Did you know that there are over 30 unique yurt locations that you can rent within Ontario? That’s a whole lot of yurts! Beyond the unique locations, I also discovered that not all yurts offered the same kind of amenities (like beds, washrooms, cookware), nor were they all available during the winter season!
To save you some searching time, I put together a sortable reference table listing out all the locations you can rent a yurt within Ontario and included 20+ feature columns that sorts and lists out deciding factors like:
- drive time from Toronto
- cost/night + minimum stays
- features available in the yurt
If only I made this table for myself during my search! Alas I created this after the fact. BUT – when we decide to rent another yurt again, I’m definitely going to use this table!
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I feel like my favorite local websites have really been upping their winter getaway posts (like this, this, this, this, this, and this ). Have you noticed it too? Because if you did, you’d probably have read about winter yurt camping and might have even considered doing it! Sites like Narcity and BlogTo have mentioned how great it is to take glamping into the colder months. We couldn’t agree with them more!
Winter yurt camping can be a fun way to start a winter adventure, have a mini romantic getaway, or be a fun way to live life unplugged for a couple of days. Yurts might just be the comfortable, easy, and relaxing experience that you’re looking for. Make it your best experience ever, and read up on things you need to know before booking your first winter yurt.
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|Item||Cost (CAD $)|
|Accommodations and Transportation|
| Nissan Rogue Car Rental|| 72.66|
| AirBnB Campsite Rental|| 60.23|
| Hotel Aspen (breakfast included)||161.57|
| Gas (duration of trip)|| 66.27|
| In N’ Out|| 31.08|
| Groceries from Trader’s Joe|| 27.18|
| MartAnne’s Cafe – Dinner|| 61.22|
| Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles|| 63.36|
| Maria’s Flight (covered as part of extended company |
| Anson’s Flight||N/A*|
| Angelo’s Flight||N/A*|
*These items are marked as N/A as its been quite a while and unfortunately we never did get a chance to update each other on the flight costs! If we ever find them again, we’ll be sure the update the post with the additional costs.
For our Two and a Half Days in Arizona, our group of three shared a total road trip cost of $543.57 CAD (excluding flight costs). On a per night basis, this equates to $90.56 CAD/ night per person. Compared to the Quebec Road Trip Costs, (which worked out to $75 CAD /night per person) there was an increase in expenditure. This costed 30% more than the Quebec Road Trip, but given a smaller travelling group, and the additional costs of currency conversion, the added expenditure for this trip was understandable.
Our spending comprised of the following categories:
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The last time I saw was in Arizona, I was five. All I remember was being crammed six people per bench inside the belly of a sunny-hued Hummer roaring up the Grand Canyon in what felt like “melting your face off” heat.
My takeaway was that Arizona was “impressively hot”.
Coming back to Arizona, with a better equipped tolerance for heat, has most definitely opened up my eyes and realized that there is more to this state than viewing the Grand Canyon from the Visitor’s Centre and dying of heat.
If you’re trying to figure out what to do for two or three days in Arizona, then grab a rental car, a tent, some comfy shoes and let’s get hiking with us! We captured the Milky Way, saw the sunrise at the Grand Canyon, hiked Devil’s Bridge, marveled at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and more in our three day road trip in Arizona.
*Note* We did not see the Antelope Canyon but we can promise you that we saw quite a few other beautiful sights that’s worth considering!
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This post is an additional post to the Road Trip to Chicago From Toronto – Four Day Itinerary.
Day Two focuses on what we did in and around Millennium Park for the day:
- 10:00 AM – Good morning! Let’s wake up, find breakfast, and shower!
- 12:00 PM – Walk to the Millennium Park then head across to Maggie Daley’s Play Garden located just North of the Millennium Park
- 2:00 PM – Walk to Buckingham Fountain
- 3:00 PM – Eat at Halal Guys
- 4:00 PM – Arrive at the Navy Pier and purchase tickets for River Architecture Tour (6:30 PM)
- 8:50 PM – Deep Dish Pizza at Giordano’s Pizza
- 10:00 PM – Arrive at John Hancock Tower and purchase CityPass
- 10:30 PM – Signature Lounge (views + drinks)
- 12:00am – That’s a wrap for Day Two in Chicago!
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