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I know I am always going on about the lack of pet friendliness in North America, but every now and then, something remarkable happens: we discover that what we assumed would not be pet friendly, in fact, is. Visiting Fort George in Niagara with a dog is possible!! It was with great delight that we discovered that Fort George near Niagara-on-the-Lake allows dogs to visit the grounds—for free even! […]

When I first heard about WOOFSTOCK I was only a year old.  It sounded like a lot of fun and I really wanted to go! Yet somehow year after year we did not attend.  In 2011, Mom was on a business trip.  In 2012 we were about to leave on a month long adventure, and two trips back-to-back were not financially possible. In 2013 the bipeds got sick… […]

Visiting La Baie McLaurin With a Dog - Quebec, Canada

As I look out the window on this cold January day in Ottawa and all I see is snow and bare trees; I long for the wonderful discovery Mom and I made this past October.  And I want to share this beauty with you Dear Reader. I want to bring a little colour to your day. Sometimes the universe plays its hand in mysterious ways.  For the last 2 […]

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The bipeds are spontaneous. I don’t say this lightly. Allow me to prove it by sharing a snippet of conversation I overheard one morning, moments after the bipeds had awakened and made coffee. They were sitting on the couch, still in their pajamas. Dad:    What do you mean you’ve never been to Mont-Tremblant? Mom:  I haven’t. It just never seems to work out. [sips her coffee] Dad:    You’ve […]

Quebec waterfalls

At the foot of Mount-Sainte-Anne near Quebec City you will find a well-kept little secret. I am going to share this secret with you: The Jean-Larose Waterfalls. 69 meters in height (224 feet) they have dug their way in the hard rock in a fantastically curved and ornate path and end with a thundering splash in a massive basin at the bottom. To access these falls is a […]