Ryde Barn Quilt Trail is a drive through history
Oct 01, 2015
The tour takes place in Ryde, the 136-year-old former township that was one of the first parts of Muskoka to be settled by the Free Methodist pioneers. Back in the day, Free Methodist women were not allowed to be idle, so they socialized by making quilts together. Last year, a group of locals organized a driving tour called the Ryde Barn Quilt Trail that highlights 24 areas of historical significance, each featuring a quilt pattern in colours that nod at the community’s rural roots.
Oct 01, 2015
Subaru offers tents with sleeves that attach to the back of its vehicles, but sleeping space is limited and the seal isn't waterproof
Sep 03, 2015
When I was pregnant, a friend suggested we go on a portage around Algonquin Park. She offered to do all the heavy lifting and I sarcastically said that if she carried my bed and a flush toilet, I’d be happy to come. It was clear from the start I was not going to be one of those moms who hikes through the bush with a baby on her back. In fact, until this summer, I hadn’t camped in 15 years. I’m just not that into bug bites, bad hygiene and eating out of cans. However, when an opportunity to go RV camping arose, I saw it as a chance to try roughing it again – but with air-conditioning and a shower. I picked out a couple of campsites in la belle province, borrowed a Honda Pilot to tow our rental and packed up the family for our first trailer-camping adventure. We hooked up our 17-foot Jayco Swift and, with a lurch, headed out on a fairly smooth four-hour drive to Gatineau Park. From there it was on to Oka National Park for a few days before returning home to Toronto.
Aug 12, 2015
Sure, the trailer was air-conditioned and had a shower - but backing it up into a campsite tested our mettle
Aug 12, 2015
If teens feel scrutinized and under constant watch, they may not be the most calm-headed drivers
Jul 08, 2015
In a ongoing quest to find a suitable family vehicle, two diesel cars were pitted against each other: a Jetta versus a Cruze
Jun 09, 2015
Kid-friendly family haulers proved my loathing may have been slightly misplaced
May 12, 2015
After my parents married they hopped in a 1967 Mustang and began their journey. Now, more than four decades later they are hopping into a brand new Mustang
Apr 08, 2015
Active-braking technology leads the parade of protection technology
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Dianne Nice is community editor for Report on Business and writes about social media. Previously, she was The Globe's online editor for Careers and Personal Finance and has written about these topics for Report on Business and Globe Investor.