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…

Brief Stop in Fundy National Park

We decided to head to Cape Breton for a few days of hiking a few days after I got back from Vancouver…but Cape Breton is far. We decided to break the trip up by spending 12 hours in Fundy National Park. We camped at the Park Headquarters Campground. Last time I was in Fundy, we…

Ausable Chasm, or: How to Make a Fool of Myself

It’s been a pretty quiet few days on the travel front. So I decided: why not post about some of my many past adventures? So, a retroactive post. A couple summers ago, my friend and I decided to take a day trip to New York’s Adirondack region, where we went to Ausable Chasm. The motivation…

Canada Day in The Capital

One of my favorite kiddie summer traditions was Canada Day in the capital, Ottawa. Biking along the canal, camping at the now-defunct LeBreton Flats Campground (site of the War Museum), enjoying the shows on Parliament Hill. A tradition of camping I managed to resurrect with 2 of my ladies for a few years, in my…

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…