Butterflies Go Free, Insectarium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The butterflies of Butterflies go free come from farms in more than a dozen countries. Livestock is one of the means to protect butterflies and their habitats in the form of a sustainable and equitable trade that involves communities living on the edge of the forest. You will find animators who will be able to answer all your questions and they will tell you about the habits of the butterflies. There are also beautiful flowers and if you are lucky a butterfly could land on you.

Tips

From February, 22nd to April, 22nd 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00. Daytime butterflies are generally more active in the morning, when the sky is sunny and during certain changes in atmospheric pressure. The twilight moths take off at the end of the day around the time of sunset.

Consider it’s hot in there so plan to wear lighter clothes to stay in especially if you go with the kids with a cold winter temperature.

You will find a relaxation area in the middle of the greenhouse.

 

Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, United States

The old Point Loma Lighthouse is located on the Point Loma Peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay in San Diego, United States. It has not operated since 1891 as a lighthouse but is open to the public as a museum. Its construction began in 1854 on a cliff of nearly 130 meters and was finished in October 1855 but its function began only a month later. At his side, they built a small building that was used to store the wood, the oil as other supplies, but in 1875, a portion was converted into a two-room apartment for the assistant guardian of the lighthouse. In the museum you will find maps and documents about Point Loma and its history as the original objective of the lighthouse. As the lighthouse was built in height, it was not seen very often with the fog or low clouds that is why in 1891 it was replaced by another that had been built at a lower altitude. It was restored in 1980 and furniture of the time where it was used as an apartment, was put on the spot.

Tips

If you’re lucky, you’ll be greeted by volunteers representing people who worked or lived there.

The lighthouse tower is closed to the public but there are dates when you will find it open; on August 25th (anniversary of the National Park Service) and on November 15th (anniversary of the lighthouse).

If you like walking, enjoy strolling through the park and you’ll have beautiful views of the ocean and the city of San Diego.

Royalton Saint Lucia Resort, St. Lucia, Caribbean

The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort is located in the Caribbean, on the island of St. Lucia; about 1h30 from the airport. It is a hotel with all-inclusive service and upscale comfort. The resort has three sections, a section for families in the main complex, the Diamond Club for superior service (with exclusive pool and reserved areas in restaurants) and the Hideaway, an exclusive quiet area for adults. There are several a la carte restaurants and depending on your package you have to book or not. There is a bar before going up to the lobby (which is upstairs, accessible with escalators) where there is usually live music at the cocktail hour. There is wi-fi throughout the site, satellite TV, non-motorized water sports and a fitness center. The site is beautiful but the beach is small and there are rocks.

Tips

The US dollar is accepted everywhere, no need to have the local currency.

If you travel with children, there is a supervised club for them with a lot of activities, there’s also another for teenagers between 13 and 17 years old.

If you want to rent a car, consider that the roads are sinuous all over the island.