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Look at that! Another travel post for you! A few weekends ago, my sister had the day off from her summer job at a camp. My aunt also happened to be visiting me, so as a surprise, we took her to see Brianne!

Orillia is cottage country. The main street is filled with restaurants and boutiques. We went around the time of the Mariposa Folk Festival, so it was more crowded than normal.

The big reason we chose Orillia was for its Island Princess boat cruise. It takes you on a tour around Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. The entire ride is about 2 ¼ hours long, and there isn't a lot of shade or places to sit.

Despite those two things, the tour is great. Our tour guide was hilarious (if you like bad jokes) and informative. Bring snacks and sunscreen and you’ll be fine!

The tour gives you a great view of the multi-million-dollar cottages. A lot of the owners are familiar with the cruise and we were met with big waves and even bells rung back at us! It was a cool look at “how the other half l…

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