Canada Summer

5 Ways to Make Summer Last All Year Long

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Just about now you've hit your summer groove: maybe it includes less demanding work days, more relaxing social outings and longer nights spent nurturing your soul with "me" activities. Stress levels tend to drop in the summer months, and overall we have a sunnier outlook (pardon the pun).

Top Tips for a Great Day Hike!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.

7 Tips to Transition Your Kid From Summer to School

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

The reality is that every season has its beginning and end and our summer is much closer to the end now than the beginning. So, how do we transition ourselves and our children from the summer into the school year without it diminishing our last couple of weeks of freedom?

12 Delicious Ways to Serve Gluten-Free Foods on a Stick

Miriam Pearl | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Miriam Pearl

Kids have the right idea. They eat food off sticks like nobody's business. Cake pops, chocolate covered marshmallows, frozen treats on a stick, but I wonder, hey why not good-for-you-food too and how about us grownups? This is where I say "Skew it," let's have some fun and put all the colours of the rainbow on sticks, let's make magnificent mini versions of the food we all love to eat and skew 'em all!

The Little Blue Miracle Pill We Should All Take

Gillian Mandich | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Blueberries in particular are showing berry exciting promise as research has linked the consumption of blueberries with a modest decrease in blood pressure in various groups of people with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).

How to Start Kayaking

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I have written before about how you are never too old to learn a new sport or spend time outdoors. Kayaking is no exception. It is an amazing way to enjoy nature, be close to the water and spend some fun times with friends and family.

Discover Fun Under the Summer Sun in Palm Springs

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

With new spots opening, seemingly, always, sunny, summery SoCal is so worth a visit. We've been waiting with bated breath for the unveiling this month of L'Horizon -- a mid-century modern hotel masterpiece reinvented by storied L.A. designer Steve Hermann.

Breathe Better This Summer With These Five Tips

Dr. Howard Levine | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Howard Levine

The summer season brings its own unique challenges, but we take measures to limit their impact--sunscreen prevents sunburns, citronella keeps bugs at bay, water keeps us hydrated. But what are we doing to arm our respiratory systems against low-quality summer air?

My Love Letter to Ontario Cottage Country

Chris Taylor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Chris Taylor

There's just something special about Ontario cottage country, everything from the way the light streams through the pines and birches, to the call of the loons amplified across the water, to the unmistakable taste of fresh cobs of corn.

5 Ways to Be the Ultimate Cottage Host

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

One of the great joys of having a cottage is welcoming friends and family to come and visit. However many cottage guests are not regular cottagers and because every cottage is so different, it falls to the cottage host to take a few extra steps to ensure a wonderful visit is had by all.

Cheese Boutique Host the League of Extraordinary Chefs

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless chees...

How to Find a Super Comfortable Tent for Camping!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Andrew Sutherland, Public Relations at MEC. Andrew shared the top tips for choosing the right tent and how to make camping super comfortable. What can help make your tent more comfortable?

All Parents Should Send Their Kids to Summer Camp

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Because camp isn't just a place, it's a state of mind.

Four Summer Foods Disguised as "Healthy" Choices

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

There are some hidden dangers you need to know about if weight gain is a concern, if you want to take advantage of summer activities to slim down or if you have health concerns that need to be kept in check. Here are four summer foods, disguised as healthy choices, that may actually be causing you to gain weight.

How to Stand up Paddle Board

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Some of my favourite memories are paddling and laughing with friends. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has really taken off in the past few years and it seems now more than ever people are trying this fun outdoor activity.

Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

With a bounty of beautiful, ripe peaches available, often people think of desserts and jam recipes. Each season I make peach melba and peach cobbler. However, peaches offer an interesting texture, colour and flavour that go beyond desserts, making smoothies, sangria, appetizers, entrees and snacks delicious.

9 Benefits of Travelling to a Tropical Destination in the Summer

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about tropical all-inclusive holidays, it's often done with the filter of escaping from another one of Canada's harsh winters. While that will always be a popular time to hit the beaches down south, it will also always be one of the most expensive times to travel to warmer climates.

How to Choose the Perfect Fragrance for Summer

Caroline Topperman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

In the winter months I like a spicier seductive fragrance, a more complicated bouquet that keeps me warm when the temperatures fall below zero. The summer, however, is a time for light airy notes that evoke long walks on the beach and travel to distant lands woven with romance and adventure.

How to Craft a Courteous Camp Care Package

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

Care packages are little packages of goodies and gifts that parents, friends or family put together and mail off to their little campers as reminders of home and to let them know we're thinking of them. However as many camps will tell you, parents often do not understand what is appropriate to send.

How to Uncomplicate Camping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Camping can be the best memories that you can share with your friends or family. Growing up, I really loathed camping and actually being outdoors in general. I did not see the point of it. But now I love it. Being in nature is a requirement for me to live a happy, balanced life.

School May Stop for Summer But Learning Never Should

Malkin Dare | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

So far, two weeks of summer have passed, and another seven weeks of summer stretch ahead -- an endless expanse of aching boredom for parents and kids OR a shining opportunity for fun and learning? Here are some tips for parents who choose the latter option.

8 Delicious Ideas for Your Next Picnic in Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Picnicking is an important part of summer in Montreal. Like really important. We bring food and drinks and wine and candles to truly, madly, deeply enjoy our public places and to celebrate birthdays and bridal showers and Tuesdays. Check out the following list of beautiful green spots and the best basket-worthy eats nearby.

The Perfect Dessert for Your Summer Potluck

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

As a veteran potluck dessert-bringer, I've learned that squares are your most reliable companions. They're the archetype of the ideal sweet to bring to a party. Meanwhile, cheesecakes, cakes, cupcakes -- all gleefully dainty -- but so spectacularly fussy.

Get in the "Gone Fishing" State of Mind

Deri Latimer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

I just set my out-of-office message for the summer, and it reads "Gone Fishing." Although I will literally be doing some fishing over the summer, I really mean for this message to express the state of mind I plan to create. It is a metaphor for how I want to feel and be over summer.

10 Terrific Road Trips From Downtown Toronto

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.04.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Tired of hitting the hot pavement in the big smoke weekend after weekend? Sure, patios are great, but sometimes we all need to get the heck out of dodge. Here's a hot list of day trips not too far from downtown Toronto.