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Discovering the Best of Niagara Falls to Montreal by Car

In Canada by Katelyn1 Comment

Image via Flickr by Paul Bica It’s a big year for Canada. Montreal is celebrating its 375th birthday, and the national parks are free for a 150th birthday celebration. Ever since I returned from my “Great Escape,” I’ve been itching to get out on the road for short trips. What better way to enjoy the last bits of summer than …

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My 15 Favorite Travel Moments of 2015

In Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Montreal, South Carolina, United States, Washington DC by Katelyn0 Comments

2015 was a great year for me in terms of travel. My travels brought me to two continents, seven new countries and many new cities. While I love new stamps in my passport (which I also had to get a new one once I got home from Europe in June), travel isn’t about how many countries I can cramp into …

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Montreal Reunion – #poutinecrawl2015

In Canada, Montreal, Travel by Katelyn0 Comments

If you travel a lot, especially as a solo traveler, you tend to make fast friends on the road. Some are just there to swap travel stories while throwing back local beers while others are the ones you walk through the jungle with looking for ancient ruins and rare birds. Travel friends are unique. You are often together for a …

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Exploring Montreal in 48 Hours

In Canada, Montreal, Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

Montreal is a short 5+ hour drive from Portland, Maine. Five hours may seem like a long time for you city slickers, but in Maine, 5 hours is nothing. It takes 2 hours to get to Bangor or 3.5 hours to get to beautiful Bar Harbor and Downeast Maine. Hell, it takes 7+ hours to drive from Portland to Fort …

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Basking in the Blue Light of the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

In Canada, Montreal, Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

Montreal has historically been a Catholic city. It was first settled in the mid-1600s as a Catholic mission to evangelize the natives. Today, about 70% of its residents identify themselves as Catholic and the city is quite populated with churches. I can actually track my grandfather’s (father’s father) side of the family back to the late 1600s in Montreal and …