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Paddling and relaxing at an Algonquin Provincial Park resort

Guest post After a three-and-a-half hour drive from Ottawa, you’ll reach a winding, tree-shaded dirt road. It leads you away from any connection to the outside world and onto the property of Arowhon Pines—an all-inclusive wilderness resort in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park. If you’ve never been to Algonquin, you aren’t alone. I’ve lived […]

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24 weekend road trip ideas: Fests of all sorts, from film and log-building to comedy and literature!

I have lots of new reasons for you to hit the road this week—everything from an international film festival in Montreal and a haunted fort in Kingston to three Oktoberfest celebrations, five studio tours, two writers festivals and a carved pumpkin extravaganza. Enjoy! Celebrate fall in Gatineau Park Saturday kicks off the first of three […]

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23 road trip ideas for this week: Classic rock, vintage cars, fine art, garlic…and pirates!

I have another overflowing cornucopia of road trip ideas this week. Hear Randy Bachman, Chilliwack or world music. Swash some buckles like a true pirate. Shop for garlic or comic books. See Prince Edward County by motorcycle or Vermont by bike. Or just relax and drink beer at one of four—yes, four!—craft beer events. Wherever […]

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21 road trip ideas: Shakespeare, volleyball, ice cream, wine, comedy and more!

Thrill to Caesar in Prescott or rodeo riders in the Outaouais. Sip wine in Picton or whisky in Kingston. Catch a concert by Flo Rida or Hey Rosetta. See a Neil Simon play in Perth. Nibble ice cream in Ottawa. Choose from more country music festivals than you can shake a Stetson at. Whatever you […]

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