January 2017

My post this week is at My Self Reliance! WOOHOO!!!!!

By |2017-01-31T19:07:13+00:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: #interview, DIY, homemade, hot tent, my self reliance, Ontario, outdoor products, photography, Presentation, renovation, revised, revision, shawn james, tipi, Uncategorized, video, winter, winter camping tips, winterglamping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your day is going great ! This week my blog post is being featured on My Self Reliance, by Shawn James!!! WOOOHOO!!!!! Shawn contacted me to ask if he could do an interview on me as part of a series he is doing on Winter Camping, and of course, I happily agreed! I set up the tipi for him to see how it all goes together and Shawn made an amazing [...]

November 2016

Paddling in Algonquin in November- Pure Heaven !

By |2016-11-15T19:25:58+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: #mirror, Adventure, Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, alone, animals, birds, Canada, day trip, Exploring, fall, falls, kayak, kayak portaging, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, paddle, paddle canada, paddling, photography, Provincial Park, tangii, tracks, Uncategorized, Up north, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had intended to camp this weekend, but on Saturday morning, kayak on my car, camping gear packed and fully ready to go, I woke up feeling horrible.  I had a sinus infection by the familiar feeling of it and felt nauseous and headachy.  Going on a solo camping trip feeling like this, for me, wasn't a smart move and I knew I had to stay home. I spent the whole day resting and making [...]

January 2016

Winter Camping in a Summer Tent-NYE at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park

By |2016-01-12T07:48:47+00:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: #wintercamping, Adventure, Algonquin, camping, cold, DIY, Exploring, falls, Fun, glamping, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, hot tent, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, Oxtongue, Parks, photography, Ragged Falls, summer tent, tent, tentcamping, texting gloves, tipi, Trails, Uncategorized, visitor centre, walkling, walks, water, waterfalls, winter, winterglamping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Judging by my name, Camper Christina, it's safe to say I love camping. What my name doesn't say is that I hate the cold and am not a huge fan of snow!  As I have been strictly a 3 season camper, I have never had the need for a winter tent, which in addition to cold and snow, is a big reason I didn't think I would ever go winter camping.  Regardless of that,  I [...]

December 2015

Winter Glamping at Mew Lake! – Yurt Trip

By |2015-12-29T07:30:26+00:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, bear, camping, Canada, cold, cooking, Exploring, falls, Fun, glamping, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, Huntsville, inspiration, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, River, sunset, tarps, texting gloves, Trails, walking, walkling, walks, water, winter, winterglamping, yurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If someone had told me a year ago that I would go winter camping, or glamping, in this case, I would've said they were crazy.  Up until this year, it has never crossed my mind to even attempt adventuring in the snow, and now I have done it and am actually even camping in a tent for my next two trips!  Being in nature in the snow is truly magical and I now understand why [...]

Peaceful Paddling in November-Lyons Creek 1

By |2015-12-22T07:04:23+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Canada, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fall, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagara Falls, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography, solo trip, sunset, texting gloves, water, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On November 29th, In Canada, lol, I set out to paddle Lyons Creek in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Yes, I was wearing snow pants, a very warm ski jacket and a toque, but I was going paddling and I was stoked!!! On Thursday I had gone to Outdoors Oriented and picked up a pair of Marmot Connect Gloves. Whenever I am at the store, I always get valuable advice from someone there, this visit was no different. [...]

You can text in texting gloves! – Outdoor Research!

By |2015-12-17T07:54:38+00:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fall, gloves, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagara, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography, solo trip, texting gloves, water, winter, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After publishing my post on the Marmot Connect Gloves and finding the ones I had too large for me and not as effective as I'd like them, I spoke to my favourite outdoors store contact, Jamie at Outdoors Oriented.  He advised that the gloves did indeed look too big for me and he wanted to resolve the issue for me.  Hence, why I love this place so much! I went in on Thursday after work and Jamie [...]

Great day on the TCT in Ridgeway!

By |2015-12-10T07:50:14+00:00December 10th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, biking, cycling, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walkling, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I woke up to a beautiful day, 15 degrees in mid November!  I had had knee surgery just over 3 weeks ago and I was feeling awesome! Last weekend I had ridden the Trans Canada Trail in Fort Erie and today, I was up for a new adventure! I shuffled over to my computer and clicked on the Trans Canada Trail website to find a section of the trail I could ride my bike on, that I hadn't done [...]

November 2015

Paddling in November- Beautiful Richardson Creek

By |2015-11-30T07:45:21+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, Adventure, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, great blue heron, heron, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I purchased my kayak in the spring of 2012 from Outdoors Oriented at their Pack and Paddle day they have annually.  It's such a great idea!  They set up a bunch of booths and have some of the line reps come out and they have a bunch of their boats at Jordan Harbour for people to test them out.  It's definitely hard to try a boat in a store and this is a great solution for that! [...]

Paddling Lake Manitouwabing – Fall Colours Photo Blog

By |2015-11-19T07:54:05+00:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: #getoutside, #outdoors, #paddling, Adventure, alone, Canada, Exploring, fallcolours, kayak, Kayaking, leaves, Nature, Ontario, photography, sunrise, sunset, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving weekend I was in Mckellar, Ontario at Glenwood Resort with my adopted Up North family, the Burnetts.  I brought my kayak up and paddled all 3 mornings I was there, along with a few evenings, and took quite a few fall photos.  I thought it would be fun to share them here with you in a photo blog. Hope you like it! Last year when I was here, I took a picture of [...]