Discover Ontario: Driving Hwy 6 — Day 2

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to travel planning, I have the bad habit of trying to cram in too much into a day’s itinerary. This rang true once again on our second day on Hwy 6. We were scheduled to take the MS Chi-Cheemaun to Manitoulin Island, and for some reason I booked us on the very first passage of the day. So, for the second day in a row, we were up before the sun. Continue reading

Discover Ontario: Driving Hwy 6 – Day 1

To officially drive the entirely of Ontario’s Highway 6, my first goal was to get to its starting point in Port Dover, on the shore of Lake Erie. To try to make our departure go as smoothly as possibly, I scheduled our vehicle pick-up for Thursday evening, booked a hotel room just outside of Port Dover for Friday night, and planned on an early morning rise on Saturday so we could get on the road at a decent hour. What I didn’t plan for was an unexpected hiccup in the itinerary. Continue reading

Discover Ontario: Driving Hwy 6, An Introduction

Happy (belated) Canada Day, everyone! As the 1st of July fell on a Wednesday, a traditional long-weekend away to celebrate all things Canadian was out of the question for most people. However, I decided to make the best of a post-celebration weekend by rediscovering a few places in Ontario that I haven’t visited for at least a decade. Continue reading

Discover Ontario: Petroglyphs Provincial Park

In Canada, June 21st marks not only the summer solstice, but also National Aboriginal Day — a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada. During the next week I’ll be sharing some posts dedicated to First Nations sites and events within Toronto and Ontario. Continue reading

Discover Ontario: Harris Woolen Mill Ruins

It was a rainy day in Southern Ontario, and I had plans to visit Paris, the self-proclaimed “Cobblestone Capital of Canada”. However, as Mother Nature decided to fill our entire weekend with rain, thunderstorms, and low temperatures, our mini road trip had to be put on the back burner. Continue reading

Discover Ontario: Hilton Falls

It’s amazing what you can discover within just a short distance from home! Before last week I had never even heard of Hilton Falls, and admittedly, knew very little about the Niagara Escarpment (Toronto acts as a bit of a schism between east and west — I’m from the east, the Escarpment’s in the west). Now that I’ve visited, I hope to return again this summer. It’s beautiful! Continue reading

Discover Ontario: An Introduction

My favourite method of travel has to be by car. Road tripping is one of my favourite pastimes, and everything about it makes me a happy girl. From planning a route, to packing a cooler, to making sure I have my pillow with me to get cozy with — riding in a car to a particular travel destination stirs up a great deal of excitement within me. Continue reading

Around the World in a Day: Glasgow and Little Britain

Despite being born on the first day of Spring, I love Fall. I especially love Fall in Ontario when all of the sugar maples are at their peak colour change and the air has that refreshing and oh-so-perfect amount of chill to it. Fall is definitely my favourite season, so what better time to start exploring my home province with my Zipcar rental then now. Continue reading

Zipcar + Meandering Mac

zipcar-logoToronto is a multi-faceted, world-class city that is known for many things. Growing up in its suburb of Scarborough, I’ve been lucky enough to experience most of these things first-hand. Whether it’s visiting the CN Tower or Fort York, catching a Blue Jays game, celebrity watching during TIFF, or wandering through the Distillery District, you can never really be bored in this city. Continue reading