Category: Travel

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…)

Toronto in Winter: Winterlicious, Hot Chocolate & More!

So far, we’ve been lucky enough in Toronto to have a very mild winter! Usually by this time, we are knee deep in snow, and bundled up in down parkas. Winter will come, eventually, and when it does we’ll be ready! There are lots of fun things to do in this city as the temperature drops. Expedia.ca asked me to gather a couple of my favourite things to do in Toronto when it gets cold outside, here are my top picks.

Winterlicious

IMG_1694Winterlicious and Summerlicious are prixe fixe menu events in the city. For two glorious weeks, you can enjoy set menus at over 200 restaurants in Toronto! Although this happens again in the summer (hello, Summerlicious!), I have a soft spot for Winterlicious. I use it as a reason to get together with my friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, and it gives you something to look forward to in the winter! So how does it work? You can get a 3 course lunch for $18, $23 or $28, depending on the restaurant. Dinner starts at $25 and goes up to $45. (more…)