Cape Breton Island has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I’m finally planning a trip in just a few weeks. It’s going to be a fantastic fall adventure, and I can’t wait to explore Nova Scotia, enjoy incredible east coast meals, and relax on a sea-side hike.
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Ontario is an incredible province, and it’s a huge place to explore. The fourth-largest province has dozens of interesting towns and cities, and includes the Canadian Shield, touches on the Hudson Bay to the north, the Great Lakes to the South, and it’s filled with stunning natural spaces.
It finally happened. This week I had my first vaccination shot, and it’s made me just a bit more hopeful. For the next few months, I still don’t expect to travel far, but travel is getting closer and closer, and it’s started to make me think about past trips too.
There is nowhere else like Canada. I feel lucky to have this beautiful county right outside my door; filled with stories, people, and adventures. There is so much to admire about our country, and this year, it’s the best travel destination I can imagine.
Growing up in New Brunswick, back in the 80s, road trips were a staple of my family’s summer vacation plans. We had short trips, with a few days in Bouctouche or Fundy National Park, and we had longer trips down Maine’s Route 1 to stay in Machias, Jonesport, and Bar Harbor. And every time, it felt like a new adventure.
The middle of a pandemic is possibly a funny time to start a monthly travel series. I’ll admit that this year is still not going to be what we had hoped. We’re getting closer to some kind of new normal though, and for me and my family, tThe one constant has been that we’ve still been dreaming about travel.
My wife and I love to plan things, dreaming of the next time we can take a trip, get in the car, and just get away for a few days. The last eight months have been something else though, haven’t they?
What did you expect this year? Not this, I imagine, and if you were planning a holiday, there’s certainly some good news ahead, but there’s also a new reality we need to embrace.
When I’m travelling, I usually bring a lot of gear with me. There’s my DSLR, an action camera, and usually a couple of phones because I’m working on reviews. For my vacation to Disney World this year though, I decided I was going to try and carry less, so I just brought the Apple iPhone 11 with me many days, and it was frankly one of the best decisions of the trip.
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.