Vimy Ridge – 100th Anniversary Ceremony

      April 9-12, 1917. The Battle of Vimy Ridge. World War 1. This battle took place in Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. This was the first time the four Canadian divisions fought together – 1st Canadian Division (Canadian Joint Operations Command from Kingston), Second Canadian Division (Canadian Army from Quebec), Third Canadian Division,…

Cabane a Sucre in Europe – A Taste of Home

Growing up in Quebec, March and April become your favorite months. Winter is slowly coming to an end (no more snow – yey!!), hockey playoffs are soon to kick off (Habs all the way!!!), and a Cabane a Sucre. Cabane a Sucre… English translation = Sugar Shack. Literal Translation = maple syrup everything! Most Cabane…

An afternoon in Bruges, Belgium

Back in August, my family took a day trip to the Belgian city of Ghent. Oftentimes when hearing about cities, most people compare Ghent, and Bruges (in Belgium as well). I have been told the similarities to both makes them equally great cities. When I finally had an opportunity to take a day trip here,…

Mostar – Bosnia’s Hidden Gem

When we were planning what to do one day in Croatia, we decided to go into Bosnia and Herzegovina instead. We had done research on a small city called Mostar, and decided it was perfect for just the day. To go to Dubrovnik, you have to pass through a small part of Bosnia as well,…

Metallica : A Secret Obsession

When I met my husband, I was a country loving, pop singing kinda girl. Actually, I very much still am. But I was introduced to a new type of genre of music – Heavy Metal. When he told me this was his type of music, I was curious, but not sure what to expect. I…

Diving in the Red Sea

One excursion when planning Egypt we were thinking about doing, is scuba diving. You see in movies and TV how much fun it is, so it’s worth a shot to try it right?! Down at the beach on our resort was a diving center. We went to go meet with them, and John was much…