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An Overnight Stay in a Wadi Rum Camp in Jordan

I've been angling to get to Jordan for well over a decade. The country has been on my radar since I first read Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia. Instagram provided further fodder - with lots of drool-worthy photos over the past few years. My wish to visit Jordan finally came to true in March 2019. John and I spent a week cycling the…

2 Amazing Canadian Rockies Travel Packages to Put on Your Bucketlist

If you’ve been thinking about a trip to the Canadian Rockies this summer it’s time to swing into gear and make some plans. For those of you short on time or who hate the bother of planning the details of a trip, check out the following two Canadian Rockies packages offered by Air Canada Vacations. With a single phone call or a click on your computer you can have your holiday booked and on your…

The 10 Hiking Essentials Everyone Should Carry

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. If you purchase an item through these links, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. This helps me continue to write free content like the article you are reading. I only recommend products or experiences I personally use or see a use for. The original list of 10 hiking essentials came from the Mountaineers, a Seattle based organization for climbers and outdoor…

7 of the Coolest Accommodation Options in Canada’s National Parks

If you haven't recently stayed overnight in one of Canada's National Parks you probably don't know about all the cool and quirky accommodation options that are now available. Forget your musty smelling tent you haven't dragged out in years. Instead check out options that include everything from micro-cubes to cocoon tree beds to double tents - exciting options to explore whether you're a couple, a group of friends or a family. It seems people are…

A Weekend Canoe Trip on the Red Deer River

If you're looking for an easy, family-friendly summer adventure in Alberta try canoeing or kayaking the Red Deer River. Although it has a good rate of flow, there are very few, if any rapids to deal with. Your biggest problem will likely be running aground on a gravel bar or slipping on a muddy bank getting out of the canoe. There are lots of paddling options on the Red Deer River from a one day…

A Trip to Sulphur Gates and the Wilmore Wilderness

You'll find the Sulphur Gates Provincial Recreation Area just west of Grande Cache, a small community 425 kilometres northwest of Edmonton and a solid 4.5 hour drive away. The Sulphur Gates are one of three entrance points to the Wilmore Wilderness Park. While the Sulphur Gates area can easily be visited in under an hour, the Wilmore Wilderness which happens to be the largest wilderness area in Alberta that nobody has heard of, needs at…

Glamping the oTENTik way in the 1000 Islands

A couple of years ago Parks Canada rolled out a new form of glamping - a tent like cabin that they coined oTENTik. They've been placed in various national parks across all the provinces and can now be reserved online. On a three day kayaking trip in the 1000 Islands, John and I had the chance to try them out on two different islands within Thousand Islands National Park. Gordon Island oTENTik We arrived via sea kayak…

Everything You Need to Know About Camping on the Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93 North, runs from Lake Louise to Jasper for 232 spectacular kilometres passing through Banff and Jasper National Parks. With 11 campgrounds along the parkway, it's easy to slow down and explore the region. Here's what you need to know about the Icefields Parkway campgrounds. There is no cellphone coverage along the parkway but campgrounds have pay phones. For payment have exact change or a credit card. You won't find any…

10 Places You’ll Want to go Glamping in Alberta

Glamping in Alberta or comfort camping as it is also called, is a great way to ease yourself into the wilderness - and for many it will be the best way to enjoy a close to nature experience. It's kind of like camping but without the hassle.  As one gentleman I recently spoke with puts it: "Glamping is perfect for a guy like me. My back is too sore and I'm too old to sleep on…

Unparalleled Kayaking & Camping in the Islands of the Georgian Bay

If you're looking for an outstanding kayaking trip that delivers where it counts  - unparalleled beauty, rocky pink granite islands and gorgeous campsites on islands you have to yourself, then you should think about a kayaking (or canoeing) trip to the Georgian Bay - in particular, the area around Killarney Provincial Park. A few years ago I'd spent some time paddling around Franklin Island in the Georgian Bay, further to the south so I had some…

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