Winter in Canada generally includes blistering cold days filled with an abundance of snow, fewer daylight hours and lots of warm layers. For me and for a few other Canadians who aren’t eager to endure the cold weather or engage in most winter sports, that means many days ‘hibernating’ lay ahead.
I just spent three days in one of the most beautiful Provincial Parks in North America. Algonquin is simply pristine, with an abundance of nature and wildlife (though we didn't personally see any large wildlife). Very little written content this week because a picture is worth 1000 words - I hope these few speak to you.
Last weekend, Dan and I stayed at The Pinery overnight for some R&R and outdoorsy time. This was our third trip to this location (my fourth), which is about 2 hours from home, and is a park that we enjoy every time we go. People generally associate camping with kids/families/budget travel options, but camping offers more than that – it is time outdoors, being active via hiking/swimming/canoeing/etc., while ideally disconnecting from the busy world at home (minimal phone/Wi-Fi use) and just enjoying the scenery and the company. AND it can be quite fun – even for childless adults like us!
I am WAYYY behind on photo processing and sharing my images on my 'official' channels, but moving forward, I will be sharing some of my recent photos at least once a month via my blog. So here is a photo post dedicated to June’s Summer Solstice! Bring on the flowers and the sunshine, baby!
One of the perks of committing to one area for several years is discovering the best local foodie restaurants near home. Having lived in Toronto for over 6 years during my university days, I knew of numerous local hot spots that my friends and I would gravitate to, and often. Now, living out of the city and in the suburbs for the last 5 years, I’ve had to rediscover what constitutes ‘the best restaurants’ in my neighbourhood – the best in the ‘Tri-Cities’ area. Here are a few of my favourites!
Following a wet and rainy April, along with an ice storm and extreme winds mid-month and even last week, May is making a spring comeback! I won’t lie, I spent most of my time this week taking outdoor photos rather than writing a post, but I have no regrets. Here’s glimpse of all the beautiful things that I saw now emerging with the warmer weather. It can only get better from here.
Dan and I had the pleasure of visiting Stratford last weekend and it was a weekend of R&R that we both appreciated. Here are a few of the highlights…
You may have seen my photo share New Year’s Eve from the Toronto harbourfront cruise at Queen’s Quay West. Although we didn’t leave the dock, the experience was still one worth mentioning, so here it is.
While Canada is known for its diverse weather (and is mistakenly known in some parts of the world as enduring extreme cold all months of the year), our relationship with Mother Nature is a little complicated. One afternoon it will be 20°C and that same evening, it could go down to below 0°C. Although sometimes these temperature changes are desirable (it’s officially December tomorrow and we’ve only had one or two light dustings of snow this season – WOOT!), these changes in weather patterns come with several challenges, one of them being the ever-evolving human wardrobe.
At this point of the year, Ontarians are starting to prepare for what’s to come. Those of us in southwestern Ontario have had a bit of frost, but no snow… yet. It’s a good time to do a check-up, not only for tire safety, but for emergency supplies too.
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.