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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 gorgeous Siberia Spa. The spa is based on a Scandinavian concept “alternating hot, cold and […]

April 7, 2016 Continue reading…

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 only was the snowy setting scenic […]

March 24, 2016 Continue reading…

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 special agent, can be found here) and she […]

March 17, 2016 Continue reading…

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 the castle overlooking the city and the people […]

March 15, 2016 Continue reading…

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 entire ecosystem is. You can see how much and how quickly the water flows […]

October 8, 2015 Continue reading…

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 Maid of the Mist and even from above on Niagara Helicopters–I […]

September 17, 2015 Continue reading…

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 Hilton reached out about their new Seekender campaign–essentially, […]

September 10, 2015 Continue reading…