Travel on the Side

All good things must come to end, and so it goes with this cruise. But…long story, short: It was great! I posted this review to CruiseCritic to thank members for the...

We woke up docked in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. Fun fact: Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest independent country in the western hemisphere (in both population and geography). It’s home to...

Wisconsin is a great place in the spring, summer, and fall. But winter? You can keep it. For December, we decided to book a Caribbean cruise for some sun n’ fun–if...

I could eat my way through Montreal…in fact, I did! We didn’t have a bad meal there. A lot of people I know make lists of restaurants they want to try...

Doing more exploring in Montreal, we continued to use our Passeport MTL to gain admission to the Insectarium and the Montreal Botanical Garden. If you’re a fan of creepy-crawlies, then the...

Montreal consists of great neighborhoods like Vieux-Montreal and Mile End. To add to that list is the Gay Village. Centered on rue Sainte-Catherine, the Village features hip bars, clubs, restaurants, and a...

Montreal hosted the 1976 summer Olympic games. The first Olympic hosted by Canada, the highlights included gymnast Nadia Comaneci getting a perfect 10 score, Britain’s Princess Anne competing in equestrian events,...

When we were in Montreal, we decided to purchase a Passeport MTL card. You can choose either a 48-hour pass or a 72-hour pass. The pass gives you automatic entrance into...

One of Montreal’s highlights is the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal)–a true gem and a must-see site. Lines can be long, especially by afternoon or when a cruise ship...

One of the best ways to acquaint yourself with a city is to eat local food! On our second day in Montreal, we signed up for a food tour of Old...