Morning hikes

Why Morning Is The Best Time For Photography

A photographer friend of ours told us once that morning is the best time for photography.  He was right. We met up with him for an early morning hike at Mount Nemo Conservation Area near Milton. While the weather conditions weren’t the best with cloudy skies, passing rain showers and a brisk wind, it was nevertheless one of the better ...

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Taking photos of restaurant meals

Trends: Taking photos of restaurant meals

There’s a growing trend among food lovers of taking photos of your meal when dining out, or visiting a restaurant in a different country – taking photos of restaurant meals. I admit, I’ve done it too several times, particularly when the lighting was decent and I didn’t have to use a flash (which can make the food look garish and ...

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Fall Hikes

Fall hikes and changing leaves in Ontario

As soon as September arrives in Ontario, it’s time to start planning fall hikes. The changing colour of leaves attracts many to hiking trails with cameras in hand. Timing is key and the best resource to find out when to visit specific provincial parks, conservation areas, and trails is to check out the changing leaf reports. Here’s a list of ...

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Americans don't take vacation time

Americans don’t take vacation time – some Canadians don’t as well

There are many burned-out people in North America in need of a vacation. A study has shown that Americans don’t take vacation time – neither do some Canadians. An article by Patricia Reaney of Reuters Life! shares surprising stats on Americans’ vacation habits – almost half don’t take any vacation time, and of one-third who do, they still don’t get ...

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Killbear Provincial Park

Camping at Killbear Provincial Park

When you haven’t gone camping for a while, it’s sometimes not easy to get back into it. Spending two nights camping at Killbear Provincial Park, just northwest of Parry Sound, Ontario, is enough to fall in love with the outdoors, if you’re a city person like me. We decided camping at Killbear Provincial Park because it wasn’t too far north ...

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