Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway isn’t a road trip. It’s a family culinary tour.

The Trans-Canada Highway stretches nearly 5,000 miles and crosses six time zones. If you’re in a rush, you can probably drive it in a week. But add a temperamental SUV, two working parents and three school-age kids, and it turns into a month-long adventure. Read more “Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway isn’t a road trip. It’s a family culinary tour.”

The colors of Montreal’s Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market isn’t on many tourist maps, but at this time of year, it should be.

The stands are bursting with ripe blueberries, cherries and raspberries in every imaginable color. It’s quite a sight.
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Road trip update: Bonjour, Québec?

Note: As part of our Away is Home project, I’ll be offering regular updates on our whereabouts and asking for your travel advice. Why? Because you know more about travel than I do.

We’re headed north.

Although our real road trip doesn’t start until October (we’ll have more details on Monday, along with an exciting list of sponsors) we need to test our site and make sure everything is working correctly. And the only way to do that is to take a trip.

So it’s north for us, for a few reasons. First, you can’t really drive much farther to the south here in Florida without hitting water. But also, we have family up there, and I have always want to return to Québec, ever since I attended a conference there back in 2002.
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