Category Archives: Travel and Adventure

Executing a Perfect Road Trip Adventure!

It’s summer – that means time for a road trip!!

Freedom is being able to just pack up your things on a whim and hit the road! Adventuring into the uncharted territories, fearlessly going wherever your wallet and car can take you. And it doesn’t have to be expensive, too far or very stressful.

All it takes is that inner most desire to explore, and it helps to have a solid plan.  The rest is just noise.

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures”- Lovell Drachman

But how does one go about executing a perfect road trip? Well, there are some basic tips you should take. Let’s list them..

  1. Pick your destination. Do it right, because this will set the undertone of your journey and your expectations Often, you hear people say: It’s not the destination but the journey. Therefore it’s important to pick the right route as well. Something nice and scenic, with lots of opportunities to stop, refresh and resume. It’s more fun this way, and you get to see many things as you go along.
  2. Gather up what you’ll need. Figure out how long you’re going away, where you’re going (approximately). Will you need lots of food? or you can eat out? Will you need to bring a tent, bug repellent? some music for the car? special medicine? Last thing you want is to be on the road and you forgot to bring something you need. It’s not always a show stopper always, but it can dampen your mood. So in your head, mentally, walk yourself through all the things you plan to do and see what kind of resource you need. Keep in mind too the space in your car.
  3. Inspect your car. Make sure it can take on a road trip. Do your oil change, check your tire-pressure, make sure your gas tank is filled, make sure you have first aid kit, blankets, matches, rope, flashlight, radio, compass, maps, etc. Last thing you want is to go in the middle of nowhere and then get stuck on the side or the road. It can be scary.
  4. Pick the right people. Don’t go alone, unless that’s your thing, in which case you should let someone know that you’re away, for safety reasons. But if you’re going to go with others, make sure you pick those who are not going to get on your nerves or ruin your time. There is nothing worse that inviting some negative person to come along and bring the mood and morale down. All it takes is one person too. So carefully select and know your travel mates. It can make all the difference in the world.
  5. Prepare for Murphy’s law: If it can happen, it will happen. Sounds scary, right?! Yes, but if you’re prepared, you can manage. Although one can never be completely prepared for all the things life can throw at you, listing all the possible risks and ways to mitigate helps immensely. Basically, have a plan B, so you’re not caught off-guard.
  6. Give yourself a day or two when back. How many times did you hear people say.. oh I just go back from vacation and I’m hating being here (work), wish I can go back.. Well, that’s normal. Human beings are pleasure seekers, and we hate when it stops. It’s hard to adjust back. That’s why it’s a good idea to give yourself a day or two after you come back from your trip to unwind, process what you saw, and mentally prepare yourself to being back in every day mundane. You’ll always yearn to go back to vacation but at least you’ll be mentally ready to resume work/responsibilities.
  7. Learn from your experiences, trials and tribulations. Take some time to reflect back on your journey. How was it? Did it go as you expected? Would you have done anything differently, if you could go again? Learn from your own experiences, that’s what makes you perfect. Next time, you’ll have a much better idea of what to do. Nothing feels better.

So there you have it, not the most extensive list in the world, but then again who has the time to sit and read when summer is here and all you want to do is get out and live a little!

Tobermory, Ontario
Tobermory, Ontario

When out there exploring, take it easy, drive careful, remain calm, pay attention to the little things.

If road trips aren’t your thing, but you do like weekend getaways, night on the town, wine tours or casino trips – Toronto Airport Limousine is here to serve you.  With our exceptional fleet of super clean & modern vehicles – we can move any size group. Just inquire about our rates.

Have a fun and safe summer adventure!

List of Festivals and Events in November 2015 in Southern Ontario

With November here, as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it’s easy to stay indoor,  and get bored. But there are plenty of things to visit and see with your friends and family in Southern Ontario this season…

You can alleviate boredom by bravely venturing off and exploring the far corners of this beautiful Canadian province. Take many photos, enjoy crafts and arts, food and wine, nature trails, nightlife, etc.

To make it even better and memorable.. why not get chauffeured around in a comfy, classy limo or a new Tesla car! That’s right Toronto Airport Limousine has a Tesla S85D – the driving experience in this car is unlike anything else.. it accelerates so quick – you’ll be blown away.

Let’s take a look at some highlights of the seasonal events and festivals going on in November in Southern Ontario. For a complete list  click here.

So there you have it.. plenty of things to visit and see! Although you can take your car, it’s more fun to book a limo. They’re not even expensive.. honestly.

Happy Exploring!

Fall Festivals & Events in Southern Ontario Sept 2015

With September arriving, fall is right  at our doorsteps. It just happens that Ontario is ideal in fall, with so many adventure spots, events and festivals there is plenty to visit and see! Weather you’re into foods, drinks, arts, exploring celebrating the arrival of autumn has never been more fun.

Here is our top list of some of the festivals and events happening this September in Southern Ontario:

Burlington Ribfest
Burlington Ribfest

Sep 4 – 7, Canada’s Largest Ribfest
Burlington, ON

Sep 10 – 13, Shores of Erie International Wine Festival
Amherstburg, ON

 

Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 10 – 20, Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto, ON

 

James Street Supercrawl
James Street Supercrawl

Sep 11 – 13, Supercrawl
Hamilton, ON

Sep 11 – 20, Western Fair
London, ON

 

Niagara Wine Festival
Niagara Wine Festival

Sep 12 – 27, Niagara Wine Festival 2015
St. Catharines, ON

Sep 16 – Oct 21, Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival
Meaford, ON

 

Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival
Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival

Sep 18 – 20, Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival
Toronto, ON

Sep 18 – Oct 4, Headwaters Arts Festival
Caledon, ON

 

International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
International Plowing Match & Rural Expo

Sep 22 – 26, International Plowing Match & Rural Expo
Finch, ON

We’d be pleased to offer you a limousine style ride to wherever you might go this fall. Reserve my limo ride

Happy travels!

Niagara Wine Tours – Winter Fun

Here is a cool and fun way to beat the winter blues: Get a bunch of friends together, and experience Niagara Escarpment wine country, touring worry free in a chauffeur driven limo!

Tour the Wineries of Niagara on the Lake
Tour the Wineries of Niagara on the Lake

Plan your own wine route or just let us take you around.. we’ll stop by some nice wineries and let you “refuel” or learn a thing or two about wine making. You can take a guided private tour, strolling in vineyards and sampling in estate wineries. Unforgettable time!

For example every Fri, Sat and Sun in February there is a “Days of Wine and Chocolate” festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Basically, the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are showcasing delicious wine and chocolate-inspired pairings. Each of the 27 member wineries will pair a premium VQA wine with new chocolate-infused dishes. Mmmmmmm Touring passes are $44.25 per person (plus HST).

Grape and Wine Tours Niagara
Grape and Wine Tours Niagara

Be sure to plan and book in advance tough as many wineries require a reservation ahead of arrival.

Here are couple of Useful links to make it easier:
plan your own wine route
wineries of Niagara on the lake events calendar
online limo transportation reservation