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Postcard from Siberia Spa

There's little I love more than a spa day: that sort of "forced relaxation" is not only a great example of self-care, but it's also a really healthy vacation activity. During my weekend in Quebec City, I spent an afternoon at the absolutely...
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Postcard from dogsledding in Quebec City

Dogsledding was never at the top of my bucket list--until one of my friends raved about it. It was one of the things I was most excited to try during a winter escape to Quebec City, and I'm pleased to say that it exceeded all of my expectations. Not...
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The best of Quebec City

Fun fact: my mom worked in Quebec City for a summer in the 1970's, selling mini-bus tours of the city! It was during the summer when she was a high school French teacher in rural Pennsylvania (her whole crazy life story, including her stint as an FBI...
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Quebec City: on video!

After spending a weekend in Quebec City, my main question to myself has been: how the heck did it take me so long to get there?! It's only a two-hour flight from New York City, but it feels like a world away: between the winding cobblestone lanes and...
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Postcard from Niagara Helicopters

When we spent a long weekend in Niagara Falls, one of the highlights was definitely a helicopter ride with Niagara Helicopters. Although the ride itself only lasts 15 minutes, it's such an epic and unexpected view that shows you how intense the...
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Postcard from Niagara-on-the-Lake

Although I was excited for a weekend escape to Niagara Falls, I also knew that there was only so much time I'd want to spend looking at a waterfall. And after we saw it from several different angles--the American side, the Canadian side, up close on...
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A weekend in Niagara Falls

I always feel a little guilty when I travel across the world to see something spectacular when there are still so many places to explore in my own backyard. That said, Niagara Falls has been on my list of places to go for ages. So when Hampton by...
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The best things to eat in Montreal

When people asked me what I wanted to in Montreal, I listed three things: try poutine, eat a Montreal bagel and sip a hot chocolate in Vieux Montreal. As soon as I arrived in the city and flipped through the National Geographic: Montreal Restaurants...
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Postcard from Mount Royal Park

I tend to judge a city by its parks: as much as I love street art and sidewalk cafes and vintage boutiques, my favorite thing to do in a new city is still to find a sunny bench or patch of grass and read a book. Whether it's an expanse as huge and...
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The best of Montreal, via Instagram

Montreal has been on my dream travel list for ages, if only for the opportunity to practice my French without flying over the Atlantic. I've also been itching to visit our neighbor to the north; Canada was tops on my list of places I wanted to go in...
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