Canada

A Solo Weekend Getaway to Montreal

July 31, 2011

Marsha Samuel of Single Occupancy Blog recently gave me the opportunity to create a sample weekend itinerary as part of her Weekend Wanderlust for One series, in which bloggers get a virtual $500 and are asked to describe how we would spend it on a weekend getaway of 3 days, 2 nights and 1 traveler […]

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Ten Things To Do In Montreal

September 10, 2010

Montreal is one of my favorite cities for many reasons. Let’s be honest: The first reason is that it’s the closest large city to where I live, which makes it easier for a weekend getaway than say, Boston or New York. The fact that Montreal residents are bilingual makes it a terrific international destination for […]

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Travel Takeaways from Montreal

August 24, 2010

Recently I wrote about 7 Things About Travel That Stress Me Out.  Little did I know how prescient that post would be for my trip to Montreal that weekend, where I experienced numbers 4, 5 and 6 from my list of 7 stressers.  I also realized I missed one:  When the unexpected derails your best-laid […]

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The Trans-Canada Highway: Canada’s Route 66

August 17, 2010

I have had a lifelong love affair with Canada.  This may be due in part to my heritage (I am 1/8 French Canadian) or the country’s neighbor status with Vermont.  I do feel as though I’ve missed out on much of Canada’s beauty, though, since my travels have only taken me to the Quebec Province.  […]

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Montreal Markets

May 28, 2010

When I think of visiting Montreal in the summer time, I think of the wonderful markets they have there.  The four biggies are Atwater, Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve, and Lachine.  There are also smaller neighborhood markets.  At least two (Atwater and Jean-Talon) are actually open year-round, but for some reason, I only think about the markets in […]

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Restaurant Review: Pub St. Paul, Montreal

September 1, 2009

I was on my own for dinner in Montreal a couple of Saturdays ago (by choice), after spending the day with friends. It was quite late by the time I got around to leaving my hotel for dinner (around 8:30, which is much, much later than I normally eat).  I was looking for something casual, […]

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Restaurant Review: Nu Art Cafe, Montreal

August 30, 2009

One of my primary reasons for visiting Montreal last weekend (besides testing my new GPS) was to see some friends I hadn’t seen in almost two years. I was delighted that they were available to have brunch with me on Sunday.  I drove over to their house in the Verdun neighborhood of the city, and […]

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Restaurant Review: Lemeac in Montreal

August 28, 2009

I was lucky enough to dine at Lemeac Bistro in Montreal recently with friends. While I didn’t dine solo here, I certainly would in the future.  Lemeac is located at 1045 rue Laurier Ouest in the Outremont area of Montreal.  This is a lovely shopping street with lots of little boutiques. We called ahead for […]

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Regency Montreal

August 26, 2009

Thanks to Priceline, I was able to stay at The Hyatt Regency in Montreal last Saturday night for $95 (including taxes and fees).  How did I like this hotel?  Very much, as it turns out.  Though it is not without its flaws (and design challenges!), it is a fine hotel in a very convenient location.  […]

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