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It seems like everyone is shopping online this year. After all, why wait in line, physically distance and strap on a face mask when you can have anything and everything dropped off on your front porch? There is one major downside...
Southwestern Ontario’s Chatham-Kent region was the latest catalyst for a reminiscent journey. There’s something calming about going back to the familiar; a place you grew up in and places you’ve once visited frequently and gathered fond memories from. I spent a...
Whether you're going camping for the first time and don't know what to cook or you’ve made a last-minute campsite reservation and need an easy meal plan now... ... scroll down for affordable, delicious and super simple campsite meals for your...
Hooray—you’re going camping! Whether this is your first time pitching a tent or you need a refresher as you pack, below you’ll find a very basic packing list for two to three nights at a campsite. Every campground is different. First...
We were up early on day six and ended up in our fifth park—Neys—by noon. This was our second favourite park of the trip. We ended up staying two nights here as well. Our site was directly across from the...
There were two reason why I chose to drive over 3,000 kilometres in ten days around northern Ontario and pitch my tent in various provincial park campgrounds (Marten River, Kettle Lakes, White River, Sleeping Giant, Neys, Lake Superior and Mississagi).
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...
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...
The town of Killarney, Ontario, turns 200 years old this year. Wow. That’s something to celebrate. My first book, which was about Killarney, turns 30 years old as well. Two great excuses for me to paddle across the park. I did...
It was nice to escape the “norms” of our COVID-19 world for awhile and enjoy a week of paddling in Algonquin. No social distancing, no bathing in hand sanitizer, no masks and no stress. I was alone the entire week...
Is it just me or are the bugs absolutely horrible this season? I just finished two back-to-back trips and was so happy to finally be free of pulling ticks off my pant legs, swatting at deer flies buzzing around my...
Back in May, my roommate and I set up a patio campsite. We were in the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, committed to hiding inside save for quick grocery trips, and still in the early stages of laughing at...
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