Weekend Getaways

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Cinq à Sept in Montreal

Cinq à sept (pronounced “sank-ah-set”), or pre-dinner drinks in English, is a Montreal tradition, bringing together friends and colleagues at the end of the work day (work, of course, is optional, but the theme remains the same!).  It is the perfect segue from afternoon activities to dinner and evening outings.  At it’s most basic, wine, beer, and cocktails … Continue reading

Boutique Hotel Luxury at Montreal’s St Martin Hotel Particulier: Hotel Review

Romantic and modern, ultra chic and sophisticated, Le St Martin Hotel Particulier sits in the heart of Montreal, offering a haven of comfort and charm when visiting Canada’s second largest city. An unexpected green oasis greeted me as I arrived at the entrance to the hotel…it felt more like I was entering a botanical garden … Continue reading

Summer In Montreal Bucket List

Childhood memories of summer nights in Montreal included family trips to the Big O (aka the 1976 Olympic Stadium) to watch the Expos baseball team with my dad, followed by the excitement of live music in the city’s underground and an incredible fashion show from the seats of one of the many patios in town. … Continue reading

A weekend in Rochester, NY

I recently travelled to up state New York to run the Rochester edition of the color run.  It is becoming an annual thing for me – plan a weekend around a color run and see where it will take me.  To be honest, before I set out, I knew nothing about Rochester other than it … Continue reading

Rochester NY Bucket List – there is something for everyone!

Rochester really has something for everyone – with a historical background to museums of play for the kids.  A reporter from USA today named this upstate New York city a “serendipitous and surprising getaway!” Rochester is set on the Erie Canal affording beautiful walks, bikes or roller blading opportunities for those who want to get … Continue reading

Stepping into Old World Charm at the Nottoway Plantation

Old World Charm and Southern Hospitality at the Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana Getting to Nottoway Plantation from New Orleans meant I had to do the one thing I generally avoid when traveling – I had to rent a car!  I left my planning to the last minute which meant I actually had to take a taxi … Continue reading

The Night I Slept In An Ice Hotel

The night I slept in an ice hotel – it was a night to remember! Some think I was nuts, but I have wanted to sleep in an ice hotel since the day I first heard of it.  Imagine, a hotel completely made of snow and ice, that melts away every spring and has to … Continue reading

Montreal’s InterContinental Hotel: Hotel Review

InterContinental Montreal Hotel: Hotel Review Located exactly where you need to be, the InterContinental Montreal hotel exudes grace and comfort, elegantly seducing you with tranquil decor and hints of Provence, but it is the local flair that really makes you feel welcome from the moment you step on the escalator to the main lobby on … Continue reading

Montreal Bucket List – unique winter experiences you have to try

Montreal Bucket List:  7 ultimate winter experiences you have to try! Don’t like winter? Thoughts of snow and ice make you want to run for the sun?  It’s time for a paradigm shift and Montreal’s winter festivities is just what you need to change all that!  Embrace it!  Experience it!  Love it!  Welcome to winter. … Continue reading

FriFotos: Urban Garden along the High Line in New York City

New York City’s High Line: urban garden and sculptures in pictures Elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side, founded in 1999, the High Line has become the pride and joy of NYC.  It is an urban delight raised above the city streets. Originally built in the 1930s as part of the West Side Improvement … Continue reading

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