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Skydiving: how to hang out in the sky

  The skydiving season trickled to a start this year.  Unlike other skydivers, I jump with some regularity through the winter, so for me it was a slow start to the season with sporadic jumping in March and April.

Wine tour by bike: Niagara

  I recently experienced the Niagara wine scene by bike – a pretty cool experience. I took my mom on a wine tour with Grape Escape bike tours for her birthday. This company appealed to me because it married being physically active with wine…I…

Cottage hikes and McCrae Lake

  Last fall I discovered McCrae Lake while searching for an adventure activity near the cottage. The cottage is great, but I can only relax so long before looking for something to do. Fall at McCrae Lake was beautiful and led to my first…

Skydiving in the winter

Winter Skydiving

  For those of us that skydive regularly, jumping can be therapeutic. It is a brief escape from the 9 to 5 and a wonderful way to recharge.

Skydiving: another season comes and goes.

Fall has come and gone. The last few vibrant leaves cling to the trees as a crisp wind blows past.  For many this marks the end of our skydiving season. Some of us crazy people will visit the one dropzone that stays open all…

Waterfall adventures: Albion Falls

I have decided with the abundance of waterfalls in a short distance of me, I should get out and visit them.  I often forget about the places to explore in my own backyard. We visited Balls Falls at the end of August to find…

Beautiful day for a beach adventure

As I mentioned in a previous post, I came up with this great idea to take our horses to the dropzone (skydiving), ride down to the beach and try and entice them into the water. Overall, it was a great experience and made for…

Beach, horses and skydivers.

  Sometimes I come up with crazy ideas and believe it or not, I sometimes find people that even want to go along with them. The place I skydive at is near a beach that we occasionally land on. Once or twice I noticed people…

Adventure in abandonment

Adventure does not necessarily mean travelling the world. People often forget about the hidden gems in our own backyards – I am a culprit of this too. So when a friend told me about an abandoned water park and hotel I could visit within…

Top 10 places to visit in Algonquin Park

I have been going to Algonquin Park for as long as I can remember. My parents were avid backcountry campers (my mom still is) and passed on a love of the outdoors to me. A few visits to the park a year, since I…