Totally Cute & Easy Birdfeeder Ornaments (the perfect teacher gift)

Looking for a fun and easy fall or winter bird activity for your kids? Wanting to make some Christmas gifts for neighbors and teachers while you’re at it? Cookie cutter bird seed ornaments are the answer! These are super easy to make and aside from the time it takes for them to harden and dry they’re pretty quick too. Let’s skip right to the recipe because that’s what you’re here[…]

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Do you know how to clean your backpacking gear? (8 how-to tips)

As a seasoned camper, you know that preparation is key to success and safety in the wilderness. After all, the very first tenet of the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace is “plan ahead and prepare.” Now, add to this, in the face of a global pandemic, we have a whole new set of rules when it comes to preparation, starting with our sanitation strategy. To ensure that you don’t[…]

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Worldschooling with the Great Canadian Adventure Box

Roadschooler, worldschooler, homeschooler, parent, traveller, learner… do any of these titles describe you? There are so many ways to educate our children these days and so many different tools, philosophies, ideals, and systems to lean to in order to push our children into the learning we feel they should have. We’re one such family that believes strongly in the power of travel as an education tool. And, I’m also a[…]

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RVing and camping during a pandemic (summer 2020)

It’s the summer of 2020 and maybe you’re feeling a bit adventure-starved? Many families are starting to struggle with adapting and finding ways to adapt to living and going about as before, but within the parameters of this “new normal”. And, for many, camping and RVing is an activity they are desparate to get back to. Is this you? Hoping into your RV and hitting the road is one way[…]

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Camping in Jasper – What are your options?

Every summer tens of thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  And what about you? This post will give you some basic starting points for choosing a campground to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful park. And, in case you’re burning to know the answer to this question- Do you need a reservation to camp in Jasper National Park?[…]

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10 must read first timer tips (when camping with travel trailers)

Heading out camping for your first time can be both a scary and exciting experience. If you’re new to travel trailer camping you’ve probably spend a lot of time reading and asking and learning how best camping should be done. But, there’s no better way to learn than by doing. Here you’ll find one mom’s story of what they learned and why you should take note of these first time[…]

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Is Jasper Open? …the mountains are calling…

As of publishing this, May 10, 2020, no, Jasper is not open. Yes, the mountains are calling. But, no, you still can’t go. Sorry. When will the National Parks be opening? Who knows! Rumor on the street is Parks Canada has been looking at staffing options and hiring for the summer. So, this could be interpreted as good news. And, the provincial parks are starting to open across Canada and[…]

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Family zoom meeting Fun with nature-themed conversation starters

Make meaningful dinner time conversation (or family zoom meetings) easy with these printable nature-themed family conversation starters.  No more awkward silences when the extended family visit (or meets virtually).  No more redundant “how was your day?” and “what did you learn today?” type questions! Instead, get everyone sharing, using their brains, and having fun by being prompted to think about various scenarios, answer nature trivia, remember past adventures, or use[…]

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Handmade and Eco-Friendly Home Gift Guide (updated for 2020)

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen?  Here’s a collection of beautiful, reusable, and practical eco friendly gifts for mom that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition All these items have been designed or hand-crafted by small business crafters.  By shopping on-line with small businesses, you both get to financially[…]

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