• Red Canoe on a small beach beside a lake
    Activities,  Places and Spaces

    The Ultimate Experience: A review of Algonquin Outfitters’ Ultimate Canoe Trip package

    Disclosure: This post was originally published on the Algonquin Outfitters website as a sponsored post. Algonquin Outfitters provided me with the Ultimate Canoe Trip package in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own. Every year as we schedule our summer and fall camping and travel plans, we always include either a completely new-to-us destination, or an activity we’ve never tried. One of our most memorable “new activities” was my first-ever, mother-daughter canoe trip. With the help of Algonquin Outfitters (AO), my 12 year-old adventure girl, Emma, and I set out in Algonquin Park to paddle across three lakes and camp two nights in the backcountry.…

  • Bright pink water bottle and matching bowl beside rocks, outside.
    Gear Reviews

    Buddy loves the Bübi Bottle & Bowl, and so do I

    *Sponsored post. Bübi Bottle provided me with free product to check for this post. All opinions are my own. I guess the title of the post is a bit of a spoiler. But you should definitely read the rest of the post to find out why my Jack Russell Terrier Buddy loves the Bübi water bottle. A little while ago, Bübi Bottle sent me an awesome 22 oz (650 ml) bottle and bowl attachment to try out on my adventures with Buddy. I was very excited to replace Buddy’s old, heavy, bulky stainless-steel water bottle. The Bübi  is light-weight silicone and rolls up to a tidy little package when it’s empty. The…

  • Opinions,  Outdoor Lifestyle

    Three +1 ways to “give back”

    Anybody who spends time outdoors will tell you that they get something special from the experience. That something special is unique to every single person. It could be physical or mental health benefits, family bonding time, personal rejuvenation, creative inspiration…. the list is endless. One thing that I’ve noticed in the outdoors community, is that thing we get from being outside often translates into something we want to give back or to pay forward to others so that they can get something special from getting outside, too. I know many of you reading this already give back or pay it forward to your community in some way. I also know…

  • Outdoor Lifestyle

    10 Tips For Joining A Twitter Chat

    One of the best things about the outdoors community online is their willingness to share stories and information and welcome others with open arms. On Twitter, there are several regularly scheduled “Chats” each week that bring outdoor enthusiasts of all levels and disciplines together to talk about a common love of the outdoors. If you’re on Twitter, joining a chat is a great way to learn something, or to simply connect with people who share your passion for getting outside. For example, Sometimes Eventful created and hosts the #WeGetOutside chat every Tuesday. It’s Canada’s only weekly, outdoors Twitter chat! We love to share information, learn from each other, tell stories…

  • Food

    Rehydrating freeze dried chicken

    One of the big reasons we bought a freeze dryer was to prepare a wider variety of proteins for our camping adventures.  In particular, we had high hopes for being able to freeze dry chicken breasts, burger patties and pork chops. Can you imagine chomping down on a whole chicken breast on day 7 of  back country camping? I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest things I crave by around day three of a trip is to eat a big chunk of meat. Meat that isn’t ground or shredded. Meat that isn’t mixed in with rice or pasta or some sort of sauce because it is ground…