Great gear for backpacking light

 The trails are open and it's backpack season again. Can't wait to get out there? Don't worry, you don't have to load up on a lot of big gear to enjoy a weekend of backpacking. Here are a few things you can take along that are lightweight, multi-purpose, and will help you really enjoy a night or two in the great outdoors.

How to Create an Epic Vegan BBQ

 I like to host parties, but I’m realizing that I have to add vegan options to the appetizers I serve. Since summer calls for BBQ, here are some vegan recipes that will earn star status on the grill.  

Best gear for Festival Camping

There is absolutely nothing like spending several days hanging out in the hot summer sun, listening to awesome bands and chilling with friends, then retiring beneath the stars at night to fall asleep listening to the sounds of the communal campsite. It’s time to grab some shades and sunscreen, see what shows appeal to you this summer, and make sure you have the best gear for festival camping.

5 Summer Camping Bundles with everything you need

    It’s camping season, and if you find the prospect of buying all of the camping gear you need a bit overwhelming, you’re going to love these 5 camping bundles. They’ve got everything you need to pack and up and hit the great outdoors.

Make the most of May with a new backpack

 The best part about spring and summer is the fact that no matter what time of day it is or where you are in the world, everyone suddenly becomes very okay with you carrying a backpack 24/7. I mean, they’re not necessarily work-friendly, but if you’re out for dinner, running errands, or hiking up a mountain for fifteen hours, backpacks totally get the go-ahead.  

Camping in Quebec: Top Family Spots

photo credit: Steve Deschênes | © SépaqIt’s vacation planning time! You’re thinking of visiting our great province but don’t know how to find the best camping spots in Quebec? That’s what I’m here for. I’ll share my favorite places along with what you need for a great time and lots of family fun memories.

Camping in B.C.: Top Family Spots

 Now that awesome and sunny summer weather has finally arrived in British Columbia, it’s time to drag your camping gear out of the garage, or storage space, and start thinking about where to pitch your family’s tent this season. To get you started with your vacation planning, I’ve compiled a list of the top family camping spots in B.C.

Cool new gear for summer camping

Gearing up for camping season is one of my favourite times of the year.  I love planning for a host of summer excursions to the great outdoors. Whether you need a new tent, or just some lighting for your site, or even some portable wine glasses for a bit of a ‘glamping’ touch, we’ve got some fun new gear for your excursions this summer.

Cool gear to stay emergency prepared

 Did you know that ever year in Canada, the first full week of May is Emergency Preparedness Week? I certainly didn’t, but this event couldn’t have come to my attention at a better time. To be honest, I am completely ill prepared for even the most minor of emergency situations, which is why I am going to fully embrace this year’s theme of Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. If you too think it’s time to get­–or beef up–an emergency kit, here is some very cool gear to include that will help you stay prepared.  

Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to warm up your patio

 There is nothing better than sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night. (Except maybe sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night with a slice of cake, but po-tay-toh, po-tah-to.) Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to any outdoor gathering, and they couldn’t be easier to install than they are today.   

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