I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the City by the Bay numerous occasions and most recently visited my brother and sister-in-law over Easter weekend. As Rudyard Kipling said, “San Francisco only has one drawback: ‘tis hard to leave.” I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more, especially after I experienced a more local guide to the city, which I am happy to share with you all today.
Bienvenue à Montréal! Montreal is a fascinating city in the province of Quebec and is considered the cultural capital of Canada. With a European quality and friendly bilingual citizens, Montreal made for a great weekend escape from New York City and was only a short 90-minute plane ride away!
I live in New York City, and this summer marks my six-year (!) anniversary of moving here from the University of Michigan. In writing about NYC, instead of trying to cram my insider tips into one just post, I will be profiling my favorite neighborhoods in NYC, publishing one per month. As it is Memorial Day and I have opted for a wonderful staycation, today we are going to begin with Tribeca, the neighborhood I live in now and the one that has my heart!
Following up on Monday’s post all about Vail, I felt the town itself deserved its own spotlight. When you are nestled at the base of an impressive mountain, often the landscape gets all the love but the town itself is worth a visit on its own. Here’s a curated directory of the top shops that I always visit:
Vail, Colorado boasts the unapologetic tagline of “Like Nothing on Earth,” and I have to agree. Vail is my home away from home and can always be counted on for a fantastic escape from all of life’s worries. I grew up going to Vail almost every winter and summer, effectively serving as our US base when we lived in Singapore. Today, I usually visit 2-3 times a year, and you can often find me kicking and screaming on my way out. While Vail is well known for its best-in-class ski resort, there are a ton of activities and experiences to be had – both in winter and summer.