Commuting for a Career

It is not the commute which makes the person, but rather the person who makes the commute I always swore, during the teenage years I spent obsessively visualizing my eventual career, that I wouldn’t drive for more than one hour to reach a job. The solution seemed simple: once I got a job, I would…

The Death of the Road Trip?

Last week I had the opportunity to drive to London, Ontario, and visit the hiking trails, restaurants, and cultural spots in the area (respectively –¬†Sifton Bog, Waldo’s on King, and the London Music Hall). I’ve been to London multiple times in the past to take in much of the same, with some variations, but the…

A Hedonistic Package Deal in Niagara-on-the-Lake

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mother and I were lucky enough to get a package deal during our stay at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. After spending half the morning exploring the little boutique shops of the main street, we hopped into our car and toured to the three main destinations provided…

Youth Mobility and the Love – Career Balance

This week marks the first in which Will, my partner in crime and hiking, is working full time with Dillon Consulting Limited out of their Oakville, Ontario office. His job title, Field Biologist, thrills us both with its weight and heft. I am fascinated by his descriptions of the work culture and his experiences with…

Hiking and Cycling Problems in Kitchener, Ontario

Over the past several days, I have had the great and humbling reminder of what it is like to not have a car when living in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. I see this as a reminder that the urban infrastructure here was not designed to support the lifestyles of the poor, the young student, or the newly…