Silent Lake Provincial Park camp cabin

Loving winter with a cosy cabin at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Ever since encountering pictures on social media of cosy looking cabins, surrounded by piles of thick, fluffy snow and a warm glow emanating from the windows into the surrounding forest, we’ve wanted to experience that side of winter for ourselves. Well the good news is that a number of Ontario Parks are home to such cabins, meaning that a winter cabin experience is closer than … Continue reading Loving winter with a cosy cabin at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Thunder Bay Top of the Giant

Discovering the beauty of Thunder Bay’s provincial parks

When we told people back in Toronto that we had been to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, we were more often than not greeted by a blank face. But Sleeping Giant, along with other beautiful provincial parks in the Thunder Bay area, makes the 2 hour flight from Toronto eminently worth it, and a destination that people really should know about. We visited in September and … Continue reading Discovering the beauty of Thunder Bay’s provincial parks

Bermuda Railway Trail view from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Top 3 things to do on the Bermuda Railway Trail

For both me and Emma, the Christmas holidays brings a closed office, and so not wanting to spend 12 days in Toronto’s winter, we jetted off to somewhere far warmer, Bermuda. There are a lot of tropical sounding islands – Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda and Bermuda. But only three of those are in the Caribbean, the odd one out being Bermuda, which sits out all by … Continue reading Top 3 things to do on the Bermuda Railway Trail

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

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