Postcard: Le Bas Saint Laurent

We came across this lovely spot while taking the scenic route home from the Parc National du Bic. It’s on the southern coast of the St. Laurent, though I couldn’t tell you exactly where.

Hiking Québec: Parc National du Bic

When asked for recommendations of things to see in Québec, nearly everyone consulted has mentioned either the Saguenay fjord or Gaspésie. Both are worthy of rave reviews, however, they are a bit too… Continue reading

Paddling the Jacques Cartier River

We did an easy 11 km section of the river from la Jetée, which is way up at the northern end of the park, to Pont Banc, at kilometer 18. We successfully went through several class I rapids and one class II.

Postcard: Kravice Waterfall

A few years ago, we took a roadtrip through Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. It still ranks as one of our all-time best travel experiences.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is yet another highly touristic destination that I had very little desire to visit until finding myself so close to it that I couldn’t justify not visiting. And again, like with Stonehenge, I was wrong.

Postcard: Colorful Colmar

The streets of Colmar in the Alsace region of France are lined with colorful, timber-framed houses.

Shrimp fishermen in Oostduinkerke, Belgium

The Belgian coastline may not be the most picturesque in Europe. The wet, gray skies, the constant wind and the blockhouse-like condominiums do not always put one in the mood for a beach holiday. However, in Oostduinkerke, if one turns facing the sea, one can almost forget all of that and imagine oneself in another era. Here in this tiny Flemish town, fishermen continue the traditional method of fishing for shrimp on horseback. It is the only remaining place in the world where this is still practiced.

Montréal Botanical Garden

During a quick trip to Montréal a few weeks ago, we accidentally stumbled upon what we like to call Montréal’s Best Kept Secret.

Las Grietas, Galapagos Islands

If you are spending some time independently in the Galapagos, that is to say, not with a tour, you will want to go to Las Grietas. There are day tours that will take you here, of course, but where’s the adventure in that? Also, it’s free and I will tell you how to get there, as will the Lonely Planet.

Hiking Québec: Le Perdreau – Le Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier

A couple of weeks ago, we hiked Le Perdreau, an intermediate trail that does a 5 km loop. It took us about an hour and a half, and we really enjoyed it. We found it to be a good mix of ascents and descents, with plenty of stream crossings to keep things interesting. In the middle of the hike, the trail takes you past Lac Buvard, which is quite picturesque.