I won Gold at this year's National Magazine Awards. That's my third star from the National Magazine Awards so far - a lot more than I received from my grade four teacher. Sister Alexander was wrong when she told me my day dreaming in class would amount to nothing. It made me an award winning writer for the best Canadian outdoor magazine - Explore!

The article was on Philip Edward Island - part of a duo with Ryan Stuart in the category Service: Lifestyle - was on paddling around Georgian Bay's Philip Edward Island, near Killarney, Ontario. If you haven't been here then make sure to put it on your to-do list. It's an amazing place.

Check out a new video and write up a friend put together on his latest trip there at Ontario Adventures.