50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) [...]

Adventure Travel in Quebec, a la Kris and Tom

This suspension bridge over Fjord du Saguenay was our destination on my first Via Ferrata. Before we even left for Quebec, we faced some tough decisions. The centerpiece of our visit was a [...]

By |2019-01-29T11:03:46-05:00July 20, 2016|Categories: Active Travel, Canada, National Parks, North America|Tags: , |2 Comments

Basilica of Notre Dame, Montreal, Canada

The bright blue Basilica of Notre Dame of Montreal is one of the most striking and beautiful churches we've seen in all our travels. It's elaborate and beautiful decoration is reminiscent of such later gems as St. Matthias in Budapest and Notre Dame in Lyon.

By |2019-04-15T17:24:06-05:00July 17, 2016|Categories: Canada, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Quebec City at Night

A beautiful city best shows itself at twilight. The lamps and window lights come on just before the sky gives up its job of illuminating man's creations. The air cools and settles so the bare [...]

Finding Montreal’s Identity in Old Neighborhoods

The Banq National Archives building was initially a business school established in 1871 in a humbler building facing the street behind this. Montreal can be a bit mysterious to the visitor from the [...]

By |2018-03-11T19:19:51-05:00June 23, 2016|Categories: Canada, History Travel, North America|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Fin Whale on the Saint Lawrence

I'd never seen a whale in person before. So, we took an updated open Zodiac type boat out on the frigid Saint Lawrence to see if we could remedy that situation. We weren't disappointed. We [...]

By |2016-06-13T13:32:37-05:00June 13, 2016|Categories: Canada, Nature and Wildlife, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |6 Comments

Young Black Bear, Saguenay, Quebec

The young bear would sometimes stand up for a better look and a good sniff before he approached the food. We're attending the Adventure Elevate Travel conference in Saguenay, Quebec now. As part [...]

By |2016-06-07T08:54:38-05:00June 7, 2016|Categories: Canada, Nature and Wildlife, North America, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |2 Comments

Château Frontenac, Old City, Quebec, Canada

The Chateau Frontenac, a huge building at the summit of the old city of Quebec dominates the skyline of Old Quebec. It was built a luxury hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the end [...]