Showing posts with label #travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #travel. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Driving the stylish 2018 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 2018 review
We recently got to drive and discover the features of the 2018 Mazda CX-9. The CX-9 is positioned as a Mid-range SUV that has style and does the heavy lifting. We recently packed the CX-9 for a road trip and got to experience most of everything it had to offer.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Learning about Mi'kmaq First Nations and Acadians in Miramichi, New Brunswick

kouchibouguac national park miramichi new brunswick
In our road trip from Ontario through Outaouais and Drummondville to Edmundston, we went to Red Bank, New Brunswick and learned about the Mi'kmaq people of Metepenagiag before heading to Miramichi. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Our road trip through Drummondville to Edmundston and Grand Falls, New Brunswick

new brunswick botanical garden
After our stay in Parc Omega, we stayed a night in Drummondville, Québec before heading to Edmundston, New Brunswick. This year we took a different route compared to our last visit to New Brunswick. We were able to see different parts of New Brunswick by taking the Fundy Coastal drive and entered through Edmundston, which is near the borders of Québec and Maine, USA.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Relaxing Stay at Lakes of Wasaga Parkbridge Life Resort

parkbridge life wasaga beach
Having had the pleasure of staying at Lakes of Wasaga, Parkbridge Life Resort last summer, we anticipated to have another memorable time at the resort this year. As we spent time at the chalet, we felt like it was home away from home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aquatarium and the Tall Ships Festival in Brockville

brockville Aquatarium
During our visit to Brockville, we also had a chance to check out the newly opened Aquatarium. The Aquatarium is a fun place to explore with children, as there are lots of hands-on activities to do and learn from.

Exploring the City of Brockville

brockville
We went on a road trip three hours from Toronto to Brockville, and loved our stay in this beautiful town famous for the 1000 Islands.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Staying at DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton to Explore Niagara Falls

double tree niagara falls
Picture posted with permission from DoubleTree
When we plan to stay over at Niagara Falls, we choose DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls because it is conveniently located close to all the attractions we like to check out when visiting the falls. We also choose to stay here because of the Hilton HHonors program.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Relaxing, Homely Stay at Viamede Resort

viamede resort
We enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Viamede Resort in Kawartha Lakes, while enjoying a variety of activities. The staff at the front desk were friendly and welcoming; we got a run down of all the activities available at the resort when we signed in. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hiking the Trails of Killbear

Killbear provincial park
While driving to Northern Ontario we can see a drastic scenic change from rolling hills with farms and fields found in Southern Ontario to rugged, rocky landscapes with rocks and forests. This geological change is prominent when we visit Ontario Parks such as Killbear.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Experiencing Wilderness Aboard Agawa Canyon Tour Train

Agawa Canyon Tour Train
We went on a fun one day wilderness rail excursion from 8 am to around 6:30 pm aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. This unique scenic ride carries us 114 miles or 183 km north of Sault Ste. Marie and is open from June to mid October.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Entomica Insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie

Entomica Insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie
I am glad my family and I visited the Entomica insectarium in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The visit helped us see how insects are important for vegetation, wildlife, and the eco-system. Getting to take an up-close look at the different insects during the tour by an expert in the insectarium really helped us see how each insect is unique. We enjoyed touching, holding, and observing the different insects from around the world. I felt this visit has helped us to become more empathetic towards insects.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
We enjoyed going on a road trip to Northern Ontario in the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid limited edition. We loved the smooth and comfortable drive, and think that this vehicle is perfect to go on road trips or for everyday use close to home. This stylish vehicle has all the convenient features active families need.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Canal Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie

Canal Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie
During our recent road trip to Sault Ste. Marie, my family and I enjoyed visiting the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. We can learn about how canals and locks operate at this site either by discovering at our leisure or joining a guided tour. By taking the guided tour and exploring the visitor's centre we learned a lot about the lock system and canals. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Our Visit to Grundy Lake Provincial Park

grundy lake provincial park
We loved our hikes at Grundy Lake Provincial Park because of the beautiful scenic views from every angle! Other than the bothersome flies, we enjoyed the peaceful scenic views, listening to the birds, and the sound of the frogs croaking. Our children loved the cliffs and the adventure of climbing them. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our Visit to See Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

giant tiger panda
We enjoyed learning about the conservation program of a few endangered species during the #KungFuPanda3 event, and a special VIP experience at the Toronto zoo. It was a wonderful experience getting to ask questions about the pandas, rhinos, and tigers from the zoo keepers. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Explore National Parks Snowshoeing With Children

msr tyker kids snowshoes
Exploring winter scenery is lots of fun when it is done in snowshoes. Since snowshoes provide flotation, we can walk on top of snow easily and not sink. I think having proper snowshoes for children makes it a fun experience for them, so everyone in the family can go on fun excursions. My children have been using the MSR Tyker and Shift Youth snowshoes, which are especially designed for children because of its lightweight, durable, and safety features. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hopewell Rocks, Moncton, Alma and Fundy National Park

Hopewell Rocks and the Bay of Fundy is the reason New Brunswick was a place we always wanted to visit. My family and I are happy we got to be close to the rocks and walk miles on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean. Experiencing this phenomenal wonder that God has created felt really amazing. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fundy Trail Parkway and Scenic Caves

The Scenic Caves are must visit, while in the Saint John and St. Martins area. Being able to go into the caves and admiring its depth and the amazing power of how the water has changed the landscape is a beautiful and a humbling experience.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Visiting the City of Saint John, New Brunswick

Going from a stay at a small town like Saint Andrews to the city of Saint John is a different experience, and a wonderful way to explore the Fundy coastline. We loved our stay at Hilton Saint John located by the wharf. We enjoyed the excitement of the city during the day and night. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Watch the amazing Macaque Monkeys on Disneynature Monkey Kingdom

Monkeys are amazing creatures, and very much close to humans in many ways. The similarities we share with monkeys are beautifully and artistically presented in the Disneynature Monkey Kingdom. It has taken three years and talents of many experts to bring this movie to us. This movie based in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka by the ancient ruins founded in the jungles of Polonnaruwa, gives us a perspective of the lives of Macaque monkeys from their eyes. Watching this documentary movie has increased our love and respect for these creatures we had the pleasure of seeing in action during our visits to Sri Lanka.