Author Archives: kevinw

Rediscovering Ontario Through an Indigenous Lens – Destination Indigenous

Woman walking near a Longhouse in Six Nations Ontario

Ontario. It’s big. It’s beautiful. And sometimes it’s hard to find a moment to yourself. I’ve lived in Ontario all my life, Southern Ontario specifically, and here life can be hectic at times. You might think that a worldwide pandemic would change this. And it did. In a lot of ways, life was simpler. But, […]

Wandering Wagars’ Churchill Family Adventure – Frontiers North Blog

Two boys stand beneath a Frontiers North Tundra Buggy

Did you know Churchill is a fantastic family destination? For all you adventure-loving parents, follow Kevin Wagar and his family on their summer adventure in Churchill. Rolling along the sub-arctic tundra gave us a magical feeling. I had arrived in Churchill the day before along with my wife and two boys and after a day […]

Family Travel Association: From Wandering the World to Wondering What’s Next

Family Travel Association interview with Kevin Wagar

Kevin is an adventure and family travel writer based in Toronto, Ontario. He’s spent the past 5 years sharing stories of his families travels around the world. Kevin has taken a unique approach to family travel. Instead of focusing on the traditional “vacation” he uses family travel to teach his kids about culture, history, and […]

Vacation Mavens: Kevin Wagar Talks Finnish Lapland and Meeting Santa

Vacation Mavens interview with Kevin Wagar

Now that it is fall, we are turning our attention toward winter getaways. If you have ever dreamed of visiting Santa Claus, taking a reindeer safari, and sleeping under the Northern Lights, tune in to hear about Finnish Lapland. Kevin Wagar from the Wandering Wagars shares his family’s experience in Finland during the winter and […]

The Top Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec – Explore Magazine

Father and son gaze out the window of a hotel in Saguenay Lac St Jean, Quebec

Most parents looking for incredible family adventure destinations in Canada immediately gravitate to the west coast. Areas like Banff, Whistler and Canmore hog the spotlight for the kind of soft-adventure experiences that many outdoor-loving families crave. But there is a region in Quebec that seems almost built for outdoor adventure. If you love kayaking, tree-top […]

Polar Bears, Beluga Whales and Northern Lights: Explore Churchill, Manitoba with the Whole Family – Explore Magazine

Young boy in front of the polar bear jail in Churchill Manitoba

Experiencing the wild of Churchill, Manitoba is a right of passage for many adventurers. The popularity of this tiny northern Manitoba town has grown, thanks to better access and services for the influx of travellers. Families are the latest group to chase the magic of the north—and with good reason. You can read the whole […]

Step Back in Time at the Silver Queen Mine Open House – Ontario Parks Blog

Young boy at the Silver Queen Mine in Murphy's Point Ontario

 A great attraction can transport you into another world. But the staff at Murphys Point Provincial Park took things in a different direction, and ended up taking us back in time. The Silver Queen Mine tour was the highlight of our visit to Murphys Point Provincial Park near Perth, Ontario. You can read the entire article here.

How a Fork in the Road Taught Me to Let Go and Show the World to my Kids – The Journal by Intrepid Travel

Kevin Wagar and his family in Jordan

On the highway before me were options to turn left onto Route 66 and right Route 66. Since I was already on Route 66, it felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. I could feel the tightness in my chest as panic took over my body. I hadn’t had an anxiety attack since high […]

The Perks of Vacation Homes in Kissimmee, Florida – Experience Kissimmee

Family walking into a Kissimmee Vacation Home

Our travels have brought us to some incredible destinations. And along the way we’ve stayed in some very unique places. But we had never rented a home during our travels. So when Experience Kissimmee suggested that we try out Kissimmee vacation rentals while in Florida, we jumped at the chance. We loved the idea of […]

The Perks of Vacation Homes in Kissimmee Florida – Experience Kissimmee

Kissimmee Home Rentals

Our travels have brought up to some pretty incredible destinations. And along the way we’ve stayed at some pretty unique places. But we had never rented a home during our travels. So when Experience Kissimmee suggested that we try out Kissimmee vacation home rentals in Florida we jumped at the chance. We loved the idea […]