About Me

I’m a freelance writer, photographer who loves to travel!  I also happen to have Celiac disease but still want to be able to travel and exploring the world.  I’m always on the prowl for gluten-free restaurants that I can access while travelling, and those amazing travel experiences that have you planning your next trip before you’ve even unpacked the car!

In summer 2016, my husband and I bought a VW camper van, with the intent to hit the road and start exploring the world.  Because Lanark County is home, I like to highlight the places in my community that make it so special and encourage other people to travel to our great community, and this way I get to visit places for short day-trips and still get to drive my VW!

You’ll find this site is full of suggestions for things to do, places to go and people to see less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa – and beyond! I also travel to other areas in Canada and the United States, and my goal is to one day travel through North America to Mexico and down into South America.  It may take a few years, but I’ll get there!

On this site you’ll find information on where to eat, hidden gems in the community the average visitor may not know about, and enough ideas to keep you going for months to come! Stay a while, explore and enjoy your visit to Ottawa Day Trippers!

Questions?  Contact me at ottawadaytripper@gmail.com.