Visiting Tiny Tim The Mini Donkey

Back in August, I took my friend Chris, from Rudderless Travel out to the metropolis of Apsley, Ontario to spend the day visiting someone very special. We took a journey to visit “Tiny Tim The Mini Donkey”, his new friend Chip and their really amazing owners, Jody and Ted Topping. I had been keeping the…

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What You Need To Know About Going to The Grotto at Tobermory

The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, has become one of Southern Ontario’s most popular tourist destinations in the summer. Located near Tobermory, it’s close to lots of other tourist destinations such as Fathom Five National Marine Park where you find Flower Pot Island. I didn’t realize how popular The Grotto was until last summer…

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Glamping in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Some of the best memories of my life have involved camping. Sadly, I can’t say the same for my children. Every summer growing up, my parents packed up our Bonair pop up camper trailer, hitched it to the back of our Oldsmobile and our subsequent Pontiac station wagon, threw us kids into the backseat and…

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Spelunking With Kids in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves

Have you ever taken your children spelunking? I took my children spelunking for the very first time last week in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves. What is spelunking? It is literally the hobby or practise of exploring caves. Growing up in Belleville area, I definitely did not take advantage of everything that was in the vicinity and…

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Winter Camping in a Yurt In Algonquin? Yes Please!

I make posing on a frozen waterfall look good right? When Ontario Parks invited me to experience winter camping in a yurt at Mew Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park during the first week of March, I laughed at the thought of me hanging out and sleeping in the cold, crisp Canadian air and then jumped…

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Why My Family Loves Blue Mountain

Living in Toronto, I’m beyond lucky to be a close enough to drive to so many amazing destinations in Ontario for all year round family fun. One of our extended family favourite weekend away go-to destinations for many years has been Blue Mountain, just outside Collingwood. We have visited Blue Mountain, situated on a section…

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