hello, i’m pamela

“A road trip doesn’t truly begin until I’ve made my first u-turn…”

I’m a travel and food writer from Ontario (Alberta, Manitoba, and now Quebec), a self-professed croissant snob, and a road trip addict. My deep obsession with all things Quebec began with my visit to Quebec City in 2013. Captivated by the city’s European architecture, Québécois culture and food, I made several trips to the city after my first visit. By 2016, I was living my best life in a one-bedroom apartment in Old Quebec. Today, I continue to live in Old Quebec and travel throughout the province, Canada, and the USA.

Pamela MacNaughtan – giving sultry vibes
a sultry professional headshot (heh!)

Before living in Quebec, I travelled full-time in Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Europe. My travel blog, Savoir Faire Abroad, featured stories on slow travel and food. Today, I run a website called Urban Guide Quebec and write freelance stories on travel planning, food, and travel adventures. I also do a little ghostwriting for Quebec clients.

My work has appeared in Lonely Planet, Going, Toronto Star, Saintlo, Travel + Escape, Yahoo! Travel, Roads and Kingdoms, Sawasdee, Turkish Airlines, and Quebec City Tourism and Quebec Maritimes blogs. I’ve updated guidebooks on Canada and Quebec for Michelin Green Guides, and DK Eyewitness travel guides.

working with pamela

I’m a fat traveller who loves deep dives into local food, culture, and history. My stories and social media posts are based on realistic travel and food experiences.

I look for story angles that are different from mainstream media coverage. Offering a healthy mix of hotspots and local favourites.

Group press trips can be a wonderful way to discover a destination. When I need more flexibility, I work with tourism boards, hotel brands, transportation, and tour companies to create press trips. These trips allow me to dig deeper, and make last-minute changes to follow leads from locals.

Touring canals in Bangkok, Thailand in a longtail boat
touring bangkok’s canals (khlongs) in a longtail boat