Category: travel

Alpe D'Huez

Up, Up, Up… On the Trail of the Tour De France

Remember the opening line of the “Friendly Giant,” that lovely children’s television show from the sixties? “Look up…. look wa-ay up?” Well, it kind of sums up the next couple of days of our trip. That’s because we were on …

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Enroute to Provence. Looking for Sun and Stress-Free Living.

Yep, we’re in Provence….finally. After several emotional days in the World War I battlefields of the north we were ready for sun and stress-free living. Ha! Let’s see, where shall I start? Rain, wind, GPS troubles, narrow one way streets with …

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Paying Our Respects … in Northern France

Our trip in France continues apace. Pace being the operative word. I think we bit off more than we could comfortably chew, in terms of how much ground we had hoped to cover in a month. Reminds me of when …

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Adventures and Misadventures in Paris

We’ve been in France for a week now …well, almost. We landed one week ago tomorrow morning. And our flight over was a sleepless, and uncomfortable night. I used to be able to sleep on a plane, not anymore. Somewhere …

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Costa Rica

Going South

Last year. Today I’ve been thinking about last year. When we escaped the endless winter by going south… twice.  When we spent two weeks before Christmas in Costa Rica. A week on the west coast at a small resort near Quepos, where …

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A Moveable Feast

Paris Dreaming

The view from my window these past three days has varied, to say the least. From brown grass and ice-covered river, to sideways snowfall, to nothing while the freezing rain pelted my window and obscured the view altogether, and finally to a limp, …

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Our Top 5 Tiny, Quirky Travel Destinations

It’s snowing today. And it’s still only November. Sigh. Just like last year. So this morning… as snow wafts down past the window of my den, Hubby is out chopping wood for the fireplace, and I’m sipping tea and leafing …

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And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

Since I was a kid, I’ve always thought that Remembrance Day was an important day. And never more so than when I was a teacher at John McCrae Secondary School, named for the Canadian doctor who wrote the iconic poem …

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Just Enough Wilderness… Adventures in La Belle Province

We love to travel in Quebec. Most years we spend a week in August at our time share condo in a village on the Saguenay Fjord called L’Anse-Saint-Jean.  The 105 km long fjord is magnificent. And the tiny village …

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Algonquin Park

To The Back of Beyond

Ah yes…it’s summer and we are feeling the call of the road. Back roads, that is. So in answer to that call, a week or so ago my husband and I set off for our first camping trip of the …

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