When I tell people that I haven’t really traveled throughout Canada they’re surprised. I’m a Canadian, so why haven’t I ever been outside of the Atlantic Provinces? When I was young I went on a family trip to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI (but I didn’t really have a choice in where we went because I was 8).
See, the problem with growing up on an island is that getting off the island is either time consuming or expensive. Flying = Very expensive (especially if you can’t fly out of St. John’s); driving = Very time consuming.
Once I was old enough to travel I realized that I could go where ever I wanted, and those places mostly resided in Europe.
In the back of my mind is the idea that I really need to see more of Canada. So when I read that a play that I really wanted to see was going to be in Toronto I posted that I was considering going there to see it. A friend said that I could sleep on her couch, to which I went “Seriously? Because if so…”.
Long story short – I’m going to Toronto! It will be my first big Canadian City, and I’m looking forward to seeing why everyone who’s formerly lived there brags about it. Also, I get to see that show!
So vacation fun times + more blog fodder + seeing an awesome friend + checking off more Canadian cities = Travel plans!
[Post-Script: As I was categorizing this post I realized that I have Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Halifax as categories, but not Canada. Sorry Canada. It’s been fixed.]