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364) Climb with an ice axe

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] There’s a feeling you get when you stand [&hellip

347) Roll naked in the snow

The act of “snow rolling” (i.e. rolling in the snow with little or no clothing [&hellip

345) Snow shoe

Now this is a “sport” I can handle – physically demanding but non-aggressive. We were [&hellip

344) Ice skate on a lake

I use to think that skating wasn’t my thing; that was before I skated on [&hellip

341) Go dog sledding

On the advice of a good friend, we made the 3+ hour drive north to [&hellip

340) Make Pine Needle Tea

Last night, en route to our dog-sledding outfitters, we stopped in at the Algonquin Motel. [&hellip

306) Climb on another continent

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] Climbing is an addictive sport. Or rather, a [&hellip

303) Make Bread in a Stone Oven

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] I just recently visited my sister and brand [&hellip

302) Summit something

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] This post may look a little similar to [&hellip

300) Bungee jump

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] So, technically, they call this “peunting” not bungee [&hellip

261) Catch a fish in the Don river

There are no fish in the Don. This makes me sad. It may be possible [&hellip

242) Camp on Lake Superior

After all these years of talk, we finally made the 10-hour drive north to Lake [&hellip

218) Shoot a magnum gun

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] {Note: This here is the eighth to-do of [&hellip

202) Watch a meteor shower

Every time I’m up north I melt a little; some part in me just gives [&hellip

201) Hike backcountry solo

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] I’d been out alone in the bush before, [&hellip

197) Drive all of Yonge Street

For those unfamiliar with the arterial routes of Southern Ontario, Yonge Street is a major [&hellip

196) Drive a dune buggy

The things I let John talk me into…. Normally I’m up for most adventures: climbing [&hellip

191) Dance naked in the rain

The rain! She came. She poured down tonight. Farmers across Southern Ontario are breathing deep [&hellip

187) Chase a storm

Being from Southern Ontario and all, we rarely get the kind of weather to warrant [&hellip

183) Hike the Bruce Trail

Dear Anyone who Reads this Blog, We’re over our halfway hump!!!! One hundred and eighty [&hellip

182) Scramble on scree

On our road trips to the Southwestern states (Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, etc) Laura and [&hellip

181) Snorkel

This past weekend we made it out to Bruce Peninsula National Park with our snorkelling [&hellip

179) Hang out in a graveyard

“Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.” ― Tom Robbins [&hellip

169) Set off fireworks

[The following is a designated ‘Laura-only‘ to-do] The fear of blowing up my hand or [&hellip

159) GT behind a motorized vehicle

Saturday afternoon / 5:15pm: First off, sorry moms. (This was Dave’s idea.) Clearly, we assumed [&hellip

134) Graffiti tag something

This to-do was a complete bust. I don’t want to write about it. I don’t [&hellip

125) Stalk a stranger

Meet Gracie and Chad (note: these are only pretend names). Gracie and Chad have been [&hellip

123) Yarn bomb

A few weeks back, John’s mom taught us how to knit. This week, as part [&hellip

122) Climb a 5.11

[The following is a designated ‘John-only’ to-do] A quick lesson on climbing: The “grade” or [&hellip

115) Guerrilla garden

Some days to-do’s just fall in your lap…. Yesterday John and I were out for [&hellip

114) Visit the Amazon

Before we set off to Peru, I had been invited to write a feature for [&hellip

111) Camp outside the temperate zone

The Inca Trail gave us the opportunity to camp on some of the most spectacular [&hellip

106) Hike in the jungle

We’ve just landed in the city of Lima, after a week of being incommunicado in [&hellip

105) Catch a piranha

Piranha fishing in the Amazon. Any questions

104) Paddle a traditional canoe

The best way to see wildlife in the Amazon is perched in canoe. Every day, [&hellip

102) Hike in a cloud

On the third day of our hike along the Inca Trail, having ascended over 12,000 [&hellip

101) Hike above 10,000 feet

In an instant, life changes. One moment you’re on a path and everything makes sense, [&hellip

90) Climb lead

[The following is a designated ‘John-only‘ to-do] As far as climbing goes, I’m really just [&hellip

77) Run a river together

To prepare for our first full-length river paddle together, we consulted our newly purchased “Top [&hellip

63) Camp in Spring Thaw

“Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one [&hellip

39) Go Caving

After an hour drive from the village of San Ignacio through orange groves and Ceiba [&hellip

37) Skinny dip in the sea

This morning we caught the sunrise for a quick dip in the buff. Another first

36) Kayak in the sea

For the last stretch of our time here in Belize, we’ve been taking it easy [&hellip

35) Ride a catamaran

Catamarans are a beautiful thing. My admiration for these boats is rooted in their aesthetically [&hellip

33) Shower in a waterfall

We heard from a local that hidden inside the escarpment of the Pine Ridge Forest [&hellip

32) Hang out in a tree house

Who remembers the 1960’s Disney film Swiss Family Robinson? I adored that movie as a [&hellip

31) Canoe through a cave

With ancient sites scattered throughout the region, Belize is recognized as the centre of the [&hellip

17) Try out trapezing

5 Tips for Trapeze Amateurs 1. When you’re flying through the air, upside down, on [&hellip