We are getting ready to embark on our family vacation to the great country of Canada! It’s only 65 days away, not that I’m counting, and has taken quite a bit of planning. Maybe a bit more than is necessary. After all, I am a little bit Type A when it comes to planning vacations or trips of any kind. So I’m going to use that as an excuse to kick off my “Road Trip to Canada” series!
I guess you will need a little bit of an introduction to our trip before I can go into details. We are driving instead of flying. That is a big difference in this vacation. Usually we don’t drive unless we are only going around 3 hours away. This trip however is 6-7 hours on the way up and about 8 on the way home. So where are we driving to you ask? Niagara Falls and Toronto!
I’m pretty excited because going to Niagara has been on my bucket list for a few years. It’s something I’ve definitely wanted to see and experience for myself. My husband has already been. In fact, he’s been to a lot of places I want to visit so I’m making him go again. But I digress.
We will be driving up to Niagara through New York and staying on the Canadian side for 3 nights at a hotel that overlooks the falls. We’ll see what type of room we end up with. ::Please let it be a falls view room::Please let it be a falls view room:: Then we will drive on up to Toronto and stay there for 4 nights before driving back home.
To answer a few questions before they are asked:
- Yes, we got our 3 year old a passport. I’m not 100% sure it’s necessary (I feel like I read as a minor I would only need her birth certificate) but I felt it was better safe than sorry.
- I am planning this trip 100% by myself. I don’t use a travel agent – don’t need one. Personally I think I was a travel agent in a previous life. I’m very knowledgeable when it comes to traveling. And I know how to do my research.
- This will be Taylor’s and my first trip to Canada (Taylor’s first trip abroad) but Kenny’s second trip.
Follow along as I talk about the planning involved. I’ll be sure to include how I designed our itinerary, organizational tips, and of course a trip report when we return home!