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.
With the start of summer just around the corner, Canadians like to pack up the car and hit the road. Canada’s a big place so while you’re not at the wheel, dig into a book and read about the places you will fly by on your Canadian road trip.
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.
You are (20)16 going on (20)17, baby it’s time to reflect.
The wonderful year of 2016 has come to an end. It was a big year, full of brand new adventures. I jumped into travel writing, I took my first solo trip and learned how to used my vacation days to travel. You could say it was the first year in a journey of a lifetime.
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.
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!
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!
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.