Exploring your Backyard

People always think that to travel means to leave your country, but why does that have to be the stigma. Have you ever ventured out into your own country, province or state, or town?

I live in Ontario, Canada; and if you know anything about Canada, is that it is the second largest country in the world with tons of different landscapes, huge cities and sights to see. Canada is so big, it costs the same amount of money and takes the same amount of time to fly across Canada as it does to fly from from Toronto to Europe or South America.

So what am I trying to say. IfΒ you’re busy working or are in school, want to try out travelling but worried about venturing too far from home, or are just generally tight on time and want something budget friendly, the best way to get some travelling on your record is to do day trips or weekend road trips in nearby towns and parks. Trust me when I say, there is so much to explore in this world, even in your own backyard. Do your research on your planned route or just go for a drive and see what you find!

You don’t even have to go far from home. Take a drive around your own town. Have you eaten at that cafe before? Have you ever noticed that statue? Did you know there are walking trails under that bridge? Have you walked around that museum? Did you know there is a waterfall behind those trees? Become a tourist in your own town and be the one that tells your friends all the cool places to check out after school.

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Empty Road near Milton, Ontario.

I’ve road tripped a lot around Ontario and Quebec (between 1-9 hours from home), so I will be writing about some of my favourite places to visit! I also have plans to one day drive and take a train trip across this massive country.

Stayed tuned to see what I find next and let me know your favourite places in your area you’ve discovered!




  1. I live in London so there’s always so much to explore. I’m amazed how many people don’t take advantage of living in such an amazing place. I have never been to Canada – would love to travel by train across country. When you’ve tried it, let me know what you recommend.

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  2. I am also from Canada (I live in Toronto) and I feel you-it can be so pricy at times. This is the main reason why I haven’t explored much of it but if anything, you are giving me inspiration to!

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  3. I couldn’t agree more! After spending over 3 months solo in Europe in 2015 I came back to Ontario (Go Ontario travel gals!!! πŸ™‚ and decided to explore my own backyard for a while. And Ontario has blown me away. We’re so lucky to live in such an incredible place and I wish more people would travel more locally.

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