Memories of Childhood Trips

I was reorganizing our storage space in Split this weekend when I came across a whole bunch of old photo albums. Looking at them, what I found most interesting was going through the trips I had with my parents. Most of them, early on, were to beach locations in New Hampshire (a favorite was Hampton beach. I think it was a favorite of many Quebeckers). In 1974, when I was 8, we moved to Africa for a few years then, later, I lived with my mom in Vancouver and Ottawa. But it wasn’t until my late teens that I really developed a love for travel.

For this post I’ve dug up a few old photos. I’m sure many of you will have a laugh at my expense. Others might find it interesting seeing how certain places looked in the 70’s and 80’s. If you’re a bit older it might bring up some memories of your own. [Read more…]

Things Travel Bloggers could learn from Donald Trump


Image: Gage via Wiki Commons

With the US elections only days away, many people have been focused on the things Donald Trump says and tweets. Somehow, with all his trash talk, lack of substance on issues, denigration of women, racist comments, deflection on tough questions and blustery hyperbole he not only gets away with things but has fans hanging on his every word.

So, I was thinking, what if Donald Trump was a Travel Blogger? Even for just one day? [Read more…]

Visiting Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

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560px-Acadia_national_park_mapAcadia National Park is one of the smallest, yet most popular US National Parks.  It is known for its pink granite outcrops, forests of spruce and pitch pine, and for the highest mountain on the US Atlantic coast (Cadillac mountain). Many people come here to hike its many trails. [Read more…]

New York (on the way to Rio)

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We weren’t supposed to be in New York.

We  were supposed to be in Rio de Janeiro. But it’s as if we weren’t meant to go [Read more…]

3 days in San Francisco – a photo documentary


I love San Francisco.

We were here 3 days for one of Lissette’s conferences. The first day we visited Alcatraz and the Coit tower. The [Read more…]