Two Art Exhibits in Montreal That Will Blow Your Mind

August 14, 2013
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Montreal is one of my favorite destinations for a quick weekend getaway: Just two hours north by car, it has everything I want in a major city: A variety of activities, fantastic dining options, loads of great hotels, a beautiful historic district (the Vieux Port, or Old Montreal) on the St. Lawrence River, and a […]

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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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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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My Three Best Travel Secrets

December 1, 2009

My friend JoAnna Haugen of Kaleidoscopic Wandering has tagged me to participate in a travel blogger game to share my three best travel secrets.  This game was kicked off by Katie at as a way to unite the travel blogging community and create a list of our collective best travel tips.  The key is […]

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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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GPS and the Solo Traveler

August 19, 2009

Ah, the call of the open road, the wind in your hair, the radio blasting your favorite tunes, the endless highway stretching out before you, leading to equally endless possibilities.  It all sounds so romantic, doesn’t it?  Except that I get bored after an hour in the car by myself and I can’t read a […]

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