Travel Challenge

Travel Challenge I have been back in Canada for about a month now, living back in my hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. Kitchener is a cit...

Travel Challenge
I have been back in Canada for about a month now, living back in my hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. Kitchener is a city located just over 100 km southwest of Toronto. It is part of the Tri-Cities area of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. It is called the Tri-Cities area since the three cities are connected, and unless you knew your boundary lines, you can't tell when you have crossed from one city to another.

I have been busy looking for employment, catching up with friends and family, and finishing up my last course of my masters program. Needless to say I have been busy, busy, busy! Any free time I had (and sunny/warm-ish days), I made sure to take advantage of the opportunity and take Radojko on a little tour to explore our new home. But looking back, most of the exploring we did was outside Kitchener-Waterloo.

So here is the deal. I am not a fan of the KW area in which I live. Why? I feel there isn't a whole lot to do unless you have children, are a child, retired, or a university or college student. I loved KW up until I graduated from the University of Waterloo. I quickly saw that there are very few places to go out. What was once a fun place to meet up with friends, gave me a headache to even think about going to again (i.e. going to Phil's which was once my go to place, but would now make me vomit from the nasty smells that it had lingering there...always lingering). Sure there are places to go to, but they are either over priced or filled with intoxicated screaming 19 year olds (I know, I know. I sound like a grandma).

During the day time on weekends and weekdays, there are few options of things to do, or at least I think so. So this is where my challenge comes in. I am challenging myself to find fun and affordable things to do within Kitchener-Waterloo. In addition, I am challenging myself to find things to show to Radojko around our cities from a touristic perspective. I will write a post in April about all the things that I found and to let you all know how it went.

And I am challenging you guys too! If you are a blogger, write about your hometown on your blog (be sure to share your link with me so that I can share it on my social media outlets). If you are not a blogger, but would love to share some suggestions, feel free to email them to me at, and I will make a special post if there are a lot of entries. You don't have to live in Kitchener, or Ontario, or Canada for that matter, so don't let that stop you from sharing!

There isn't a prize for this challenge, but the reward is finding something to love in your hometown.

Happy Travels!


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  1. Here are some ideas to get you started. :)
    - Comedy clubs
    - Shooting range
    - Canoeing the Grand
    - Adventure Room
    - Cooking classes at the market (they usually sell out fast and you have to register early)
    - Irish Ceili at Victoria Park Pavilion (it is happening this weekend)
    - Axe Throwing (I personally want to try this some time soon)
    - Grand River REI aka. "Bubble soccer"
    - Find out about different groups/clubs in the area at

    Hope this helps. If you go to any of these don't forget to invite me. :)