I want to share with you an eerie yet lovely local treasure we discovered in the quaint little town of Chelsea, a 15 minute drive from our home; just in time for Halloween. Forgive me for squeezing it in between posts on Bulgaria. One day after a particularly long hike in the Gatineau Hills, we decided to stop at Luigi’s for dinner. It’s close to St. Stephen’s Church in Chelsea. And […]

If you are most familiar with travelling in Europe and large North American cities, you could be forgiven for thinking that a Miami suburb that is a major agricultural area would have little to offer visitors. In the case of Homestead and The Redlands, you would be wrong. As with almost all North American destinations, a car is in order. Nothing is within walking distance so you will […]

The fall colours are out and it is with a fond farewell to summer that I present to you the last of my local summer jaunts. Reminiscing is a great part of travel, even if that adventure is very close to home. Recall the smells and sounds of summer and think back to crickets, warm breezes, the smell of dry hay in the air, and sticky fur from spilled gelato … that is […]

When planning a trip, my bipeds have found that sometimes, life is just easier with a good travel agent.  Even in this day and age where you can do it all for yourself online, there are certain benefits to having a third party do the “heavy lifting” . Enter my pet friendly travel agent! Montecristo Travels Contrarily to what you may believe the fee isn’t that high and […]

As the nice weather has finally arrived up here in the “Great White North” and as the highways become safer and less traitorous our thoughts turn to road trips.  We travel abroad twice a year, but we also really enjoy discovering things a little closer to home.  A few places on our list of possible destinations this year are Niagara Wine Country, The Thousand Islands, Tremblant or a possible trip up to […]