Scenic Hiking through the Isle of Skye – The Quiraing

The Quiraing

The Quiraing

I can now say that The Isle of Skye is one of the most scenic regions of the world that I’ve been to. If you love the outdoors… the Isle of Skye is a must. Mountains, greenery and rock formations galore make this region unlike any other. The one tip I’d give anyone visiting is make sure you allocate a good amount of time because there are so many hiking trails and things to do on this Island. The weather doesn’t always cooperate, so you end up doing things when you can and not when you plan to. Lesson Learned.
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The Alleyways of Edinburgh

Brodie's Close

Brodie’s Close

While walking along the beautiful Royal Mile in Edinburgh you will notice many openings between the many stores and restaurants.  It is very easy to be caught up in the action of the Royal Mile with the stunning Edinburgh Castle at the top.  But, part of travelling is to explore the not so common areas of the city.  Take a moment to peak or stroll down each alleyway.  You never know what you will find…

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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

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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

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A Winter Retreat: Taboo Resort in Muskoka Ontario

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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).

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A Walk Through a Monastery in Catalonia Spain

Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery

Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery


Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
is in northeastern Catalonia. It is one of the more scenic places I’ve been to before. I found out about this location from the travel bloggers I follow on twitter. If you happen to be in this region you have to make a stop at this Monastery. It is in the region of Cap de Creus National Park, providing lots of opportunities for other day trips as well.Below are a few pictures that illustrate the beauty of the monastery and the area. Continue reading

The Medieval Appeal of the Prague Castle

St Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle is the Castle located on the hill. It is close to the city centre and a must visit if you are staying in Prague.  The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and built sometime in the 800’s. It is OLD to put it bluntly. I love all things medieval, maybe it is an appreciation for the buildings and craftsmanship of that time. Have a look at this door we found within the castle, could we find something so unique in this day and age?!?! 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.

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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

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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”

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