In the land of palm trees

Confession: I had only seen palm trees once before my March Break on the west coast. In 1998, my father and my friend’s parents yanked us out of school for a few weeks to drive down to Florida. I was captivated by the weird looking trees. And recently it hit me: I want to go…

October in Wells, Maine

Last month, for the weekend before Halloween, we decided to take a weekend road trip to visit Salem for Halloween. We’re big on Halloween, my boyfriend and I… as in, we’re having a Halloween-themed wedding next year. The thing about Halloween in Salem is that it’s crowded and expensive. We found ourselves asking the question…

Maine Coast: Old Haunts, New Spots

Some things are sacred. Like a late-summer trip to spend a few days lying on the beaches of Southern Maine. I just got back from my annual girls-trip to the coast with my friend Amanda. I’ve been going to Wells, Maine for these beach trips since I was a fetus* (for some TMI, find that…

36 hours in PEI

After 3 weeks of being on the road, hiking, and camping sometimes you just need to relax. We decided to leave Cape Breton to spend a day in PEI. We camped the first night near Cavendish and then decided, for the final night of the trip to be decadent and splurge on a 50$ motel…

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, ┬áso I ended up in charge of scrambling to find a last-minute campground with room for 5 adults, 1 kid, 3 tents, and 3…