• Gear Reviews

    Smartwool Merino Hiking Socks

    Did you know that a pair of socks can seriously make or break a good hike? They need to be the right material, the right weight and the right level of cushioning. I’ve tried several brands of hiking socks over the years, and have definitely come to the conclusion that wool socks are the best option for hiking, even in…

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    Outdoor Lifestyle

    Getting Ready

      I guess you can call our style of outdoor adventuring eclectic. This year, we’re planning to get out into the back country. But we also love to mix it up with some front country, base camping in our trailer. Because really, being comfortable is what keeps us getting out there and exploring our provincial parks and conservation areas. We…

  • Places and Spaces

    Winter Hiking at Conservation Halton’s Hilton Falls

      We’ve been experiencing some pretty wacky weather this winter. But that hasn’t stopped us from getting outside to enjoy some winter hiking. The beauty of Conservation Halton Hilton Falls Conservation Area didn’t disappoint us at all one gorgeous January afternoon. There was a nice dusting of snow all along the trails – perfect for hiking or fat biking. Although,…

  • Food

    Winter Camping Starts In The Kitchen

    We haven’t been camping in months. Months! We’re having some pretty serious withdrawal around here. So, we’ve been keeping ourselves in the spirit of getting outside by planning and prepping for our next trip. We’re heading out into the winter wild(ish) to camp in a hot tent at Algonquin’s Mew Lake Campground in less than a couple of months. Woohoo!…

  • Opinions

    Girls Belong Here

    #GirlsBelongHere. They belong in the outdoors where they get dirty and test their limits and learn to be strong when faced by the challenges of nature as well as the people around them. #GirlsBelongHere because it as much their right to experience the joy of nature and all the rewards it offers. #GirlsBelongHere because what they learn outside will stay…

  • Places and Spaces

    Fall Into Nature at Kelso Conservation Area

    It’s Fall Into Nature time at Conservation Halton’s parks! We decided to check out Halton Park’s Kelso Conservation area last weekend, and take advantage of the annual Fall Into Nature event to do something that only happens two weekends a year outside of ski season…. We rode the chairlift to the top of the hill! Now, when I say “we”…