Category Archives: Travel

Pumpkin Patch

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Sweet, orange-fleshed pumpkins occupy a place on the table in many homes this time of year. Scooping out Halloween pumpkin faces means buckets of fun and buckets of entrails from the vast Cinderella famed vegetable – remember her carriage! Make the season memorable and pick your own Halloween pumpkin! Read more…

Picnic at the Pool

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Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out. Read more…

Oh la Lavande

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Have you ever been to a lavender field? We went to Maison Lavande in Montreal suburb this past week for the very first time, and now I want to make this mini-adventure for you. There’s something magical about walking along a sea of purple, smelling lavender and hearing the gentle hum of bees flying from petal to petal. Read more…

Tulip Land

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Each year, the Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the return of spring by showcasing over a million tulips across Canada’s capital region. The festival is the largest of its kind in the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe.  Read more…

Picnic in Autumn

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Summer picnics get all the glory but as autumn-loving, we prefer this colourful season for eating outside. Just because there’s a chill in the air, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. There are lots of activities traditionally associated with late spring and summer that can still be enjoyable in cooler weather. Read more…

Apple Picking

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Apple picking is, and has seemingly always been, a quintessential fall activity – a total must. What better way to enjoy a fall day than getting the family out of the house and into the country. Besides, is there anything more delicious than taking a bite from a perfectly succulent apple plucked right from the tree? I certainly don’t think so. Read more…

Montreal Botanical Garden

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The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long. Along with the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Botanical Garden is part of the Montreal Space for Life, Canada’s largest natural museum science complex and Montreal’s top must see attraction. Read more…

Tropical Kiss from Holguín

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In Holguín, you don’t need to go far for a taste of authentic Cuban life. Catamarans are waiting in the port to whisk you away to the very best snorkeling spots and Jeeps are always ready to lead you into the jungles of Cuba’s most adrenaline-filled destination. The water in Holguín is really blue, the sand white and the rum is as delicious as people say.  It’s hard to understand why Christopher Columbus, who first set foot in Holguín province in October 1492, ever left this place. Read more…

Cuba – Country of Contrasts

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Elegant and old, this relatively hush city spells oasis to the traveler weary of confrontation. Predating both Havana and Santiago, it has been cast for time immemorial as the city that kick-started Cuban independence. Yet self-important it isn’t. Read more…

Magic Arctic Kingdom

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North Canadian winter is something every outdoor enthusiast needs to experience. The magical Aurora Borealis dancing overhead, the silence of snow covered trees, the feeling of floating on snowshoes or the adrenaline rush of a snow machine…

Today, I invite you to discover the awesome beauty of Canadian winter wonderland – Up North to Aurora Borealis! Read more…

Winter Mountains

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You don’t need to find a beach to beat the winter blues. There’s an invigorating, rosy-cheek feeling that comes from a day out among fresh air and snow—followed by something hot to drink. The mountains are a remote escape from humanity, a place to be alone and soak up the sunrise, the sunset or just the sun’s rays. Introvert Heaven. Read more…

New England… Boston

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Boston is one of the US’ most beautiful cities. It is, indeed, the “city on a hill” as its Puritan forefathers proclaimed it. It’s a beautiful gem, with museums, colleges, and even the headquarters of the Christian Science and Unitarian Universality churches. Boston captures the essence of New England – a region located in the northeast corner of the USA, made up of six diverse U.S. states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The region is bounded to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Long Island Sound, and to the west by the state of New York. There are rivers and lakes, towering forests, mountain ranges with hiking and skiing trails, pastoral farmland and countryside, and dramatic rocky coastline and soft, sandy beaches. Read more…

Mont-Tremblant

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Canada is a land filled with fascinating places and amazing adventures. Being a Canadian means enjoying every single part of this country! You will never find such an amazing and wild beauty as here in Canada! The time between mid-September till the end of October is where Tremblant is most breathtaking.  The trees are beaming with great colors and the air smells great.

Mont Tremblant is our destionation for today. With its six great rivers and 400 lakes and streams, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a canoer’s paradise. It’s a rich amalgam of Québec’s natural and historic heritages, being the largest and oldest park in the network. This wilderness is so vast that it is home to 40 mammal species, including the wolf. There is also the Via ferrata du Diable, an intermediate activity between hiking and climbing that will let you discover the park’s mountains in a way you could otherwise only dream about. Read more…

Iconic Chicago

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Chicago — Stunning. Iconic. Wondrous. It will capture your heart. You will never get tired of the skyscrapers downtown. My eyes still widen as I soak in icons like the Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building. These aren’t just functional boxes holding offices and people. There is beauty all around. This city is bustling and yet it retains a feeling of airiness as it gleams in the sun. Read more…

Gaspésie Journey – Day 2

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A hiking hotspot, Parc national de la Gaspésie gives visitors access to an extraordinary mountain environment. The Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle Mountains cross the park. Among them, Mont Jacques Cartier is the second highest peak in Québec. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec and even the world. Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence. Read more…

Gaspésie Journey – Day 1

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I tell you this story about the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life, but come to prepare for a long drive and hard hiking. It is about a breathtaking place, one that is full of curious equivocations; somewhere half serene, half rugged, on the lip of a body of water that is half river, half sea. I think everyone should know about it for it holds so much beauty, so much Canadian history. Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, Gaspésie gives you the opportunity to discover four national parks; famous Percé Rock; the world’s most accessible northern gannet colony; a UNESCO World Heritage Site; moose; summits over 1000 metres; lighthouses; Chaleur Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world; remarkable historic sites and much more.

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Travelling with kids

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Deciding where to go with your kids in Canada can be a daunting decision. Mountains, prairies, beaches, ice fields and easy-going cities are strewn across six time zones. Yet between sure-bet wildlife sightings, meeting real-life cowboys, hands-on learning about pirate history, roaming the plains for dinosaur fossils and ice-skating on mountain lakes, it’s impossible to make a bad choice. Add the fact that Canada caters to kids better than nearly any other country in the world and you may find yourself as many people do – bringing the kids back year after year. Read more…

Rawdon Park

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Motivation is not an unlimited wellspring but a battery that has to be kept fully charged. While the idea of travel is always inspiring, sometimes life gets in the way and then suddenly, your eyes are no longer on the prize. Motivated people can achieve anything they set their mind to. But how does one stay motivated, especially to travel, when you are busy working and living life while your family or friends disparage your ideas, you’re overwhelmed planning your trip, or maybe you’re just burnt out from being on the road? It’s important to find ways to stay motivated. 🙂 Read more…

Oméga Park

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Summer is fun for outdoor activities that you can go for in order to feel great with your loved ones. Even if you cannot afford a vacation, you can still look onto low-cost getaways. Avoid falling for traveling packages that will simply drain your whole budget. Family fun is about having the best time of the week. Today, I want to share with you unforgettable emotions from visiting Oméga park in a small Montebello village.  Read more…

QUÉBEC CITY DAY 2

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The charm does not end at the Old Québec City and today, I want to share with you an amazing trip to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency which is a few minutes away from it. Located between the river and the cliffs, it’s one of the province’s most spectacular sites. With its 83 meters high (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), Montmorency Falls dominates the landscape. It can be discovered on foot, by cable car, or from the gourmet restaurant. For the more active, a 300-meters double zipline, and the via ferrata, a hiking trail on a cliff, promises some adrenaline and breathtaking views. Accessible year-round, the site works its magic day and night. The entire cove of the park has been illuminated after dark. Let’s discover this impressive and enchanting spot together! Read more…

Québec City Day 1

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Hello from Québec City! The crown jewel of French Canada, Québec City is one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. There’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares. Dating to 1608, it retains its fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with its narrow streets. Read more…

Caribbean Life Diary 4

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Today’s post is the last one about my Caribbean trip. There are so many pictures and memories about this incredible paradise that I still want to share with you!

For the last page of my Caribbean life diary I want to tell you about Saona Island and Manati Park, extremely virgin and wild places… only the sound of the birds, the beach waves… a special peace.   Read more…

Caribbean Life Diary 3

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Hello Everyone! Today, we continue our trip in Dominican Republic. The siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of sand massaged by waves that simply and totally intoxicates us. But in a region full of great beaches and great hotels, it is not always easy to find the right ones, the ones that have the perfect mix of beach and hotel quality. So what you can do at all-inclusive luxury resort? You can make your stay HAPPY – visiting sightseeing and exploring the seaside area.  Read more…

Caribbean Life Diary 2

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Hello Everyone! Talking about my last trip to Dominican Republic, the next stop was at Macao Surf Camp. The name Punta Cana conjures images of the endless white-sand beaches, swaying palm-trees, seaside sundowners and a relaxed Caribbean vibe. There is also plenty to explore, and that nearby Bavaro is a hub of activity. Read more…

Caribbean Life Diary 1

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In today’ s post, I will be sharing memories from my trip to Dominican Republic. However, before going further about that, there are so many pictures that I would like to share from these last weeks in Caribbean islands. My stay there has been truly incredible!

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5 must-sees in Ottawa

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Ottawa, the capital of Canada, was our destination for a weekend. A cosmopolitan city on the Ottawa River, it has at its center Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and renowned museums such as the glass-and-granite National Gallery, with noted collections from Canadian and Indigenous artists. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer. Canada is a ”Nouvelle France” since 1534 and it is filled with the European spirit – mostly by Gothic styled architecture.

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Whales Excursion

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Today, I am very excited to tell you about the whales excursion. If you ever have the chance to make it please do it! This is my 2nd excursion and it is an unbelievable experience! I had the opportunity to visit Rivière-du-Loup – a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The maritime regions of Québec are home to some of the best whale-watching sites in the world. You are guaranteed an exciting experience. Between End of April and October, up to 13 species of cetaceans are found in the salty waters of the St. Lawrence, including blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, and impressive humpbacks, which swim up into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord near Tadoussac to feed. In some places you can even watch them from the shore. I was so lucky to see humpbacks jumping out the water and when you see such giants playing it’s just out of breath! Read more…