For the last 3 years, my boyfriend and I have arranged camping in one of Ontario’s Provincial Parks with another couple in our close circle of friends. Our friends live in Toronto, so we coordinate to have them come over the night before we head out for camping (and this seems to work pretty well and we’ve taken two cars for the last two years). We usually arrive mid-day, make use of the campground and amenities, cook dinner onsite and stay one night, heading out the following day. I’m starting to refer to our camping adventures as an annual tradition!
Last month, I finally went to my first Jays game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. I had lived in Toronto for over 6 years (and only a 20-minute streetcar ride from the city core) and not once had I gone to a game. My close-knit family and friends have never had much interest in sports and I had convinced myself that I would much rather play sports than watch a live game. I’d never even watched a full game on TV! However, a few of my coworkers had coordinated a night out at the Jay’s Game and so I thought, Why not go too and see what it’s actually like?
It is common knowledge that grocery shopping on an empty stomach means you will buy additional items you don’t need and that you will spend more if you carelessly eat out often. So simply don’t do it! Plan your meals in advance and your shopping list ahead of time – this keeps money in your pocket.
Talk about learning from your experiences (and your mistakes!). Now I am far from being a travel expert by any means, but here’s a few tips and tricks that I learned and that I hope will help you on your next trip.
The world can be a dangerous place, but I try to keep in mind that travel is the gateway to personal and cultural growth, and grants us access to better understanding the places and people around us. Traveling provides access to experiences (good and bad) that one cannot simply learn about from a textbook or a Google search.
This year I decided I was going to take a big trip for my 25th birthday in April. I didn’t have Turkey listed as my first destination (or even as part of my top 10), but after searching though trips and comparing budgets and scheduling, it turned out that Discover Turkey with G Adventures would be the one.
I'm a 20-something woman working my way through life in Canada, traveling when I can afford it and seeking out my passions one day at a time.