Quebec’s L’Anse-Saint-Jean and Chicoutimi

Hotel Chicoutimi view

On the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec is a magical pristine body of water surrounded by enchanting villages and tall mountains. The fjord was cut out of the mountains by a glacier millions of years ago. The journey from the Parc National du Fjord-d-Saguenay (here’s part one and part two) continues aboard the marine shuttle. After the Bateau […]

Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord Park & Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Bistro in Tadoussac

This is the second part of my journey into Quebec. Check out part one here. Sleeping under the stars and getting out on the Saguenay Fjord was exactly what I was longing for, so, after spending the previous day in La Baie and St. Rose du Nord (story here), I board the morning Maritime shuttle to Parc […]

Quebec’s tranquil and breathtaking Saguenay Fjord

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec

Two short hours after leaving NY’s JFK, I am in the Montreal airport and people are already speaking French. Next, I board an Air Canada flight to an airport even Johnny Jet has never heard of—Bagotville, Quebec—to explore the Saguenay province and its magical fjord. Saguenay is a First Nations word for “where the water is […]

Northern Vermont’s Phineas Swann

Phineas Swann

By Highroad Cam The words “charming” and “quaint”, used to the degree of overkill in travel writing, actually apply to my next statement. The Phineas Swann, a dog-friendly Bed and Breakfast Inn in Montgomery Center, VT, is both charming and quaint-quintessentially so.  It is a beautifully restored Victorian farmhouse, with gardens, set halfway down Main Street, just […]

High-flying adventure with Navitat Canopy Tours

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I have to start this post by stating that I am not an “outdoorsy” kind of girl. My idea of camping is a hotel with no mini-bar. That being said, when Johnny told me Navitat was hosting a press tour, I jumped at the chance to check it out. I really had no clue what […]

A Bredesen Outdoor Adventure by Highroad Cam

High Road Cam

Trails, woods, and nature have inspired many a human soul throughout our history…and will continue to do so.  In “Woods…lovely dark and deep” written by Frost, or in Emerson’s description of the universe as “composed of nature and the soul,” or in Thoreau’s “Walden” which embraces the simple living in natural surroundings, we are told […]

Ouray, Colorado

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I left stunning Telluride and took the dramatic pass north to Ouray. Twisting and turning, the road fell away sharply to the sides often without a guardrail. Queasy and nervous, I arrived in the one horse town of Ouray an hour and a half later. Ouray is nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains, and […]