Hi! I’m Vanessa, a French-Canadian working in communications in Ottawa, Canada. I launched this blog in French a few years ago because I’m passionate about traveling, hiking and exploring and I wanted to share my experiences. Not that long ago, I decided that translating my blog would be a great way to reach more people who also share my passions!

“Au-delà du paysage” means Beyond the scenery in French. Because that is how I am trying to travel. By taking the time to learn more about the places I visit. I am a fan of slow travel, which means that I like to spend a lot of time in one place rather than accumulating destinations. And I do not hesitate to travel solo occasionally.

I have a preference for forgotten, unknown or unusual places and for the trails that make me take beautiful hikes.

As I have a full-time job, a boyfriend, a house, and a dog, I don’t travel as often as I would like to, therefore, I also try to spend time exploring my own country!

You can contact me by sending me an email. You can also follow me on Instagram, on Twitter and Facebook


  1. Vanessa: Thanks for posting all of this excellent information. This information will greatly help me organize some fun and adventurous days trips this year. Have a great year in 2022!

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