Bradley Beach, New Jersey, United States

Bradley Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It took the name from James A. Bradley, the developer responsible for the creation of the place. It has a population of a little more than 4.000 inhabitants but in summer it can reach 30.000. There is a boardwalk with only a few places to buy something for drink or eat but you can have good restaurants in town. The beach is clean and the water is crystal. There are lifeguards and while they’re in service, there’s only a place where you can surf. You must pay to park along the boardwalk but you can park for free among the houses in town and walk a little bit. You have to pay the entrance to the beach too.

Tips

It’s a little bit crowded in weekends so if you go by car, try to go early cause later will be hard to find a place to park near the beach.
New Jersey Transit offers rail service connecting Bradley Beach to Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station on the North Jersey Coast Line. They also offer a bus service that connect the borough and Philadelphia.

Todgha Gorge, Morocco

The Todgha Gorge is located east of the Grand Atlas near the village of Tinerhir. The rivers formed canyons through the mountains for about forty kilometers. The last 600 meters of the gorge are the most beautiful and remarkable. The canyon narrows and the rock walls reach up to 160 meters. There is a tiny brook nearby. There is an asphalt road that will allow you access to the place without any problems.

Tips

It is an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts. It is also a popular site for climbers. You will find several routes that have been classified to make a walk in the canyon. 

You can also take a nice walk next to the creek and the gorge on the asphalt road.

The St. Antthony Hermitage, Bouchette Lake, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada

The St. Anthony hermitage of  Bouchette Lake was founded by Father Elzéar Delamarre in 1907 with the construction of a second home and a chapel dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. The place became a pilgrimage site and the abbot was building a larger chapel to accommodate the visitors. In 1925 the site was taken in care by the Capuchin Minor Brothers who built a monastery and a church dedicated to the Virgin. Today the place has also a hotel with a large dining-room with terrace overlooking the lake and an excellent gastronomic choice with local products and typical menu of the Lac St-Jean region as the famous pie called ‘tourtière’. There is also a wooden observation tower, a pedestrian path, a souvenir shop, a bakery, a camping area with parking for trailers and the warm welcome of the Brothers and staff who make of this place a beautiful option for a relaxing holiday, solo, with family, friends or couples. To see: the St. Anthony of Padua chapel (neo-Gothic country), the frescoes of the Quebec painter Charles Huot, the monastery (neo-Romanesque), the Marian Chapel, among others and of course the natural environment that is really beautiful!

Tips

You can book your accommodation with or without breakfast but it is good to take it even as the supper cause the site is in nature and there are no restaurants very near.

You have a small beach nearby, on the way to the village, and there are some games for children on the site next to the lake.

Taste the bread and buns baked at the bakery on site, it’s worth it.

There are many activities around Lac St-Jean; so staying at the monastery would be economical and comfortable to come and visit the area.