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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

Despite living among – and loving – Acadians almost my entire life, I knew very little about their history and culture. All that changed this summer with an eye-opening experience at the fabulous Village Historique Acadien near Caraquet, New Brunswick. Highly recommended!

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  • Elizabeth S - Thank you, Brittany and Bruno, for this ‘tour’ of the Village Acadien in Caraquet; a place I have yet to visit. I, too,now know quite a bit more about Acadian history than I did, not only from this great blog entry, but from my wonderful visit to Louisiana this past winter.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany Caumette - I would gladly go back… just sayin’!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Jones-Takata - Brittany, you did a great job on the reporting (as usual) and a very nice one on photographing your subject. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Thank you, Louise! Bruno had SO much fun on this occasion taking photos of the interpreters inside each home. His fave photos to take – besides of African animals, of course – are low-light photos, so he was in heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Freya Gnerre - Brittany,
    That Blog was great and very educational. Thank you. How are you feeling? I hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon.
    Love, Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Glad to hear you enjoyed this post. Hope you learned a little bit about the Acadians, who are an interesting and worthwhile group to discover! :)ReplyCancel

For as long as I can remember, arriving home meant smelling it. Except this year. This year, I smelled it ages earlier, during our cross-Canadian road trip. And it forced me to redefine what home really means.

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  • Auntie Freya - Hi Brittany and Bruno,
    Are you in France now? My trip took me to all the micro states of Europe. I was in your neck of the woods – Monaco, Nice, etc. mid-Sept. We were in 13 countries – ended up the tour in Antwerp and I took a train to Amsterdam for a few days before returning home. It was a very exhausting trip – lots of trains and dragging a 50 lb. plus suitcase up and down cobble stone hills. I’ve still not recovered. I’m getting too old to be doing this! There were only 13 people on the tour and they were all great. I’ve already heard from all of them since we came home. We will probably keep in touch for a long while. How are you feeling? And, I hope we will end up in the same area at the same time in the near future. Take care and much love, FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Wow, 13 countries! What a trip! You’d give me a run for my money while traveling for sure! Glad to hear you had such a lovely time (apart from dragging your belongings all over the place – that’s why I prefer traveling in a vehicle!). I’m on my way to France next week and Bruno is already there setting up the house for me (sweet eh?). Looking forward to a bit of Europe! :) Take care and we’ll be in touch for a meetup next spring!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - Loved reading your thoughts and insights on your two-month journey across most of Canada as well as your feelings about home. Home truly is where the heart is.ReplyCancel

People come to the Gaspé Peninsula to visit a place that holds a unique place in Canada’s story. Located at the very tip of continental Canada, it has that “end-of-the-road” feel to it. The Gaspé Peninsula calls out from afar to curious travelers, but you truly have to want to come here to be here. We heard the call and came. And we’re glad we did.

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  • rcs - A very nice read and description of Gaspe…
    What you didn’t see, the interior or Matapedia Valley, is also very pretty but that would have delayed getting home.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - A small sacrifice for family…! :)ReplyCancel

There’s been an abnormal radio-silence on Wandering Footsteps these past few weeks. What better way to explain our absence than with a 6-week wrap-up? This post takes us through Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, brings us home and in the arms of family, and wraps-up an 11-month North American loop!

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  • Freya Gnerre - Hi Bruno and Brittany, Really enjoyed the latest blog! Beautiful pictures. I’m off to Europe in a couple of weeks for the month of September, so will be catching up on your blogs when I return October 1. And, of course, Louise is off to Africa. It’s getting harder to keep track of where everyone is. Enjoy the family visit. Much love, Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Whereabouts are you headed? I think we will just miss one another, as Bruno arrives in Europe on October 1st, and me 11 days later! Too bad – but enjoy your trip! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Sharples - Hi Britt: As always your blog put a smile on my face. The lifestyle you’ve chosen is enviable. Travelling by road takes longer than by plane but you get to see much more & you can choose where to take in the culture and scenery. So great that both families could come together and go one a RV adventure. Nice to see how much more convenient your RV is for cooking. I’m sure that the extra space compensates for the 2 times you got stuck in the mud..haha
    I’m sure that Nathan & Aracelli will just make it that much more fun. Hi to all xoxoxReplyCancel

    • Brittany - One of the things I love the most about traveling by road is that you appreciate your arrival at your destination so much more once you get there!

      We are definitely loving our Big Blue Bus – we just need to remember that we’re not quite as light and agile as with Totoyaya! I’m sticking to main roads from now on, haha!!ReplyCancel

  • Mimika - Whaou notre RV tour est number 1 pour tes highlights du mois! Génial, nous c’est no 1 pour les highlights de l’année !!! On s’est vraiment régalés… Vivement notre rencontre du mois d’octobre. Bisous et à bientôt sur “les acadiens tabernacle”ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Je pense aussi que c’est un de nos highlighs de l’annee! Ca a valu chaqu’un de nos 10,000km pour nous rendre chez vous!! Bisous et a bientot!ReplyCancel

  • Remy - Merci Brit pour de nous faire partager tout ça…ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Bientot je mettrai un blog tout simplement sur notre voyage VR avec Pat et Mimi et il y aura pleinnnnnnn de photos! :)ReplyCancel

Of all the wildlife encounters I’ve had (and there have been many!), spotting whales has always been one of my favourite. It was no surprise, then, that when I learned that we could see beluga whales in Quebec’s Fjord du Saguenay, or any of thirteen species of whale in the Saint Lawrence River, I was in!

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  • Auntie Freya - Brittany and Bruno, Keep the blogs coming. I so enjoy them.
    Love, FreyaReplyCancel