• 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…

  • Safety

    It’s time for “The Talk” – The PFD talk.

    The outdoors community has been positively quaking with excitement to get outside and get on the water. The liquid kind, not the frozen kind.  My Twitter and Facebook feeds have been full of posts and pictures by people just itching to shake off what seemed like the longest winter ever and dip their paddle in lakes and rivers.  I’ve seen my tweeps launch their canoes all over the province, giddy with excitement. Giddy I tell you! I’ve been living vicariously through those posts.  And happily, most of the pictures I’ve seen have included people and their canine co-pilots wearing Personal Flotation Devices (PFD). Unfortunately, not everyone wears a PFD when they get…

  • Activities,  Events

    150 For 150 – An event for the history books

    150 for 150 is a wrap and now a part of history. Like, officially part of history. It’s really hard to find the right words to describe what happened at that event. To be perfectly honest, as I reflect on the entire weekend of celebrations, scroll through my social media feeds and take in all the photos, comments and stories, I feel very emotional. Overwhelmed. Grateful. Proud to be a part of this incredible community. Really, the biggest word that comes to mind is “Thanks”. (Which is then quickly followed by the word, “WOW”) Thanks to everyone who attended the event, bought stickers and shirts and generally supported us by sharing…