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10 commandments of outdoor entertaining

Thou shall design a menu kind to all As a host, it’s your job to ensure there are plenty of food options for everyone at your party. Prior to planning your menu, check if your guests have any dietary restrictions or...

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5 worst-case cottage-arrival infestation scenarios

When you arrive at the cottage after weeks away, these are the nightmare bug-infestation scenarios you dread. From wasps and hornets to cockroaches and ants, learn how these infestations happen—and how to handle them. Wasps...

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5 cottage pests that damage your property

Getting rid of cottage pests is about more than avoiding pesky black flies and mosquitos. Without the right tools in your arsenal, your pristine cottage property could be at risk. Here are five ways pests can damage your...

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The 5 most frustrating pests you’ll face in the Canadian outdoors

Mosquitoes These tiny bloodsuckers are ubiquitous at the cottage, whether they’re biting you at the crack of dawn when you’re out fishing or when you’re stargazing with your family at night. To prevent bites, wear...

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Matt Gibson – What makes you UNEEK?

“I don’t mean to brag, but I have the best job in the world.” For the last decade, travel blogger Matt Gibson has been exploring the planet. After Matt graduated from university, he moved to Taiwan. There he met a...

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Nadine Sykora – What makes you UNEEK?

Nadine is constantly on the move. In the past four years, she’s visited 45 countries and lived in England, New Zealand, and the United States. She’s been all over the world—from Greece to Guatemala, Vietnam to Venice—and...

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The Planet D with Dave and Deb – What Makes You UNEEK?

It sounds like a cliché, but travelling really did save Dave and Deb’s marriage. Together for nearly a decade, the two busy Torontonians were working in the demanding film industry when they realized their relationship was...

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10 amazing ways to repurpose old windows at the cottage

If you're hesitant to spend a lot of money on your cottage decor, the best thing to do is repurpose stuff you already have, either at home or the cottage. Take old window frames, for example. If you're willing to get a little...

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Find out if you could hack it as a lumberjack at Cedar Coast Homes’ Logs Up! event

In honour of its 25th anniversary, Cedar Coast Timber Homes is throwing Logs Up!, a celebration of the company’s work in Muskoka and the rest of the world. The owners have invited anyone in the Gravenhurst area to come out this...

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