Times are tough, or say they say. People are losing jobs faster than ever before. The cost of living, eating, and drinking are taking it’s toll on everyone living in Canada. If you are one of the lucky one’s who continue to live and work comfortably in Canada, then vacations are still on your agenda. Why deprive your family, or yourself from the thrill of travel. The main thing to consider in these tough times, is how to travel on a budget, while still seeing something unique, exotic, and fun.
Despite rising costs, gasoline is still one of the cheapest liquids you can buy. So long as you have a road worthy vehicle, drive down the Trans Canada Highway, find an undiscovered lake, river, campground, or city. In a world continuously growing smaller, Canada is still the Big Chain Supermarket when it comes to shelving space, or in this case, living space. There is sure to be somewhere you and your family will enjoy.
Check out the Maritimes, a beautiful, European-esque area of Canada. With buildings, bridges, and cities older than Canada itself. Canadians have a habit of thinking our history is dull compared to many other countries. However, with enough research and walking around, you’re sure to discover that we too hold a unique piece of western history. Halifax, Nova Scotia is a fine example of surviving the trials of history. Halifax has survived wars, fires, explosions, and even pirates. Walking down the streets of Halifax you’ll see the old bricks that were once the road and buildings that continue to house business’s.
Perhaps it’s time to brush up on those french classes you took in elementary and high school. Visit Montreal, Quebec. A city synonymous with art, culture, and fine dining. Canada is unique in that it can continue to prosper with two national languages. Montreal is the perfect example of this. A beautiful city, with friendly people. However, you’re experience will be likely improved if you brush up on your “Bonjours” and “Ou est la toilette?” If you plan on being in Montreal for a long time, I highly recommend looking into “Rosetta Stone.” It’s a great piece of software that will no doubt help you improve your linguistics ability.
If you are able to sneak out of the country for a vacation, I highly encourage you to do so, however, take a look around your own country. There is surely several areas you have yet to see.