#ConnectedMoments: WayHome Summer Getaway

It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over! I know, I nearly hissed at myself for saying it, but time flies when you’re having fun right?! I’ve been busy preparing for my fall wedding and taking as many weekend getaways as I can! Late last month, I knocked Oro-Medonte, Ontario off my list with a fun-filled summer getaway at WayHome Music & Arts Festival.

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My fiancé and I hopped in the car after work that Friday and we were relaxing on the lawn watching some our favourite bands by 7pm! Thanks to the reliable TELUS mobile network, we enjoyed #ConnectedMoments all weekend long.


Like most people, I love and rely on my smart phone – especially when I’m away from home. I used my GPS to get us there, texted to meet up with friends on site and I was able to share the festival experience in real-time through photos and videos on my social media channels. I even topped up my WayHome payment wristband standing in the middle of a field (literally) from the browser on my phone – all without any connectivity concerns. Network service can be touch-and-go in rural areas, and even more so when there are thousands of other people trying to use the network around you, but I didn’t suffer any downtime – thank you TELUS!

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In addition to my must-have smart phone, there are a few other things I couldn’t live without at WayHome (or any summer getaway for that matter)…

  1. Sunscreen – always!
  2. Sunglasses – and yes, I wore a different pair each day.
  3. Hats – shade can be hard to find, especially if you don’t have access to a VIP area.
  4. LayBag – I wish I invented this, it’s genius! A blanket is a nice alternative.
  5. Water – Hydration is everything. I brought a new Boxed Water carton each day and refilled it at the free water stations as needed. I like the cartons better than plastic bottles because they’re 100% BPA free, which means no toxic plastics leeching into my drinking water on a hot day – phew! I was also able to flatten the carton down easily to recycle it later.

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Great music, great company and a beautiful location – I had so much fun at WayHome in Oro-Medonte and I plan to take a few more weekend getaways before it gets cold. Follow me on Instagram to see where I go next!

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10 Comments

  1. Danielle Fulton August 19, 2016 / 8:05 am

    My favourite summer getaway is going to the cottage. I love it there so peaceful.

  2. Jeannie Lam August 19, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    My favourite summer getaway spot is Yaletown in Vancouver and along the seawall. Great food, perfect scenery. Great place for a stroll with ice cream in hand.

  3. Amy Heffernan August 19, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Northern bay sands here in Newfoundland!

  4. Stephanie August 19, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    My favourite getaway place is a nice park with a beach in the GTA

  5. my villa August 22, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    i like going to Ennismore. There’s a beach, fishing, great pastries and lovely sceneries

  6. Bons August 25, 2016 / 9:08 am

    It’s Whistler.

  7. Lushka Smith August 25, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    My favourite is Hecla Is and, Manitoba. Golf, great food and a spa to boot!

  8. michelle matta August 25, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    My favourite is Miners Bay Lodge around Minden Ontario. It has a few small lakes, a cute little community with alot of history, and that home, friendly feeling amidst Northern Ontario beauty. It has everything!!

  9. Amie August 25, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Its a tie between Niagara Falls and Sauble Beach ! 😀

  10. Andrea August 25, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    This year all we could do is staycations as my sister had major surgery but it was good – sometimes you can discover new things right outside your door – Ontario is beautiful

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