Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

Review: Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

We recently put the Haeleum Reccan through its paces. The Reccan is an insect repellent shirt, which if you plan to be doing any outdoor activities during a Canadian summer, could prove to be a very useful piece of kit. No one likes getting bitten by a mosquito or their fellow bugs, and Emma and myself are no different. I feel like I have an … Continue reading Review: Haeleum Reccan insect repellent shirt

Niagara Falls

Why Canada should be your next travel destination

This is a collaborative post written by Meghan Andrews. Although it’s absolutely full to the brim with things to do and see, many travellers don’t even consider Canada as a potential holiday destination. Be sure to put it at the top of your bucket list for your next trip – here are just a few reasons why the North American country should be your next … Continue reading Why Canada should be your next travel destination

Bon Echo Provincial Park

Camping, canoeing and pictographs at Bon Echo Provincial Park

After a couple of fun camping trips last year, we were excited to book a trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park this summer to celebrate Canada Day. Bon Echo is one of Ontario’s most popular parks, thanks to Mazinaw Rock with its centuries old Aboriginal pictographs and a very large lake to explore. Our long weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts when … Continue reading Camping, canoeing and pictographs at Bon Echo Provincial Park

The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code

A subscription box for Brits in Canada and the USA Nothing beats the excitement when an email pops into my inbox to say we have a package delivery. It’s even more exciting when that package is a parcel of British goodies from new company The Little Care Package. Unfortunately, the box arrived after dark which meant filming and photographing it was apparently out of the … Continue reading The Little Care Package Review and Promo Code

Arrowhead cross country skiing moose pose

Cross-country skiing in Arrowhead

Arrowhead Provincial Park’s winter activities don’t stop with its skating trail, it is also home to a network of cross-country skiing trails. We put on a pair of skis for the first time in Canada to check them out. My first and only skiing experience had been just as traumatic as my first ever skating lesson. As with anything that required coordination, my one and … Continue reading Cross-country skiing in Arrowhead

Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Picture a quintessential Canadian winter scene, snow covered evergreens as far as the eye can see, big fluffy snowflakes falling and a beautiful torch lit skating trail winding through the middle of it all. And there you have the Arrowhead Provincial Park Ice Skating Trail. It continues to be named as one of the top winter experiences in Canada, it even makes BlogTO’s top skating … Continue reading Skating at Arrowhead Provincial Park

XShot Sport camera extender pole Treetop Trekking

Review: XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole

UPDATE: Sadly our XShot Sport Camera Extender Pole broke after only 3 months and a few uses. We contacted XShot’s customer service in a couple of ways, but they were always extremely slow to respond. They did eventually say that they would send us a new pole, but it never arrived, and now they ignore our emails! So we bought another product which has worked … 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