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.
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 <a href="http://twitter.com/#EscapeAndDiscover" target="_blank">#EscapeAndDiscover</a> 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 <a href="http://www.ford.ca/suvs/escape/" target="_blank">2017 Ford Escape</a>, 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. <a href="https://www.thegate.ca/spotlight/travel-destinations/025559/escapeanddiscover-2017-ford-escape-owen-sound/">Read the full story</a>, 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 Canadian International AutoShow is on now at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and until February 21 there are literally hundreds of cars to check out, including some of the most incredible concept, exotic, and classic cars in the country.
The <a href="http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/" target="_blank">Toronto Christmas Market</a> is my favorite destination for getting into the holiday spirit. When it's decked out for Christmas, with great eats, treats, and shopping, the Distillery District is a festive highlight in Toronto, and this year we had an upgraded drive that helped inspire our holiday mood thanks to the folks at Ford and Sony.
Driving is one of my very happy passions, but the funny thing is that I don't actually own a car. For the last decade, I get my road trip fixes thanks to car rentals, and any time I need to get on four wheels, I've turned to one of the (now vanishing, it seems) rental locations in Toronto.