After a busy month and a half travelling through Europe, followed by a hectic first week back in Toronto, Chris and I decided we needed a weekend to reconnect and recharge as a family. Chris didn’t travel with us for all but one of our five weeks abroad and we wanted a chance to spend some quality time as a family of four away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Summers in Canada are my absolute favourite, and there is nothing that says quintessential childhood quite like spending time in the great outdoors. A few years back, Muskoka was recognized as one of 10 places that can change your child’s life by CNN Travel. Having grown up spending almost every weekend at our family cottage up north I can absolutely attest to how perfect the Ontario lake district is for a weekend family getaway.