Cabin Fever

I seriously haven’t been anywhere or done anything travel-y since Halloween weekend. I went to Plattsburgh for a day (basically, Target and lunch) with my friend Amanda during my Xmas holidays and it felt so good just to get out. Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut. I have been in one of those ruts…

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…

24 hours in La Capitale

Confession: I don’t know how to travel in cities. Seriously. I spent the time I was in Quebec City wondering what exactly I was supposed to do. So, I did the things I thought I was supposed to do, ate an onion soup, and moved on. Don’t get me wrong, Quebec is a beautiful city….

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…

Behind Bars at KP

My friend Steph and I have a thing for former prisons-turned-museums. This summer we added Kingston Penitentiary to our list. ¬†Closed in 2013, the former maximum security prison is now open for guided tours. Our tour was given by a former guard, and was super interesting. The discharge and release forms we had to sign…

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

Yes, we drove 14 hours round trip to visit a museum. If you’ve read this blog in the past, you`ll notice that former prisons tend to be a bit of a trend on here. One of my close friends and I have made a point of visiting as many prisons turned museums that we can….

Owl’s Head Autumn Fest

Normally, I’m not a big fan of hiking up ski trails or multipurpose trails. I prefer to stick to trails in the woods. But, every Thanksgiving weekend, I make an exception, and hike Owl’s Head ski hill in Mansonville, Quebec. They have an annual Autumn Fest that runs the Thanksgiving weekend and the two weekends…

Poke-o-Moonshine

Last Saturday we headed out for a third Adirondacks hiking expedition of the season. Since days are shorter, nights are colder, and life is more hectic, we decided to make it a day trip instead of the usual weekender, so we chose Poke-o-Moonshine Mountain, as it’s located about 20 minutes south of Plattsburgh, right off…

Lost Villages Museum, Ontario

The prison museum didn’t take all that long (if you’re like me and take a tonne of pics, you’re still in and out in about an hour), so we decided to head over to the Lost Villages Historical Society. It was a random find, at the exit to the prison we picked up a pamphlet,…

Cabane a sucre, Village Quebecois d’Antan

A couple images of a visit two weekends ago to the Village Quebecois d’Antan’s sugar shack. The food was good, the traditional music good, the parenting skills and behaviour of children present: horrible. Seriously, if your 4 year old has tripped two waitresses, been warned by another, thrown a screaming fit under other people’s table……