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Almost 20 years ago Roberta Bondar autographed one of her books for me (signed “Reach for the stars Natalie, and I’ll see you there”). After 20+ years chasing a dream of becoming an astronaut (no, I am not one yet!), I am part of a museum exhibit alongside her, as well as Canadian Physician Shawna Pandya. Just unbelievable! If you are in Toronto, you MUST check out the Women In Space exhibit… Read More

Super stoked and over the moon that the small film “Space to Explore” that I had the opportunity to collaborate on has been selected to show at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. We are officially a 2018 Banff Mountain Film Competition Finalist! The festival runs from Oct 27 to Nov 4, 2018 in beautiful Banff, Alberta. 75+ insanely inspirational films will be showing, in addition to exhibits, workshops and free events. Not only… Read More

A lot of people ask me what I pack on long distance backpacking trips and in particular, what I pack for winter camping. So I thought I would put together a post to provide some insight of what exactly is in my bag. While I am not one for owning a lot of “stuff”, I definitely love my gear. And having the right gear makes all the difference when heading into the… Read More