Traveling for the holidays can be exhausting, but add a baby to the mix, and there's a whole other world of considerations you need to make. Here are some tips to help make holiday travel easier with a little one.

Over the past several months, I’ve seen a huge influx of hoverboard in my neighbourhood, in the downtown core where I work, and along the sea wall in Vancouver where many go to bike, blade, or run on a sunny day. The popularity of hoverboards is soaring, but what are they all about? Well, I was recently given the opportunity to take the Swagtron Hands Free Hoverboard for a test ride, so here’s my take on these new modes of transportation.

Solar technology has come a long way and one of the companies pushing innovation in the consumer space is Goal Zero. A great example of leveraging the sun in a practical device is Goal Zero’s Torch 250 Solar LED flashlight, which I took with me on my last camping trip.

Another school year is almost upon us and a backpack is an essential back-to-school item. We have tons of backpacks to choose from that will hold all you need to be successful this year!

 Camping season is in full swing, and unless you own an RV you’ll need some shelter to sleep in. If you own a truck, you’ve probably contemplated one of the cool looking truck bed tent models.  Are they worth it?  What considerations do you need to be aware of with this type of tent? Can you use it with a tonneau cover? Click for the full blog review plus a video.

 Summer is here, and that means time to get outside to enjoy nature and fresh air with the family. Camping has always been a popular outdoor summer season activity, however for novices it can be somewhat daunting trying to ensure you’ve got the proper equipment for your camping excursion. But, don’t worry; I’m here to help you avoid the hassles with my list of the most popular gear for camping this summer.

 No Canadian is immune to the dangers of a good power outage and many of us aren’t really prepared for everything that you need to protect when it happens. Sure you’ve probably got candles sitting around but what do you have to keep power to your electronics? Gas generators aren’t an option for everybody but the Goal Zero Yeti can be. It’s compact, has good battery life and can even recharge itself using solar panels. 

Car camping is a great way to get away for the weekend, and if you bring along a propane stove and some cookware, you can try these great camp trip recipes.

Whether you’re heading outdoors or over the border, make sure you have the perfect luggage or bag for the trip!

 If you’re trying to decide what to get the dad in your life for Father’s day and he just happens to be into sports then take a look at some of the many great gadgets that can help him step up his game, no matter what he enjoys.


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