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The brutality and confusion of Flanders Fields

If you Google “is Flanders Fields a real place,” the pre-baked Google response is American centric and falls flat of…

The Fiery William Lyon Mackenzie

William Lyon Mackenzie was a Scottish born journalist who eventually found his way to the colonies at the end of…

The Fenian Raids and the Necropolis

Located in the heart of Cabbagetown, the Necropolis in Toronto has been a witness to many of the struggles felt…

8-hours in Toronto

This was a short little trip to Toronto. But, this time around I got to do something that I’ve always…

Reversing Falls, Glooscap, American Privateers, and Irish Immigrants

The Reversing Falls in St. John are not actually falls… but rather rapids. They reverse flow twice daily because of…

From Beaubassin to Becancour and the Moulin de Saint-Grégoire

As seen in the previous post, the Wheaton Covered Bridge in Sackville N.B. sits in the Tantramar Marshes on what…

A bridge in the middle of the saltwater marshes

You have to suspend believe to get to the Wheaton Covered Bridge. It’s off the beaten path in the Northern…

This Covered Bridge has its own Google Doodle!

In Hartland, a small town in New Brunswick with a population of less than 950-people, there is a covered bridge…

The roads in New Brunswick look like a trash can

For Easter we did an impromptu road trip to Nova Scotia; this was in lieu of an earlier planned Christmas…

This is New Brunswick!

New Brunswick is an easy weekend road trip from Montréal. For this particular journey, our destination was Nova Scotia, but…

Back to Québec via Stanstead

Heading back into Québec was… unexpectedly odd. We expected the “full meal deal” of several border lanes, Nexus lanes, duty…

Exploring food while on the road in Vermont

It’s hard to travel when you have severe and conflicting food allergies (e.g. corn and wheat are usually a substitute…

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