Sugar shacking is an important part of Quebec culture. So a sugar shack hosted by Quebec’s award winning chef Martin Picard is undoubtedly pure magic. Reservations are made by e-mail only, 4 months in advance. Rumour has it that the seats sell out within the first hour. Having had the privilege of attending the first sugar shack of the season, I present to you the inside scoop (menu and photos) of this legendary epicurean affair.
Getting from one place to another always proves to be an interesting and important part of the travel experience. So why not mix it up a little? This week we explore some memorable modes of transportation: planes, trains and automobiles have been excused from the list. (But parachutes, jungle trams and motorbikes made it).
Just yesterday we ushered in the first day of the last year of the world. Um, according to the Mayans, I mean. Although I have outgrown fears of apocalyptic prophesies, what I never seem to get enough of is my love for ancient buildings. Twice have I been to Mexico, and twice have I taken a day away from the beautiful beaches that line the Caribbean Sea to visit the temples of the Mayans: Tulum and Chichen Itza.
Although fairly new to 30, I can’t help but look back at my 20s and think of all the things I will never be able to do again. One of these things is being a college spring breaker in Cancun, Mexico. But realistically, that’s probably for the best. Here’s info about the fifth country I visited during my travel goal to visit 30 countries by my 30th birthday. Learn what else Mexico has to offer, besides crazy college kids and amazing tequila.