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  • Well hello there! Glad you've stumbled upon Wandering Footsteps, the travel journal of a nomadic couple on a slow overland trip around the world. With thirty years of travel experience between us and a round-the-world trip already under the belt of our trusty 1988 Toyota-cum-camper van, this journey is bound to be interesting! Join us in our global wanderings - we've saved an extra seat just for you!

    - Brittany and Bruno

We’re waiting for a baby, so are “house-bound” again, this time in Bayfield, Nova Scotia, Canada. Between the great relationship we have with our midwives, the yoga studio down the road, and the absolute comfort of our rental house, it seems we made the right call in settling ourselves in Nova Scotia for the winter. Now all we need to do is wait for baby to arrive!

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  • Micheline Grosjean - On dirait que vous habitez dans “la petite maison dans la prairie” j’aurais presque envie d’être le gentil voisin barbu avec sa chemise à carreaux qui vient boire l’apero…. En attendant l’arrivée de bb.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S - You and Bruno were so fortunate to find this charming home; it truly was meant to be. Dad and I really enjoyed our stay there as your guests!ReplyCancel

  • RCS - Ahh…so lovely and charming…a great temporary living place…and the perfect place to “nest” while you and Bruno wait for what is coming.ReplyCancel

2017 was a year of great change. A new home-on-wheels, a new baby growing in my tummy… this past year has set the stage for an amazing and exciting 2018! Read on to recap some of the highlights and challenges of 2017. Happy New Year, everyone!

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  • rcs - A great summary of the past year…made me recollect our part in it. So much to look forward to in 2018.ReplyCancel

My blog hasn’t been very active these past few months. In fact, four months ago, I announced that I’d be taking a semi-break from Wandering Footsteps. I’d post our summer and fall adventures at a more leisurely pace so that we could focus on family, relaxation and our bus renovations. That was only half-true.

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  • Francine Landry - Hi Brittany,

    Hope Bruno is not finding one of the coldest winter we ever had too difficult to adapt to.

    Your rented house looks charming and will be a nice cosy place to welcome your baby.

    Wishing you all the best in 2018 and a wonderful life as a mother.ReplyCancel

  • Louise & Christophe Surette - FÉLICITATIONS! Un nouveau chapitre dans votre vie! ENJOY every minute!!ReplyCancel

  • Freya Gnerre - Dear Brittany and Bruno, I’m so excited for you and anxiously await Feb. 3rd. And, I do hope when you come down the East Coast that I will see you and meet the new addition Enjoy the holidays and have a very happy, healthy New Year. Much love, FreyaReplyCancel

  • Jan Miller - Felicitations et meilleurs vœux pour Noel et la Nouvelle Année, surtout pour février, mois du grand événement!

    JanReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Merci, Jan, et bravo avec ton francais!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen LeBlanc - You might not remember me but I sang in the choir with you this semester. I just found your blog (got the link from your mom) and I’m so excited to read all about your travels and your life! I also added you on Facebook, was hoping to get together and chat sometime as my boyfriend and I are planning a trip to in Africa. It would be so great to hear about different places from someone who has travelled there – extensively apparently! Also can’t wait to read about your adventures as a new mom!ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Hi Carmen, thanks a bunch for saying hi on my little blog! :) Of course I remember you, although I guess we didn’t chat too much! Too bad, because I would have LOVED to share some Africa stories and tips! I’m not going to be around Moncton much anymore (apart from Xmas) so face-to-face chatting might be tough, but I would love to connect via FB or email. I’ll send you a little FB note now. :)ReplyCancel

I’ve just returned from a mini Euro-trip to Barcelona, Carcassonne, and Bordeaux, and it was so, so fun! It wasn’t just great to be traveling again – after a two month hiatus – or that I got to discover three brand new destinations. It’s that I got to share the trip with two of my very bestest friends in the world!
There’s nothing like a 10-day reunion in Europe with girlfriends to re-energize oneself after so many non-nomadic months!

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  • Sarah - Love Gaudi’s work!ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - I only got a brief intro to Gaudi on this trip, but he was certainly interesting enough to warrant another trip to Barcelona – although that city doesn’t need any excuse to visit! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Jones - Traveling with the besties is awesome! Thanks for your amazing blog cousine! I have always wanted to take a trip to Barcelona and after reading your blog, I am feeling the travel bug even more!! Thanks for sharing xxxReplyCancel

    • Brittany - One day I would love to get to travel with YOU!!!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Jones-Takata - I love the intro photo with Carcassonne in the background. Three great looking gals visiting three great destinations!
    I have always referred to La Sagrada Familia as Gaudi’s Folly. I love his windows in the homes he designed. And then some! Carcassonne is very interesting, particularly off season (if such a period still exists). Bordeaux, a lovely city and visiting the vineyards of the regions is just s o o wonderful. Bordeaux are still my favorite.
    So very happy that you had this opportunity to be together with your best buds!ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - It’s amazing to me that, with almost every new destination I visit, you’ve beaten me to it! My aunt sure is a well-traveled woman – I guess I know where I get it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S - As always, I loved your post. In this case, I particularly loved reading about your reconnection with Erin and Alex after several years and seeing photos of them, as I remembered meeting and enjoying them both in Bangkok. Your dad and I loved Barcelona and the photos of Gaudi’s whimsical architecture brought back memories of my smiling and even giggling when we spotted any throughout this wonderful city.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - It’s wonderful to visit new destinations, but particularly with friends! Barcelona was a fantastic city, and I cannot wait to return one day – maybe with you?!?ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Socia - Brittany Thanks so much for this blog about your reunion with Erin and Alex. You are a great writer and I enjoy reading your blog Love SharonReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Thank you for lending me your wonderful daughter! I miss her already….!ReplyCancel

  • Auntie Freya - Dear Brittany,
    Loved your blog about Barcelona, etc. Having just been there and seeing the Cathedral (Which I thought was the gaudy’s thing I’ve ever seen – no pun intended!). I’m a true renaissance person, so I do not understand the way out artwork! That is where Louise and I disagree. I truly enjoyed Barceona and learning about the Conflict about the separation of Catalonia. A very beautiful city. And, we also visited Carcasonne which was equally as beautiful. I’m sorry that we didn’t run into each other.
    I hope you are feeling well and await the great news. Please keep in touch.
    Much love, Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - It’s funny how you and Louise both expressed your [differing] opinions on Gaudi – that’s the great thing about art, isn’t it? It elicits a different response in everyone!

      So you were in Barcelona and Carcassone too! How about Bordeaux?ReplyCancel

In case anyone was wondering why Bruno and I raced across Canada this summer, wonder no more – it was to join our families on a road trip to Nova Scotia! Several months later, I reminisce about the amazing memories our three RVs created as we left our tracks across one my country’s loveliest provinces.

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  • Louise Jones-Takata - 1Brit, once again, beautifully doneReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Thank you, Louise! It was very fun to reminisce about this epic trip, and to share a few of our fave shots!ReplyCancel

  • Micheline - C’est trop trop trop l’fun de revivre mes vacances à travers ton récit. Heureusement que tu es là pour retracer et relater les lignes principales de notre périple, cela permet de me faire ressentir également tout ce qui n’est pas dit et qui vient caresser agréablement ma mémoire.
    Heureusement, il semble que ce ne soit pas notre dernière aventure et j’espère qu’il y en aura bien d’autres aussi délicieuses. Je dois toujours parfaire mon anglais et Randy doit encore apprendre à dire “Ne te fous pas de ma gueule, trou du …..!”ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - J’ai ecris ce recit avec toi en tete car je savais que ca te ferais plaisir de revivre nos moments ensemble cet ete! Bisous et A BIENTOT!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S - How fun to relive our Nova Scotia RV trip through your blog post! So many great memories created together makes me want to do another trip with the same cast.ReplyCancel

  • RCS - What a great recapturing of our trip…while the pace was furious it will be remembered for a very long time.
    Didn’t realize how grey I am…thinking about a bottle of Grecian Formula…blond highlights would look good.ReplyCancel