Canada, Travels

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

Canada, Travels

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

Canada, Northeastern US, Travels

Cave of the Winds – Niagara Falls, New York

If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls, you’ve probably seen pictures of it and read the stats about how big it is and how much water flows over it every second. Hundreds of thousands of gallons – it has one of the highest waterfall flow rates in the world. That’s a big number, but I… Continue reading Cave of the Winds – Niagara Falls, New York

Canada, Midwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

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

Canada, Canadian Rockies, Lists, Travels

Happy 150th Anniversary to Canada!

July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. To celebrate, among other things, admission to all Canadian National Parks is free for 2017. And to celebrate here on Handstands Around the World, I’ve put together a list of my favorite Parks Canada sites. This is also conveniently my 100th post! I'm always… Continue reading Happy 150th Anniversary to Canada!