2020 – A year that will haunt us forever. I started 2020 with aspirations. BIG aspirations (think getting a US visa and spending New Year’s Eve in New York big). Just like everyone else, I wanted to make this the most memorable year of my life.
I had just arrived in a new country, and I was looking forward to visiting a new place every weekend. But we all know what happened, and let’s not talk about that (If you’re reading this in the future, 2020 was the year of COVID).
I still managed to travel a little during the time the lockdown was lifted. Some trips were planned, while some were just random. Here’s my 2020 travel rewind. The list is not long (literally, only four places :/), but all these locations hold a special place in my heart.
I witnessed the beauty of the Canadian countryside for the first time during this trip with my roommates. We indulged in various outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, lived in a motel, and got amazed by the beauty of small quaint towns located in the north of Ontario.
Sandbanks Provincial Park:
The Sandbanks Provincial Park is a marvel just 2 hours away from Toronto. This trip is one of my most memorable day trips. Hiked barefoot, took a dip in freezing Lake Ontario, lost my tripod are some of the highlights.
The most happening place to visit in Summer if you’re in Toronto. The islands are huge, and there’s something for everyone to do. Picnics, beach parties, swimming, kayaking, there’s so much happening around. I visited the islands twice and can’t wait to go there again next summer.
Algonquin Provincial Park:
I never thought I would go camping this year. This was a spontaneous adventure, which happened just because we had a car booked for the weekend. I was stunned by the way people camp here and was pretty impressed by the facilities provided on sites. I think it would be a summer ritual for me now.
let’s see where 2021 takes me. I am welcoming 2021 with almost no aspirations or hopes. Whatever it brings, I am going to accept it with a smile.
Happy New Year!