Growing up, I always got the feeling that airports were not held in high regard. My parents always seem to hold disdain over the long flight cues, the crowded gates, and the general hustle and bustle of airports (of course, travelling with 3 kids I’m sure can be a bit of a nightmare). However, in my experience Airports have always been a bit of a magical place. A sort of limbo in… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About – The La Cloche Silhouette Trail Killarney’s La Cloche trail is an apparent 78km loop through the parks rugged interior that comprises beautiful lakes, rugged quartzite mountains, and serene mixed woods. The reason I say apparent is because when I tracked it with my Fitbit I got a total of 86km. After having completed the La Cloche trail in 4-days, my first recommendation… TAKE YOUR TIME…. Read More

One quick hard heel cut and, whoosh, up it goes. A beautiful wave of the light fluffy stuff, a quick turn on the toe edge and you’re right straight in the middle of it, covered in powder and sporting a huge shit-eating grin slapped on your face the whole way. You look up to see about 4-5 other riders experiencing the same sense of child-like joy. Powder slashes here, kick jumps there,… Read More

It’s seems a funny question to ask, why are you travelling? It seems the answer is justified in the question, simply to travel. However, just to travel isn’t really a complete answer. We travel for many different reasons, we travel to take a break, we travel to gain a fresh perspective, we travel to meet friends and family, we travel because we’re curious. Recently I’ve begun to delve into the question of… Read More

So you’ve decided that you want to backpack. Easy. Done. You’re going to love it. But deciding is only the first step. It’s the planting of the seeds. But as well all know, without the loving care of the gardener providing water and making sure there isn’t too much sun nothing will grow! Of course, the next logical step is to buy your plane ticket! 1) Start to get an idea of… Read More

Traveling abroad in any country you are constantly meeting new people, making new friends, and sharing a large variety of conversation. After the standard hello’s and maybe a quick laugh about the situation you’ve found yourself in, the next question is generally, “So where’re you from?” Being from Canada, I’ve found I’m generally met with a positive response from most parties. People who have either travelled to Canada, or want to spend… Read More

Late Season Winter Camping In Algonquin – Who Needs Snowshoes? There’s something about the calming white abyss and the feeling of complete isolation that forges a passion for winter camping within a person. For my girl and I, it’s pristine wilderness without the bugs or people; a place where a warm fire really does make or break the night, and a place where the sky is never more alight with stars, and… Read More

Tuesday’s Travel Tip – Work With What You Have As I’ve mentioned before, and I’ll likely mention again, it’s in our human nature to want to be prepared. We want to have the gear, the education, the training, or the experience to tackle new obstacles. We research and catch up on current affairs of any place we wish to travel. And while obvious due diligence is necessary when travelling anywhere new, it… Read More

It’s Never Too Late – Camping Algonquin Park’s Interior in late March The beauty of a forest covered in a blanket of white is hard to accurately describe. As we take each step down the narrow trail path and listen to that familiar crunch of snow beneath our feet we’re captivated by the pristine condition of this wilderness. Although we’re aware that we’re not the only people that choose to winter camp… Read More

How to Avoid Starring at Your Feet. The snow-capped face of Annapurna III stares down at each weary trekker that passes by her cascading rock surface; almost instinctively you try not to look her in the eye, making yourself content to simply stare down at your own two feet as they try to avoid puddles and uneven rock surfaces between each step. After what feels like an hour you look up to… Read More