Driving through the Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships of the Quebec region, known in French as l’Estrie or the Cantons de l’Est, is a perfect weekend getaway from Montreal. Located about 1.5 hour by car away, this region has Quebec’s wine route, mountains, lakes, and local gourmet food places (think cheese, ciders, and pastries). Day 1 : Fire cider, ice wine, and setting up camp The first stop of the … Continue reading Driving through the Eastern Townships

Summer in Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant is situated an hour and a half away from Montreal, a well known ski resort in winter, and in summer, a great place for hiking and camping. It’s a little confusing here in Quebec because there are the Canadian National Parks which are at a national level (Banff, Jasper, Mauricie, Thousand Islands…), and in Quebec, there are the “parcs nationaux” which are Quebec’s … Continue reading Summer in Mont Tremblant

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes is in central Croatia, one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe, and definitely one of the most beautiful ones. We took the time to drop by the park in winter, driving up from southern Croatia where the sun beat warm on the coast. Crossing through a series of mountain tunnels, the weather abruptly changed! Snow beat down and the landscape was white. … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes National Park

Snapshots from Strasbourg

Christmas season is definitely the moment to visit Strasbourg. On the edge of the France-Germany border, filled with Christmas markets all the long of November, and crisscrossed over with canals and beautiful houses – what’s not to like? We only spent a weekend here, mostly just wandering around the town and taking photos at every corner. I liked the parks and gardens that dotted the … Continue reading Snapshots from Strasbourg