Alice in Foodland / Duck and Cover

One of my favorite parts of travelling and wandering about is finding hidden little gems. Particularly when those little gems are nestled into a tiny, out of the way place, off the beaten track. Don’t get me wrong, I like cities, as far as travelling goes. I’ve done London, Paris, Detroit, NYC, Toronto, DC, etc,…

Random Adventures, New England version

So, one of my good friends from high school and I have, over the years, developped a knack/penchant for random road trips. Back in the good old days before there was Google Maps and GPSs, we once ended up taking a road trip guided by flipping a coin at intersections (and subsequently ended up in…

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…