Backpacking in Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head, Ontario
Since a few months had passed since our last backpacking trip (to Algonquin Provincial Park), Mac & I felt it was time for another adventure! We had heard great things about Backpacking in Lion’s Head and decided to head up there for a 2 day/1 night trek!

Lion’s Head is about a 3 hour drive from Burlington on the Bruce Peninsula. The Provincial Park juts out into Georgian Bay. In the summer the Bruce […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |8 Comments

Homemade Vegan Backpacking Meals

Our recent hiking trip to the Western Uplands in Algonquin park was such an adventure. It was our first time really hiking & backpacking in Canada. We had done our fair share in NZ, so it was awesome to finally do it on the home turf. It was also an adventure because put together most of our food from scratch. In NZ we mainly stuck with couscous and ramen noodles (yes, I’m cringing too), but […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Western Uplands Trail | Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
It had been a while since Mac and I flexed our hiking muscles. We decided to rectify that by going on a 5 day/4 night backpacking trek through the Western Uplands Trail (WUT) in Algonquin Provincial Park! The WUT is located just off Hwy 60 on the west side of Algonquin Park. There are 3 loops you can do, ranging in distance from 32km, 56km, to 88km. Mac and I opted to […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Hiking Barbados | Bath to Bathsheba

For a small island filled with amazing beaches, stunning vistas, and a relaxed ‘island-life’ feel, it might seem a little unusual that Barbados is actually FULL of hiking trails! In fact, the National Trust coordinates and leads organised hikes all over the island several times a week. The turnout can often be more than 100 people!
Bath to Bathsheba Hike
Mac & I had heard great things about the Bath to Bathsheba hike on the east coast […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Barbados, Travel|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Chasing Waterfalls | Dundas Hikes

Though Hamilton is often heralded as the City of Waterfalls, Dundas has some pretty good ones too! These two Dundas hikes are great places to spend a morning or afternoon. Plus, there are incredible waterfalls! What more could you ask for?
Borer’s Falls
On a shared day off, two coworkers and I ventured out to Borer’s Falls Conservation Area. The car park for the trail head is at Valley Road & York Road – about 5 minutes west […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Burlington Hikes: Smokey Hollow

Waterdown is a small down north of Burlington and is home to Smokey Hollow. Smokey Hollow was named in the 1800’s during the Industrial Revolution when mills dominated the area often creating plumes of smoke that would rise from the hollow of the valley.
Smokey Hollow Walk
Great Falls & The Bruce Trail
The waterfall that powered these mills – Great Falls – was the starting point for the hike that a co-worker and I recently did! The […]

By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Burlington Hikes: Kerncliff Park

On our road trip around New Zealand, I unearthed a new passion: hiking. I mean, it’s not really that surprising – NZ is absolutely bursting with extremely well-maintained trails and tracks so it’s almost impossible not to become totally enamoured with the sport of hiking. Now that we’re home, the outdoors are calling my name once again. The GTA may not be surrounded by snow-capped mountains or pristine & untouched lakes, but there are trails […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |5 Comments

NZ Road Trip: By the Numbers

NZ Road Trip!
From mid-April to mid-July, Mac & I drove around the country for an NZ Road Trip in our little boat-sized 1997 Toyota Camry. We hiked, we camped, we saw & we adventured. And it was amazing. New Zealand is such a beautiful country and I’m so incredibly happy that we had almost 3 full months to explore almost every nook & cranny.

We saw glaciers & mountains, and waterfalls & pristine lakes. We admired […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Monthly Statistics, New Zealand, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments