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Great Canadian Road Trip- Preamble

Posted on November 11, 2021

I’ve dreamed for a long time to see more of this great country and I believe that everyone should tour their country at least once. I’m sure I’m not the only one to have such a dream and like most, I’ve kept putting it off or made excuses as to why I can’t do it just yet. Well, no more excuses.

But why now? Well 2020 was a horrible year for pretty much everyone on the planet as we all faced a global pandemic. For me though, I was also diagnosed with oral cancer of an aggressive nature. Two months after being diagnosed I had surgery, and after just a few weeks to recover, I underwent chemo and radiation therapy. Had my surgery been delayed by even another two months, none of that would have been needed…it would have been funeral. I’ve had some brushes with death before but cancer is something nobody should have to go through.

Moose

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2021, I am, for now at least, cancer free and it’s time to find my way with some life altering changes. It’s time to focus on making the dream of exploring Canada a reality. I recently bought a 2002 VW Eurovan because I needed more space anyway and I realized that it could be the perfect vehicle to travel across the country in. I named it Moose.

Trying out some gear packing options

I plan to depart Toronto on the two year anniversary of my cancer surgery and head west to the Pacific Ocean. From there I will head up to the north coast in the Arctic Circle and then head to the east coast before returning home.

Once all is said and done, I will have driven well over 25,000km (15,500miles), over about seven weeks. I’m not sure what I’ll see along the trip but it will certainly be an epic adventure and I’ll be sure to get lots of pictures and video.

The plan to spend the winter putting aside the money needed for the trip (once I pay off the van) and then prepare the van so that it’s set up for the trip.

Video episodes will be posted online but I could really use your help to make this dream come true. So please open your heart, and yes your wallet, by joining as a Patreon by clicking here: www.patreon.com/goforadv. You can also check out my YouTube channel to see some of videos that I’ve done in the past by clicking here: www.youtube.com/user/chroniclesadventure. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and share!

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