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North is the new South at Ottawa’s SmoQue Shack BBQ Restaurant

North is the new South at Ottawa’s SmoQue Shack If sauce dripping flavours and slow cooked goodness is what you are looking for, let me introduce you to SmoQue Shack – Ottawa’s answer to southern cuisine.  You will find them in the Byward Market on York St.  Don’t blink or you will miss the restaurant … Continue reading

Tranquility on Meech Lake

Tranquility – tran·quil·li·ty or tran·quil·i·ty (tr ng-kw l -t , tr n-). n. The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity. That is the best way to describe my evening paddle on Meech Lake, found in the Chelsea sector of Gatineau Park, 20 minutes from Ottawa.  With life at an all time hectic pace, I head out … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Happy Canada Day – 146 years and going strong

Happy Canada Day! Related links: Canada Day on Parliament Hill How to photograph fireworks Welcome to summer – a photo essay from Canada’s Capital Region  

Monday Morning Series: Kayak Certification at Meech Lake

It’s that time of year again when I can’t wait to get out on the water!  Have been out a few times already, but the water it still too cold for a swim! This photo was taken last year during a sunny weekend – perfect for a Kayak safety and certification course.  You never know … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Kayaking in Wakefield

This is one of my favourite shots from a day out kayaking with the girls!  With kayak season finally here, many opportunities for a day on the water are waiting…so thrilled the ice has finally melted! Happy Monday Morning! Related Links: Found Time Earth Day Tribute: 4 Seasons in Gatineau Park  

Monday Morning Series: #GirlsTravel chat

This is directed to the ladies out there (sorry guys!!) – every Monday at 1pm EST on twitter, there is a twitter chat under the #GirlsTravel hashtag.  It is a great forum to get travel tips and chat with other women about, you guessed it – girls travel!  This week I will be guest hosting … Continue reading

Art Is In Boulangerie, Ottawa

Art Is In Boulangerie, Ottawa Inspired by an article in the Ottawa Magazine, Art Is In Boulangerie easily made it on to the bucket list when I saw the mouth watering photo of their eggs benedict.  The fact that they have a huge reputation in Ottawa for amazing lunch sandwiches, perfectly baked artisanal breads and … Continue reading

Dog Sledding – the exhilaration of a day with the dogs

Dog Sledding in Otter Lake, Quebec – the exhilaration of a day with the dogs Imagine getting out of your car to the excited sounds of sled dogs howling with anticipation, their excitement beyond palpable!  Your heart skips a beat and your breath speeds up as you know what is to come!  Welcome to Escapade-Eskimo … Continue reading

Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa – the perfect way to unwind

Le Nordik Scandinavian Spa in Chelsea Quebec – a marvellous winter treat! Winter in Ottawa is special for so many reasons, and the short drive to le Nordik, a Scandinavian spa not far from the heart of Ottawa is one of them!  Le Nordik Spa en nature is nestled into the hills in Gatineau Park. … Continue reading

Ottawa Restaurant Bucket List

“The Ottawa Restaurant Bucket List project – sometimes, I get so caught up planning my next adventure that I forget that there are so many great experiences to be had right here at home too!  Ottawa has so much amazing talent in the kitchen – it was time to make a priority of all the … Continue reading

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