A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS

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A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS


You can't talk about the mountains without mentioning hiking. Last weeks post had us tackling the basics of mountain trips. (Check this out if you haven't already.) Now it's time to get into the details of hiking mountain trails. We'll explore safety, packing and preparation. 


Index:


STEP 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS



  • HIKING VERSUS MOUNTAINEERING


STEP 2 SAFETY FIRST


  • DRESS AND PREP

STEP 3 WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING (HIKING)


  • ITEM CHECKLIST

    STEP 4 HAVE FUN


    STEP 1: INTRODUCTION (THE BASICS)

    Before you tackle that mountain trail make sure you read this carefully curated list. We need to make sure we're prepared for anything nature has to offer us. (Bears, anyone?)
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    TEN Harry Potter 'OUT OF THE CUPBOARD' COSTUME IDEAS

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    Here are TEN unique costume ideas for your next Harry Potter party or Halloween bash.

    1. Slughorn's chair


    Slughorn makes quite the entrance in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with his unique disguise. You can make an entrance too. Just make sure nobody sits on you!




    2. Dobby




    The greatest character. RIP.

    3. Ron with spattergroit




    While Ron never really did have spattergroit, this costume is sure to be a conversation starter.

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    A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE MOUNTAINS

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    A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE MOUNTAINS


    After the buzz of our last travel blogger post I've decided to make this a monthly series. This month we'll be featuring the mountains (fall edition). I don't know about you but my fingers are itching to grab a mug of hot seasonal beverage (pumpkin spice, anyone?) and head out into the great outdoors. With the heat waves subsided and the tourists mostly departed until winter break now is the perfect time to tour the mountains.

    Index:

    STEP 1 THE BASICS



    STEP 2 TRANSPORTATION / ACCOMMODATION


    • CAMPING VERSUS LODGING
    • VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTATION


    STEP 3 WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING (NON-HIKING)

    • ITEM CHECKLIST

    STEP 4 PLANNING YOUR ACTIVITIES

    • LIST OF FUN THINGS TO DO WHEN AT THE MOUNTAINS (ZIP LINING, HIKING, BUNGEE JUMPING, ETC.)



    STEP 1: INTRODUCTION (THE BASICS)

    Before you hop into your vehicle with your friends, family and/or dog. We need to make sure we're prepared for the mountain weather. September is one of my favourite months to visit the mountains because it's not freezing yet, the roads are clear and the weather sunny. Consider this your last weekend hurrah before school, work, weather and commitments get in the way.

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    A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE BEACH

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    A TRAVEL BLOGGER'S GUIDE TO THE BEACH


    Summer is here! Break out your sunscreen and start looking for a bathing suit online, because it's about to get hot in here. If you're like me your ideal summer day includes lounging around, being tan and sipping on something cold (preferably brought to you by a handsome boy-toy) but if you don't have that, never fear, I have the perfect cure-all for your summer blues. A beach day. 

    STEP 1: THE BASICS

    Before we dive into the sand or into GLAM-BEACH-ing we need to start off with the basics. These are your essential, can't travel without, get 100% out of your trip items.


    1. Sunscreen

    2. Beach Towels (You'll need two or more of these if you plan to get into the surf.)

    3. Sunglasses

    4. Hat

    5. Bathing Suit (Not essential but recommended as comfortable and cute. Every body is a beach body when you put on a bathing suit.)

    6. Drinkable Water (Remember folks, you can't drink the sea.)

    7. Book, music player and/or magazines.

    8. Portable cooler

    9. Change of clothes

    10. Snacks

    STEP 2: UP YOUR BEACH GAME

     If you don't want to go full glam, but you'd like to add a little spice to your beach day, don't forget these must-have items.

    The must-haves:


      1. Freezies, and other sweet treats.

      2. Cover-Up

      3. Beach bag

      4. Lip balm

      5. Portable phone charger

      6. Beach Umbrella

      7. Volleyball, other sport equipment.

      8. Sandles

      9. Wet-wipes

      10. Flashlight



      STEP 3: GLAM-BEACH-ing

      Somehow Glamping and Gleaching don't have the same appeal, but we're working on it. These items are your non-essential essentials for those of you who want to up your beach game and, in turn, your beach aesthetic. #goals

      The glam-haves:


        1. Fire (Portable or otherwise. Note: Depending on your beach regulations, always call ahead.)

        2. Beach tent

        3. Battery powered lights

        4. Kayate (SEE NUMBER 5)

        5. Lifejacket

        6. GO-Pro, phone, waterproof disposable camera or instant camera.

        7. Floaties

        8. Hammock

        9. Music Player

        10. Hand held vacuum. (For cleaning up all the sand in your vehicle.)


      BONUS:


      1. Microfibre towel

      2. Sunscreen art



      SO WHAT ARE YOUR BEACH DAY MUST HAVES? COMMENT BELOW YOUR FAVOURITE ACCESSORIES FOR THE SEA?


      XOXO, 

      Susan


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