Tag Archives: Canada

Parlez-vous français?

For a taste of a European city in North America, you need not go further than Quebec. The lovely and historic City of Quebec has a feeling unlike anywhere else in North America — far more like that of Paris. I’ve been spending the week here (and coming up week) Trading Places at a home […]

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Trading Places in Quebec

Tres belle! My Quebec City home for the next 10 days, doing a home exchange. Marie-Chantal is staying at my home in Austin. Selma and I can’t wait to explore this lovely city! This chic, three-story townhome is in an excellent location, only about a 15 minute walk from Vieux Quebec and in a lively […]

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Becoming Top Chef on your Next Vacation

Television shows such as Top Chef and Chopped have exploded in popularity in recent years, and travel to another city or country offers the perfect opportunity to learn a new cuisine or cooking style. Cooking schools give travelers the opportunity to participate in such culinary challenges themselves—and learn a little more about the region they […]

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My Favorite Markets Around the Globe

One of my favorite things to do anywhere in the world is go to the local markets. It’s always such a slice of everyday life and culture, fun and interesting. Here are some of my favorite markets around the globe. Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok Wow, this place is like the grandaddy of all markets. I’ve […]

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Montréal 3 Ways: Nature Lovers, Foodies and Art Scenesters

Montréal is often said to be a little piece of Europe in North America. And it’s true, to an extent; much of the architecture and culture feels like France or Austria. But the Québec city is more North American than you might think. Its cosmopolitan energy, bold innovation and a vibe full of originality and […]

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