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La Maison Jacquet:  A History of Aux Anciens Canadiens

La Maison Jacquet: A History of Aux Anciens Canadiens

“The first thing you need to know,” Serge said as he leaned across the counter, conspiratorially, “is that there is no ghost.” I had ducked into the red-roofed Aux Anciens Canadiens on a whim – caught in a sudden downpour right at supper time, it […]

First Impressions:  Solo in Old Quebec City

First Impressions: Solo in Old Quebec City

I arrived in Quebec City late at night, and I was quite concerned that getting a taxi and checking into my hotel were going to be a struggle, given my pitiful French. It actually went very well; my taxi driver spoke enough English to get […]

Roundup:  Seventeen Great Blogs About Quebec City

Roundup: Seventeen Great Blogs About Quebec City

As I am researching Quebec City for my upcoming trip, I am discovering what a range of options are on offer, from world-class restaurants for foodies to activities for families with kids, to adventure options like rock climbing. Here is a roundup of fantastic Quebec […]

Dogsledding Tour in Saskatchewan, Canada:  Sundogs Tour Review

Dogsledding Tour in Saskatchewan, Canada: Sundogs Tour Review

Winter has been lingering on and on here in Prince Albert, Canada…normally, by the first week of April, most of the snow would have melted, and our daytime highs would be around 10 degrees Celsius (48 F), with lows at night in the -5 (25 […]

Trip Planning: Quebec City, Canada

Trip Planning: Quebec City, Canada

So…Quebec City…in May…Yay!   I am really excited about this trip. My only real apprehension is about my French – while I can read a menu and ask for a bathroom, my pronunciation is poor (okay, terrible), to the point that one waiter in Paris […]

Next Destination:  Quebec City, Canada

Next Destination: Quebec City, Canada

I’m going to Quebec!   I have signed up for the Women In Travel Summit (#WITS18) – a conference that is being held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in May 2018. I will be staying a few extra days to check out Quebec City…obviously! Quebec […]