Category: Travel

Heartless Girl Guide to St.John’s, Newfoundland

Weekend Getaway in Grey County: Alpacas, Suspension Bridges & More

There’s so much to see and do in Grey County! If you live in Toronto or the GTA area, it’s not very far but feels worlds away. I spent a wonderful summer weekend in Grey County. Here’s what I did!

Stay in a Cottage by the Lake

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The Cedars of Lake Eugenia have it all. Waterfront views, chef cooked meals and a comfortable bed to rest your head. Read all about my stay here.

Make Some Alpaca Friends

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I’ve been obsessed with alpacas for awhile. They’re just so cute! I jumped at the chance to visit Kicking Back Alpaca Ranch. The alpacas here are super cute, fluffy and well cared for. The males and females are separated, and I was able to visit them and get a tour. Did you know that baby alpacas are called crias?

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The alpacas are shorn for their super soft hair At the farm they have a small short selling yarn, cozy socks and other alpaca hair goods. (more…)

Learn to Camp this Summer with Parks Ontario

There’s nothing more Canadian than camping. Don’t stress out if you aren’t the camping type. It’s never too late to learn! Parks Ontario has put together this great list of reasons why you should learn to camp this summer.

Top 10 Reasons to Camp @ Ontario Parks

  1. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors
  2. Enjoy an affordable vacation
  3. Spend time with your family
  4. Relax and enjoy a change of pace
  5. Hang out with your friends
  6. Get away from the city
  7. It’s fun to explore a park!
  8. Try something different
  9. Stay active and healthy by taking part in outdoor activities
  10. Camping under the stars is one of 12 activities in the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter

The best way to learn? Dive right in! Join Parks Ontario for a guided overnight camping experience at one of eight participating parks, equipment provided. Click here to sign up today!

See more events here.

 

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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Staycation at the Holiday Inn Downtown Centre

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This is a sponsored post, but my opinions remain my own!

Sometimes you just need a break. Those breaks can’t always be planned. Lucky for us, Toronto has an abundance of hotels. If you’re feeling stressed out, or want a fun weekend in the city, why not check into a nearby hotel?

I recently checked into the Holiday Inn Downtown. With my IHG Rewards Club membership, I was able to easily book a room with the app, and earn points! Earning points is great because you get rewarded for each stay, and can earn free nights. Not into free hotel stays? Points can be redeemed for flights, music downloads, electronics and gift cards(more…)

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…)

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