A Detailed Guide To Avoiding Ticks

tick avoidance guide for hiking and outdoor activities

    With the arrival of Spring in Nova Scotia, we continue to see the tick problem skyrocket.  A rarity in this province only years ago, ticks are now a well-established reality.  They join mosquitos, black flies and deer flies as our most loathsome pests.  Beyond an annoyance, some ticks bring dangerous pathogens with them.  Concern about […]

5 Colourful Autumn Outdoor Adventures in Halifax

Fall Hiking Halifax

 Subscribe on YouTube      5 Adventures, each accomplished in 2 hours or less.  The custom-made maps are intended to be opened on your phone’s Google Maps app for use as a real-time GPS reference.  Never rely solely on your phone for navigation and always carry a compass.  It’s wise to carry an extra battery and a printed map as […]

Journeys Through Outdoor Photography: Tips, Tricks & Lessons For Amateur Enthusiasts.

landscape and nature photography tips

           Recently I received an email from Google informing me that my Google Maps photo views surpassed a milestone of 3 million views.   A proud accomplishment and a good opportunity to reflect on my journey as an amateur nature/landscape photographer.  I’ve spent many thousands of hours both trekking through the wilderness […]

Superb Summer Sanctuaries: Eco-Adventures From Halifax, Nova Scotia

Summer hiking, biking, paddling and biking destinations in Halifax, Nova Scotia

     When the temperature rises there’s no better place to be than Halifax, Nova Scotia with its plethora of picturesque parks, pristine lakes and preponderance of peaceful coastlines.  In this post, I’ll share my favourite hiking, biking, swimming and paddling day-trip destinations to beat the heat: Coastal Hiking Bike Routes Swimming Destinations Paddling Locations […]