XShot Sport camera extender pole Treetop Trekking

Review: XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole

The internet has given us many things over the years, including plenty of cat videos. Now thanks to our new selfie stick, the XShot Sport camera extender pole, we too have a cat video to share with the world. But before we look at a video of a cat, earlier this year whilst camping, we took a swim in the beautiful waters of the Georgian … Continue reading Review: XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole

Changing Seasons of Toronto July Summer

The Changing Seasons of Toronto

When we lived in Cambridge, I remember coming across a piece of artwork on a market stall that always stuck with me. It consisted of four photos, all taken from the same point and at the same angle, along a beautiful tree-lined path that crosses Jesus Green. Each of the four photos was taken in a different season, and I loved not only the contrast … Continue reading The Changing Seasons of Toronto

Canoeing in the rain Algonquin Provincial Park

Canoeing in the rain at Algonquin Provincial Park

In May last year, we went on an excellent 6-hour canoe trip in Algonquin Provincial Park. Everything was perfect – from the weather, to the paddling conditions and even our lunchtime sandwich – apart from our failure to see a moose. When my uncle and aunt, Angus and Sue, announced that they would be visiting in late-May this year, we offered them the chance to … Continue reading Canoeing in the rain at Algonquin Provincial Park

Review: SunJack 14W+8000mAh Battery – a Solar Charger by SunJack

Over the summer, we’re finally going to unpack the tent and take it out on its first Canadian trip. As a relative camping novice, Stewart expressed concern a few weeks ago when he had the sudden realisation that there would be absolutely no way at all to charge his iPhone or GoPro whilst sitting in a tent. Both of these eat battery like he eats … Continue reading Review: SunJack 14W+8000mAh Battery – a Solar Charger by SunJack

Tew's Falls

Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls

Last weekend we paid a visit to the city of Hamilton. For anyone not in the know, Hamilton is home to plenty of waterfalls, and is arguably one of the most important places in Canada, as it was home to the very first Tim Hortons! Hamilton is bounded by the Niagara Escarpment, which starts in upstate New York, passes through Ontario and along the Bruce … Continue reading Day trips from Toronto – Hamilton’s waterfalls

Scarborough Bluffs

Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

Vancouver, as we’ve all heard, has the upper hand when it comes to Canadian cities with stunning scenery on its doorstep. But here, we want to reclaim a little pride for Toronto.  There are some great outdoor locations to visit near Toronto, although unfortunately most require a bit of travel. But nevertheless, there are the Niagara Falls (just make sure you’re facing away from the … Continue reading Cycling to the Scarborough Bluffs

UP Express review (Image credit: Rick Radell)

Review: Getting from Pearson Airport to Toronto with the UP Express

Getting from the airport to your destination in a new city can often be a stressful time. When we arrived in Toronto in September 2014, we certainly found the experience of getting from Toronto Pearson International Airport into the city confusing. Since then, the options have multiplied, with the launch of the Union Pearson Express, and with Uber becoming more ingrained in society. So we … Continue reading Review: Getting from Pearson Airport to Toronto with the UP Express

AGO Toronto

Visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario

As we’ve said before, we are not normally ones for art galleries, or museums in general for that matter. After an hour or so I’m usually bored, my back hurts and I just want to go do something else. So when I found out that my team was going on an ‘away day’ to the Art Gallery of Ontario (or AGO to us Torontonians) I was probably the … Continue reading Visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto Islands at night

Looking back on 18 months in Canada

Highlights of our Canadian Working Holiday This week another milestone was reached as we celebrated 18 months in Canada. As always the time has flown by and we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the best things we’ve done in the last 12 months. So here we go, in no particular order, 6 of our favourite things from this year: 1. Showing … Continue reading Looking back on 18 months in Canada

KnowRoaming review

Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker

How to reduce roaming costs with KnowRoaming and promo code In the digital age that we live in, we are always ready to reach for our smartphone to find something out. Whether it be where we’re going, what to eat, to check the news or use social media, smartphones are the ‘go to’ device whether at home or away. They are just a little bit addictive. This … Continue reading Travel review: KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker