Camping is such a quintessential Canadian summer activity. But if you’ve never been camping before but want to give it a go, then this beginner’s guide to camping is for you. In this guide, you’ll find a list of car camping essentials, how to set up your campsite, camping recipes, camping etiquette and more.
There’s nothing better than kicking back, with your tent set up, campfire going and the stars up above you. Sometimes, though, it’s not always possible to get outside and live the good life. Reading, for me, is a form of escapism, and when life gets tough or stressful, all I want to do is pick up a book and escape to a new world, especially when it’s one of the best nature books.
Welcome to Ontario’s Garden, aka, Norfolk County. This lovely slice of southwestern Ontario is home to productive farmland, expansive Carolinian forest and a long stretch of Lake Erie beach. From the charming beachside towns to the beautiful vineyards, there are so many relaxing things to do in Norfolk County.
My knuckles were white, tightly wrapped around my steering wheel. My wiper blades were swooshing slower than the rain was beating around my windshield. And the memory of the last gas station more than 200kms behind us seemed like a figment of my imagination. I saw the “kilometres until empty” counter plummet into the single digits. Road trips don’t always go perfectly, but it’s best to know some road trip tips before you head out so you don’t get into crazy situations as I did during a thunderstorm on a highway in Manitoba, running out of gas.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be taking thousands of photos on your trips abroad, but what happens when you get home? How do you sort through the mountain of pictures? How do you select the best ones to share with your friends and family? Don’t you worry, by the end of this post, you’ll be an organization master! This guide will help you find the best way to organize your travel photos so that you can easily find them, show off your best snaps and put them together in a memorable way.
Sometimes travel isn’t always possible. Whether you’ve been asked to stay inside or you work full time and can’t travel as often as you like, or maybe you’re housebound because you broke your ankle, I don’t know, travel just isn’t always possible. Luckily, technology and a group of crafty people have come together to offer ways to explore Canada virtually.
The Bruce Trail is Ontario’s most famous trail. Following the Niagara Escarpment, it weaves nearly 900kms from Niagara to Tobermory. Hiking the Bruce Trail end to end has been on my bucket list for years, but it takes about a month. The side trails offer a taste of what the main trail is like, and it provides ample opportunity to explore some of Ontario’s best natural history.
You may have heard that Canada is home to a lot of lakes, Ontario in particular. (It has to do with the Ice Age and glacial retreat. Basically, awesome science stuff.) With all these lakes and rivers connecting them, it means we have a lot of bridges too. From these scenic bridges in Ontario, you’ll get some of the best views of this province’s gorgeous and diverse landscape.