In the fast–paced city of Toronto, many of us move with fluidity with our heads down, pounding the pavement on the way to work, meetings, local social life or hitting the gym. Once in a while, we fit in a bit of travel and vacation to alleviate the daily stress. It’s only until we see someone outside the proverbial box we live in that we realize there is a bigger world out there that is more than happy to welcome you to the joys of life.
We have always lived the life we wanted and that’s by setting up our successes through achieving for self. We set up short-term to long-term lists. The simple things in life – Let’s call this a Bucket list.
Ford introduced renowned travel journalist, bestselling author and TV host Robin Esrock who has scoured the globe in search of one-of-a-kind bucket list-worthy experiences at an exclusive luncheon. The product on hand was the 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and how it relates to finding the joy in your life.
With its 2-liter Ecoboost engine, the 2017 Ford Escape gets more power than the typical small SUV. Its responsive steering and comfortable ride make for an excellent driving character. The new SYNC 3 infotainment system offers the quick interaction of mobile electronics, an intuitive layout and app integration.
Sponsored by Ford, Robin has some amazing stories of his world ventures that make you wonder – “Why the F@#k am I not doing the same thing?” I am now, and it started with one of the thing’s I have always wanted to do – Ziplining over water.
I asked one of my most adventurous friends (who is petrified of heights) to join me on this adventure for the day. Considering we both love to drive, it was an easy hour and a half dive to Niagara Falls where we would experience zipling beside Niagara Falls at Wildplay Elements Park.
Sync 3’s route guidance worked well, and I noticed the voice prompts seemed to be a carryover from the previous system. Traffic data, which comes from a satellite radio feed, showed good coverage, with flow information for some city streets as well as freeways. Still, I would like to see the even more comprehensive traffic coverage you get from Google Maps. A smart feature of Sync 3’s navigation automatically showed parking lot locations on the map once I reached a programmed destination.
It was hip-hop karaoke all the way with the Escape. The Titanium offers an optional 9-speaker system and adds SiriusXM satellite radio with a 6-month trial. A voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link are optional, as are Sync 3 and Sync Connect. The Titanium comes with a 10-speaker Sony audio system and both Sync 3 and Sync Connect as standard features. Sick and fun!
Ziplining over the falls was fabulous!!! Safety was apparent at every turn. The staff was remarkable and very, very good at calming jittery nerves. It was one of the most unique and wonderful experiences I’ve ever .The falls are beautiful anyway but soaring above and near them is something very special. I can’t explain it anymore that this. Seriously, this is a must, must, Just terrific!! Check!