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hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation ARea

Winter hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation Area

There was just a dusting of snow on the ground – more in some places than others. Snow makes everything look a bit more magical, but even with very little of it, our first time winter hiking at Dundas Valley Conservation Area, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario were absolutely enchanting. We had never visited this conservation area in the past, ...

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Gayle Labuz

Interview with Outdoor Enthusiast Gayle Labuz

There are “mom bloggers” and then there are moms who are “outdoor lifestyle bloggers” – writing on favourite activities that make them the women they truly are – not just one facet of their life.  I decided to do an interview with outdoor enthusiast Gayle Labuz, one such blogger who writes about her passion for hiking, camping, geocaching and other ...

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find inner peace in nature

How I Find Inner Peace In Nature

For many, meditation and prayer is a route to finding inner peace. For others, sitting quietly in a room devoid of distractions is the best way to achieve this state. I find inner peace in nature. I have a high-stress job in public relations – it’s rated as one of the most stressful jobs in the annual “most stressful jobs” ...

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Winter north of Toronto

Exploring the Winter North of Toronto

The last time we had so much snow on the ground in the Greater Toronto Area during the Christmas season was a long time ago. Remember the snow storm of 1999 that hit just after Christmas? With the early snowfall in December, and continuous lake-effect flurries, there’s a beautiful winter north of Toronto… as well as in southwestern Ontario to ...

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