Espace Ricardo, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Espacio Ricardo is a shop on the South Shore of Montreal who introduced us to the universe of Ricardo, the renowned chef followed for several years through its programs on Canadian television and in other countries. If you are a lover of the kitchen you will find everything you need even as Ricardo cookbooks. There are products of known brands and of course accessories of Ricardo collection. Inside Space Ricardo include Mama Choka, a chocolate shop that offers nuts, marshmallows, assorted chocolate bars, etc. To complete the store, there is a café that offers a few simple dishes thought by Ricardo, where you can also buy some products.

Tips

If you want to go to the café in a group, it is appropriate to reserve the places especially if you go at weekends. If you can not visit the place, go and see all products on the Ricardo site and you will be able to buy them online.

310, rue d’Arran, Saint-Lambert
J4R 2T5, Qc, Canada

Golden Gate, San Francisco, California USA

The Golden Gate is a California suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait which is the junction between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, linking the city of San Francisco (northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula) to the city of Sausalito (southern tip of County of Marin). Its construction took four years (1933-1937). Recognized worldwide for its orange color and the architecture of its two towers, is the most famous landmark of San Francisco. It was Joseph Strauss, German-born engineer, the director with a group of specialists. It was inaugurated on May 27th, 1937 with a ‘pedestrian day’ where thousands of people turned out for the occasion. It has 30 meters wide, six lanes open to traffic and two alleys for pedestrians on each side. They are currently working to put the bridge with safety standards in an earthquake because the area is known to be on two quite dangerous faults. The bridge is thus gradually renovated, so much so that the original steel will eventually disappear completely. The real challenge is that no one has to realize this work.

Tips

You can visit the Golden Gate Center open daily from 09:00 to 18:00 except on Christmas and Thanksgiving Action.
It is convenient to reach it by public transportation or by bike because it’s difficult to find parking.
You can cross the bridge on foot or by bicycle, but only during the day, access is completely closed at 18.30.
It is best to get information about how to pay the toll on their website before you go.

Arizona, United States of America

Arizona is a State in the West of the United States; bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and the Mexican States of Baja California and Sonora; located in the southwest of the country. The State is known for its rich desert landscape and its plants xerophytes (adapted to dry environments), as cactus, and for its climate which has very hot summers and mild winters. Arizona is also composed of the plateau of Colorado with its pine forests, in the North-Central portion of the State. It has a hilly terrain, where more than half of the area is composed of mountains and plateaus; which formation dates back to the prehistoric volcanism. The main rivers are the Colorado; a river that carved the Grand Canyon, the Gila and Salt River. The most important cities are Phoenix (its capital), Tucson, Mesa and Flagstaff. There are also twenty Indian reserves in the region. Tourists frequent the numerous natural and historic Arizona parks. The Grand Canyon is the best-known, busiest and widest of all.

Tips

There are several possibilities to visit the Grand Canyon. You can have an overview of the whole by making an overview by plane or helicopter. You can also arrive by car and then take a bus where cars are not allowed, and you can even make an excursion by boat by the Colorado River. Each experience will be unforgettable and you can make more than one if you stay a few days in the region because it’s worth it.
If you visit the area in summer by car, plan to have everything you need for camping because you will find interesting positions to do it and bring plenty of water. It is advisable to take maps and information from the tourist service positions and learn more about the climatic conditions to avoid problems.
You also have other activities to do like to relax in a spa or in a golf land.