CES 2020 is in the books and I'm so tired. It was worth it though. Now that it's over, I finally have time to start sharing what I've seen this week.
Aerial game trekking might be the most challenging thing I've tried in a long time, and it's like nothing else. Imagine an obstacle course in the treetops, and you've got the general idea. It's a lot of fun, and on the perfect fall weekend, it's the perfect reason to get out into Ontario's back yard.
This summer my family took a road trip to New Brunswick for a little vacation, visiting with my father, and exploring the province for a few days. It was such a great trip, driving over 3,000 km from Toronto to Saint John, and back again that I had to make a video.
After the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017/">film festival</a> has rolled up all the red carpets, I feel like I can usually breathe a sigh of relief and get down to the serious business of enjoying September and fall. It takes a little time after TIFF to really settle down, because there is a lot of content to deal with after the festival, but then I really feel like I can get into my favorite season.
Put me in a car, with the open road, and I may be just about the happiest guy around. My family and I went on a road trip, from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie, and we drove a 2017 Ford Flex on an adventure that included parks, beaches, bugs, science, history, and a lot of fun together in our amazing province. It was a getaway that showed off why road trips can be so much fun, and why Ontario is such an incredible place to live.
What a perfect day for a drive. Ford invited me and my brother-in-law, Matthew, down to Toronto Motorsports Park on Wednesday to help celebrate Father's Day, and as part of the fun they arranged track time for us behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback and the Ford Focus RS.
Summer is around the corner, I just got back from a Canada 150 road trip with Ford, and there are only 85 days until the <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/tiff-2017-42nd-toronto-international-film-festival/">Toronto International Film Festival</a>. There is a lot going on, but the festival is front of mind since I'm prepping The GATE's Interview Lounge at TIFF, and my accreditation application came in Monday too.
Parents have been there time and again: it's bed time and your little one just won't fall asleep, but when they're in the car, they seem to be able to fall asleep almost instantly. Some parents may resort to driving their wee ones around to get them to sleep, but Ford has unveiled a concept crib that may make bed time even easier.
This week's excitement started with the media preview for the Canadian International AutoShow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The AutoShow opened for the public yesterday, and it's bound to be another big year for the event--there's a lot to see and do: classic cars, concepts, prototypes, and new vehicles that are either coming out, or making their way to market late this year.
Thank-you, 2016. Yes, it was a tough year, both personally and as a fan of popular culture and its icons, but it was also one of The GATE's best years. It's worth taking a moment now at the end of 2016 to look back on some of the awesome that came our way over the last 365 days.
There are dozens of great destinations within a short drive of Toronto, and one of the best, whether you go in summer, spring, fall or winter, is Collingwood and the Blue Mountains. During a recent trip in the Ford Flex Limited, my family and I had a chance to escape and really take the beautiful area in while testing out the vehicle.
Autonomous vehicle technology is on the way in the next decade, and it's positioned to change the world in ways that we're not even sure of yet. At the recent Further With Ford conference at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the company offered a glimpse into their strategy for the future, going so far as to point out that they are now "an auto and a mobility company".
Welcome to September, and wow, is it busy. I've certainly noticed that I'm busier than usual, but you really know you're especially busy when publicists start responding to your schedule by <em>telling you</em>, 'Wow, you're busy'. There's busy, and then there's a level of busy that even a publicist can appreciate.