Vanessa Chiasson
Vanessa Chiasson

Vanessa Chiasson is an Ottawa-based freelance writer with bylines in Buzzfeed, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Globe and Mail, Travel Awaits, and more. Her blog,, focuses on cozy travel experiences and was named one of the world’s 100 most influential travel blogs by the Obama White House in 2014.

6 articles

Hiking Canada's Camino: Lessons from the trail

Even gentle island hikes can force you to slow down…
June 15, 2023

9 cheap and totally unique things to do on PEI

East Coast, here we come!
May 10, 2023

8 of Canada’s most delicious cheese destinations

Skip restaurants, head to these cheese shops instead. If you’re travelling on a budget, it doesn’t get any feta than this!
September 09, 2022

Summer along the St. Lawrence: A hotspot for French-Canadian culture and outdoor adventure

Whether viewing rushing waterfalls from lofty heights, whale watching in Quebec’s only fjord, or wandering through the quaint street of La Malbaie, a trip to the St. Lawrence River region is one for the bucket list.
July 06, 2022