Just a couple hours outside of the concrete jungle we call home is Ontario’s version of a Scandinavian ski village, Blue Mountain Resort! And it’s so cute! Although the ski hill is a lot smaller than the mountains out West or in Quebec, one thing that can’t be beat is the village and activities you can do on the resort.
Guess what? This coming weekend Southern Ontario is going to be absolutely beautiful. Do you need any more reason to get outdoors than an entire weekend with no rain or clouds? One of my favourite ways to enjoy the sunshine is a quick day trip to Prince Edward County. Last week I shared where to stay… this week I am telling you where to go!
Canadian girls don’t shy away from loading up the car with a tent and heading to a provincial park for a weekend of camping. Sleeping under the stars, all snuggled up in a tent is very refreshing, but there is a ton of work involved, especially if you’re the ‘organizer’ in your friend group. We used to go camping once or twice every summer but for the past few years trips abroad have taken precedence over camping – honestly, an all inclusive down south is less work and stress than camping. Lately I’ve become enamoured by the idea of ‘glamping’ (glamourous camping…or camping for brats) – sleeping under the stars in a beautiful canvas tent, with all the comfort of home! You can glamp all over the world (surf + yoga retreat in Portugal anyone?) but really I just like the idea of staying in Ontario – we do have the best camping in the world!
Jess and I haven’t been to Ottawa in years. The last time I went, I was probably still in my teens and likely unimpressed with our Nation’s Capital. As luck would have it, both Jess and I had the opportunity to visit Ottawa separately for work and we decided to make a road trip out of it! Ottawa is a good long drive from Toronto (about five hours) and the drive takes you through some seriously cute towns. Looking to stretch our legs and do a bit of exploring, we pulled off the highway at Gananoque – a seriously instagrammable little town.
Canada is a spectacularly gorgeous country. Lauren and I have been travelling so much lately we needed a reminder of how blessed we are to have such bountiful nature in our backyard. Especially in the beginning of Spring, coming out of winter for me is like breaking out of a long-ass hibernation, feeling like a raging hangover. Unless you are living in parts of the country where the landscape is hard to miss like beautiful British Columbia or Amazing Alberta, you can easily forget to simply “get outdoors”. What better way to kick the winter blues and escape the concrete jungle than go for a good old wander where the wifi is weak but the views are everything?
Feeling those winter blues? The post-Christmas/New Years detox can be downright depressing. Days are short (really really short), which makes it almost impossible to muster the strength to do anything besides Netflix and Pajama-ing. Don’t get me wrong, on some days I fully approve of Pajam-flix.