We are Erie & Darren! We are Everywhere Ontario.

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We are Erie and Darren, and we are both lifelong Ontario residents and travelers. We are married with two kids and have lived in London, Ontario for over a decade.

I (Erie) grew up on a farm in rural Chatham-Kent, and spent nearly every day of that chapter of my life enjoying the country roads and open fields of the Erieau area before moving to London to start university.

Darren grew up in Oshawa but spent a lot of his youth traveling around Eastern Ontario. He’s lived with family in Sydenham (close to Kingston) and Toronto, before meeting me and settling down in London.

I have always had a love for traveling. My first solo international trip was to Japan at age 13 for a month-long international exchange! Looking back, my parents were both crazy and incredible for letting me go, and I can’t thank them enough for giving me that gift of travel at a young age.

After Darren and I got married, we traveled international quite a bit before turning our attentional to local Ontario travel. And now, instead of splurging on one big international trip a year, we can satisfy our wanderlust by traveling shorter distances more often, exploring the local hidden gems within our own backyard.

Where We’ve Lived/Traveled In Ontario

Between the two of us, we’ve managed to live or travel to most corners of Ontario. Between Darren’s upbringing in Eastern Ontario, mine in Southwestern Ontario, and a whole lot of work and pleasure travels across the province, here’s a (nearly) complete list of where we’ve traveled to in Ontario to date:

📍 Essex & Chatham-Kent Counties: Windsor, Leamington, Point Pelee National Park, Pelee Island, Chatham, Blenheim, Erieau, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Wallaceburg

📍 London, Elgin & Middlesex County: London, St Thomas, Aylmer, West Lorne, Port Stanley, Port Bruce, Port Burwell, Glencoe, Mount Brydges, Strathroy

📍 Lambton County: Sarnia, Petrolia, Rock Glen Conservation Area, Ipperwash Beach, Port Franks, Grand Bend

📍 Oxford & Norfolk Counties: Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Woodstock, Long Point (including Long Point Eco-Adventures), Turkey Point

📍 Huron & Perth Counties: Goderich, Stratford, St Mary’s, Listowel

📍 Grey & Bruce Counties: Owen Sound, Blue Mountains, Meaford, Thornbury, Tobermory, Lion’s Head, Sauble Beach, Wiarton, Kincardine, Lucknow, Port Elgin, Tara, Chesley, Walkerton

📍 Guelph, Wellington & Dufferin Counties: Guelph, Elora, Mount Forest, Orangeville

📍 Waterloo Region: Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, St Jacob’s, Elmira

📍 Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk Counties: Brantford, Hagersville, Cayuga

📍 Hamilton & Niagara: Hamilton, Grimsby, St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Welland

📍 Greater Toronto Area (GTA): Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Caledon, Etobicoke, North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough, Aurora, New Market, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Uxbridge

📍 Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound & Nipissing Counties: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Midland, Penetanguishene, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville, Rosseau, North Bay, South River, Powassan, Algonquin Provincial Park

📍 Algoma, Sudbury & Manitoulin Counties: Sault Ste Marie, St Joseph’s Island, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Wawa

📍 Districts of Thunder Bay, Kenora & Cochrane: Thunder Bay, Kenora, Nipigon, Red Rock, Hearst, Cochrane, Timmins

📍 Kawartha Lakes, Peterobrough & Northumberland Counties: Peterborough, Lindsay, Lakefield, Buckhorn, Campbellford, Cobourg, Port Hope, Brighton

📍 Prince Edward, Hastings & Lennox and Addington Counties: Belleville, Picton, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Napanee, Tweed, Madoc

📍 Kingston, Frontenac & Lanark Counties: Kingston, Perth, Sharbot Lake, Arden

📍 Ottawa, Leeds & Grenville, Renfrew, Stormont, Dundas & Glengary Counties: Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall

Why We Travel Blog

With the extra time on my hands when my job turned fully remote in 2020, I decided to pick up some new skills. Since I was daydreaming of travel all day anyway, I thought “Hey! Why don’t I learn how to become a travel blogger so that we can actually make money from traveling?”

Well, that idea radically changed our lives. I enrolled in (what I will absolutely call) the best travel blogging coaching and training programScale Your Travel Blog (affiliate link) – and began learning the ins and outs of Search Engine Optimization, blog writing, affiliate marketing and more.

Our blog is just over three years old, and due to full-time work elsewhere (I work with international post-secondary students) and a very active toddler, I have had to work on it very part time.

Are we your typical travel bloggers? Probably not. We don’t spend the majority of our time on the road, and we need to work full-time elsewhere (for now).

But do we care about delivering the best information to our readers? Absolutely. Do we want to help instill a passion for seeing the best Ontario has to offer? You bet.

Why do I share all of this? Because if there’s a chance you might be reading this and wondering if you could ever be a blogger, I want to tell you it is absolutely possible. If this is you, don’t hesitate to reach out by email – I’d love to chat!

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Where We’ve Been Featured

We are excited to collaborate with other bloggers and content creators. Here are a few places you can find us:

Explore Magazine – 25 of Ontario’s Best Spring and Summer Outdoor Adventures

Mike and Laura Travel – Is Toronto Worth Visiting? Things To Do & Reasons To Visit

Nina Out and About – Michigan to Canada Drive (With the Best Places to Stop in Canada)

As We Saw It – Driving in Panama: What You Need to Know

Our Offbeat Life – 11 Best Family Campgrounds in Ontario

My Little World of Travelling – 18 Top Tips For Expats Moving Abroad For The First Time

Julie Around the Globe – 20+ Best Family Vacation Spots with Teenagers – US + International Destinations; 25 Top Cheap Summer Vacations for Couples on a Budget

Travel-Boo – 12 Most Unique And Best Souvenirs from Germany! What To Buy In Germany

Grey Globe Trotters – 15 Funny Travel Stories To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Explore the Road with Donnamarie – How to Discover Guilt-free Eco Travel Havens

KNYCX Journeying – 10 Top-Rated Recommended Winter Activities in Canada

Dive In – Unexpected Travel Cost Tips

Team Forster Real Estate – Homes in London, Ontario – 11 Best Dog Parks in London, Ontario

Culture Wedding – Winter Bachelorette Party Locations

Forever Karen – 15 Joyful Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

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