Stories From the Road Ottawa Valley Adventure : Action vs Relaxation
Since Brandon is from the Ottawa Valley area, and I have family in Ontario, we’ve spent a lot of time travelling to the area each summer to explore and spend time with loved ones. The Ottawa Valley is a hotspot for thrill-seeking activities and has become a magnet for adventurers like Brandon and me. But too often, the temptation to cram our itineraries with activities leaves us more exhausted than invigorated, craving yet another vacation. Sound familiar? This time, we focused on finding balance on our trip and the Ottawa Valley gave us the perfect opportunity to do just that.
On some of our previous RV trips, we’ve had a lot of action-packed adventuring combined with long travel days that leave us with an empty gas tank. So, this time, we were focused on prioritizing time and space to relax between our activities by deliberately scheduling these moments into our itinerary as if it were another activity on our agenda. Luckily, the beautiful Ottawa Valley made finding these moments easy.
Having an RV makes it so easy to switch between action and relaxation, and really gives you an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.
We kicked off the trip whitewater rafting in the whitewater region of the Ottawa Valley to get the adrenaline flowing, before following it up with a more laid-back and informative cave tour in Eganville at the Bonnechere Caves. Our next stop was Petawawa for some high speed ATVing on the Algonquin trail system, before once again slowing down in Calabogie with a sunset kayak.
Having an RV makes it so easy to switch between action and relaxation, and really gives you an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. We could cook meals in the RV in advance, so that our more adventurous days required little effort once it was time to eat and head to bed; but we also had the opportunity to take our time sleeping in, preparing meals, and enjoying a slower life on our days designed for relaxing. RVing gave us the freedom to truly experience the Ottawa Valley authentically, in a comfortable way. With an area filled with so many hotspots, it was the perfect method of travel so that we didn’t have to miss out on anything. Our journey through the Ottawa Valley has taught us a valuable lesson: even for adrenaline junkies like us, scheduling moments of relaxation is essential to truly savour the beauty of a well-balanced and fulfilling RV trip.
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