22 03, 2012

The Perfect 3-Day Weekend: Montreal

By | March 22nd, 2012|3 Day Weekend, Canada, Montreal, Travel Tips|19 Comments

We knew it would be a fun long-weekend getaway, but we hadn't expected Montreal to be so ... well, enchanting. Don't get me wrong. We certainly encountered the unexpected and [...]

19 03, 2012

10 things you might not know about Montreal

By | March 19th, 2012|10 Things, Canada, Montreal|15 Comments

It's known the world over as both the "city of festivals" and the "city of a hundred steeples," with enough character and culture to compete with any European city. [...]

14 03, 2012

80 years and still smokin’ at Schwartz’s Deli

By | March 14th, 2012|Canada, Montreal|30 Comments

New York has its corned beef. Philadelphia, its cheese steak. But what to eat in Montreal, you may ask? That's easy -- smoked meat! What exactly is "smoked meat" [...]

12 03, 2012

A brief guide to Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica

By | March 12th, 2012|Canada, Montreal, Travel Tips|24 Comments

Celine Dion got married there. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass there. But pop star romances and papal visits were not exactly why we wanted to visit Montreal's Basilique de Notre Dame. [...]

10 02, 2012

The Weekly Worldview: Montreal City Hall

By | February 10th, 2012|Canada, Montreal, Weekly Worldview|4 Comments

7 02, 2012

An alien encounter in Montreal

By | February 7th, 2012|Canada, Montreal|15 Comments

Darth Vader seems to stand vigilant awaiting the return of the Jedi I nearly jumped out of my skin.  I had glanced up as Ellen and I walked down the [...]

5 02, 2012

How NOT to explore Montreal’s Parc Mont Royal

By | February 5th, 2012|Canada, Montreal|16 Comments

This must be what it feels like on the top of Everest ... Slowly and stiffly, I placed one frozen foot in front of the other, frosty gusts of wind [...]

3 02, 2012

The Weekly Worldview: Notre-Dame Basilica

By | February 3rd, 2012|Canada, Montreal, Weekly Worldview|8 Comments

1 02, 2012

Beyond Graffiti: Spectacular street art of Montreal

By | February 1st, 2012|Canada, Montreal|11 Comments

It’s like love… yes… difficult to define… easy to recognize.  Yes, every city seems to have its own character… something that makes it truly special.  While difficult to put your [...]

6 01, 2012

The Weekly Worldview: Winter in Vieux Montreal

By | January 6th, 2012|Canada, Montreal, Weekly Worldview|5 Comments