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Why I Hike

What's the big deal about hiking, anyway? Why does it seem that everyone is going hiking these days, and what's there to like? While hiking seems like nothing more than ...
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best day hike near Malaga Spain - caminito del rey

The Best Day Hikes in the World Near Cities

Get ready for an epic list of awesome! I asked over 30 seasoned travellers what their favourite day hike near a city was, and the response was fantastic. From Canada ...
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How to Leave No Trace: The Brazeau Loop

Leave No Trace Principles: Explained

You've heard it before: leave no trace. This is the ethics code that go-ers of the outdoors abide by, usually enforced by moral duties and goodwill. When you spend time ...
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Day 3 on La Cloche Silhouette Trail: Silver Peak, the highest point in Killarney

La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Ontario

This trail is known as the "toughest backpacking route in Ontario". Naturally, I had to test it for myself. Over 4 days and 4 nights, I set out with two ...
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Prince Edward County Brewery Tour at Prince Eddys Brewery

Prince Edward County Brewery Tour by Bike

Do you like beers? How about bikes? Is it possible to dislike like beaches? Take a weekend in Prince Edward County and Sandbanks Provincial Park for an epic escape in ...
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Biking in Vietnam

Bike from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Can you ride a bicycle? Are you drawn to Vietnam and its incredible food, culture, history, and landscape? Do you love active travel, or are you simply looking for a ...
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St Lawrence River from Quebec City

2 Awesome Bike Trails in Quebec City

PSA: there are incredible bike trails in Quebec City!! This past weekend, I was in Quebec for the Women in Travel Summit. Over 400 travel influencers, creators, and brands gathered ...
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Biking in Vietnam on the Ho Chi Minh Road

Low Budget Bike Touring in Vietnam

I biked 1000km in Vietnam and spent $178 on gear including the bike, and I want to prove to you that you can do the same. Bikepacking. Bicycle Touring. World by ...
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Thoughts & Opinion>>

Canoe on Lake Huron at sunset

Does it Matter How Many Countries You Visit?

I personally don’t like counting the number of countries I have been to. Actually, I have no idea how many countries I have been to. I also don’t particularly like ...
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Why I Hike

What's the big deal about hiking, anyway? Why does it seem that everyone is going hiking these days, and what's there to like? While hiking seems like nothing more than ...
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Open Letter to MEC on Diversity in the Outdoors

An Open Letter to MEC on Diversity in the Outdoors

In October 2018, MEC (Canada’s biggest outdoor equipment retail co-op, much like REI in the United States) released a statement from their CEO. The headline reads: Do white people dominate the ...
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adventure unites generations: how hiking with people of different generations gives a new perspective

Do Travel and Outdoor Adventure Unite Generations?

On my most recent adventure, I led a group of eight lovely hikers on The Fishermen’s Trail in Portugal. The group included seven women between 50-65 years old. I am ...
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4 day canoe trip in Killarney provincial park - fishing on Balsam Lake

4 Day Canoe Trip in Killarney, Ontario

I discovered Killarney Provincial Park earlier this summer while hiking the 100km La Cloche Silhouette Trail over four days. At the end of September, I returned with brave and hardy ...
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Canoe on a beach on a 5 day canoe trip loop in Algonquin Park

5 Day Canoe Trip Route in Algonquin Park, Ontario

Looking for a quintessential Canadian adventure? Try a canoe trip in Ontario. Ontario is far better known for its breathtaking lakes and  paddling routes than its hiking routes. Though La ...
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Gear & Reviews>>

Bluetti EB3A Review – A Week of Car Camping and Hiking in the Carolinas and Virginia

Disclaimer: I was gifted this product in exchange for this review, but all opinions are my own. Although my truest love will always be backpacking, recently I took my first ...
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The Best Bag System for Backpacking & Travel

You are planning your backpacking trip and the essentials are covered. Flights, shots, some accommodations, and a loose itinerary are sorted. Now all that’s left is to pack your bag ...
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UNIQLO is the best company for hiking, travelling and outdoor adventures: climbing Kilimanjaro

UNIQLO Review: The Best, Most Underrated Brand for Hiking and Travelling

The most underrated brand for hiking and adventuring clothing is UNIQLO: the Japanese lifestyle clothing brand whose mantra is to “simplify the wardrobe”. Through years of rigorous testing in fairly ...
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best down jackets and synthetic down jackets for any budget

Best Down Jackets for Every Budget and User

Packable down, puffy, puffer, or synthetic mid-layer with no down at all - whatever you call it, you probably have one. If you don’t, you may want one. This quintessential ...
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