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Weekend #EscapeandDiscover in Owen Sound

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When Ford asks you if you’re free to go on a mysterious weekend escape, what else can you say but yes? Destination? Classified! Ford planned everything perfectly for an amazing adventure that I’ll be thinking about for a long time!

Early Saturday morning, Ford sent a car to pick me up and deliver me to said secret location. The secret location turned out to be a Ford dealership, where we gathered and met with the other influencers that we’d be spending the weekend with!

As they led up to the big reveal, the curtains were thrown open to reveal….not a car! There was nothing behind the curtain except for a table with envelopes with our team names on them. We frantically opened the envelopes and got our first big surprise of the day. Our next method of transportation…would be by plane! We were all split up into different Ontario destinations by group.

My group (Carson from Ford, Alison from Hip Urban Girl and Andrew the Gate) was going to fly to Sarnia and then drive to Owen Sound. I was pretty excited because if you’ve been following this blog (and you have been, haven’t you?) then you’ll know that I love to travel in Ontario, and haven’t been to either Sarnia or Owen Sound yet! Excellent. Other teams headed out to their destinations of Thunder Bay, Ottawa and Sudbury.

After a short flight to Sarnia, we arrived to see some friendly faces and our shiny Ford Escape waiting for us.

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Our 2017 Ford Escape Titanium Edition was ready to go! Our SUV was in the “Canyon” shade and held 5 passengers.

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Favourite Campgrounds in Ontario

It’s finally summer. Aren’t you so glad that winter is over? Now is the best time to book your campsite with Parks Ontario. It’s always better to book early so that you can get the best spot! Nervous about camping? Attend a Learn to Camp event this summer to brush up on your camping skills! Here are my top campgrounds in Ontario.

Bon Echo:

Currently this park is my favourite place to camp! Hardwood Hills is my campground of choice. I love the huge old growth trees. Mazinaw Rock is gorgeous and it features over 260 Aboriginal pictographs. You can also hike it! (more…)

Weekend Getaway: Cedars of Lake Eugenia Cottage Resort

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Growing up, my family and I would take lots of road trips in the summer time. We usually drove to Buffalo, Florida, Georgia, Boston….lots of US towns.

Now that I’ve made it my mission to explore Ontario and more of Canada, I really like taking my family with me to see what’s in our own backyard, so to speak.

For the May 24 long weekend, we headed up to an area that none of us had been to before- Grey County. Grey County is a huge area best known for Blue Mountain, apples and waterfalls. Our trip began in Flesherton, Ontario. We stayed at a wonderful cottage resort, Cedars of Lake Eugenia. (more…)

Weekend Getaway: Ottawa

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Expedia.ca asked me if I was interested in going to Ottawa, and I said yes! Ottawa is one of those cities that I feel like I always breeze through. It’s so close! In less than 1 hour by plane, you’ll be in a city where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face graces cookies. For real. I visited recently for a weekend and took my time to savour the city. Here’s what I did! (more…)

Snow & Stargazing at Mont-Mégantic Observatory

Quebec Dark Sky ReserveI have a very specific list of goals that I want to complete before I turn 30. Some are possibly unattainable. Others come together in very serendipitous ways. This is one of them.
I’ve been obsessed with going to the Dark Sky Reserve in Quebec ever since I came across it many years ago. I love the night sky, so the idea of going to a place with little to light pollution was very exciting to me!

The Mont-Mégantic Observatory in Quebec was officially declared a Dark Sky Reserve in 2007. Canada actually has 6 Dark Sky Preserve Areas, making it the country with the most in the world. Go Canada! (more…)

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