This summer I have been all about the mini-vacation. My vacations have included extremely short visits to Maine, New York, Vermont, Ottawa and of course, rural Quebec. The advantages to the mini-vaca include both minimal cost and time commitment. If you have a general idea on where you are going and you have a somewhat natural sense of direction/ability to read a map to get where you are going, the mini-vaca can be extremely energizing.
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Here are some trés amateur photos from my shortest and cheapest vacation yet; the three hour tour.
I arrived at my destination by bicycle. :)