We are Erie & Darren! We are Everywhere Ontario.
We are Erie and Darren, and we are both lifelong Ontario residents and travelers. We are married with one kid (and another on the way in 2024), and have lived in London, Ontario for over a decade.
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 (Erie) and settling down in London.
I 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.
I have always had a love for traveling. My first solo (without my family or friends) international trip was to Japan at age 13 for a month-long 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. When I faced hard things in life as a teenager, my dad often told me “You went to Japan, you can do anything.” He was right.
After Japan, I embarked on a few more exchanges. One short 4-H exchange to southern Quebec and another ISIC exchange to Germany for three months in high school. During university, I traveled to South Africa twice on my own and continued to hitch a ride wherever my parents were going for more fun and adventure.
After Darren and I got married, we traveled to Costa Rica (twice), Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka. We had no intention of stopping, except that life got a little crazy after a death in the family, and shortly after that the world shut down due to the pandemic.
Sparing you the details, we finally made peace with the fact that we couldn’t continue to travel internationally until life settled down a bit and we started to learn how to save our money and pay off our house.
Looking to turn a negative into a positive, we thought there was no better time to start really exploring our own province of Ontario.
Where We’ve Been In Ontario
Between the two of us, we’ve managed to travel to most corners of Ontario. Between Darren’s upbringing in Eastern Ontario, mine in Southwestern Ontario, and a whole lot of work travels and pleasure adventures across the province, here’s where we’ve managed to set foot:
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 program – Scale 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.
With just about 40 blog posts (and many more to come!), we currently bring in about $1000 CAD/month in ad revenue and affiliate marketing. While lots of time, research, travel, and editing goes into each blog post, I can honestly say that blogging is a passion and joy I never knew I had.
Not to mention, the ability to bring in passive income that continues to grow exponentially gives me so much excitement for what our life will look like a few years down the road.
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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