Winter Getaway: Lac Brome

Now that the first snow has fallen and that we are all sorrowful about it, it’s time to plan winter getaways. Let’s face it, the only way to survive 5 months of winter (yep: it is 5 months if you live in Montreal), is to spice things up with short trips here and there. If you…

Spring Break in Tokyo

For the most part, students in North America tend to travel down south for spring break. It’s short, it’s cheap and it’s quick. But, what if you planned a trip to a completely different continent though? Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a week totally disconnected to what you’re used to? That’s what I [Mariam]…

The Greatness of Greater Boston

Henry: So, you know where we should visit the next time we have a week and the patience to drive 500+ km in five hours? Mariam: No… But I sense you have something in mind. Out with it! I love travel! Henry: Boston! Mariam: Well, that was always on my to-go list. Go on ahead…

Rainy Day = Museum Day

Rainy days call for indoor activities for many, at least they do for us. So on a typical fall day (and probably the whole months of October and November), we look forward to doing things that are fun and which keep us dry. And that brings us to one of our favourite museums in Montreal:…

A Family Trip to Istanbul

Have you ever wondered what a trip with a family of 15 people would be like? Well, wonder no more. A couple of years ago our family (aunts, cousins, uncles) set out to travel to Turkey, one of the oldest nations in the world. And let us tell you: It was chaos. Like, pure chaos….

Solo Travel to Rome

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t Rome one of the most romantic cities on the planet? Why in the world would anyone want to go there alone?” But here is the thing: We have yet to find a place in the world where everything you see – and we mean it, everything you see…

Québec, Oh Québec!

Visiting capital cities of anything is always an interesting experience. Sometimes they’re huge and gorgeous and awe-inspiring. Other times, they’re tiny and quiet and overshadowed by a much bigger metropolis nearby. And then, you have the ones who fall squarely in the middle of that: Beautiful, mid-sized, full of history, and full of charm. Enter:…

Road Trip to Burlington, VT (Day 2)

After a long day of walking and experiencing all kinds of food flavours, it was now time to go check in to our hotel. We usually try to book the cheapest hotels possible since we barely spend time there (unless it’s a resort of some sort). We found that an affordable option for a decent…

Himalayan Food in the Green Mountain State

Being some serious foodies, we’re always on the lookout for different culinary experiences. We’re especially stoked by things we’ve never ever tried or seen before. Enter: The Sherpa Kitchen, a restaurant specializing in Nepalese-Himalayan food. In Vermont. Let us say just how intrigued we were when, in the middle of strolling through Burlington’s downtown, we…

The Soweto Spirit

Imagine being in a large dark room, on a comfortable warm chair, where the peaceful silence makes you feel like you are sitting on clouds. Your body is at ease and your mind is at peace. You are as comfortable as you can be, and with anticipation, you are waiting for magic to happen. Then…