JOURNEY TO KILIMANJARO: OUR FIRST TEAM HIKE

Yesterday was a big day for us HikeAddicts; We did our first team hike with Dream Mountains! Mary Anne has been meeting and training with this group since the Summer but since I’m a late comer, this was my first time meeting the team and going on a hike with them. We took on Wolf…

BEST WINTER HIKES AND SNOWSHOEING IN OTTAWA

HikeAddicts don’t let a little snow and freezing cold temperatures keep us from enjoying our favourite trails… As long as there are a couple of lattes waiting for us at the end of the trail. A couple things to remember for winter hiking: We highly recommend getting crampons (things you attach to your boots) for…

MUSIC TO CHILL TO

  Going for a solo nature walk? Driving? Hanging by the fire with a glass of wine and need some musical ambience? Here’s a quick list of some of my all time favorite songs to chill to as well as a few new goodies that I’ve recently discovered. Enjoy! Hold You In My Arms- Ray…

SLOW COOKER PALEO CHILI WITH BACON

I thought our first “Eat” post should be something simple, delicious and PERFECT for this time of year. I adapted this recipe from the Whole30Recipes Instagram account while I did my first Whole30 back in September. My boyfriend can be picky at times (especially when I experiment with healthy recipes), but he loved this chili! So…

CRYSTAL HEALING

I’m the kind of person who can easily get overwhelmed by my racing brain. It’s how I’ve always been and I’ve come to terms that it’s okay because as I’ve grown, I’ve taught myself different ways to be able to take a step back, quiet my mind and calm the F down… Or attempt to…

WHY HIKING IS AWESOME

Here are just a few reasons why hiking may be for you… A Great Workout Some people assume hiking is just a nice leisurely walk through nature (which it can be), but we like our hikes to be calorie-burning kickass workouts.  Steep trails are mother nature’s stair master, with a much better view.  On average…

CHAKRAS FOR DUMMIES

Our 7 chakras, explained by a rookie. WTF are chakras and why do hippies keep talking about them? Simply explained, chakras are 7 centers in our bodies where energies flow through. Blocking ‘em up can lead to illness (psychical AND mental) or an overall feeling of “yuckiness”. There are multiple names for each one but…

TOP 5 GATINEAU PARK HIKES

This might have been the easiest list to write ever – our favourite local hikes in Gatineau Park.  It’s the closest and best hiking in the Ottawa vicinity, and only a quick 15 minute drive over the Quebec border from downtown. Don’t forget to hit up one of the cute spots in Chelsea for a…

LUSK CAVES

Location: Gatineau Park, QC Start: Parent Beach Parking Distance: 12 km Time It Took Us: 4 Hours Level of Difficulty: Eezy Peezy This might just be one of the coolest hikes in Gatineau Park – hence a whole blog dedicated to this one hike. Normally, you would park at Parent Beach and enjoy the hike…

About Us

Vicky Hi! My name is Victoria but I’ll also respond to: Vicky, Vick, Tor, Toria, Ricky, Rick, Rickster and Ricky-Bobby. I’m a cottage kid at heart, an outdoor enthusiast and I have a healthy yet real addiction to books. One of my all-time favorite things is when someone who knows me well suggests a book…