Tag: hiking

Tayrona Park: a jungle and beach adventure in Colombia

  When the opportunity to camp in a jungle, on the side of a mountain, overlooking a beach in Colombia came up, the obvious answer was YES! Now I should clarify that this was glamping and some very nice glamping at that! We stayed…

A hike to a frozen waterfall: Tews Falls

I get a little stir crazy during the winter months.

Waterfalls and canyons: Starved Rock State Park

A lack of waterfalls can sometimes be beautiful. It is a reminder to have an open mind to different possibilities in life.

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…

Spring adventure at Hilton Falls

  “That is my favourite sound,” I said. “What is?” “Just listen,” I explained and as we stopped talking the sound of frogs calling through the forest became clear.

Hiking to Cotopaxi Volcano refugio: higher than a skydive

  My highest skydive is 14,000 and now I can say the highest I have stood on earth is 15,953 feet high.  An unique achievement which is thanks to my visit to Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador.

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…

Belfountain Conservation area for a winter hike

  I think we can agree his winter has been a downer for winter activities. Here is hoping that the coming snowstorm also means more winter activities are on the horizon. I may not have been able to do any skiing or snowshoeing this…

Hiking and exploring a waterfall at Hilton Falls

As the fall season comes to a close (although it is still awful warm here for December), I have been trying to find some fun adventures close to home.  The Halton Agreement Forest and Hilton Falls happen to be a short drive away. We…

Day trip to Scenic Caves

  A late fall Friday afternoon was the perfect opportunity to visit Scenic Caves for the Eco Adventure tour, we also decided to try the ‘Thunderbird Twin Zip Line.’ The Eco Adventure Tour is a fun mix of hiking, tree top trekking, a few…