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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…

A Vermont cabane à sucre: Morse Farm

We drove through the muddy backcountry of Vermont to find Morse Farm. The museum is self-serve, so wandering is perfectly…

The Old Round Church

In this secluded, quiet pocket of Vermont there is a large, red, arched bridge that sees traffic from mostly pickup…

The Granite Street Fracas

Vermont is a major player in the world’s granite market. Just outside the town of Barre is the rather famous…

The U.S.’s Smallest Capital: Montpelier

Montpelier is by far one of the smallest and least populous capital cities in the United States. It’s official population…

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

Be awed. Be amazed. Be creeped out by all the dead, stuffed animals!? While the Museum of Everyday Life has…

Museum of Everyday Life

We travelled over a mountain to get to this museum… an icy, muddy, rugged mountain. This itself is a journey…

The Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain

We drove forever along winding, twisting, muddy roads to get here. We knew the destination but the location itself was…

Greenbanks Hollow Ghost Town

The Greenbanks Hollow covered bridge stands in the middle of the remnants of a ghost town. The bridge is all…

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