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Punta Tombo, Argentina: A Penguin Paradise in Patagonia – Wandering Wagars

Punta Tombo penguins

Each year, the rocky shores of Punta Tombo, Argentina in the wilds of Patagonia welcome a magnificent site. More than a million Magellanic penguins waddle up from the Atlantic Ocean to build their nests and welcome their new penguin chicks. The National Reserve of Punta Tombo is the largest penguin colony outside of Antarctica. And if you love […]

This North Channel Cruise From Manitoulin Island Offers A Unique Summer Escape – Ultimate Ontario

North Channel Cruise

For those who make the journey across Lake Huron to Manitoulin Island, whether by boat on the Chi Cheemaun Ferry from Tobermory or across from Sudbury on the iconic swing bridge, a new world awaits. Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world. And it’s truly one of the most unique places in […]

The Wine Regions Of Ontario: From the Oldest to the Emerging – Ultimate Ontario

Wine regions of Ontario

There are few things that I love more than sipping a great wine paired with breathtaking scenery. Well, the wine regions of Ontario deliver that in spades. From the southernmost tip of the country up to the St. Lawrence River, Ontario wineries and vineyards seem to become more and more popular year after year. Although […]

Sailing the Greatest Lake With Sail Superior In Thunder Bay

Great Lakes Sailing in Thunder Bay

The wind ripped through our hair as we gripped tightly to the side rails of ‘Frodo,’ our small but mighty cruiser. The wind on Lake Superior had pulled our sails taut as we raced under blue skies past the Thunder Bay lighthouse. The clear silhouette of ‘Nanabijou,’ the Sleeping Giant, was jutting out from the […]

Winter In Lake Placid, NY: How To Live The Magic – Wandering Wagars

Winter in Lake Placid

Winter in Lake Placid is a truly special time in this town at the heart of the Adirondack mountains. The buzzing summer crowds change and a fun, frosty vibe descends upon the city. Patios are replaced with twinkling lights and the frozen Mirror Lake offers an entirely new set of Lake Placid winter activities. Hiking […]

My Child’s Fear of Water: Overcoming Travel Anxiety – Canadian Traveller

Young boy looking out at an island in the Philippines

In 2018, my family boarded a flight from Shanghai, China, to Manila, Philippines. We were excited for an experience that would help my kids connect to their Filipino roots, meet my wife’s extended family and open our eyes to some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in existence. We weren’t expecting this trip to […]

Travel Horror Stories Podcast: Surviving Airline Mishaps & Bad Weather Delays With 2 Small Children

Travel Horror Stories Podcast interview with Kevin Wagar

What would you do if… Your typical flight from Toronto to Jordan suddenly turned into a three-day marathon of stress and fatigue due to the airline’s mismanaged flights and bad weather. Oh and don’t forget to add two young children to the mix About The Guest(s) Christina and Kevin Wagar are travel-loving parents who live […]

Step Back In Time In Perth, Ontario One of the Prettiest Towns in Ontario – Wandering Wagars

Ontario doesn’t get much more charming than the town of Perth. This gorgeous, heritage town is packed to the brim with the most heritage architecture between Toronto and Quebec City. It’s a town that seems like it was built for patio life and lazy walks through river-crossed parks. But just because a town is sleepy and […]