My mother recently shared a saying with me she saw online (even before we heard the news): “Advice from the ocean: be SHORE of yourself, come out of your SHELL, take time to COAST, avoid PIER pressure, SEA life’s beauty, don’t get TIDE down, MAKE WAVES “, and it couldn’t be more true! We are coasting, seeing life’s beauty, and making waves along the way! Looks like we are meant be living back on the OCEAN. Well, as you probably expected, we are on the move again! Surprised? I’m not! I’m moving to my fourth city in under 12 months. The joys of being a pilot wife; everyday is an adventure! We have been transferred to…
Are you ready to get out into the wild this spring to experience some BIG adventure, BIG lakes, BIG rivers, BIG falls, and the BIG outdoors? Now that blue skies, sunny days, and warm weather have finally arrived, it is time to get wild this season with Wild Exodus. Wild Exodus provides premier adventure travel recreational services to outdoor enthusiasts who are ready to take part in diverse wilderness expeditions to “experience nature as it is meant to be”. Whether you are interested in boating on Lake Kenogamissi, hiking to High Falls, feasting on handcrafted wild delicacies, visiting a trapper’s cabin with the trapper himself in the Boreal Forest, touring the northern bush trails on an ATV, camping at Wawaitin Holiday Park, glamping in style, or all-inclusive family holidays, this Canadian outfitter delivers a truly authentic journey. Let Wild Exodus put together the best of what they have to offer in a jam-packed outing in Northeastern Ontario’s natural environment! Continue reading
I am in a mad rush to finish all of my winter bucket list items before spring comes. I’m hoping I am not the only one in this position. With the first day of spring right around the corner, it’s time to finish one bucket list and to start planning for my spring bucket list items. What’s on your spring bucket list? It is hard to believe that my time in Northeastern Ontario is coming to an end very shortly with my husband getting a job with Porter (how exciting!). As much as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time traveling around Northern Ontario, it’s unlikely that I will be back to this area after we depart anytime in the near future as this is my fourth visit to Ontario’s northern region. This last visit has based me here for 8 months of explorations in the area. Northeastern Ontario has welcome me with open arms as if it has been my home. What a blessing it has been to be able to travel to different regions within my home country–Ontario is no exception. Continue reading
With the winter season coming to an end, I’ve been in a mad rush to accomplish the remainder of my winter wish-list items. Have a look at some of my most recent winter experiences which I checked off my bucket list in Timmins, Ontario in the article I wrote for Northeastern Ontario Tourism: March Break Activities in Timmins for the Whole Family! What’s left on your winter bucket list?
Tubing at Kamiskotia Snow Resort:
I’ve spent the last month in a mad dash to accomplish the rest of my winter bucket list items now that the weather has been better before the end of the season. With only a few items left on my northern bucket list, I’m almost there! Top on my list was doing yoga in the snow in Northeastern Ontario. Even in -30 degree Celsius weather, I managed to get out on a blue sky sunny day and do yoga in the snow! Would you do it? Here are 26 of my favourite yoga poses that you can do in the snow, or literally anywhere at anytime. No special equipment required! Where do you yoga?
1. Extended Side Angle Pose- Utthita Parsvakonasana: Continue reading
I finally had the opportunity to check off one of my dream bucket list items in Northeastern Ontario: DOG SLEDDING! A true northern Canadian adventure! What an incredible experience it was to enjoy the ride and lead the pack. Not only am I hooked, but now I want a husky! Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day from Northeastern Ontario!
Comment below with your current location this Valentine’s Day and how you will celebrate the day of love! I’ll be celebrating today in South Porcupine, Ontario for their annual South Porcupine Winter Carnival. This year’s theme is “The Great Outdoors” and I’ll be enjoying exactly that while watching the evening fire works over Porcupine Lake. It will be my first winter fire works experience. I can’t wait to see the fire works light up the white snow below!
What will you be out exploring this week? Lakes, forests, or plains?
Looking for a way to pamper yourself or someone special this month? With Valentines Day right around the corner we’re all looking for ways to treat our loved ones (including sending some self-care to ourselves). I’m tired of the dry winter weather terrorizing my hands and feet! Do you ever feel that way? My poor weathered hands are thanking me after being spoiled with a turquoise treat—a spa shellac manicure by Colleen Losier of Beautiful You Aesthetics. It’s time we do something not only for others, but for ourselves! Although February is one of the shortest months of the year it can also feel like one of the longest amidst Canada’s harsh winter season. With 8 more weeks of winter left, Spring couldn’t come sooner. Why not indulge in a much deserved luxurious manicure, pedicure, or spa service this winter to delight the body and pleasure the soul.