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My Best Travel Adventures of 2018

As the saying goes "the older you get the faster time flies." It certainly felt like 2018 flew by for me. While there were certainly highs and lows of the year, overall I consider myself very lucky. I think I did 25 trips in total, not including day hikes.  Here's a look at my best travel adventures for 2018. Sleeping in the Sahara Desert We were late getting to our tented camp in the Sahara…

10 of the Best Winter Adventures in Quebec

If you were a giraffe and you lived in some parts of Quebec you would barely be able to see over a snowbank by the time March rolled along. The province of Quebec is truly one of the exceptional places to visit if you love everything about winter - fresh air, outdoor adventures like downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, fat tire biking along with superb local food, lovely places to stay and Quebecers infectious…

4 Great Alternatives to Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is an awesome part of Alberta to visit. But it can get busy and at certain times of the year just getting accommodation can be tough. Fortunately there are a number of other provincial parks that are within a few hour's drive of Jasper (tops) and in my humble opinion are overlooked. Put them on your radar. They all see a fraction of the traffic that Jasper National Park gets. These four…

22 Must Do Outdoor Adventures in Canada

Wondering what to do outdoors this summer? These 22 must-do adventures in Canada - two in each province except for PEI and one in each of the northern territories should give you plenty of fresh ideas. I've personally tested all of them but picking a favourite would be nearly impossible.  British Columbia Bike the Gulf Islands It’s hard to beat island hopping by ferry with your bike. You'll have to decide which Gulf Island to visit…

5 Adventurous Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Located two-thirds of the way up the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is one of the most spectacular destinations in New England. From the islands to the highlands, the park is filled with outdoor adventures. Here are five adventurous things to do in Acadia National Park.  Hiking in the park If you don't go on at least one hike in Acadia you should leave the park ashamed. Over 100 miles of hiking trails…

Where and How to Ice Climb for the 1st Time in Alberta

Have you ever thought about ice climbing in Alberta? I'd never given it any serious thought, until I was asked, I could even say coerced into saying yes, I'd do it, on a trip to Jasper National Park where the theme of my trip was outdoor adventures. From what I'd seen of ice climbing in both Maligne Canyon and Johnston Canyon, it looked scary and quite frankly cold and unappealing. But once you've said yes…

10 Activities That Will Get You Excited for Winter in Alberta

With snow finally making an appearance, November is the time to get pumped for winter in Alberta. Say no to winter blahs by filling your weekends and holidays with a host of exciting outdoor adventures. From skiing to dogsledding, skating to snowshoeing, ice-climbing to fat tire biking - there really is no excuse not to get outside. Invest in the clothing so you can enjoy those sunny, blue sky days, even when the thermometer dips to…

The Top 5 Outdoor Adventures Across Canada

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Canada is an exceptional country for outdoor adventures. Bordered by three oceans and home to several mountain ranges, as well as thousands of lakes, and hundreds of rivers, the trick is narrowing down the geographic area you want to explore. Here are 5 of my favourite adventures showcasing a diverse cross-section of Canada. Backpacking in the Tombstone Mountain Range, Yukon Territory Accessed from the Dempster Highway, via a…

The Delights of Paddling to Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island, one of Georgia's outer islands, is a great destination for a day. It's home to gorgeous white sand beaches, seashells galore, mossy covered trees and even wild horses. While most people take the ferry over, half the adventure of going to Cumberland Island is getting there. We chose to paddle over and back. Note that there is one four star resort on the island - Greyfield Inn - that offers private ferry services.…

Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior: The Highlights in Photos

In the summer of 2011 our party of five including our guide, Ginny, from Naturally Superior Adventures, completed a kayaking trip around Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. Mother Nature cooperated and supplied more sunshine than fog, little in the way of rain and enough wind to keep the majority of biting insects at bay - but not so much to keep us landlocked on shore. The trip was a great success - no boats or…

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