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Road Trip Planner for the wilderness

A road trip into the Canadian wilderness requires serious trip planning and having basic wilderness skills is essential. Better to be safe than sorry. Why is planning a road trip important? Once you leave Canadian cities and towns behind, you’re pretty much on your own. Therefore it is important to plan your road trip well and take the right gear […]

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Keep safe on a solo road trip

How to keep safe on a solo road trip in Canada

Venturing on many epic road trips has taught me how to be safe travelling solo through Canada’s most remote places. I’m pretty much relaxed and I feel safe when I’m on the road. Of course, we never know what can happen during an extended trip. Fortunately, after travelling solo on many of Canada’s wild highways I have the experience and […]

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How I survive the coronavirus era

Instead of going North, I’m stuck at home

The situation hit me this morning. A beep on my cell phone and my Google Calendar popped up with the message: Going North. This was a reminder of my timeline planning I did when I was in Mexico in February. I never heard of Coronavirus or Covid-19 at the time. Now I’m stuck at home. I’m grateful that I got […]

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Travel light with carry-on

How to travel light with Carry-on only

Have you ever thought of ditching your bulky suitcase and travel light with carry-on only? You have come to the right place. During my recent backpacking trip to Portugal, I travelled with a 40-litre backpack weighing only just over 12 kilograms. The backpack held all my belongings for the four-week trip and it was January, the middle of winter. I […]

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How to find the best airfare deal online

How to find the best airfare deal for Canada

Most of our trip planning starts with the tiresome, repeated search for the cheapest flight and best airfare deal to our travel destination. Flight travel still adds up to one of the largest expenses for a trip to Canada, or anywhere else in the world of travel. Still, there are amazing flight deals out there to be discovered if you […]

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Camping for free in Canada

How To Find Free Camping In Canada

Free camping in Canada is known as boondocking, dry camping or wild camping, and can be found all over Canada. Don’t let high fees and crowded campgrounds keep you from going on a backcountry camping adventure; free camping in Canada is totally possible and it will boost your budget. During my recent camping trip, I stayed in some of the […]

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Kelowna Itinerary – Six Days in Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna, the third largest metropole in British Columbia is centrally located and a great home base for exploring the beautiful Okanagan Valley. The name Kelowna is adopted from the indigenous people and means “grizzly bear”. The hot Okanagan climate makes Kelowna ideal for outdoor fun, whether on the lake or in the surrounding hills. Pack your hiking boots and climb some […]

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Small Town Living

11 Facts you should know about small town living in Canada

Do you rather live in a small country town and put up with small crap than committing to city life? I have experienced both, the anonymous lifestyle of big cities as well as the tightly knitted communities of small towns and rural communities in Canada. No matter what country you’re in, living in a small town and in a rural […]

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Selling Rural Property Canada

The Truth about selling Rural Property in Canada

Many of us have sold rural properties, some of us more than once; others may still try to sell. How long did it take you to sign the deal? Has it been years and you’re still waiting for the right buyer? Selling property out in the country is different from selling a house or condo in a city. Depending on […]

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