Travel on the Side

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...

We decided to make the most of our first day in Montreal. After making our way from the airport on the convenient STM 747 bus and Metro, we checked into the...

Bonjour! At the end of July, we made a quick jaunt to Montreal – our first visit there. It’s a lovely city with friendly people, good food, and lots of sightseeing...

After three weeks of touring Italy, I decided to jot some notes down on the things I learned. Some of these are tips, some are surprises. I’ve broken it down into...

We had some great day trips from Florence with Venice and Chianti country being two of the best. But how could I neglect Siena? I need to add it to the top...

A short 35 minute train ride from Florence and we were in Bologna. I think tourists are just starting to discover the charms of Bologna. Of all the well-known places we...

OK, maybe the title of this post is a bit over the top, but it fully encapsulates my view on Pisa. I had a free afternoon in Florence, so I decided...

To me, Milan is a bit like the Chicago of Italy. It has the skyscrapers, wide streets, and industry. It’s underrated, or maybe understated? I dunno. Sometimes in Florence I felt...

You can’t go to Italy without sampling some wine, right? On our second day trip from Florence, we boarded a tour bus to escort us to up to the hills of...

On our first day trip from Florence, we ventured off to enchanting Venice. Chaperoning students can be a bit like herding cats, but by hook or by crook we all made it...