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30 years traveling the road of life together

Planning our trips can be pretty stressful; I feel totally responsible for our enjoyment. So imagine the pressure I put on myself this year trying to figure out how to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Added to the difficulty of planning for this momentous occasion was the fact that April 28 fell on a Monday. YES, … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Culture, Entertainment, Friends, Music, Nature, Serendipity, Wine | 13 Comments

Weekend of Wineries… WOW!

The weather in Nova Scotia is like an avocado. You can only enjoy it when it is ready —not when you are. And, it is usually only perfect for one day. So after numerous days of changing plans or cancelling reservations, we finally learned to live in the moment and to decide the day’s activities … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Friends, Wine | 4 Comments

La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix

Since eating and drinking are two of our favorite activities, Manny and I knew that the Quebec road trip called La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix was a must. At the Charlevoix tourist office, we got a beautiful brochure that highlighted 23 of the region’s proud producers and 16 restaurants that serve their products. I … Continue reading »

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Those Hearty Canadians

I’m talking grapes here, not people. Apparently Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes like the cool climate. Although California has nothing to fear, Canada’s Ontario wine industry has flourished over the last 30 years, evolving into a niche maker of internationally respected late harvest wines and also Icewines, a concept that was new to us.

Categories: Canada, Wine | 8 Comments