere Island. He’s also made numerous first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around...
Imagine moving between three oceans, all under your own power. For six years. Visiting hundreds of communities, seeing the wildest parts of a country. Connecting. Growing. Learning. This is what Dianne Whelan did for six years as she traversed the Trans-Canada Trail. Dianne just...
The little mountain bluebird showed up in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in early March, likely blown off course by the last windy gasps of the BC winter. The species is not unheard of on Vancouver Island...
When I sit down to interview artist Charlie Easton, he tells me about his off-grid cabin that sits on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific. Helby Island, he says, is part of a smattering of islands called...
Algonquin Outfitters has a total of 12 locations spread out across Algonquin Provincial Park and the neighbouring cottage country, making it the largest outfitter for the province’s oldest park. It started off fairly small, however. First-time owners Bill Swift Sr. and...
I was watching a great Ken Burns documentary on Ernest Hemingway the other night. In his early days, Hemingway drew inspiration for novels like The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms from his freewheeling times in 1920s Paris...
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