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Use this Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide for a road trip through the idyllic Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France from Lyon to Vienne to Valence! Let’s go! Travel guide for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes France’s sun-kissed southern regions have long been popular with locals and tourists alike. Provence may be too tempting while Lyon is just a gastronomic stop before […]

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The Ultimate Rhône-Alpes Travel Guide

Use this Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide for a road trip through the idyllic Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France from Lyon to Vienne to Valence!

Let’s go!

Travel guide for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

France’s sun-kissed southern regions have long been popular with locals and tourists alike. Provence may be too tempting while Lyon is just a gastronomic stop before the allure of Parisian delights. We hope to take you into one of France’s best kept secrets: The Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

When to visit the Auverne-Rhône-Alpes:

Winter, spring, summer or autumn, the Rhône-Alpes climate is, in a word, “variable”. In the generally hot summer there are often violent thunderstorms. The winters are usually mild, with the warm months of April to May and October to December being the main travel times. In total, the region has almost 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and the summers are hot, especially in the south. Spring and autumn are mostly mild and the Alps are perfectly cold and snowy for winter skiing. But changeable climates, although unpredictable, is not a bad thing. That means you can access different activities depending on the time of year you want to travel the Rhône Alps.

Getting around in the Auverne-Rhône-Alpes

  • Airports: You will easily reach Auverne-Rhône-Alpes by air as it is served by several major international airports such as Lyon and Grenoble and Cointrin in Geneva, Switzerland. The cities of Chambéry and Valence in the Auverne-Rhône-Alpes also have their own, smaller airports.
  • Public transport: France’s network of international high-speed trains covers parts of the Rhône-Alpes, and some journeys can also be made SAT Coach-style buses, which are often the longest but cheapest way of getting around. Taxis are readily available at airports and train stations, but it can be difficult to find elsewhere unless booked in advance.
  • Rent a car: Renting a car is easy in the Rhône-Alpes region as international car rental companies operate at all airports. Major highways and mountain roads connect many larger holiday resorts. Visiting this region by car gives you the freedom to explore pretty much everything at your own pace.

Highlights of the Auverne-Rhône-Alpes

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First stop on our Auverne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide: Lyon

Check out our personal recommendations for must-sees in Lyon, France, including restaurants, hotels, lookouts, plazas and District.

With its ancient center divided by narrow streets with medieval and renaissance houses, Lyon has a lot to offer the curious and hungry visitor. The city, which is often referred to as the “world gastronomic capital”, owes its good reputation to its original Guinguettes – these welcoming and familiar bistros on the banks of the Saône. With over 2000 years of history, Lyon is famous not only for its heritage, but also for its gastronomy as well as the famous boss sons Paul Bocuse and Daniel Boulud and is an excellent historical and tasty starting point for your Rhône-Alpes road trip.

Lyon, France

Vieux Lyon: First stop with our Auverne-Rhône-Alpes guide

Our Auverne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide takes you to the northeast and the Belle Epoch town of Evian-les-Bains

Here’s everything you need to know about this jump-off town in the French Alps!

Evian-les-Bains is an exciting mix of locals and tourists.

Commuters by ferry to Lausanne, alpine hikers and skiers from Great Britain and Germany, spa enthusiasts who enjoy the famous warm and calming waters of Evian thermal baths, Evian les Thermes, everyone comes to this historic Belle Epoch spa town of 8,000 inhabitants while they enjoy the mountains, the lake and of course their mineral water thirst for the city with one bottle at a time ‘Evian Eau’ or Evian water.

Ahhh: the Ardèche region!

Next stop on our Auverne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide: the beautiful Ardèche region with its wild and rugged character and climbing, winding roads that lead nature lovers into the remote hinterland of the hilly, winding, cliff-rich Gorges de l’Ardèche, where you can can hike, kayak, Ardèche campsite and field after field of purple lavender and a Paleolithic cave welcome both the outdoor enthusiast and the ancient history buff. Add in breathtaking views, pristine lakes, a grueling bike race that speeds past majestic cathedrals Ardèche villages, classic castles and majestic mountains that make this nature reserve a must on every nature-loving vacation destination list.

and some hidden treasures from the Auverne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide

Consider traveling further afield and enjoy the wine, food and hospitality of the city of Vienne, perhaps most famous for its Jazz à Vienne, where you sit on one of the sunlit stones at sunset Vienna Roman Theater and Get your jazz going with international artists like Diana Krall, Chick Korea, Seal and Tonya Baker.

As the capital of the Drôme department, Valence is known as the city of the Romans and above all as a leather and shoemaker center. Overlooking the Rhône and in close proximity to vineyards producing Crozes-Hermitages, St. Joseph and St. Peray, this beautiful medieval town is an excellent stop for wine tours in the region.

Complete your entire Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes travel guide with these handy links that you will want to bookmark.

  • Don’t forget travel insurance! We work with World nomads because with the coverage of the ‘Explorer’ option you will discover how to make a difference and make more responsible and sustainable travel choices.
  • Feel reborn with the Auvergne Rhone Alpes tourist resort. It will inspire your trip!
  • The website viamichelin.com confirms travel times and distances to the ski slopes, wineries, castles and lavender fields including tolls, fuel costs and suggested routes.
  • Renting a car is easy. We rely on Eurocar for our rental needs. This gives you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and set your own itinerary.

Please Note: This post contains World Nomads product links, which are affiliate links. So when you click on it and buy something, we get a very small percentage of the purchase price (at no additional cost to you) that is used to keep the following summer going. Merci beacoup in advance! (because we are in France after all!)

Followsummer was invited to enjoy the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France as part of a press trip sponsored by Air Canada, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Tourisme, Rail Europe and Atout France.

Gregory George

World traveler, author and blogger, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the travel blog followsummer.com. Come, travel the world with me and my experienced eye!

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5 essentials for protecting your child from the sun https://fromnews.info/5-essentials-for-protecting-your-child-from-the-sun/ Mon, 07 Jun 2021 22:03:34 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=7886 5 essentials for protecting your child from the sun

Summer 2020. We remember this summer, don’t we? The first summer of the pandemic, yes, but … Do you remember how nice the weather was? As Mother Nature said to us, “Okay, I know it’s not easy for anyone right now, so at least I’ll give you good weather. Prepare your pools and your sunscreen, […]

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5 essentials for protecting your child from the sun

Summer 2020. We remember this summer, don’t we? The first summer of the pandemic, yes, but …

Do you remember how nice the weather was? As Mother Nature said to us, “Okay, I know it’s not easy for anyone right now, so at least I’ll give you good weather. Prepare your pools and your sunscreen, because it will be nice and hot. “

So my husband and daughter spent the summer outdoors! Yes, because it was better to meet outside, but also because we didn’t want to be anywhere else at the outside temperature. Was discovered camping, ate too much ice cream, chased glorious sunsets, used the water stations and got some color. But when that color was red … OUT!

Like all mothers around the world, I don’t like seeing my little girl’s skin red from sunburn. I don’t know about you, but I feel guilty like I didn’t do what I had to do to protect her from the evil sun. The key to ending this unique maternal feeling is to simply do the right thing.

With the following 5 essentials you will know how to best protect the skin of your children and yours from the sun, because with the path 2021 so far, I believe that mother nature will reward us with another great, sunny summer.

Use sunscreen

We all remember this Nutella advertising slogan: “Spread the happy”. Just like Nutella, you want to spread the sunscreen generously, only you want the sunscreen on your skin, not your toast! 😅

What you need to know in order to choose the right sun protection.

Sunscreen vs. Sunscreen

Chemical sun protection is the type we all know. The ingredients absorb UVA and UVB. Sunscreen is less affordable because these products are absorbed through the skin and then into the bloodstream. For this reason, more and more people are choosing mineral sunscreens (zinc oxide) that do not penetrate the skin barrier and instead protect by reflecting the sun’s rays.

A good chemical sunscreen has an EWG VERIFIED ™ seal and is free from these products:

• Oxybenzone

• Octinoxate

• Homo salad

• octopus salad

• Benzophenone-2 (BP-2)

• alcohol

• Fragrances

• Preservatives

Click here to see them 2020 list of the best sunscreens according to EEC!

Pssssst! Did you know that over 82,000 types of chemical ingredients found in personal care products end up in the oceans and that the biggest culprit behind this massive pollution is sunscreen? So avoid creams with the chemicals listed above and protect coral reefs and marine life.

• Sun protection factor 30

Sun protection with SPF 30 is more than sufficient for your children’s skin as well as yours. Sunscreens with an SPF greater than 50 use more chemical ingredients, according to experts, and are often less effective against UVA rays, which are more likely to cause skin cancer because they penetrate deeper than UVB rays. In addition, the chemical filters found in some sunscreens with a high SPF can cause unpleasant skin reactions.

• UVA and UVB protection (wide range)

Opt for so-called broad-spectrum sun protection that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

• Sunscreen that is more of a cream than a spray

Creamy sunscreens outperform sprays for two reasons: They’re easier to apply in windy weather and they limit the risk of inhaling chemicals. However, the use of a spray sunblock can be made more effective and safer by simply spraying the product into the hands and then applying it to the body.

Protect child from the sun

When to apply sunscreen?

Apply sunscreen for optimal protection:

  • Both on cloudy and sunny days. UVA and UVB rays can penetrate the clouds.
  • 30 minutes before sunbathing for a chemical sunscreen and just before going out for a mineral sunscreen.
  • Every 2 hours on the go.
  • After getting out of the water or after sweating a lot
  • From spring to autumn as soon as the UV index reaches 3.

How Much Sunscreen Apply?

0.5 to 1 oz is enough to cover your child’s body, but when in doubt, apply liberally.

Spend time in the shade

Avoid excessive sun exposure, especially when the sun is at its strongest (between noon and 2 p.m.) by spending time in the shade under a tree or umbrella. Note that it is best to use sunscreen even in the shade.

Cover well

Opaque, light and covering clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. This is all it takes to properly cover your child’s delicate skin and beautiful eyes.

Here is a Anti-UV hat for children that you can get from Decathlon and Jerseys with UV protection from Clemens.

I wish you a summer full of fun and sunshine. However, if your kids are bored on a rainy day why not give them mine great world maps for coloring? Fun and learning guaranteed!

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Visit Sicily with these 28 pictures https://fromnews.info/visit-sicily-with-these-28-pictures/ Fri, 28 May 2021 08:35:45 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=7635 Visit Sicily with these 28 pictures

“No, no, which part of ITALY are you going to visit?” Apparently, Italians feel superior to Sicilians. After being robbed of its treasury by an Italian occupying army in 1860, Sicily was an impoverished region, its factories closed and moved north. With no production location, the island relied on grapes, olives, almonds, oranges and grapes […]

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Visit Sicily with these 28 pictures

“No, no, which part of ITALY are you going to visit?”

Apparently, Italians feel superior to Sicilians. After being robbed of its treasury by an Italian occupying army in 1860, Sicily was an impoverished region, its factories closed and moved north. With no production location, the island relied on grapes, olives, almonds, oranges and grapes to survive. Unfortunately, due to an erupting Mount Etna and other volcanoes, much of Sicily’s crops were buried under lava, causing waves of immigration to America.

So this begs the question: what to do in Sicily?

“Southern Italian” means a more relaxed, informal way of life. And indeed we found a welcoming, warm people; Eager and happy to help with instructions or communication problems. Here are some of the following summer’s favorite photos from ours Sicily vacation, Photos that we hope will share the feeling of excitement we still have from our incredible 10 day road trip Sicily! Come: visit Sicily with us!

Sicily artist studio

SicilyCathedral in Palermo, Sicily

SicilyCathedral Square in Palermo, Sicily

SicilyRomanesque Palermo

Wonderful Sicily in 12 pictures Nice view of Castellammare Del Golfo from the Belvedere.

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesView to Taormina from the beautiful 4-star Hotel Villa Angela in Sicily

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesSunset Square: The Piazza Duomo on the beautiful Ortygia in Siracusa

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe sun-drenched Piazza Duomo on the beautiful Ortygia in Siracusa

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe UNESCO-listed Concordia Temple in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesSun-baked history: The UNESCO-listed Concordia Temple in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesHigh in the mountains: Castelbuono

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesCastelbuono idyll

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesMonumental mosaics on the Dom do Monreale, high above Palermo

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesThe Fountain of Shame or Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesPalermo’s multi-story Norman cathedral built in 1185

Wonderful Sicily in 12 picturesAncient Palermo icons

SicilyLonely blossom in an old Taormina chapel

SicilyPalermo streets

Episcopal sourcesSunset at Bishop Springs

Episcopal sourcesWelcome to Episcopi Fonts

CastelbuonoCastelbuonos Cappella Palatina in Castello Ventimiglia

Monreale CathedralThe ornate cloisters of the Cattedrale di Monreale

OrtygiaHabour boats from Ortygia

PalermoThe Fountain of Shame or Fountain of Shame in Palmero’s Piazza Pretoria

SicilyOld mountain door

SicilyOrtygia cathedral door

Palermo CathedralBeautiful Palermo Cathedral

Ballaro marketIn the Mercato Ballaro in Palermo

Gregory George

World traveler, writer and blogger, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the travel blog followommer.com. A retired actor, current shower singer, and non-hipster foodie. Loves his weekend home in St. Marys, Ontario. Father of Sophia, Ariel and Hastings, three of the best cats in the world.

Sicily

PHOTOS: The incredible Byzantine mosaics of the Cattedrale di Monreale

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10 things to do with your family this summer https://fromnews.info/10-things-to-do-with-your-family-this-summer/ Wed, 26 May 2021 01:29:22 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=7565 10 things to do with your family this summer

Does that mean that spring seems to come earlier than expected, that summer also starts earlier? Of course, the date of the first day of summer stays the same, but let’s be honest. If we can still enjoy summer temperatures for 2 to 3 weeks, we will absorb them with enthusiasm! In short, for me, […]

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10 things to do with your family this summer

Does that mean that spring seems to come earlier than expected, that summer also starts earlier? Of course, the date of the first day of summer stays the same, but let’s be honest. If we can still enjoy summer temperatures for 2 to 3 weeks, we will absorb them with enthusiasm!

In short, for me, summer is already on my head, in my dressing room, in my glass (red wine has been replaced with a refreshing gin and tonic), and my mind is on family weekend activities. So I’m giving you 10 things to do with your family this summer to get the approval of your toughest critics: your kids! You know the old saying: happy children = happy family! In fact, it’s usually: happy woman = happy life, but you can change the words to mean what you want, right?

Whale watching tours

Just a stone’s throw from Tadoussac is the charming region where the land meets the sea: Charlevoix. The beauty of the mountains of this region is only matched by the beauty of the nearby river, which welcomes beluga whales, minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales and majestic blue whales in its salty waters. AML cruises welcome you aboard their boats to meet these giants of the sea.

To book your cruise, click Here!

Hot air balloon tour

They say you can get a whole new perspective on things from 1000 feet in the air, and any worries you had on the ground seem to be less. Imagine actually floating that high in a hot air balloon? Québec Montgolfière and Montréal Montgolfière invite you to touch the sky on board one of their sumptuous balloons, masterfully piloted by skilled and experienced professionals. Years from now, your children will keep memories of the time when you gave them wings on board a balloon.

To book in Quebec, click Here!

To book in Montreal, click Here!

surfing

Why go to the Hawaiian waves when the Hawaiian waves can come to you? Maeva Surf brings you an indoor surfing experience with nothing short of the best indoor surf pool in Canada. With the help of qualified instructors, you and your children will be taming the waves in no time. A good time guaranteed!

To book with Maeva Surf, click on Here!

Pohenegamook and its inflatable water structure

Do your kids see Ninja Warriors on TV and dream of a class where they can pretend they’re ninjas too? The inflatable water structure on Pohenegamook beach gives you exactly that kind of experience and lets you use up all your excess energy. With life jackets on site, this activity is fun and safe. Meanwhile, the parents can enjoy a quiet moment by the water.

Click to book your day of aqua fun with access to inflatable water structure, kayaks, and paddleboards Here!

Miller Zoo

Who has never heard of this zoo where each animal has a unique story, like Buddy the three-legged bear and Tony the blind baboon? Miller Zoo at Frampton in Beauce is both a zoological garden and a wildlife rehabilitation center.

To book your day at the zoo, click on Here!

Aventuria Village

Let’s stay in Beauce, but further east, in the small village of Saint-Jules, where it is possible to have a crazy outdoor adventure with wild characters that bring the village to life. With zip lines and airways in the trees, Aventuria Village has everything you need to get your adrenaline pumping.

To book your day at Aventura Village, click Here!

Go-karting

Visit Karting Orford in Magog to take a seat on the most powerful go-karts on the market. Experience the thrill of one of the two race tracks in an enchanting setting and enjoy countless other activities offered on site, including laser tag, arcade games, mini golf, bowling and much more. It has everything you need for a really fun day out!

To book your day at Karting Orford, click on Here!

Valcartier holiday village

Summer or winter, rain or shine, this recreational tourism center in the Quebec City region will win you over with the Bora Parc (indoor water park), camping, slides and water games in summer and slides in winter. Parents, on the other hand, will appreciate the Aroma Spa, where you can take care of yourself while the kids have fun. Since you certainly want to spend more than just a day there, you can spend a weekend there at the Hôtel Valcartier.

To book with Village Vacances Valcartier, click on Here!

Kayaking, pedal boating and canoeing

Very close to the old port and steps away from shops, restaurants and public transport, the Center Nautique du Canal-de-Lachine gives you the chance to cruise the historic Montreal Canal. Choose from a wide range of boats (kayak, pedal boat, canoe or electric boat) and enjoy the joy of swimming on the water.

Click to reserve your boat at the Center Nautique du Canal-de-Lachine Here!

Drive-in theater

A summer without a night in the drive-in theater is like popcorn without butter: something is missing. There is nothing like watching a good movie in the open air with your family and all the snacks you can imagine! Here are 3 drive-in movie theaters to invite you, your car, and your audience for a movie night this summer!

Entrance to Saint-Eustache

Entrance to Saint-Hilaire

Drive-In Parc Orford

You are now ready to spend 10 amazing weekends that your kids will call the best of their lives! For an indoor activity, I recommend checking out mine Painting map of the world, available through my online shop. I wish you a nice summer!

Cover picture from: www.authentikcanada.com

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16 campsites in Quebec for a fun family vacation this summer https://fromnews.info/16-campsites-in-quebec-for-a-fun-family-vacation-this-summer/ Tue, 11 May 2021 19:06:01 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=7211 Do you practice gratitude I have to make a confession: I am grateful that in 2020 and 2021, despite everything we are going through together with the pandemic, I was able to see the beauty and the good around me. With that in mind, I want to share my gratitude that the pandemic allowed me […]

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Do you practice gratitude I have to make a confession: I am grateful that in 2020 and 2021, despite everything we are going through together with the pandemic, I was able to see the beauty and the good around me. With that in mind, I want to share my gratitude that the pandemic allowed me to get back to basics and reconnect with nature. In fact, my family and I have had the pleasure of rediscovering camping and we have created memories that will stay in our hearts forever.

Me, my family and nature … how could I have forgotten how much these three elements made me so happy together? To rediscover this happiness for yourself, I recommend visiting one or more of these 16 Quebec campsites where you can have a great time with your family in nature this summer.

La Bannick campsite, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Many people call this campsite Abitibi’s little paradise. La Bannick is an oasis of calm, where nature and comfort coexist perfectly. On site you will find a restaurant with first class service and breathtaking views of Lake Témiscamingue. The pitches for your tent are well maintained and distributed so that everyone can enjoy their privacy. Like many others, you’ll love Parks Canada’s hiking trails and nearby grounds for an immersive experience of nature.

Click here to find out more about La Bannick and booking information!

Bas Saint-Laurent Koa Resort, Bas-Saint-Laurent

Few campsites offer such a magnificent lake with a view of the mountains, a 2-minute walk from Parc du Mont St-Mathieu and a full, well-kept and clean amusement park. This is what BAS SAINT-LAURENT KOA RESORT has to offer. The cherry on top: they have the friendliest staff! The restaurant’s sugar cake is also considered to be the most decadent!

Click here learn more about it Bas Saint-Laurent Koa Resort and booking information!

Camping Aventure Mégantic, eastern townships

To visit this campsite you have to come back another time. Full of activity during the day and peaceful at night, this campsite will delight those who love to exercise (including children) and those who just want to relax. Peace and privacy are guaranteed by the widely spaced and precisely defined websites. You’ll be happy to know that this campsite even welcomes your pup for a small fee. The views of the lake and mountains are certainly breathtaking, but the view of the stars at the nearby Mégantic Observatory will take your breath away. Your price includes attentive staff and clean and safe premises.

Click here learn more about it Megantic Adventure Campsite and booking information!

Camping Plage Paris, Center-du-Quebec

Camping Plage Paris is a campsite that has attractions for young and old: water features, a clean and safe beach and a lagoon-style pool, newly renovated last summer, and attentive owners who will ensure that your stay is as pleasant and safe as possible.

Click here learn more about it Paris Beach campsite and booking information!

Camping by the river, Charlevoix

This riverside campsite is on the edge of the Malbaie River with the added benefit of great mountain views. It delights children with a complete playground (there is even a trampoline, mini golf and mini farm) and adults with shows on their open-air stage at nights and weekends. They say the staff know how to create ambiance, especially during the organized pool parties.

Click here learn more about it Camping by the river and booking information!

Camping des Aulnaies, Chaudière-Appalaches

Camping des Aulnaies is family oriented and known for its activities and entertainment. It is a real paradise. You will find everything you need for a successful family vacation with leisure and utility facilities on site (pool, playgrounds, water features, restaurant, laundry, etc.). 398 spacious and grassy campsites are available for you to relax on your well-deserved family vacation.

Click here learn more about it Aulnaies campsite and booking information!

Boreal Campground, Cote-Nord

The Boreal Campground is right in the heart of nature and is synonymous with tranquility! The Boreal Campground is an ideal destination for children. It’s said to be the only campsite in East Quebec that has large water slides and probably the only campsite that has a drive-in theater. In the hotel’s restaurant you can satisfy your cravings while you socialize, especially on Thursdays from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. when the dining area comes to life with bistro charm and live music.

Click here learn more about it Boreal Campground and booking information!

Camping Auberge du Lac Malcom, Gaspé peninsula

Camping Auberge du Lac Malcom is located in a natural and enchanting setting and offers a family-friendly atmosphere that will make you want more. You can practice all kinds of water sports on the edge of a calm lake. For mountain bikers, direct access from the campsite offers fun on the trails.

Click here learn more about it Camping Auberge du Lac Malcom and booking information!

Camping des Sillons, Magdalen Islands

Camping des Sillons is located on the edge of the Dune du Sud beach, on the side where you can enjoy the spectacle of the sunrise, and offers you the opportunity to spend your dream family vacation in an exotic and eye-catching setting. Red cliffs, white sandy beaches, the sea as far as the eye can see and its salty smell await you in addition to the clean facilities and warm and welcoming staff.

Click here learn more about it Camping des Sillons and booking information!

Camping holidays in St-Tropez, Lanaudière

Camping Vacances St-Tropez is located in the heart of the Lanaudière region and has been rated 5 stars by the Québec Camping Development Council since 2015. Camping Vacances St-Tropez is very much appreciated by camping enthusiasts. The cleanliness of the entire site, the various facilities and the services available to you will convince you to pitch your tent here.

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Iroquois Falls Campground, Laurentides

Imagine a campfire, the invigorating sound of Red River Falls, and marshmallows roasting in the flames. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect setting for camping? This is what you can find at the Iroquois Falls Campground. When you visit a beach where you can relax, take a family hike, stroll to Tremblant, play recreational areas and fish, you are not far from your perfect vacation.

Click here learn more about it Iroquois Falls campsite and booking information!

Camping Paradiso, Mauricie

Camping Paradiso is located between Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan and offers a warm, safe and lively environment in which children and adults will hardly be bored. With a pool, a spa, a solarium reserved for adults, as well as two playgrounds, a pool, a zip line and a go-kart for children, there is something for everyone. There is also a family team on site dedicated to your satisfaction.

Click here learn more about it Camping Paradiso and booking information!

Domaine des Erables, Montérégie

Located 45 minutes from Montreal, the Domaine des Erables campsite is designed to be a quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city that will leave vacationers with unforgettable memories. With a wide range of services, amenities and activities, this campsite has everything you’re looking for.

Click here learn more about it Domaine des Erables and booking information!

Royal Papineau, Outaouais

The Royal Papineau lies at the foot of a mountain and is surrounded by 3 lakes. It offers a natural environment with all the comforts and conveniences of modern life. Tennis, basketball, volleyball, water sports, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of the activities available on site. You will be equally enchanted by the spectacular white sand beach on the shores of Clay Lake.

Click here to learn more about Royal Papineau and booking information!

Lac Blanc campsite, Portneuf

Camping du lac Blanc is located in a charming location in the picturesque Portneuf region and offers 558 sites, one of which is the perfect place for your vacation. The Camping Recreational Committee will amaze you with its millions and an activity including the Youth Club, the RV Halloween, the Cardboard Boat Race and many more. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Click here to find out more about Camping du lac Blanc and booking information!

Municipal campsite of Péribonka, Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean

Péribonka is a small campsite on the Route Véloroute des Bleuets and has more than 73 open or secluded pitches for many types of accommodation, including camping tents. Make the most of your stay by visiting the Pointe-Taillon National Park, accessible via the campsite water shuttle. Don’t miss a meal at the Bistr’eau Pub Péribonka, a stone’s throw from the campsite, or pick the fruit that Lac-Saint-Jean is proud of: blueberries.

Click here to find out more about Camping Municipal de Péribonka and booking information!


These are several campsites where you can create precious family memories this summer. Get my personalized Map of Quebec to keep track of the places in the province you have visited.

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Loom waterproof shoes: an active mother review https://fromnews.info/loom-waterproof-shoes-an-active-mother-review/ Wed, 05 May 2021 08:50:40 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=7051 Loom Waterproof Shoes: an Active Mom’s Review

Do you like cute, comfortable and waterproof shoes? ⁠ [The French version follows below]⁠ If you’re like me and love pretty AND practical shoes, especially for family activities and travel, read this: You will be interested!⁠I’m glad I had the opportunity to try Loom Footwear’s waterproof athletic shoes. You can see my experience with them […]

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Loom Waterproof Shoes: an Active Mom’s Review

Do you like cute, comfortable and waterproof shoes? ⁠

[The French version follows below]⁠

If you’re like me and love pretty AND practical shoes, especially for family activities and travel, read this: You will be interested!

I’m glad I had the opportunity to try Loom Footwear’s waterproof athletic shoes. You can see my experience with them in the video above, but you can also see how they are ranked according to the following criteria.

Waterproof: 100%! Good yes! I put both feet in the water and my socks (and feet) stayed 100% dry! ⁠ That’s good: I don’t like wet feet! lol

Look: I really like the look of those white shoes! ⁠ It’s fashion now: white stockings and shoes so I’m a trendy mom lol! They’re also easy to clean … because it’s white it gets dirty quickly! The same shoes are available in black … for those interested!

Comfortable: I give them 98%. They are light and flexible, which I like a lot, but the sole is not the best for very long walks (they are not special shoes for walking, so they don’t offer the same level of support).

To breathe: I give them 100% so far but please note the temperature was cool when I wore them so far (it’s still spring) so I couldn’t test them in hot weather when my feet will sweat lol

Odorless: The preliminary result is 100%. As I said in the previous point, I haven’t felt hot wearing them yet, and also note that I’m not a person who has smelly feet lol!

Overall rating: I am very happy with that quality the Loom waterproof shoes and their Comfort is amazing: they felt like slippers to me! What surprised me the most is hers Watertightness: They are really 100% waterproof! I now wear them all the time when I do family activities … while waiting to go out with them 😉

Did you know this brand? Are you looking for comfortable shoes for traveling and family activities? Click here to see their models!

I want to thank Loom Footwear for giving me a sample of their shoes.
You didn’t ask me to leave a positive review. All opinions are really my own.

Loom waterproof shoes: the judgment of an active wandering mother

Do you like cute, comfortable and waterproof shoes? ⁠

If you’re like me and love pretty AND practical shoes, especially for family activities and travel, read this: You will be interested!

I’m glad I had the opportunity to try Loom Footwear’s waterproof athletic shoes. You can see my experiences in the video by clicking here, but also see how they are ranked according to the following criteria.

seal : 100%! Good yes! I put both feet in the water and my socks (and feet) stayed 100% dry! ⁠ That’s good: I don’t like wet feet! heehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Look : I really like the look of these white shoes! ⁠ It’s fashionable now: white stockings and shoes, so I’m a fashion mom, hihi! They’re also easy to maintain … because white gets dirty quickly! The same shoes are available in black … for those interested!

Comfortable : I give them 98%. They are light and flexible, which I like a lot, but the sole is not the best for very long walks (they are not special shoes for walking, so they don’t offer the same support that shoes are made just for).

To breathe : I give them 100% so far, but note that the temperature was cool when I wore them to this day (it’s still spring) so I couldn’t test them in hot weather when my feet will sweat hihi

Odorless : preliminary result of 100%. As I said in the previous point, I have not yet felt hot wearing them, and also note that I am not a person who has feet, hihi!

Global brand : I am very satisfied with the quality of the Loom shoes and their comfort is second to none: real slippers (really)! What surprised me the most is hers Impermeability : They are really 100% waterproof! I now wear them all the time when doing family activities … while waiting to go on a trip with 😉

Did you know this brand? Are you looking for comfortable shoes for traveling and family activities? Click here to see their models!

I want to thank Loom Footwear for giving me a sample of their shoes.
You didn’t ask me to leave a positive review. All opinions are really mine.

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12 ways to draw a world map https://fromnews.info/12-ways-to-draw-a-world-map/ Sun, 25 Apr 2021 18:30:44 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=6858 12 ways to draw a world map

I don’t know about you, but personally I can spend hours in front of a world map. I travel with my eyes from one continent to another and am fascinated by the size of our planet, which is so small in the vastness of the universe. I feel small, but also special and privileged to […]

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12 ways to draw a world map

I don’t know about you, but personally I can spend hours in front of a world map. I travel with my eyes from one continent to another and am fascinated by the size of our planet, which is so small in the vastness of the universe. I feel small, but also special and privileged to live on the planet where life was created. I point my finger at a place and inwardly tell myself that there are thousands of people living under my finger with their culture and customs, and I have only one wish: to meet them.

One day I started drawing my own map of the world. Cautious by nature, I wanted my maps to be as true to reality as possible. By looking at tons of images of maps of the world, I discovered the different ways of drawing them called projection. Needless to say, some of them are strange and yet it is the strangest projections that best preserve the proportions of the continents.

“Dominique, are you implying that the most common map of the world that shows the earth flat is misleading us about the size of the continents?”

Yes! and this projection is called:

Mercator’s projection

Mercator projection

Image: Wikipedia

Mercator’s projection was developed by Gerardus Mercator around 1550 and is one of the oldest. However, it remains the most widely used as it is the most aesthetic to the eye. However, this type of cylindrical projection, which maintains angles, has the defect of distorting the size of the continents. For example, Greenland appears to be larger than South America while it is six times smaller.

Fortunately, others have studied the proportion of the continents so other projections have emerged.

Bed projection

Post projection

Image: Wikipedia

In 1580, Guillaume Postel proposed an equidistant azimuthal projection that gave the impression of viewing the earth over either the North Pole or the South Pole. It is quite normal for this projection to sound familiar as it is used as the emblem of the United Nations.

https://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/mluque/mappemonde/postel/

Cassini’s projection

Cassini projection

Image: Wikipedia

This now forgotten projection was designed by Thurys César-François Cassini in 1745 and is designed exactly like the Mercator projection. The difference, however, is that the globe was inverted 90 degrees during the projection process. The earth is therefore depicted in a vertical plane (rather than horizontal like the Mercator projection), which distorts the continents and makes reading difficult.

The projections by Bonne, Sanson-Flamsteed and Werner

good projection

Image: Wikipedia

The Bonne projection was proposed by the French hydrographer Charles-Marie Rigobert Bonne around 1780. It is a map projection where the parallels must be concentric circles equally spaced. This projection has its original parallel at 45 degrees. If we change the parallel to 0 degrees we get a Sanson-Flamsteed projection, and if we change the parallel to 90 degrees we get the Werner projection (heart-shaped).

The projection of Mollweide

Mollweide projection

Image: Wikipedia

In 1805, Carl Brandan Mollweide proposed a pseudocylindrical projection that resembles a crushed sphere that maintains the size of continents but deforms them. Its compact appearance makes it the first choice for planispheres.

Albers’ projection

Projection of fools

Image: Wikipedia

In the same year, the conical projection named after Heinrich C. Albers was created by Albers, which had the strength to maintain the proportion of the individual continents. It is the official projection in British Columbia and the Yukon.

The Gall-Peters projection

Projection gall Peter

Image: Wikipedia

In 1855, James Gall and Arno Peters created a new cylindrical projection that, like Mollweide’s projection, preserved the size of the continents but deformed them.

Goodes projection

good projection

Image: Wikipedia

Goode’s pseudocylindrical projection, which some people like to refer to as “orange peel,” was invented by John Paul Goode in 1923 and is a surprising section, but one that preserves the size of the continents by distorting them a little less than the Gall. Peters and Mollweide projections.

Fuller’s projection

fuller projection

Image: arcgis.com

In 1946 Richard Buckminster Fuller proposed a projection by representing the earth as a 20-sided polyhedron.

This projection is unique and has several properties that distinguish it from conventional projections:

  • It almost perfectly maintains the size of the continents compared to Mercator and Peters’ projections.
  • It is not aligned with the Poles: the north is not up and the south is not down.
  • It represents the continents of the earth as a single large island in a single ocean.
  • It can be cut and rebuilt in many ways.

Projection from Authagraph

authagraph projection

Image: Wikipedia

Authagraph’s projection, developed in 1999 by Japanese architect Hajime Narukawa, is inspired by Fuller’s projection with 96-sided polyhedra instead of 20. The result is similar, if a little more accurate, than Fuller’s projection.

It’s exciting, don’t you think? Now that you know more about the projections, tell me which one I use for my color world maps.

In the hope that, like me, you will spend hours on my colored world maps or my world maps on canvas.

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5 Unique Airbnb For A Family Weekend In Montreal https://fromnews.info/5-unique-airbnb-for-a-family-weekend-in-montreal/ Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:47:31 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=6517 airbnb montreal calisurf

Do you need a weekend to relax, but don’t want to drive or fly for a long time? As a creative mom whose passion for travel drives her through and through, I thought there had to be a great Airbnb for rent on the island of Montreal with furnishings reminiscent of a travel destination. So […]

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Do you need a weekend to relax, but don’t want to drive or fly for a long time? As a creative mom whose passion for travel drives her through and through, I thought there had to be a great Airbnb for rent on the island of Montreal with furnishings reminiscent of a travel destination. So these are the 5 Airbnb I dug up for you for a family weekend to make you feel like somewhere else.

Cali Surfshack

Airbnb Montreal Calisurf

Image: Airbnb

Go to Beverly Hills with this three story townhouse that has everything all kids love: a large spiral staircase and a mezzanine lounge area that is more than pleasant to play with your family. This Venice Beach, California-inspired retreat sleeps up to 6 people and is located in the Petite-Bourgogne neighborhood, a pretty and vibrant neighborhood on the Lachine Canal. Within walking distance of Atwater Market and several cafes and restaurants including Grinder, the September Surf Cafe and the acclaimed Joe Beef. In this townhouse you can enjoy the joys of gastronomy by either ordering take away or preparing a good meal from the tasty purchases in the market. We particularly like the decor, in which raw materials and organic materials come together in a huge, clean and invigorating space and give the impression that the Beverly Hills sun goes down with great rays.

To book with Cali Surshack click here!

State of the art penthouse

Airbnb Montreal Penthouse

Image: Airbnb

Head to New York with this two-story penthouse in a modernized historic building from 1898 reminiscent of the Soho neighborhood. With a capacity of up to 6 people, the rental property’s large rooms and high ceilings give the walls the look of oversized white canvases that highlight beautiful black and white photos. It almost feels like an art gallery showing a trendy photographer’s exhibition. This penthouse is located in the heart of Old Montreal, within walking distance of the Place D’Armes subway, the Palais Des Congrès, the Place des Arts and several restaurants and cafes. Kids will of course like the spiral staircase, but they will also have plenty of space to play hide and seek. You’ll love snuggling up as a family on the huge designer sofa and listening to the best Netflix series (yes, Netflix subscription is included).

So book this ultra-modern penthouse!

Eclectic apartment

Airbnb Montreal apartment

Image: Airbnb

This apartment is a clash between modern, industrial, classic, rustic and even rural styles. However, the layout is reminiscent of the offices of large Silicon Valley companies with play areas available to employees. An eclectic take on the Silicon Valley destination in this 5-bedroom apartment overlooking the marina in Old Montreal, a 2-minute walk from Place Jacques Cartier, Notre Dame Cathedral and Montreal’s best spa: the BOTA BOTA. In winter, it is possible to skate on an ice rink set up for the winter season near the St. Lawrence River. What the kids will love about this apartment: the pool table, baby foot table, bowling game and even arcade games. What parents like: the strategic location and the feeling of being in a world that reminds them of their youth.

To book this apartment, it is like this!

Charming apartment

Airbnb Montreal apartment

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Destination Tuscany with this charming 3 bedroom, 2 story apartment in Old Montreal, just a short walk from the Latin Quarter and Port of Montreal. Perhaps the owners were inspired by this neighborhood to give the place that little Italian flair with patterned tiles, stone, brick and lime walls, old rustic wooden floors and country furniture. Children and parents will love the private courtyard, but especially in the sauna you will feel at home on a hot summer day on the Adriatic.

To rent this apartment it’s here!

Loft overlooking the river

Airbnb Montreal Loft

Image: Airbnb

Head to Paris with this loft in Old Montreal overlooking the river. Why Paris? Because in Paris, the rooftop apartments are what makes it charming! There, however, we have to combine with little space, while this loft is like an apartment in Paris 2.0 that combines space and charm. There are very old buildings in Paris too, and this loft is built on the roof of one of the oldest buildings in Montreal. Interesting isn’t it? Parents will love the views of the beautiful sunsets and the strategic location near restaurants, cafes and shops. Children will love the feeling of sleeping on a roof, the baby foot table and the large bed behind the red curtains.

To rent this loft, it is like that!

Hoping to have made you travel out of the metropolis! Until we can fly again, I recommend that you travel safely through the various products on offer in my shop, including personalized world maps, world map coloring, safari animals on canvas, and more. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me!

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What to do in Ottawa 30 indoor and outdoor activities for your family https://fromnews.info/what-to-do-in-ottawa-30-indoor-and-outdoor-activities-for-your-family/ Tue, 30 Mar 2021 14:00:53 +0000 https://fromnews.info/?p=6217 What to do in Ottawa  30 indoor and outdoor activities for your family

Not only am I a travel lover, I am also a professional in organizing travel. And a tour operator professional likes to do something? Lists! Tons of lists for everything, but one of the most important in my opinion is activities to be done at the destination. So I’m sharing with you my list of […]

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What to do in Ottawa  30 indoor and outdoor activities for your family

Not only am I a travel lover, I am also a professional in organizing travel. And a tour operator professional likes to do something? Lists! Tons of lists for everything, but one of the most important in my opinion is activities to be done at the destination. So I’m sharing with you my list of 30 indoor and outdoor activities to do with the family in our beautiful Canadian capital, Ottawa.

We’re going to the museum.

1- National Gallery of Canada

Sundays at the National Gallery of Canada are a must for families. Every week children and adults can explore the national collection on a different theme. Dance, performance and handicraft activities are on the program. Otherwise, it’s always nice to take a simple tour of the museum and admire the great works that adorn the walls and podiums.

National Gallery of Canada website

2- Billings Estate National Historic Site

This eight-acre green space is the birthplace of the Billings family, who settled on the banks of the Rideau River in 1812. You will have the pleasure of learning about one of Ottawa’s founding families while enjoying family activities like the one currently taking place: the Midwinter Challenge. This challenge features showdowns, puzzles, and trivia questions inspired by the harsh winters of the settlers and the first lumberjacks to live in Ottawa.

Bilings Estate National Historic Site website

Bytown Museum

At the Bytown Museum, you can see Ottawa’s oldest stone building and learn about the different eras of the capital, the tough days when the city was called Bytown.

Site of the Bytown Museum

3- Canada’s Agriculture and Food Museum

The museum has adapted to the technological age with an online offering, offering cooking classes and edible adventures for children. Would you rather go there? Guides and animals will welcome you to learn more about the importance of agriculture and nutrition in the lives of Canadians.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum website

4- Canada Aviation and Space Museum

From aviation history to Canada’s most remarkable space feats, the Canadian Museum of Aerospace is sure to get you to take advantage of the occasion!

Canada Aviation and Space Museum website

5- Canada’s Science and Technology Museum

The newly renovated Canadian Science and Technology Museum tells the story of innovation in Canada in an immersive, educational and entertaining way. You and your future little Einsteins will love to explore, play and experience as you discover how the creativity of the people of Canada and their sense of observation have changed the country and continue to shape its future.

Canada Science and Technology Museum website

6- Canadian War Museum

As in many countries, wars have shaped Canada’s history. Discover the characters who shaped our history, read the personal stories of the Canadians for whom the war changed everything, and learn how Canada has become a respected country on the international stage through its commitment to Western defense and peacekeeping has become.

Canadian War Museum website

7- Canadian Children’s Museum

This museum is not called that for nothing! It is a children’s paradise! Permanent exhibitions are always a hit, including the Canadian Stamp Collection, and the major exhibitions, which change roughly every month, focus on topics that will spark the curiosity of young and old.

Canadian Children’s Museum website

8- Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

The time machine already exists and is the Cumberland Heritage Museum-Village. The museum offers a fun and educational experience in the heart of the country’s capital of the 1920s and 1930s. Heritage buildings and reproductions representative of the time are just some of the other items you can look at.

Site of the Cumberland Heritage Museum-Village

9- Canadian Museum of Nature

A museum that you cannot walk around in one visit as the exhibitions presented there are numerous and interesting. You will travel underwater, underground, on land, in the air and through the centuries with exhibitions guaranteed to please the whole family!

Canadian Museum of Nature website

10- The Vanier Park Museum

The Vanier Park Museum is the only French-language museum outside of Quebec in Canada. It offers physical and virtual exhibits, lectures, workshops, and interpretation tours to discover Ottawa’s Francophone history and heritage. Kids love this on-site sugar shack museum, where they can fill themselves with picks and maple goodies.

Vanier Park Museum website

The must

11- The Governor General of Canada site

The Governor General’s residence and workspace are set on 79 acres just minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau. They offer numerous activities all year round. Of course, it is possible to run around on the lawn and take a walk in the large green areas outside.

Website of the Governor General of Canada

12- The Chateau Laurier

The Chateau Laurier Hotel is known for its architecture, but we particularly enjoy taking a break for tea. Yes I will! Every afternoon, at tea time, you can enjoy pastries, sweets and small triangular sandwiches in the Zoé Lounge. Your kids will never have loved staying at the table!

Site of the Laurier Castle

13- The Royal Canadian Currency

Currency collector? It is important that you make a beeline for the Royal Canadian Currency, commonly known as The Mint. Find out how the pieces are made and see the most beautiful and rarest.

Royal Canadian Currency website

14- Parliament Hill

You can’t walk around Ottawa without visiting Parliament! Who has never dreamed of visiting the House of Commons, the place where parliamentarians debate bills, and so on. In the evening, from the end of June to the end of August, you can enjoy the great sound and light show that takes place around 10 p.m. It really pays off to keep your kids awake!

Parliament Hill website

15- Changing of the Guard

Summer is hectic on Parliament Hill, where it is possible to take part in the daily Changing of the Guard parade from late June to late August. These soldiers wear scarlet uniforms and a bearskin hat and practice precise exercises to the sound of a military orchestra.

Site of Parliament Hill for Changing of the Guard

Festivals

16- Ottawa Youth Festival

Crazy acrobatic stunts, playful theater, great puppets and more! The Ottawa Youth Festival attracts large families each year and is not only fun but also promotes the arts as an integral part of raising children. Your kids, ages 2-15, will be amazingly enjoying their day!

Ottawa Youth Festival website

17- The snowball

Obviously, when you think of Canada, you think of the winter and winter in Ottawa, rather than curse it, celebrate it with the snowball. Skating, slides, snow and ice sculptures, hot chocolate and beaver tail are on the menu.

Snowball website

18- The International Festival of Street Artists (Busker Festival)

The Buskerfest is a 4-day festival with shows on 4 stages with more than 20 artists that attracts around 175,000 people each year. Fire eaters, contortionists, magicians, street acrobats and raging musicians come together in one place to entertain and impress you.

Buskerfest website

19- The Canadian Tulip Festival

Did you know that the tulip is the international symbol of friendship and peace? The Tulip Festival is not just a flower festival, it was created to celebrate the historic royal gift of tulips offered by the United States as a symbol of international friendship

Dutch to Canadians during World War II. In mid-May, 300,000 tulip buttons bloom, coloring the green expanses of Dow Lake Commissioner’s Park.

Canadian Tulip Festival website

We play inside

20- Cosmic Adventures and Children Kindom

Cosmic Adventures and Kids Kindom are recreational parks where your children can spend their energies. Perfect on rainy or too cold days in winter. Sliding, climbing, balls, skill courses. In short, pure joy for children from 2 to 12 years of age.

21- Flying Squirrel or Skyzone Trampoline Park

Trampolines, trampolines and even more trampolines! This is what you can find at Flying Squirrel and Skyzone.

22- Funhaven

A place for children, but also for adults who want to fall back to childhood for one evening. Funhaven is laser hunting, bowling, arcades, climbing walls, bumper cars and much more. Guaranteed fun and laughter.

23- high-altitude climbing hall

Is Your Child a Real Little Monkey? The climbing walls of the Altitude Climbing Gym will surely satisfy his need to climb anywhere!

24- Splash Wave Pool

Imagine you are on vacation on a rainy or cold day at the edge of rough seas? This is possible in the Splashindoor Wave Pool.

We play outside

25- outdoor skating

In winter, the Rideau Canal becomes the largest ice rink in the world! From January through February, you can meander through the city of Ottawa on 7.8 kilometers of frozen water

Canal Rideau website

26- water parks

2 water parks to get you in the water! The Calypso Park corresponds to the Valcartier Holiday Village in Quebec City. It’s THE water park to go to once in a lifetime. For a smaller budget but just as fun, there is Mount Cascades too.

27- GeoCaching

Geocaching is a mega treasure hunt that lets you discover places you didn’t know in the middle of your neighborhood. The city of Ottawa has its share of treasures. Children love it, but so do adults! You will have unforgettable memories of it.

To know exactly what geocaching is, click here!

28- Visit a farm

Saunders Farm with its mazes or Proulx Farm with horse-drawn carriage rides reminds us of how sweet and slow life in the country is. Take the opportunity to encourage a local producer and stock up on fresh vegetables and fruits.

29- Go to the beach

Why not?! Ottawa has 4 beautiful beaches for you to sunbathe and have fun. East of Ottawa is Petrie Island Beach, Britannia to the west, Mooney’s Bay Beach to the south and Westboro in the center.

Ottawa Beach website

30- We’re going to the park

What would be a list of things to do without naming the parks that are great for picnicking, walking, biking, etc.?

These are the 6 most popular parks in the Ottawa area.

Gatineau Park

Brewer Park

Walter Becker Park

Andrew Haydon Park

And Millennium Park

That ends this post on the 30 indoor and outdoor family-related activities in Ottawa. As I wait to travel around the world, I am offering you my full color world maps that are not only cute and a great parent-child activity, but also educate your child about this beautiful big world we live in!

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With three books, my travel plans changed instantly and I dream of going to Nova Scotia, Canada, hang out on the beaches, swim in the water and breathe in the flower fields that shape the landscapes. And during anytime in Nova Scotia Maybe it’s nice, more likely we can travel again in the summer, and […]

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Dream about Nova Scotia with three books

With three books, my travel plans changed instantly and I dream of going to Nova Scotia, Canada, hang out on the beaches, swim in the water and breathe in the flower fields that shape the landscapes.

And during anytime in Nova Scotia Maybe it’s nice, more likely we can travel again in the summer, and Nova Scotia may have to be the destination.

Coastal Nova Scotia, Photo Tour ($ 34.95, Nimbus Publishing)

In this beautiful coffee table book, author and photographer Adam Cornick divides the province into seven sections: Halifax, Nova Scotia, South coast, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores, Fundy Shore, Northumberland Shore, Cape Breton and the east coast.

Cornick, who is from Bridport, England, said he and his wife chose Nova Scotia “because that’s where our fingers hit the map,” and the province gave him an opportunity to explore surfing and photography.

The book has great information about the place he highlights, four sights not to be missed, and beautiful pictures of the places he talks about.

The pictures are lovely and I read this book cover to cover in one sitting. I’m particularly interested in the Northumberland Shore, which a friend recently moved to and which has calmer and more sheltered waters because of Canada’s other provinces. Since the water is often shallow, the water temperatures can reach 25 ° C and higher. Sign me up, especially Melmerby, with its “huge stretch of white sand, warm water, and a blanket on the west end where boaters like to hang out”. Sigh.

A great tip from the author:

“The further you go Halifax, Nova Scotiathe more likely it is that you are all alone on the coast. I love the wild nature of this stretch of coast and don’t know what to find around the next headland. Sometimes you even have a pot of gold. “

Adam Cornick

Like the rainbow he’s captured that looks like it came straight out of the sea.

Another coffee table book, Nova Scotia by Night from Len Wagg ($ 29.95, Nimbus Publishing) shows the beauty of this province from its clear night sky, where you can see the Northern Lights, the Milky Way, the moon, and even the International Space Station. We also see the natural beauty of Nova Scotia At night – the ocean, lighthouses, and waterfalls – but also the communities that make up this pretty province, including fireworks over the Emera Oval and Angus L. MacDonald Bridge Halifax Regional Parish, Christmas lights in Sherbrooke and three churches on the shores of Mahone Bay, “a must on the province’s south coast”.

Some of my favorite photos are of an Inukshuk greeting the sunrise – which is so beautiful – on the east bank of the province and at the CERES container port in Fairview Cove Halifax. Fascinating.

The last book, The painted province by Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking ($ 24.95, Pottersfield Press, nimbus.ca) is a one-of-a-kind look at Nova Scotia through the eyes of the artist who uses a variety of media to present her almost 50-year-old homeland.

Laking collapses in this landscape-shaped multi-artwork book Nova Scotia Canada in different places and creates a map where she captured her moments. There are at least four works of art on each double page. One of the works of art offers GPS coordinates with the idea that you keep this book in your glove box and when the mood strikes follow the coordinates directions to discover the inspiration, maybe play a bit of Spot the Differences with the kids.

What a nice idea.

The artist also tells the reader that The Painted Province, Nova Scotia has a Facebook page. People are encouraged to take a picture of a scene image in the book and post it on the page. Conversely, if people have a favorite place that wasn’t featured, take a photo and post it with its GPS coordinates.

“It could lead us all to visit and enjoy the beauty. Artists, including myself, might be inspired to paint it too. “

There is obviously no shortage of beauty to be found Nova Scotiaand I can’t wait to visit again.

Nimbus Publishing supplied copies of Coastal Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia by Night, and The Painted Province
an honest review.
The opinions are my own.

Lisa Day

Lisa Day is passionate about books – owning them, reading them, writing about them, and talking about them. She always has at least one, maybe two or three books with her, and when she’s not reading, she writes about them. You can also find her on Twitter at @LisaMDayC; Instagram at @LisaMDayReads, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BookTime584 and GoodReads at http://bit.ly/ldgoodreads

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