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 to English 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, to understand what makes a place special, beyond its scenery. 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, lesser-known or unusual places, and for 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!

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  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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