Former Almonte resident Barb MacLean, who with her husband Lindsay runs the Need Travel to Survive blog, shares this great post about her rediscovery as a traveller of the town she grew up in. Says Barb:

Growing up in the small town of Almonte, Ontario, this place is my second home; although when you are a kid you take so many things for granted.  This year for the first time, I returned home for a visit as if I was a tourist, instead of just visiting home.  It is so amazing when you explore places you take for granted, through the eyes of a tourist.  I love this town of course because I grew up here but also because it has so many amazing things to offer a tourist, who has never experienced this beautiful town.