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  • hey guys or Samuel and Audrey and for the past

  • seven years we've been traveling the world and living nomadically well 2020

  • sure changed that after spending the past three months in self-isolation

  • we are finally venturing out again this time staying close to home and getting

  • to know our own backyard Canada is home to insurmountable beauty and over the

  • coming months we're going to help you discover some unusual accommodations and

  • fun nature escapes so hit that subscribe button and join us on the adventure

  • hello hello hello guys traveling again I know I am so giddy this is our first

  • trip yeah over three months yeah over three yawns yeah no longer than three

  • months three months because we've been under quarantine for three more a long

  • time and we weren't traveling for a while before that okay so you see that

  • right now this is the quarantine beer so that gives you an idea of how long we

  • have been yeah sitting ducks it's been so long since we've traveled it's like

  • it's like we're we forgot how to do it almost we forgot like half of our camera

  • gear yeah like a few essentials but you know what we're like getting our feet

  • wet again I'm so happy to be here where are we we are in an off-the-grid cabin

  • mm-hmm on a farm yes so we rented an off-grid cabin in Schaumburg mm-hmm so

  • we only drove about 45 minutes north of home yeah and what a different world

  • like the sounds of nature like if we're just quiet for a minute it's so peaceful

  • no no it's it's such a massive property that we're we're actually staying we

  • can't see our neighbors I mean there are some other cabins but they're all very

  • secluded we have a personal pond a private pond like right at our yourself

  • with a little deck and everything I have a little private trail which we'll show

  • you later we've got lawn chairs we've got a

  • barbecue we've got a barbecue pit I mean we've got everything we need to enjoy a

  • couple cozy nights out here yeah in the wilderness of Canada so pumped yeah

  • we're just gonna be hiking canoeing and really chilling out and enjoying nature

  • in case you guys are wondering where this is in terms of geography we are in

  • the province of Ontario in Canada and this is just a little bit north of

  • Toronto yeah like between Toronto and Barry so it's the perfect City escape

  • from Toronto if you're looking to get away for a couple of days yeah yeah this

  • place is great yeah we're gonna love it we're gonna love it here now we're gonna

  • give you a tour fury ER and then maybe we'll start

  • cooking dinner sounds great to me and marshmallows

  • after dinner for dessert

  • hello there off-grid cabin welcome welcome but let's not forget

  • let's keep those flies out those mosquitoes it's not quite mosquito

  • season but I mean it is the start of summer so we don't want to invite them

  • in so yeah welcome welcome here we are it's basically one room one

  • space yeah but super cozy what do you think

  • it's incredibly cozy yeah it's so so nice I'm so excited to be here so why

  • don't we begin our tour kind of in this dining area shall we

  • sure so basically we have like this nice wooden picnic table with two little

  • benches and then over here we have all our pots pans cutlery plates anything

  • we're gonna need to prepare our meals we don't actually have a proper kitchen

  • like there's no sink here no stove no fridge nothing like that but outside

  • we've got a little barbecue so we're gonna be cooking up some sausages yeah

  • we also have a fire pit as well for roasting marshmallows as well in our own

  • personal pond upon wish here is our tea party

  • yeah basically if you want to boil water we have to use the barbecue there's like

  • an element on the side and we turn it on and that's where we're gonna boiler Wow

  • yeah it is fully equipped like they've got wine glasses they've got even have a

  • cheese cream you're up there I just notice I've yes fancy with some pasta

  • there and then over on this side we've got a little stove I guess this is more

  • if you're visiting like spring autumn winter right now it's summer I really

  • don't think we have the opposite problem we're trying to stay cool

  • unlikely but if we needed to we've got some logs over here there's like some

  • newspaper kindling to get the fire going so that's it you've got our little

  • living area some nice couches samos hanging out here earlier

  • oh so comfortable yeah well you know what you know what I'd like you to show

  • it's the the artwork here this is a familiar top there oh yeah we have some

  • artworks for sure especially that one yeah this is quite familiar is it not

  • that brings back memories of Peru and Bolivia it's something that you can find

  • in both countries and then over here some books we've got some coffee table

  • books humans of New York I follow this Instagram account so I'm gonna be

  • checking that out later also weird Canada this sounds

  • interesting I feel like we could learn some strange facts yeah they have an

  • interesting publisher take a look at that it's something like something like

  • toilet you can learn Canadian history or other interesting little tidbits and

  • facts this will be very interesting I'm gonna keep that yeah and we also have

  • board games in here if you need some evening entertainment oh look at that

  • yeah well quittin cards oh that's all mengapa I feel I feel like I could beat

  • you at monopoly for here we've never played Monopoly have we it's cozy but it

  • is small it's not queen or king this is just double yeah I I'd say too small

  • double yeah yes yeah we fit up we fit on there you're gonna be toasty yeah then

  • all that's really left to show you guys is the toilet so a little light on here

  • there is a fan running so you're gonna hear a little bit of humming in here

  • yeah but basically it it's a compost toilet um so

  • there's no running water or anything you basically do your business they told us

  • it's fine to pee or they told him you can go out in the bush like yeah Libre I

  • love that and they said if you go number two it's got this little bucket here

  • uh-huh with like wood shavings and things yeah

  • so you just throw a cup on top yeah and then there's like the system running

  • what you hear apart from the fan there's like this thing rotating inside the

  • toilet and basically mixing up your poop yeah with like the woodchips and wood

  • shavings so that's what's happening in here naturelle Oh natural for sure so

  • that's the toilet there is no shower but we do have several ponds to choose from

  • our own private pond right outside our doorstep then there's another one down

  • the hill that's slightly bigger and one across the road or we can actually take

  • the canoe yeah so if you need to freshen up splash a little bit you certainly can

  • and I do believe that is it for the cabin you've seen everything there is to

  • see in here have you not indeed I did miss one thing actually I want to tell

  • us well this place is powered by solar panels solar and wind solar and wind

  • yeah so yes he was saying that our host was saying today that it's perfect

  • because we had so much Sun today mm-hmm and apparently we're gonna get a

  • bit of wind tonight so we're just maximizing our we're charging up nicely

  • so what's cool over here I'll just show you quickly is that this is the master

  • system you turn this on actually I just turned it off and when you turn it on it

  • goes on green and then you have access to these lights here there's a couple

  • electrical outlets and that also powers the toilet as well so what's interesting

  • if you come into the bathroom here I'll turn back on the light and we have a

  • monitor up here and oh it's great because we turned it off we took a

  • little nap yeah and she was at twelve point seven so the higher the better

  • she said if it gets down to twelve point zero look at even 13 just hit 13 thank

  • you sunshine shine so if it gets down to 12 we might

  • hear an alarm and that means that we basically just need to unplug turn off

  • the power for yeah to be honest we're planning on just shutting off the master

  • system whenever we're not using anything and we're probably going to be spending

  • most of our time outside yeah we actually left our computers behind my my

  • the best thing off-the-grid living just love it we have this private area to

  • ourselves there's nobody else here we could skinny dip in the pond that no one

  • would see us oh my god yeah yeah hello hello well normally your dad would be

  • the girl master right hmm we're in less qualified hands sausages in Vice yeah I

  • also just check that out plump juicy what we're planning to do is basically

  • make a chili dog so we've got beans I'm gonna heat those up on here we've got

  • some buns it's a perfect camp food isn't it it sure it is I'm hungry I've worked

  • up an appetite and these are called connect horse gosh I got the the German

  • sausages that's how it was I'm special yeah so we're gonna enjoy those yeah and

  • this is pretty easy it's a gas barbecue so we didn't even know we were using you

  • were gonna like okay like 7:00 it's 5:30 yeah hungry so I'm starting now so this

  • chili it's gone chunks the bacon maple leaves Mel the maple hurt here mm-hmm

  • you're looking good if you don't know the bean song let me introduce you

  • beans beans the musical fruit the more you eat the more you toot the more you

  • toot the better you feel and maybe I'll have the whole cabin to myself if i

  • tooted enough what let's have beans with every meal exactly this is really messy

  • food this is not the kind of food you eat and expect to have pristine hands

  • afterwards but we have a pond so you can just jump in there and bathe my friend

  • yeah we can save some for breakfast there you go for tomorrow's tomorrow's

  • chili remember that's enough we are sharing a small cabin so it is so hot

  • right now I know we're having my gosh having hot food Australia barbecuing

  • when it's like over 31 degrees man that's a challenge we toasted the buns

  • mmm we put lots of beans cheddar and mozzarella cheese and salsa how is it oh

  • yeah I'm so loaded I love how do you see the sausages and I think maybe it took

  • us like 15 minutes to prepare my food it was super quick I'm later in the day

  • when the Sun starts going down and can roast our marshmallows mm-hmm yeah I

  • haven't had those in a really long time they just marshmallow s'mores Sam made

  • us a fire well no it's in the early stages so

  • we've got a little wait for it to catch a bit more and then we're gonna have

  • some s'mores what are the three key ingredients dream crackers which are

  • like a cookie then you've got the marshmallows the most important thing

  • Hershey's chocolate comes in a kit yeah I did buy a fun fact

  • don't leave your her she's out in the kit in the Sun like we did in the car no

  • yard we weren't able to salvage it by even throwing it into the we have a

  • little bit of a cooler that doesn't work that great but it it's solidified again

  • but it's very much deformed yes yes pour chocolate or chocolate

  • I haven't made very many s'mores so what's first chocolate how does this

  • even work yeah you put your chocolate down then you yeah

  • then hot marshmallow on top look at the chocolate deformed

  • melty chocolate yep and then we make a sandwich of sorts come to mama

  • she's ready for ya I should wait for the chocolate to melt or just dig on in

  • it should start that should be melting from the heat of the marshmallow

  • slightly how's that that's pretty good super sugary oh yeah like super

  • everything everything sugary every ingredient so ultra sweet would you like

  • some yes please guys how can you tell the tombs already

  • been eating s'mores check out that three-month quarantine beard covered in

  • our smell Oh Marshall half of the marshmallow ISM is it inhabiting in my

  • beard devoured no no it's not paying rent though so I'm gonna have to evict

  • it soon man are they good

  • Oh

  • have you heard about summer snow when it falls on you your blood runs

  • cold but don't you sweat your pretty skin

  • cuz I'm else away from it sincere any dream about this very night when the

  • ball runs down summer sky

  • when the seamless good morning it is sunshine now but did you hear that

  • thunder last night oh my gosh those crazy

  • that was like an Armageddon storm so yeah now it's it's super hot again the

  • Sun is out in full force mm-hmm and I think we're gonna have some breakfast

  • yeah we're gonna make some oatmeal with fruits so if he could fill up this pot

  • this kettle water we can get started with cooking this is my little washing

  • station

  • tada this is our creation this is what we

  • cooked up for our off grid cabin breakfast to start off the day oatmeal

  • instant oatmeal and I bought the flavored packs

  • I got maple and brown sugar oh yeah and then I just sliced up some bananas and

  • we put in some grapes yeah a few cherries and we also have

  • some fruit left over as like a little snack in the morning it looks pretty

  • good have it pop is there I haven't had a meal in quite a while

  • oh I love it I just haven't had it in a while she agree goodness it's mapley

  • that's the most common oatmeal flavor guys in Canada it's probably maple also

  • brown sugar and apples yeah you can get apple and cinnamon yeah I think there's

  • like maple spice yeah I saw peaches and cream and like

  • new inventions but I was like we need the maple syrup I usually eat a lot of

  • oatmeal during the winter months like when it's colder out yeah it's it's

  • perfect then because you get a warm breakfast as opposed to a cold one and

  • it's just really easy to prepare it like this is a no-hassle breakfast like I

  • could have fried some eggs and coming up to thinking so that just seemed like

  • more work so I brought oatmeal yeah we put it we put our effort into last

  • night's dinner and marshmallows to will be cooking again tonight we're gonna we

  • got a surprise yeah and we all know a redhead cannot start his day without

  • sunscreen I literally go home looking like a lobster I didn't put this on

  • especially with the Sun being this strong these are probably the two

  • warmest days of the year so far so far yeah like yesterday it hit 135 and today

  • I have a feeling it's gonna be just as strong in fact that there seems to be

  • less cloud cover so it's gonna be a scar yeah that's core job also in case the

  • people's are wondering are you actually gonna let

  • me cut your hair and trim your beard well you've been talking a lot about it

  • I know you know I had the barbers still aren't open in those Greater Toronto

  • Area so yeah if you're willing to give it a shot and you're not gonna make me

  • make me look too ridiculous although I do look pretty

  • uncaps at the moment um yeah let's give it a shot okay do it

  • well we have arrived at mono Cliffs Provincial Park so we are going hiking

  • you know it's kind of nice it's actually overcast right now the weather has

  • changed a little bit so it feels cooler we've got a bit of a breeze going on

  • it's amazing hot anymore and this park as a provincial park would have likely

  • just opened up a few days ago yeah yeah so we paid 750 for a ticket yeah you

  • have the choice between four hours or a full day and we ended up getting the

  • four hours because we're just gonna go for a short hike another thing we

  • noticed when we park the car in you into the info bore to check out the trails is

  • that there are bears in this area I had no idea we had bears we are in the woods

  • so like pretty close to the city like we're not yet that far so this place is

  • called mono Cliffs Provincial Park yeah

  • guys we are back in the car I think maybe we hiked 45 minutes to an hour max

  • and we just had to turn around because the mosquitoes this time of year in the

  • forest it is unbelievable like we are covered

  • in bites on our thumbs like all over our fingers or ear I don't even know rid of

  • scratch I know so yeah it would be a beautiful hike in autumn especially

  • because of all the foliage like the colors must just be magical but yeah now