Glide and Slide: Winter at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Grab your friends and head on out to Arrowhead Provincial Park for a day of winter fun!

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Winter Mindfulness at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Ninja-like I was not: the waxless cross-country skis I rented from the park office hummed along as I gained steam down the hill. Combined with the mindless nattering of my inner dialogue, I couldn’t hear anything else.  When I reached the crest of the next hill I stopped and listened. A light breeze whispered through evergreens. A downy woodpecker knocked insistently. Saturday morning traffic droned on Highway 11. My friends’ laughter carried back to me, urging me to catch up.

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Review: Untamed Antarctica

Is Antarctica on your bucket list? It wasn’t much of a blip on my radar screen. I’d glance at the pricey boat tours in adventure travel brochures and wonder how seasick the crossing would make me. It must have planted a seed though because the universe has been throwing some interesting tidbits my way. Six months ago I attended a Rob Stimpson photography workshop in Killarney, Ontario. Rob is a Canadian photographer with many trips to the Antarctic under his belt and a gorgeous portfolio to boot. Two months ago I noticed conversations starting on social media about kayaking Antarctica. And last month, I attended a National Geographic Live event at Roy Thomson Hall, here in Toronto.

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