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

January 8, 2024

Ferris and Presqu'ile Provincial Park

ferris provincial park
We had a wonderful time exploring Ferris Provincial Park located in Northumberland county in the small town of Campbellford. The park is a two hour drive from Toronto. It is connected to Ranney Falls, which has a colourful and exciting view from the lookout. We encountered garter snakes on the easy to explore trails.

December 2, 2023

Creative Approach To Travel

If you are thinking about going on a trip at some point in the near future, and you want to make sure that it is as enjoyable as possible, there are many things you might be able to do to help that along. Taking a creative approach when planning to travel can be easily done if it is planned. Let's take a look at what you might want to consider.

Unique Places
One of the main things you will want to consider is trying to find unique places. For us, this is the whole point of travel. For example, learning about turtles during our visit to the turtle hatchery. These types of unique places to visit is something that will make your travel experiences memorable. Whether that means visiting a Bamburgh Castle accommodation or going for something that you would normally not go to.
Transportation Needs
There are a lot of things to think about in regards to  transportation and how you plan to get around. It is likely to affect your experience considerably. For example, driving yourself around or taking a tuk tuk or local transportation for a unique experience.

Going Off The Beaten Path
Although, many people are keen to go off the beaten path, this could be surprisingly hard to do well. If you want to make sure that your travel experience is a little different explore the things you can do before visiting a place. Going off the beaten path will allow you to have a much better chance of enjoying yourself and really making the experience yours.

Speak To People
The more people you speak to, the more you will discover and learn about a place. Speaking to the locals or those who have lived in the place you plan to visit would be an easy way to find places that could make your trip unique. 

Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2023. Please Ask First

October 21, 2023

How To Support Local Fashion Brands While Traveling

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Big-name brands come with all the hype and recognition. It is easy to choose them when shopping while on vacation, but it is vital to become more aware of the importance of shopping locally even while travelling. Most small businesses get their raw materials and other supplies from within the community, so the money circulates within the locality, which leads to a flourishing local economy.

July 30, 2023

Camping at Murphys Point Provincial Park

murphys point provincial park
Murphys Point Provincial Park is about 3 hours from Toronto, located 20 minutes south of Perth, Ontario on Big Rideau Lake. This is part of the historic Rideau Waterway. As we spent 3 days and 2 nights at this park, we really enjoyed the camping site and the many hiking trails.

July 5, 2023

Relaxing Lakefront Destinations To Visit In Ontario and British Columbia

bonnechere provincial park
Thinking of places to go this summer for a peaceful relaxing vacation, and a break from the everyday busy lifestyle - check out these lakeside destinations in Ontario and British Columbia. These are great places to visit and enjoy Canada's great outdoors while relaxing with a fun book or having a good time with friends and family.

January 5, 2023

Maximizing Traveling Experience for Unforgettable Memories

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Travelling can be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing us to create lasting memories and build meaningful relationships. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, exploring the world together is sure to bring out the best in every member of the group. To ensure the journey runs as smoothly as possible and that everyone has the time of their lives, there are several steps we need to take before setting off on our adventure. From making sure everyone's budget is taken into account to choosing activities that interest each individual, this guide will provide helpful tips for getting the most out of travelling with friends.

November 13, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gift guide
As the end of the year approaches and the holiday season is around the corner, we put together a list of items that would make wonderful gifts for family and friends! Take a look at the list for unique gift ideas from memories, games, books to toys. Enter the giveaways below to have the gifts delivered before the holidays!

August 3, 2022

Little Women at Stratford Festival

stratford city hall
This iconic city hall is a national historic site located in the centre of Stratford, Ontario; a charming small town well-known for its theatre, art, and music. We love visiting Stratford, which is a couple of hours from the GTA to watch outstanding theatrical performances at Stratford Festival. We enjoy walking along the river and surrounding area to admire the beautiful gardens and the overall atmosphere, as well as exploring businesses and restaurants in downtown Stratford.

July 29, 2022

Our Camping Adventure at Earl Rowe Provincial Park

earl rowe provincial park
One thing we love doing in the summer is camping at Ontario Parks. After a couple of years of pausing all travel plans due to the pandemic, we were super-excited to get back into some of our favourite things to do. With both our children being teenagers now and having their own schedule of activities to do, timing adventures become difficult. Planning a quick camping trip less than a couple of hours from home was fun and exciting for all of us. Thankfully, a camping trip has a lot of engaging and exciting activities for everyone in our family. We believe camping is a good way to connect with nature, which is great for our physical and mental health - and most importantly great for creating family memories!

July 13, 2022

How Important is French When Travelling To Canada

quebec city bus tour
Although French is one of the official languages in Canada, most recent statistics suggest that 22.8% of the population speak French as their first language, while many others speak it as their second one. If you are planning to travel to Canada, you may wonder if you need to get your French phrasebook out, or if you can get by with just English.

July 1, 2022

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal in St. Catharines, Ontario

cirque du soleil crystal
We started our long weekend with a road trip to St. Catharines, Ontario to watch Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at the Meridian Centre. St. Catharines is the only Canadian stop on the North American tour for Crystal, a breathtaking acrobatic show on ice that is happening from June 30th to July 3, 2022. WOW! should sum up this show. 

June 12, 2022

Immersing Ourselves in Nature and Giveaway

nature hikes
We are excited the weather is finally warming up and school is coming to an end. Due to the pandemic we didn’t take risks venturing too far from home during the past couple of years. This summer, we plan on travelling within Ontario and discovering some hidden gems. As we plan on making some memorable travel experiences this summer we read three inspiring books: Nature Hikes, Waterfalls of Ontario, and 125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario. We also plan to visit some unique Ontario Parks by taking advantage of their annual pass.

February 10, 2022

Add These Canadian Theme Parks To Your Upcoming Travel Plans

canada wonderland
We can't wait for the warm season when fun theme parks start opening for rides. If thrilling rides are on your bucket list then this article will help you plan which Canadian theme parks you should check out and add to your list.

January 29, 2022

Tips to Consider When Shopping For Summer Outfits

summer vacation
With the past few weeks being extremely cold, we can't help but dream of some warm weather to soak in some sunshine. During the past couple of years the pandemic has disrupted our summer plans as we spent most of our days lounging. To get our minds off of feeling down, we are thinking of different things we can do in the summer, including our summer outfits. 

Here are some ideas to get you started if you are looking for inspiration to refresh your wardrobe - a less is more approach to get the desired aesthetic while feeling and looking fashionable.

January 4, 2022

Tips Before Travelling To Canada For The First Time

ottawa winter tubing
Canada is a wonderful stretch of beauty with far-reaching forests and endless lakes. If you're planning a trip to visit Canada, you're in for a treat. However before travelling, you need to prepare and know what to expect. From identifying the perfect holiday spots to finding out the no-go areas and other safety considerations will make you have the best experience. If you haven't visited this amazing destination before, here are some important things you need to know before you travel to Canada.

December 16, 2021

Few Things To Look For When Looking For A Hotel

montreal fairmont hotel
When planning a getaway as a couple, choosing the right accommodation is vital. If you decide to choose a hotel, there are a few things to look out for and consider in order to have a good time.

August 29, 2021

Outdoors @ the Shaw Shawground Experience

shawgrounds
This summer, we enjoyed the interactive experience of Outdoors @ The Shaw! It was a fun and unique experience, different from the past theatre experiences we have had at Shaw Festival theatre as it was set outdoors without the lights and costumes. The beautiful afternoon we spent at the lush grounds of the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake while immersing ourselves in the Shavian affair was a memorable one!

August 5, 2021

Road Trip to Stratford

stratford city hall national historic site
Stratford Ontario, a quaint little town couple of hours from Toronto, is perfect for a weekend getaway or an impromptu road trip. Theatre is what has always attracted us to Stratford, but once you are there the serene atmosphere by the river, beautiful gardens, and all the little retail shops and restaurants around town will surely keep everyone in the family busy.

July 15, 2021

Breathe Fresh Air in Your Vehicle with this Simple DIY

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fram cabin air filter canadian tire

Having clean air to breathe in our car is as important as clean air in our home. A lot of people take this for granted and you will be surprised how dirty the air is inside our cars if we fail to change the cabin air filter in our vehicles. Since we will be spending a lot of time in our cars traveling this summer, it is vital to have clean fresh air inside the cabin.

July 6, 2021

How To Stay In The Loop When You Are Travelling

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Although a big part of traveling is to get away from the everyday routine, it is important to try and stay involved and in the loop while away. Whether it’s missing opportunities in the workplace or big family news, it is easy to feel out of the loop when travelling if we don't make the effort to stay updated.