Positive Changers

Traveling through Canada in a camper van and looking for positive changes

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Natural and local – Recipe for a successful, ethical brewery

August 2016 Nova Scotia, Canada The beverage market is experiencing changes all around the world. As we told you in our previous interview, you can find delightful wines in Canada like L’Acadie Vineyards. Trendy Canadian restaurants propose draft ciders on their beverage menu and there are new, health-oriented competitive products such as Kombucha. A small world…

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Why we should celebrate our fears!

July 2016 Banff National Park, Rocky Mountains, Canada Since I ended up my job and left France for this long road-trip in Canada, I have experienced a lot of new things. And because it was my first adventure of this kind, I quickly realized I had many fears. Of course, being afraid in my situation is…

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L’Innocent, an unusual inspiring café for local people

July 2016 Quebec, Canada. We had just closed the loop of Gaspesia in Quebec and decided to have a short break. We stopped in a cultural café in Rivière du Loup called L’Innocent. The plan was to spend an hour on the blog and have a cup of coffee, but we ended up staying the…

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“Work”-Tripping

July 2016 Southern Ontario, Canada. Did you build something recently with your hands? When is the last time you tried to fix something broken? As a boy scout, I used to start fire under rain or be challenged to build wood houses in trees. This happened more than ten years ago now and I think…

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Nova Scotia organic wine – Expressing terroir, enhancing life.

June 2016 Nova Scotia, Canada. You can’t travel around Nova Scotia without visiting one of its well-known wineries. If you come from France, like us, a place with a lot of vineyards, I bet you would be surprised by the quality of the wine that can be found in Nova Scotia since the mid-1970s. Vineyards…

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Willing work on organic farms

June 2016 Ontario, Canada. As we explained in a previous post, we did not only want to visit Canada, we also wanted to give our road-trip meaning. “Wwoofing”, or volunteering in organic farms, has become a big part of our adventure. For many reasons, we could not have had a better idea. Wwoofing is a…

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Growing Families the Healthy Way !

June 2016 Nova Scotia, Canada.  The Cochrane family farm is located along a small river in the beautiful countryside of Nova Scotia in Canada and has been running for 10 years. Frank and his family are growing vegetables and raising free-range pigs and chicken. They always tried to run their farm with respect for nature, and…

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Freewheeling!

May 2016 New Brunswick, Canada.  Our last night in France before we took off to Canada early 2016, we were excited to start our new adventure on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. A small part of me was wondering, though, what kind of life change I had signed up for. Since Angela and I…

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The birth of the blog

April 2016 Montreal, Canada.  A two-year visa to travel and work in Canada… We decided to postpone our departure from France to the next year, which left us lots of time to draw up a guideline for our trip. As defined in its name, we chose to use our visa to travel, and then to…

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How it all started

April 2016 Flying over the Atlantic Ocean… March last year, I was volunteering in an organic farm in the French Pyrenees when I heard about the Canadian work-travel visa. It was late, but I grabbed my phone, called Maxime and asked him if he liked maple syrup… One year later, we are sitting next to…

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