Camping Essentials

Camping Essentials

There’s still plenty of time left before the summer camping season comes to an end. If you have a campsite booked in the upcoming weeks, we have some products that can enhance your camping experience.  No showers? No problem. The Walton Wood Farm Waterless Power Shower is designed to give you a good cleanse without needing running water. Use the pump dispenser to apply on skin and rub in until it is dissolved.  Don’t forget the deodorant! A deodorant spray, like the…

Canada’s Top 14 Beaches for a Summer Day Trip

Canada’s Top 14 Beaches for a Summer Day Trip

No summer is complete without a trip to the beach – plane tickets and passport not necessarily required. Canadians (and travellers to Canada) are in luck, because this contains some of the world’s most beautiful coastline – and that means more amazing beaches than you can shake a stick at. With more than 2 million lakes and 10 million square kilometers of water, it’s a great place to vacation this summer (and don’t worry, it doesn’t snow all the time). Our list of the…

Summer Scents: Men’s Colognes and Aftershaves for the Summer

Summer Scents: Men’s Colognes and Aftershaves for the Summer

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Summer is all about lightness and it brings to mind ideas of a little more freedom and breadth. The same goes for the scents you use. Put the traditional musk, patchouli and heavier sandalwoods aside and think about using fresh, lighter fragrances for sunnier days. Instead of going through the summer months smelling like you just rolled in a campfire, stepped in a puddle of malt vinegar, or were doused in some kind of hot dog water bucket challenge, start…

How to get into birdwatching

How to get into birdwatching

(This is part 3 in our new travel series. Read part 1 on cottages here, and part 2 on sailing here.) Remember the movie The Big Year starring Owen Wilson and Jack Black? They competed to find or hear the most bird species in one calendar year. But even if you don’t have a year to spare on a grand contest, that doesn’t mean that birding can’t be your next summertime hobby. Here now are 7 reasons to become a budding birder….

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

Be the Ultimate Cottage Guest

Wrangled yourself an invite to someone’s cottage this year? Nice one. You must be doing (or did) something right. Read our list and tips and tricks to be the best temporary cottager you can be and guarantee a golden return ticket for next year. Staying at someone else’s cottage is almost like moving back home: there are basic rules you should follow if you want to have a harmonious weekend under the same roof. Be gracious, don’t complain, and help…