North America

Montréal Eats

Oh Montréal... land of cheese curds, "hello, bonjour", and maple everything. It's no wonder that every time I visit I spend 60% eating and 30% shopping. The last 10% I'm walking, hoping to work off the mound of calories I'm about to intake.

Advertisements
Caribbean

MoBay, Jamaica

The weather called for freezing rain, snow, and minus double digits back home but what I needed was some palm trees, warm breezes, reggae, and a sunburn. This is what brought me to here, Montego Bay. I have to admit, I got lucky. B travels back and forth for work so I took it as… Continue reading MoBay, Jamaica

Asia

Halong Bay, Vietnam

There are view places that have truly taken my breath away. The Kananaskis Valley in Alberta is one of them and the Amalfi Coast in Italy is another. On this trip to Vietnam, the place that had that affect on me was Halong Bay. We were picked up by our tour (Maya Cruises) bright and… Continue reading Halong Bay, Vietnam

Europe

The many beers of Bavaria

When people first think of Munich, many think of the world famous Oktoberfest, lederhosen, and beer... and I'm not going to lie, before heading there I had the same preconceptions too. However, after spending a week in the area, I've come to realize there's more to Bavaria than just beer, beer, and well, more beer,… Continue reading The many beers of Bavaria

Caribbean, Central America, Travel

La Habana Ooo La La

"My Mojito in La Bodeguita My Daiquiri in El Floridita." - Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway may have been onto something in the 1950s, but so many things have changed since his departure. Both bars are now caricatures of their former selves. Think about it, back in Ernie H's day, these were local bars, with people going there to meet… Continue reading La Habana Ooo La La

South America, Travel

How to travel the Galapagos without breaking the bank

When my mother-in-law told us she wanted us to accompany her on a trip for her 60th birthday, we all began planning on where to go and what to do. Top of our list was Vietnam and Cambodia but after some extensive research by my MIL, she wasn't comfortable with making that trip. When crunch… Continue reading How to travel the Galapagos without breaking the bank