Category Camping, Hiking & the Great Outdoors

An Underwater Adventure at the Vancouver Aquarium [Vancouver, BC]

While visiting the beautiful city of Vancouver I found myself captivated by the Pacific Ocean. The way the rays of sunshine jumped from wave to wave entrances me the same way looking into the center of a campfire does – fully and completely sucking me into what feels like a meditative state. I find it […]

Celebrate Magnolias [Burlington, ON]

There isn’t anything I don’t love about Magnolia trees; they are gorgeous to look at and smell like a fresh spring day. I first saw one in full bloom when I lived in Niagara on a neighbour’s lawn around the corner from my home. In the spring I drove by it every day on my […]

Maple Town: A Canadian Tradition [Mountsberg Conservation Area, ON]

I love maple syrup. It’s sticky, honey-brown, delicious on pancakes with sausages and I couldn’t be luckier that nearly 100% of all the maple syrup in the world is made within a day’s drive from my own front yard. Usually, the first week in April has hubby and I driving to his hometown of Elmira, […]

Sunny Point Resort [Parry Sound, ON]

This summer my thoughtful and scheming hubby “kiss-napped” me for my birthday and surprised me with a mid-week getaway to a beautiful Muskokan resort just outside of Parry Sound called Sunny Point. I have been saving this piece in my back pocket for a cold winter day in order to relive the warm, sun-filled days […]

Royal Botanical Gardens [Burlington, ON]

My Nonna loved everything about flowers. Every Birthday and Christmas card I ever received from her had beautiful hand-drawn flowers inside. It was with my Nonna that I first visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. This summer I returned, after a long hiatus, to celebrate Canada Day. July 1, 2013 was a hot and […]

Coming Up! The 24th Annual Feast of Fields [Nobleton, ON]

September is fast approaching and so is the 24th annual feast of fields. This organic festival welcomes handfuls of proud organic loving chefs and other vendors to the Cold Creek Conservation area to share their culinary creations with food lovers like me. Visit their website – Feast of Fields Ontario – to secure your tickets […]

Mad about Maple: White Meadows Farm [Pelham, ON]

Have you ever experienced a Maple Syrup coma? Well, I have – most recently at White Meadows Farms – and how sweet it is! In my years of driving up Effingham road would you believe I’ve never stopped until now? I know I say this somewhat often but – shame on me! Nestled beside Short […]