What makes you want to travel? Why did you decide to study abroad? What’s the spark that ignites your passion for seeing the world?
For me, it boils down to one simple reason. I crave new things.
New nature, new culture, and new fun!
Niagara Ontario offers a lot of ‘newness’. It is a vibrant tourist destination after all, and for very good reason. The air is clean there, with vast acres of beautiful fruit farmland surrounding the region. I’ve eaten more fresh peaches than you could ever dream of…it makes my mouth water thinking about it! And then there’s the thrill of Niagara Falls of course, whether it is the mighty waterfalls themselves, or the many options for amusement on Clifton Hill. I’ve been to Ripley’s Believe it or Not countless times, and believe me, you won’t believe it! Cycling paths and hiking trails, world-class theatre venues, and some of the best jazz music in the country are all amazing features and I highly recommend you visit the area.
Niagara is super close to Toronto! Ontario’s capital city at once became my number one destination for culture. My Canadian, ‘cultural Mecca’, if you will. As Canada’s largest city with nearly 3 million in the city’s core (and almost 6 million in the surrounding areas), there is no limit to the fun to be had. And at the CultureWorks Summer Experience this year, you’ll adventure across both Niagara and Toronto! You’ll have a blast!
Food festivals, music festivals, cultural parades and art shows fill the streets at different times throughout the summer. Guaranteed, anytime you go into Toronto between April to September, you’ll stumble upon some variety of festival. And what’s even better, is that most of them are free! Here’s a couple that I enjoy:
Luminato: This is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, magic and more. www.luminato.com
Summerlicious: 150 of Toronto’s favourite restaurants open their doors for tastings of cuisine ranging from Indian to Japanese and everything in between. Summerlicious
Buskerfest: At the St.Lawrence market downtown, the streets come alive with every performer imaginable! Great fun! www.torontobuskerfest.com
Love a good game? Grab your shades and watch top-notch athletes battle for the win.
The Toronto Blue Jays (baseball) http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/
The Toronto FC (Football Club) http://www.torontofc.ca/
The Toronto Rock, (Lacrosse team ) http://www.torontorock.com/
Whatever your reason for travelling, quench your craving, fellow explorers! Don’t waste your time trying to explain why you do it…just do it!