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Glamping. It’s a word that’s bandied about a lot lately in the world of travel bloggers. But can there really be any “glamour” in “camping”? Well, yes, there can be. It’s having some of the amenities and small luxuries one would normally think of enjoying when staying at a hotel or even a spa, while still getting that outdoor escapism and adventure associated with traditional camping. It’s camping […]

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Last spring I went to Montreal. It was one of those quick little overnight trips. It started on Saturday morning with my anaesthetic-free teeth cleaning in Laval. (Sadly, this service is no longer available anywhere in Ontario or Quebec.) From there, we went on to Montreal proper where I had a lunch at the Hot Dog Café. The next day, we enjoyed a snowy walk in the Park […]

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There are few places I enjoy more than the MacKenzie King Estate in the Gatineau Park. Luckily for me, it is only about a 20 minute drive from my home! I don’t know if it’s the pretty gardens, the lovely tea house, the majestic mature trees, the wonderful trails or the time worn ruins that dot the property… but there is just something alluring about the place. So, […]

As travellers, we have seen our fair share of highways.  And highways in North America have their own, odd ball markers. In Canada, I can think of the giant apple near Trenton, the world’s largest hockey stick on Vancouver Island, Calgary’s giant Guitar Pick, the Pysynka (Easter Egg) of Vergreville; and in Quebec, they had Le Madrid. The story goes, that it all started because a man, named […]

Quebec City Frescos A Wonderfully Pet Friendly Activity!

We don’t often like to go to the same place twice, so what do you do when family obligations take you back to somewhere you’ve already been more than once?  To avoid boredom, you have to think a little outside the box! We love Quebec City. To say it is beautiful would truly be an understatement. It’s a wonderful place with so much to offer. From the perspective […]

Visiting Knowlton With a Dog - Eastern Townships, Quebec

Located along the shores of Lake Brome in the Eastern Township area of Quebec, you’ll find the village of Knowlton.  It was once part of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec Association  but sadly has fallen a little out of favor in the last few years. But it is still a charming stop if you are traveling between Montreal and Quebec City with lively streets flanked with antique shops and cafés. […]

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 […]

St Stephen's in Chelsea

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 […]

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Dear Reader, I am going to spoil you this week with two posts! I know – try not to get too excited! First because we are celebrating being included in Canada’s Top 100 Travel bloggers ( I KNOW RIGHT!??!!) and also because I just can’t keep quiet about this. The fact that it is so close to home makes me even happier. As in almost chasing my tail […]

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In early June, we had the immense pleasure of welcoming Boomeresque blogger, Suzanne, into our home. She had been attending the TBEX conference in Toronto and then had spent some time in Kingston, Ontario when she then decided to come to Ottawa and visit us rather than turn back on her heals and return to Toronto. We are so glad we invited her to stay. As you know, […]