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By Diandra Oliver (words) and Kaila Walton (photos) The visibility of fat and plus-size identifying hikers and backpackers is growing in outdoor communities. Organizations like Unlikely Hikers and Climb Big advocate for the inclusion of fat and plus-size people in...
I just spent the last 10 days on a road trip visiting northern Ontario Provincial Parks (Marten River, Kettle Lakes, White Lake, Sleeping Giant, Neys, Lake Superior and Mississagi). I’ll have a blog up next week on this incredible journey. In...
I was on a crowded Peruvian bus and I needed to vomit. Yes, this was the situation I faced when my expedition partners and I were in the early stages of our source-to-sea Amazon expedition in 1999. We had completed...
By Vivian Chung The words “tropical” and “British Columbia” don’t typically go together, but this province harbours some Caribbean-esque destinations that can be visited without hopping on a plane. For snowbirds looking for an escape with a tropical element, whether it...
By Zack Metcalfe The straps of a 70-litre pack can be especially cruel, punishing the wearer for every article of clothing, every scrap of food and every gulp of water deemed essential for three days of mountainous adoration. Add...
Canoe manufacturers and outfitters are scrambling to provide paddlers with canoes and kayaks for the summer season. It seems everyone is taking to the water during their COVID-19 “staycations.” It also seems more newbie canoeists and kayakers are looking for...
When you’re on holiday, soaking in the tropical vibes of Thailand as a young adventurer, the last thing you expect is the sudden death of your fiancé. Yet that’s what happened to Shannon Leone Fowler, the author of Traveling with...
It’s hot. And the only people who need hats more than you are those littlest adventurers—the babies and toddlers we take on camping, paddling and hiking trips. Their sensitive skin burns easily—and sub-six-month-olds shouldn't even use sunscreen. If you’re an industrious...
Did you know companies and organizations can register a holiday with National Day Calendar? Seattle-based outdoor adventure brand Eddie Bauer has claimed August 8th as "Sleep Under the Stars" Night. This global event celebrates the brand's 100-year anniversary while encouraging everyone...
When I landed in Queenstown, New Zealand on New Year’s Eve, my plan for the evening was to walk into the woods and be alone. I’d been travelling the world for seven months and I’d long since traded my champagne...
Welcome to episode 12 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast. Let's talk about context. Travelling deeper. Finding meaning within new experiences, and experiences you thought you knew. Today, I'm chatting with Brenda Baptise, chair of the board of directors for...
If you haven’t noticed, it’s almost August. Take advantage of the dwindling summer sunshine by getting out to live the adventure—every day for the next 30 days. The concept is simple. Ontario Parks developed a plan to get more people outside...
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