Gossling Organics specializes in useful attractive organic cotton products that have flexible uses. Natalie Goss, maker and owner of Gossling Organics, is a textile and fibre artist creating organic, hand-embroidered accessories and art. She combines playful fresh fabrics and colourful canvas to create bins, bags, and wall art. A touch of hand embroidery adds texture and depth, making each piece one of a kind.
It’s almost impossible to travel these days without tech, whether it be your phone, tablet or laptop and even although many claim to be waterproof, the investment is worth some proper protection.
I must admit that it was the colour that caught my attention first “Glacier Blue.” I wasn’t going to be hiking on glaciers on this trip, but I would be in the midst of many icebergs. Waterproof was the main feature I required and according to the clerk at MEC, there is a little tag as pictured on the side of the boot that certifies them waterproof. I first wore them jumping into a zodiac off an expedition ship in Greenland, hoping they would be comfortable and oh, they were. They felt immediately like my boots because I didn’t even realize I was wearing them as I hiked many miles that first day of wear. I loved how they hugged my ankles – not too tight and not too loose, while giving the ideal amount of support. Going from a regular trail shoe on previous trips to this colourful boot has been an easy transition with no breaking in required.
We all know how important it is to keep hydrated and many of us are often seen carrying a heavy, insulated bottle around with us. At home, the bulk, the weight and the space they take up is of little importance, but when travelling, any item that can be packed flat and weigh nothing is a bonus.Explore
Any pair of gloves that has this poem on the tag attached wins my heart immediately – even before I try them on. The detailed fit with soft leather palms suitable for texting and the elasticized wrist with wrist zipper for optimal fit all lived up to the hype the poem.Explore
Looking for something simple to hang around my neck for my smart phone to take photos while travelling on, beside or under water, I tried out the EOTW Waterproof Case Dry Bag. It is universally waterproof for water skiing, canoeing, windersurfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayking.Explore
When packing for my next adventure, I always struggle with the extra space (albeit minimal) of my electric toothbrush, a longtime part of my daily routine. I was delighted to receive a very useful gift in my recent Christmas stocking, that met all Christmas stocking criteria in my family, including function.Explore
The biggest advantage of snorkeling is that it suits everyone, regardless of age, experience or ability to swim. I’ve only been snorkeling for the last seven years; I wish I’d discovered it sooner. Snorkeling is like strapping on magical glasses and seeing 3D movies of a most amazing show.Explore
We all have luggage tags that include the necessary contact information. Mine also has a Canadian flag on it.Explore
No matter how you discover the world, whether it be boat, plane, train or car, this rolling duffel takes the cake. I have been waiting for an excuse to buy one – my luggage is 11 years old – and now I have one. I’m heading to Scotland, jumping on a twin-engine plane and then hopping on a boat. From past experience, sailing and puddle-jumping, there is nothing more awkward than carting a hard case suitcase onto a small plane or a large boat. The traditional duffel did the trick, but a duffle bag on wheels takes to hassle of carrying luggage by the straps.Explore