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Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show 2017

I’ve attended the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show since 2012. 

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Book Excerpt: Unwinding after Swimming

I got off the bus back at the lodge and headed straight for the cabin. I didn’t want to be...

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Career Change: Climbing the Learning Curve

It’s been five years since I decided to apply to Algonquin College’s ODAN program. Five. Years. It’s been three years...

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Book Excerpt: Welcome to Fall Camp

I crept to the edge of the rock as a nineteen year-old flung herself off of it into the swift...

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Book Excerpt: Starting Over

Starting over at 34 is a daunting experience.

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley lessons learned

Back to School Adventures

It’s not what you think.

Plan Your First Winter Overnight

I shivered in my old sleeping bag, listening to the wind howl around my tent. It felt as if I...

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Winter Travel: Snowshoes

This is the third in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first two posts, start here and then here....

Winter Cooking

This is the second in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first post, start here. On our...

Highland Backpacking Trail map available for purchase at Algonquin Park

Highland Backpacking Trail

Here are a few shots from my 3-day backpacking trip in Algonquin Park on the Highland Backpacking Trail. I took...

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