Go see Notre Dame Fighting Irish college football game – South Bend, Indiana

Make no mistake: I’m no sports fan. The last time I watched a full hockey game, the Nordiques were still a thing. When I get invited to a Super Bowl party, I usually have to look up who’s playing beforehand. And I still have no clue how offside works in soccer. So when my girlfriend Ashley invited me to join her and her family on a road trip to South Bend, Indiana to go see a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game, I wasn’t sure I’d have much fun. I was very wrong. Continue reading
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Open a bottle of wine… with a shoe.

What happens when you've got some wine but no corkscrew to open it? That's usually not an issue with my family, considering how much of our vino comes out of a box, but for those of you fancy pants people out there, having a bottle with no corkscrew to open it can put a serious damper on an evening. Or, as the video below demonstrates, it could be a really awesome opportunity to impress the hell out of your friends. Continue reading

Cool things to do in Huron County, Ontario

Badge of Awesome Communities

There’s adventure around every corner! Badge of Awesome Communities celebrates great destinations around the world and invites you to share your favourite things to see and do in those places. Check out the video to learn about this project’s near-death origin story, discover what others are saying about Huron County and add your own favourite activities and simple pleasures to the growing collection!

Featured Attractions

IMG_1580Camborne House Bed & Breakfast - Bayfield Ontario Enjoy the charm and hospitality of Bayfield, Ontario with a stay at the Camborne House Bed & Breakfast. Spoil yourself with relaxing comfort, spacious rooms and a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

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Share your love for Huron County! Let's remind each other of all the amazing things there are to see and do here. Add your favourite activities and simple pleasures to the growing collection below!

Sandboard the Dunes: Peru, New Zealand, Namibia and more

Growing up in Canada, tobogganing factored big in my childhood. Each winter the hills around Port Albert, Ontario became the grounds for epic battles with my siblings and cousins. I often felt bad that people living in warmer climates were missing out on this awesome activity. But then Ashraf Dean submitted this photo of him in New Zealand and I got introduced to something called sandboarding. Continue reading
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Align your gearbox: the drinking game

Backpacking can introduce you to all sorts of fascinating customs and traditions. Hostels and guest houses serve as the hippie equivalent of the United Nations – a convergence of cultures, nationalities and ideas. This exchange of ideas can revolve around politics, music, religion, philosophies, worldviews and other big discussions. It also facilitates the spread another essential cultural tradition: drinking games. Continue reading
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Work abroad

Working overseas has many advantages. It looks great on a résumé. It lets you really immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of another country and culture. It’s a great way to make overseas travel affordable. It gets you out of your comfort zone and helps you grow as a person. It broadens your perspective and lets you see the world through a broader lens. It helps you pick up girls at bars as you regale them with your exotic adventures. Continue reading
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Perform a human art show

On October 15th I celebrated my 4-year bone marrow transplant anniversary. Or, "transplantiversary", as my friend Tina calls it. Four years! Holy crap! In many ways it seems like yesterday I was undergoing treatment for leukemia. In other ways, it seems like a lifetime ago. Either way, I have to pinch myself sometimes to remind myself just how lucky I am to be here at all. Continue reading