Ontario | Arrowhead and Algonquin
February 2019 – 3 days
In light of a recent snow storm (or rather storms), we decided to take advantage of the abundance of fresh snow and head up north to spend our Family Day long weekend here in Ontario. We visited Arrowhead Provincial Park and the neighbouring Algonquin Provincial Park, which both boast of hosting a variety of winter activities, including: skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
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New Hampshire | White Mountains
February 2019 – 2 days
The White Mountains is one of our favourite places in New England. There is always something to do regardless of the season. And let’s be real, the views of the mountains never gets old. With mild temperatures on the forecast for the weekend, we decided to head north and enjoy some winter hiking and cross-country skiing in the Whites (“whites” indeed as there certainly was no shortage of snow).
November 2018 – 10 days
Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto. This was pretty much the only Japanese we knew prior to booking our (very last minute) trip to Japan. But with our trusty cellphones in hand to help with translation and navigation, we were ready to immerse ourselves in a country rooted in ancient tradition. With its rich culture, exceptionally clean cities, efficient transportation, modern toilets, and endless sources of entertainment, Japan is unlike any other country we’ve visited before.
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Massachusetts | Martha’s Vineyard
October 2018 – 2 days
Martha’s Vineyard is an island located just south of Cape Cod. It is well known for being a (not so secret) hideaway for the rich and famous and for the filming of Jaws. So you know this island means business: in terms of money and great white sharks. There is always a tradeoff between visiting a popular destination in peak season versus shoulder (or off season). On one hand, the only way to enjoy the fabulous beaches in the Vineyard is during the summer months. But you’ll be sharing with swarms of other people. And if you visit during the shoulder season, temperatures are too cool to enjoy the water, but the roads, restaurants, and trails are noticeably quieter. We went with the quieter option and visited in October.
Ontario | Bon Echo Provincial Park
September 2018 – 2 days
Bon Echo Provincial Park is located in southeastern Ontario and is situated along several lakes, including Mazinaw Lake – the seventh deepest lake in the province. For years we’ve been saying we’d like to visit Bon Echo, in large part because it’s located close by K’s family cabin. So this year we finally made it happen. While there are just over 500 car camping sites to choose from in this provincial park, we booked one of the 25 coveted canoe-in campsites located in the backcountry on Joeperry Lake.