Well hello there

Welcome to my blog! I just wanted to give a little rundown on why I decided to start this thing and what you can expect…

2016 was full of travel, adventure, and new experiences for me. I was lucky enough to start the year off with a bang by celebrating Carnival in Trinidad, took a camper van around Iceland in the summer and then trekked across Spain for 5 weeks in the fall. Silly me thought that having an extended time off to travel would “cure” (ha!) my itchy feet. Well, that really couldn’t have been more wrong because now they’re itchier than ever…as you’ve probably guessed. Realizing that it isn’t too friendly on the old bank account or fair to my husband and dog to jet all over the globe, I’ve decided to quench my need to adventure closer to home this year…mostly. I do have a few trips coming up and I don’t want to rule anything out!

I’m starting this blog to document my “52 in 2017” – that is, my goal to experience one new “mini-adventure” every week for a year. I’m hoping these will be mostly active outdoorsy excursions such as checking out parks, lakes, and hiking trails I’ve never been to but may include other things…we’ll see how this goes. I will try to keep the cost down as much as possible and hopefully I’ll be able to showcase how beautiful Ontario is while I’m at it! Plus, this year is Canada’s 150th birthday so admission to national parks, historic centres and marine conservation areas are free with a Parks Canada Discovery Pass…I have a feeling 2017 will be a good year!

~ Jill