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World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

Today marks the beginning of what is – at this point – a very short series on world capitals. As of the writing of this post, I’ve only visited two: Ottawa and Washington, DC. But eventually that number will increase. (Edit: as of the posting of this post, that number has now increased to three;… Continue reading World Capitals: Ottawa, Canada

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The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

If I were making a list – which we all know I like to do – Bruce Peninsula National Park would be #1 on the "Most Unexpectedly Amazing Destinations" list. I began planning this vacation just like any other – pulled up Google maps, located parks in the general vicinity of where we wanted to… Continue reading The unexpected beauty of the Georgian Bay – Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario

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Snails and seashells and kelp, oh my! – Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

After our wonderful adventures on Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, it was time to head back to the Canadian mainland and explore another park. Fundy National Park is located in southern New Brunswick on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. In addition to being a neat area, the Bay of Fundy is… Continue reading Snails and seashells and kelp, oh my! – Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

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Highland Adventures – Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia (part II)

After an incredible hike the previous evening, we were excited to see what the rest of the Cape Breton Highlands had in store for us. And so we packed up camp and set off along the Cabot Trail. That night, we’d be camping on the opposite side of the island, so we had a bit… Continue reading Highland Adventures – Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia (part II)

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Skyline – Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia (part I)

If Prince Edward Island was near the top of the list of places I never thought I’d go, Nova Scotia was a close second. Before planning this vacation, I didn’t know anything about Nova Scotia except that it’s way out east and the capital is Halifax. But once I saw pictures of Cape Breton Island… Continue reading Skyline – Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia (part I)

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Red Sand, Green Gables, and the Meeting of Tides – Prince Edward Island

When it came time to start planning summer vacation 2013, we didn’t really know where to start. We knew we wanted to take advantage of me being on the east coast, as this was an area we’d never gotten to explore. But since we weren’t very familiar with the area, we didn’t really have a… Continue reading Red Sand, Green Gables, and the Meeting of Tides – Prince Edward Island

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Eastward Bound (part II) – Indiana to Ontario

At the end of my last post, my mom and I were wading in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Day 4 of our cross-country excursion, however, was the one I was most excited for. Our destination: Niagara Falls! We left Indiana early in the morning, continuing across the northern edge of the state… Continue reading Eastward Bound (part II) – Indiana to Ontario