Camping in Oka Provincial Park, or: Crazy Raccoons

Summer Travel Rule #1: If it’s a long weekend, book early. One of my friends dropped the ball on reserving at our usual (super commercial) camping spot in Quebec’s Monteregie region,  so I ended up in charge of scrambling to find a last-minute campground with room for 5 adults, 1 kid, 3 tents, and 3…

I just melted, or: summer is too hot

I’m going to diverge from the main theme of this blog, aka travel, and vent for a tiny little second. IT’S TOO HOT. See, I’m one of those people who NEVER, and I mean NEVER complains it’s too cold in the winter, so I’m entitled to voice my opinion. THIS is why I’m a winter…

Time travel, or: a night at the drive-in

One of my favorite summer spots since I got my first car (ok, it was a giant purple minivan) in my late teens has been the St. Albans Drive In, in Vermont. Growing up in the Eastern Townships, it was quite literally in my backyard (the American part of my backyard); for most of the…

Budget travel, I guess! Or: welcome to my blog!

So, I am temporarily limited to low  budget travel due to buying a car, repaying student loans, and being between teaching contracts for the summer. I have a hard time with sitting still on my weekends and summer vacation, and an even harder time staying in one place. So, due to the purchase of a…