Don't look now, but summer seems to be waning even though it feels like it just started. That's the usual story this time of year, and it's why I always try to make the most of things. That's probably my mantra, come to think of it--and at least I've had some great things to work with these last couple of weeks.
Weekend road trips are the best kind of adventure, and on Saturday I had a fun trip out of town, right here in Ontario's glorious back yard thanks to Ford and the 2017 Escape. The real adventure might just be that I had no idea where Ford was going to send me though right up until I left my door, but I knew I was in for something special with their #EscapeAndDiscover weekend.
Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team--Team Green--was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.
Last Monday week I was handed the keys to a 2016 Ford Focus Titanium for a week of test driving, which came in handy last week for a long-weekend getaway in Muskoka. On Friday we left town early and headed up to the Sherwood Inn Hotel, and we luckily had perfect weather.
The Toronto Blue Jays will celebrate their 40th season home opener from Friday, April 8 to Sunday April 10, as they take on the Boston Red Sox, and the InterContinental Toronto Centre is inviting fans far and wide to come down and celebrate with them and their 2016 Home Opener Package.
The first ever Quinte Craft beer festival was a big hit, drawing hundreds to Belleville's Empire Square to sample local brews, wines, and food this past weekend. In fact, the event was such a big hit that a second festival is already in the works for later this year.
Until last year, I rarely left the house without my camera. Don't get me wrong, I can't imagine doing what I do without my DSLR--interviews, covering events, and all of the rest--but as phones get better, the big camera just isn't as necessary all the time.
The trip was a long one for the four travellers, but it came with numerous rewards, including claiming the title of winning the Ultimate Canadian Dream Job. After travelling 17,000 kilometres for five months across the Trans Canada Trail, Woods Canada's four explorers--Melba Seto & Adam Kochanek and Magee Walker & Cedric Blanchette--made it back to Toronto late last month after an incredible adventure.