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Canada Weekend Trip

10 things to do in Toronto for first timers

May 17, 2017

Toronto never seemed to me like a place to travel to, until I started travelling to other countries. People from all over the world want to know what to do and see within Canada’s biggest (but not capital!) city. I can see the attraction of the city: it’s large, there are lots of things to do, it’s by Lake Ontario, it’s multicultural.

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My Wandering Post Card

Algonquin Park, Canada – Wandering Postcard

February 15, 2017
Algonquin Park, Canada - My Wandering Postcard | My Wandering Voyage travel blog

This week’s Wandering Postcard comes from Joel who snapped this picture of Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.

Algonquin is one of the most popular parks in the province and known for its magnificent fall colours, its plethora of lakes, and it’s beauty that inspired the Group of Seven painters.

The provincial park is also one of the oldest in Canada.

Thanks so much to Joel for sending this in!

I’m starting a global movement to connect with travellers all over the world. My dream is to see the world, but together we already have.

I’ve launched My Wandering Postcard, a global virtual postcard project to connect people from all over the world through photographs.

I would love for you to participate.

Send your travel-related photo with your name and location, and I’ll post it here. Let’s collect as many cities and towns around the world and see where these postcards take us.

Connect with me and explore the world.

Send me your Wandering Postcard here.

Camping

Go winter camping – in a yurt

January 29, 2017
Go winter camping in a yurt | My Wandering Voyage travel blog

 

I know that winter camping sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be done! Especially in the comfort of a yurt.

First of all winter camping offers an entirely different experience than summer camping. It is quieter around the parks as everyone except you is off hibernating. Even better there are no bugs, so no complaints here.

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Canada

Woman hikes 24,000km on Trans-Canada Trail

October 18, 2016
Woman hikes Trans Canada Trail | My Wandering Voyage travel blog

The following story on Dianne Whelan and her hike across the Trans-Canada Trail was originally written for the Wellington Advertiser. It has been edited for clarity and web reading ease. To view the original article click here.

On July 1, 2015, Dianne Whelan left St. John’s, Newfoundland on a pilgrimage across Canada on the Trans-Canada Trail.

On Sept. 29 of this year, she crossed over into Wellington County.

Over a year into her journey, Whelan is not even half way, but that does not bother her. Nor does the fact that she is still at least two years from her goal of Victoria, BC.

Whelan is a filmmaker and author who decided to set off on a journey to make her next film, 500 Days in the Wild, after her marriage fell apart and her dog of 18 years died.

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Backyard Adventures

Zipline over Niagara Escarpment in Fall

October 14, 2016
Zipline over Niagara Escarpment in Fall | My Wandering Voyage Travel Blog

I recently checked an item off my 2016 bucket list: to zipline at the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures near Collingwood, Ontario.

On thanksgiving Monday, we set off for the adventures, expecting it to be pretty quiet. We were so wrong. I guess everyone else thought that a Monday holiday would be a quiet day, and showed up.

We reserved online for the Eco Tour, which includes a walk over an amazing suspension bridge that wobbles when you walk over it,  a treetop trek along 10″ wide planks, a 300′ zipline to the forest floor, a tour through caves, and a 1000′ zip along the Niagara Escarpment. What a blast.

Our tour included a discounted price on the Thunderbird twin zipline, but it was an almost two-hour wait (see reason above). But thanks to the wonderful staff, we got a raincheck! This means that I’ll be heading out again for my turn on the twin zip next fall. Check it out here.

Instead of taking photos, I decided to use my Sony Action Cam to take some video. I think it turned out all right!

Check out my video here:

Ziplining is one of my favourite activities. Look out for some more video about my ziplining experience in Jamaica!

Where is your favourite place to zipline? 

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Hiking

5 Ontario Trails to hike this Fall

October 9, 2016
Ontario Trail to Hike this Fall | My Wandering Voyage travel blog

October is here; the wind gets chilly, and the sun hides more often than it is found. It’s time to break out the sweaters and curl up next to the fireplace inside. WRONG! It’s time to get outside. Don’t put away those hiking boots; there is a beautiful Ontario trail waiting for you to explore!

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Canada

Staying in an old Quebec monastery

September 10, 2016
Staying in an old Quebec monastery | My Wandering Voyage travel blog

There are dozens of hotels – and a couple of hostels – within the fortifications of Old Quebec City. Based on your level of comfort, these can be pricey, especially if you are travelling alone. During my four-day trip to Quebec, I leapt out of the box to stay at Le Monastere des Augustines, a hotel that was converted from an old monastery.

The hotel didn’t pop up on my first search for cheap hotels to stay in when I planned the trip. In fact, I was searching airline prices when I found a flight and hotel combo on Expedia. I had not heard of the place before, but I am so glad I found it.

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