Tag: travel

Colombia: Cartagena and El Totumo

  Over the last year, we heard great things about travelling to Colombia. I was intrigued by the country, so it was natural pick for our next trip.

So do you pack your own parachute?

  This is the top question I get asked when people learn I skydive. And the answer is a resounding, yes – actually I prefer to.

Algonquin in Three Days: Magnetawan, Hambone, Daisy Lake

  We arrived at Algonquin Park on a crispy morning with a bright blue sky. I was looking forward to disconnecting and using the time to enjoy nature.

Jumping from a helicopter

  A moment of silence, as I stepped back and let myself fall. It was a new sensation and almost peaceful. It was not my first time jumping from a helicopter, but maybe the first time I really appreciated the experience.

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.

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…

Rafting the Amazon in Ecuador

  During our trip to Ecuador we spent one day white water rafting the Amazon River basin outside Tena, Ecuador.

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.