Canoeing through pristine landscape: planning your family adventure trip to Canada

A family adventure trip can be the vacation of a lifetime, and if you want unspoiled wilderness and beautiful landscapes, then a canoeing trip to Canada is an ideal choice. If you are introducing your children to nature or helping them to appreciate it better, a canoeing holiday is great for doing so. Canoeing makes for a relaxed, leisurely experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family, taking in all that the great Canadian outdoors has to offer.

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Traveling by canoe is a great way to see the landscape at a slow and serene pace. Out on the water, you begin to feel immersed in your surroundings, almost like you have become part of the landscape. A canoeing vacation brings you back in time as you share in an activity that was begun by native tribes hundreds of years ago.

Canada offers so many great destinations for a canoeing vacation with the family. Three of the best locations are:

  • Muskoka, Ontario: Muskoka is a region with more than 1,600 freshwater lakes to explore. Add in stunning granite cliffs and beautiful pine and maple forests and you have a pristine environment to explore by canoe.
  • Lake Louise, Alberta: This Lake is noted, in particular, for its emerald color, the result of rock flour being carried by melt water from nearby glaciers into the lake itself. A tranquil setting, Lake Louise is a great destination for a family canoe getaway.
  • Liscombe River, Nova Scotia: The Liscombe River offers the opportunity to immerse you and your family fully in nature while enjoying a canoeing vacation at the same time. The river is noted, in particular, for its seasonal salmon runs, beginning in June and lasting until late October.

If you want an idea of the type of outdoor adventure vacations that can match your appetite for a wilderness canoeing vacation in Canada, then Outdoor-Traveler's blog is worth checking out. As a premier provider of outdoor lodging experiences with an authentic feel, Outdoor Traveler Destinations can offer you and your family the ideal base from which to explore Canada’s stunning and unspoiled wildernesses by canoe. Outdoor Traveler Destinations helps you explore the beautiful Muskoka region in Ontario, with accommodation at either the Hidden Valley Resort or the Deerhurst Resort.  


A family canoeing vacation in Canada is perfect if you want to do something at a slower pace yet experience the adventure of being in the great outdoors at the same time, spending quality family time together.


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Lovingly written by Joy












7 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable in the Coming Warmer Months


When the intense heat of summer arrives, your home can start to feel uncomfortable if you have not prepared it properly. It is important that you take steps now to ensure that your home is ready to face the full intensity of the summer sun. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure that your home is cool all summer long. To help you get your home ready for the hottest months of the year, follow these seven steps to ensure that your home is a comfortable sanctuary during the coming warm weather.

1. Install a Ceiling Fan

One of the best ways to get your home ready for summer is to install a ceiling fan or two. Ceiling fans help to keep your home cool all summer long. If it is not too hot out, they can keep your home cool even if you do not have the air conditioner turned on. If your air conditioner is turned on, running a ceiling fan will allow it to cool your home more efficiently.

2. Upgrade Your Windows

If you have older windows, you should upgrade them with energy-efficient windows if you can afford to. Better insulated windows will help to keep your home cool and comfortable when the summer heat arrives.

3. Install Some Wooden Plantation Shutters

As well as installing better windows, you also should invest in some wooden plantation shutters to cover them. Wooden plantation shutters are perfect for the summer months. When it is hot out and the sun is baking your home, simply shutting your wooden plantation shutters can lower the temperature inside your home substantially. However, it is easy to throw them open during cooler days to allow the pleasant summer breezes inside your home as well.

4. Seal Your Ducts

Your HVAC system is your home’s central features when the temperature rises. You need to make sure it is ready for summer. One of the most important things you should do to prepare your HVAC system is to check your ducts for leaks. Seal all the leaks in your ducts up, and you will make your air conditioner more efficient. This keeps you cooler and saves you money.

5. Prep the Air Conditioner

As well as checking your ducts, you should also get your air conditioner inspected by a cooling professional before summer gets here. Having an air conditioner that has been given a thorough inspection before the heat of summer hits gives you tremendous peace of mind.

6. Check for Drafts

Just as it is important to have your air conditioner ready for summer, it is also important to make sure that the cold air it creates stays inside your home. Take some time in the fall to inspect your doors, siding and windows to make sure they are sealed well. Placing weather stripping around doors and windows is a great way to keep them free from drafts. Use caulk to patch any cracks you find in your siding.

7. Run a Humidifier

Even though your air conditioner will help to keep your home cool, it can also make the air inside your home feel slightly unpleasant by drying it out. To offset this, you should run a humidifier during the summer to keep the air in your home moist and comfortable. If possible, you should use a whole-home humidifier that is tied into your cooling system so that it turns on and off with the AC.

Summer can be unpleasant, but you can make it much more comfortable if you get your home ready. Follow these steps, and your home will be ready to handle the worst heat that summer can dish out. You will stay comfortable and cool all summer long with these seven tips.




Lovingly written by Joy












Four Elements to Consider in Creating the Home Office of Your Dreams

Working at home has its pros and cons. When you work at home, there are many things that can get your attention and there are a lot of things that can tempt you to have a break every now and then. This does not only distract you from your work but it also decreases your productivity. Planning and creating a nook that is practical, functional and conducive for working is important in keeping work at home individuals motivated, inspired and energized.

When designing your small home office, you have to consider your wall color, lighting, storage and organizational requirements of your work.



It can get pretty boring staring at blank lifeless walls. Specific colors can set right “mood” for working in your home office so with the help of the internet and a reliable antivirus installed in your computer you can safely search for online tools that can help you choose the perfect colors carefully and at the same time consider your options. Cool colors have that calming effect and it can help you relax. Warm colors are invigorating and can tickle your creative side. You may also opt for neutral tones which can help you focus on the business at hand.

Storage shelves or drawers should come as needed. Book cases and shelves can work as a divider and lend you more privacy especially if your home office is part of room and at the same time it can also store your books, folders and documents.

Home office organization they say has a great effect on your productivity. So learn to put items which you rarely use in an “inactive work zone” so it doesn’t disrupt you and keep constantly needed items close at hand so that you won’t have to stop working to search for it.

Lighting fixtures on your home office should be carefully thought of. If you are in a corner of a bigger room, your ambient light would be the one that lights up the whole room. You may want to add task lights instead to provide focused lighting for your paperwork or computer work. Task light helps boost productivity by redirecting bright light to lessen eyestrain and headaches.





Lovingly written by Joy












Make a difference, be a #SuperEpic

One of the responsibilities involved in parenthood is to guide and harness the skills, talents and potentials of our children. Enrolling them in summer workshops or to involve them in some activities can help them develop their natural ability, additionally is to let them read inspiring books that can boost their aptitude and view of life. I am happy and grateful to be given a copy of this inspirational book, very timely for my sons age, a book full of encouragement and motivation to help teenagers become a #SuperEpic.



May powers ka to be #SuperEpic talks about leadership lessons from the fascinating and fantastic Super Heroes (Batman, Spiderman and more) coupled with biblical principles. Teenagers are full of dreams and energy, their idealistic attitude can turn into a realistic triumph which can make a great influence in their lives. We are living in exponential times, take advantage of the innovative technologies available nowadays and encourage them to start their own projects, develop their creative skills and share them through the world wide web. Today’s youth can excel in so many ways as communication in this era is easier with technology like internet that is accessible to everyone. Willingness and hard work can make the difference.

I definitely agree with the author that it does not matter if you are just an ordinary person because “Ordinary people can still do superepic things”.  Moreover, I would like to quote and share the beautiful bible message and additional lines from the book –

    Ecclesiastes 11:9-10
    You who are young, make the most of your youth. Relish your youthful vigor.
    Follow the impulses of your heart. If something looks good to you, pursue it.
    But also know that not just anything goes;
    You have to answer to God for every last bit of it.
    Live footloose and fancy-free - you won’t be young forever.
    Youth lasts about as long as smoke.

    “Use potentials, make a difference, put something extra into your ordinary life. 
     Use your talents and skills for yourself and your family. 
     Trancend yourself and connect to a higher purpose.”

The book is comprised of only 104 pages, written in Taglish (Tagalog-English) which makes it so easy to read and comprehend.  The author’s humor appeal also add to make it an enjoyable reading material, thus I finished reading it in just one sitting.

This book in my own perspective is indeed highly recommended to the youth of today. A perfect gift for the newly graduates too. So, grab a copy now! 


Learn more about the author Might Rasing at pinoyyuppie.com


Lovingly written by Joy













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