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We Followed This Women As She Descended From Way Up High Herding Goats And Scrambling Over Precarious Rocks

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…

The Canadian Ski Marathon In Quebec

10 of the Best Things to do in Quebec in Winter

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. There are so many fun things to do in Quebec in winter including downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. That can all be…

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 - and expensive. Fortunately there are a number of alternatives to Jasper including provincial parks that are within a few hour's drive of Jasper (tops). In my humble opinion they are overlooked. Put them on your radar. They all see a fraction of the traffic that…

Canoeing The Churchill River

22 Bucket List Worthy Outdoor Adventures in Canada

Wondering what outdoor adventures in Canada to do this summer? These 22 bucket list worthy 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 these adventures in Canada but picking a favourite would be nearly impossible. It depends on the weather, the company, the season - along with a little je ne sais…

Ice Climbing At Johnston Canyon In Banff National Park

Where & How to Go Ice Climbing 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 give it a go. From what I'd seen of ice climbing in Alberta - both in Maligne Canyon and Johnston Canyon, it looked scary and quite frankly cold and unappealing. But once you've said yes to something, you change your tune and your thinking. If I…

On The Trail Toward Shadow Lake

10 of the Best Outdoor Winter Activities 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 winter activities in Alberta. 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…

Reflection On Grizzly Lake

5 of the Best Adventures in Canada for Outdoor Addicts

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Canada is an exceptional country for outdoor addicts. 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. Detailed below are 5 of the best adventures in Canada. While I have done literally hundreds of adventures in the country I always have a hard time picking…

On The Way Over To Cumberland Island

Kayaking to Cumberland Island, Georgia

Kayaking to Cumberland Island, one of Georgia's outer islands, is a great adventure and destination for a day. The island is 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. Kayaking to Cumberland Island is definitely a fun way to get there. Note that there is one four star resort on…

A Windy Morning On The Second Day Of The Michipicoten Island Circumnavigation

Kayaking Around Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior

One summer our party of five including our guide, Ginny, from Naturally Superior Adventures, completed a 70 kilometre 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 Michipicoten Island circumnavigation was a great success - no boats…

Boats On The Amazon River - Photo Credit: Vinicius Colares From Pixabay

The Amazon River by Boat from Peru to Brazil

Have you ever wanted to boat the Amazon River from Peru to Brazil?In September 2003, I took a break from Dalhousie University and packed my bag for South America. My flight landed in Lima, Peru, but after a string of bad weather I opted to start my route in Brazil. I couldn't think of a more challenging way to get there than by cargo boat. My experience floating down the Amazon River from Iquitos, Peru…

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