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I live in charming little town call Aylmer in the province of Québec next to Ottawa (Ontario province) the national capital of Canada. The fun with this town is the fact that we live right next to the National Gatineau Parc. Outdoor sport is part of our daily life. The French Quebec province also offer plenty of lovely restaurant, coffee shop (crêpe et croissant) and a cute market during weekend.
This little strip of rainforest is my go-to stroll. Wedged between a creek and a hill, this little path in Sechelt British Columbia has become its own little neighbourhood and gets visited daily by people and wildlife alike.
I love the village I live in because it is surrounded by nature. Just above my house, there is a path leading to an awsome lookout point (and a huge virgin overhanging the village as well -hence the potential redemption ^^). I often walk here, even more since the lockdown. There is no place I feel better than here, admiring the landscape amongst the trees. I love walking around the main street of the village too (ok ok, there is only one street :D).
In 2020, my life completely changed overnight. I gave birth to my beautiful baby. All the newborn checklists, pregnancy classes and books I read did not help and I had no idea what I was doing. Everyday seemed like a surprise! Good thing is that you learn fast. As a new mom, I learned fresh air and good naps are essential to good night’s sleep. So I, “my-neighborhood-is-boring” person, started strolling around my neighborhood with my baby and I have to say I quite enjoy it! Of course, huge part of the joy comes from seeing my baby busy discovering new things and the occasional nap is an added bonus! The map I illustrated shows the “new mom walk” I took with my baby around one of the parks in my neighborhood, the Englischer Garten, during the past year. Throughout the different seasons and weather, I discovered so many new and old things with my baby in this over 200 year old park.
Here’s a map of the 218 km I walked through Spain, following the last part of the famous “Camino de Santiago”, or Way of Saint James.
An amazing experience through breathtaking landscapes, sun and rain, meeting people from all around the world.
This map shows the sites to visit while wandering in the historic center of the southern France city of Aix-en-Provence. You can walk in those streets for hours! I've been living myself in Aix-en-Provence for more than 11 years and I still get lost in those small streets! That is why I didn't draw a geographically accurate map. You do not visit the historic center of Aix-en-Provence with a map, there are too much small streets. You just wander and the monuments will be there, awaiting for you. It's always a discovery, but you are sure these sites are great to visit and the general style of the center, with those extremely old buildings, is so romantic. When you finish, you can have a nice view over the mountain called Sainte Victoire and have a break eating the sweets of the city, called Calisson. That's the proper end to your walk! I've left the names in French because they are proper nouns that you cannot translate (Albertas, Rotonde, etc.) or they are transparent words (such as cathédrale, place...) so it gives a little French charm, but the reader still understands. For this "provençal" map, I chose a sketch style that, in my opinion, testifies the best of the atmosphere of this city that has a very artistic History (city of Paul Cézanne, Picasso lived only 15 km away in a village). I tried to recreate the wonderful colors of Provence, the sweet nature atmosphere.
This is the best way to walk and visit the city, his islands, beautiful buildings and bridges of the old town in Wroclaw. There is everywhere something to do, either visit the Panorama Museum, or buying some local food at the market. The cathedral has a fantastic view point to see the city and great stained glasses inside! Make sure you take a boat to discover the Odra river, and don’t forget to see the typical for Wroclaw culture dwarfs!
Since March 2020, my family and I have been quarantining in our house in order to help control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm working from home, my kids are attending virtual school from home, and our cats are enjoying every minute of it. During the colder months, when outside walks were less pleasant, we measured the distance around our home and calculated how many laps were needed to walk a mile—94.2—enough to make you very dizzy, and extremely bored. We all hope to get back outside soon!
Here is my map of my renewed appreciation for the green spaces surrounding the town that I live in. This town used to be the centre of British glassmaking. Now, only one glass cone survives in Wordesley, which you can walk to along the canal towpath. Stourbridge is surrounded by green belt area and you can walk from one green or wooded area to the other easily on a nice day, ending the day with the best fish and chips you will ever eat. You are always sure to make dog friends with a few good boys along the way!
My small town of Douglas Massachusetts is home to the beautiful Douglas State Forest, 1500 acres full of wildlife and birds, flowers and plants, woods and waterways and miles of walking trails. This pretty walk—around the beaver pond, past old foundations and stone walls, among the glacial erratic boulders and through the hemlock grove—is one of my favorites.
This gorgeous area on the Southern California coast is home to some of the rarest pine trees in the world. It's a wonderful place for a walk, either on the bluff trails or along the beach.