5 things I wish I knew before I went Camping for the first time.

The warm weather is finally arriving and that means only one thing….camping season can’t be far away. I’ve been camping a number of times now but there are a few things that I wish I knew before I went the first time. These may seem really basic to those that are regular campers but we all start somewhere.

1. Less Food is more. My first time in the woods I was really concerned that I was going to run out of food for the 4 days of our trip. So what did I do? I loaded up on junk food and I specifically remember me wanting to make smores. So my solution was to bring an entire bag of marshmellows. I also had a heavy bag of popcorn kernels. The problem was that all of that weight was going into my backpack and taking up valuable room and energy. When you are in the woods you don’t eat as much as you think you will and it is better to bring healthier stuff like trail mix and fruit.

Sunset at Algonquin Park

Sunset at Algonquin Park

Continue reading

Hiking the Wild Pacific Trail on Vancouver Island

Not far from where we were staying in Ucluelet, British Columbia is a lovely trail called the Wild Pacific Trail. Not to be confused with the longer and more popular West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.

Sunset

Sunset

Continue reading

A Winter Retreat: Taboo Resort in Muskoka Ontario

IMG_6201

Sometimes you just need a break from city life!  I’m sure many of you can agree.

Our escape from the city is Taboo Resort in Muskoka.  It’s about one and a half hours north of Toronto, near Bracebridge.  Taboo Resort is a beautiful resort in the winter (also in the summer).

Continue reading

Winter Fun… Cross Country Skiing

Our winter fun cross-country skiing was at Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains, Ontario.  Nature is beautiful.  The snow softly covers the dense forest and creates this wonderful picturesque scenery.

087

Continue reading

Winter Fun… Snowshoeing

Winter is back again!  The best way to enjoy the winter is to find some fun activities.  Winter fun started with snowshoeing in Muskoka.  Muskoka is cottage country in Ontario, it’s beautiful in both summer and winter.

A groomed snowshoe trail

A groomed snowshoe trail

Continue reading

Our Best Nature Moment in 2013

My (Charlene) favourite nature moment of 2013…

Hiking in Zion National Park "The Narrows"

Hiking in Zion National Park “The Narrows”

Continue reading

The Sunshine of the Costa Brava Region

Costa Brava Region

Costa Brava Region

 

Before we planned this trip I had never heard of this Northeastern region in Spain. It wasn’t until I read a couple blog posts I was convinced this was a place we needed to see. A couple hours north of Barcelona is Costa Brava. Bringing it up in conversation I was surprised how few people usually go to this region. This is easily one of the most picturesque places I have visited. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why We Love Hiking

1. Nature
When you make an effort to get out on a trail you are rewarded by being surrounded by some amazing nature. Forests, mountain tops, Sea lines, Canyons are just a few of the areas that we have hiked through. Each area has its own unique flavour and no two areas in the world are ever replicated. That is mother natures gift to us. All we have to do is get out and enjoy it and make sure that humans don’t destroy it.

310

Hiking in Ireland

Hiking in Zion National Park "The Narrows"

Hiking in Zion National Park “The Narrows”

Continue reading

A Stroll in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

A beautiful, grand park within walking distance of downtown Vancouver – Stanley Park.

Strolling down the path.

Strolling down the path.

Continue reading

Whistler: Hanging in a Gondola, Hiking on the Trails

 

IMG_4874

Continue reading