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Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock
Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock

No offense to the chocolate lovers in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but Québec might really be the sweetest place on Earth. The Canadian province produces about 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup and maintains an emergency reserve (for surprise pancake surpluses?) of about 46 million pounds. The value of the ooey-gooey... Read More

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Quebec City/iStock
Quebec City/iStock

Sitting on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, Québec City exudes a certain vibe or, maybe more aptly, a certain joie de vivre. The provincial capital of Québec, Canada is a thoroughly modern city, but it also has the beautifully preserved romance of a centuries-old European town. From... Read More

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 Montreal/Christina Garofalo
Montreal/Christina Garofalo

Montréal is a must-visit — even if you only have a few hours to spare. With a history that dates back to 1642, Canada’s second largest city is vibrant and diverse; it’s filled with great food and proud locals willing to help you find your way around. From the best place to try its... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser

With a travel warning and heightened terror alerts throughout Europe, some people find themselves concerned about jetting off to Paris or Berlin. Though opinions on the safety levels of these cities are hotly debated and constantly changing, if you are looking for alternatives to a European vacation — whether due to... Read More

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Teresa Bitler

With its cobblestone streets and Old World charm, Québec City can be a budget-friendly alternative to a European vacation, as long as you know what’s worth the splurge (and what’s not). If you don’t, though, the expenses (minus airfare) can rival their overseas counterparts. Keep your budget in check on your next... Read More

The hanging spheres at Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux
Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux/Dana Rebmann

Canada’s a massive country, and that means there’s a plenty to do and see, especially in its less-visited regions. A few hours north of Québec City, you’ll find the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area. Quebecers have done a good job of keeping it a secret, but if you’re looking for some cool spots to spend... Read More

maui horseback riding with travaasa hana
Dana Rebmann

When it comes to horseback riding, romantic visions of cowboys tend to trot through many people’s heads. But, truth be told, all the dirt that comes along with life on the range isn’t for everyone. The good news is that there are plenty of locales where you can trade in dusty... Read More

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If you’re headed to New York City on your next getaway, why not get out on the water? Manhattan is an island, after all, and the city offers a wealth of boat tours and packages that will give you breathtaking views of the skyline and the harbor. Here are... Read More

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nyc to montreal - amtrak weekend getaways - adirondacks route
Flickr/Matt Jiggins

Now that spring has sprung, it’s become much more comfortable (and sensible) to head north on vacation. What better way to take in the blooming landscape than by traveling at ground level? You can with Amtrak’s “Weekend Getaway Fare” on its scenic Adirondack train between New York City and... Read More

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We have already made the case for Québec as a great winter destination but, now that winter is (finally) drawing to a close, our thoughts are on what’s happening in the region this summer. Here are some tips for how to make the most of it while it lasts: ... Read More

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Quebec Winter Carnival

There are cities where winter is something to be endured, where the cold months from November to March reduce citizens to shut-ins. Québec City is not one of those places. In Quèbec, the winter is celebrated. In fact, it may be one of the best times of the year to... Read More

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Bonhomme, Quebec's Winter Carnival Mascott

Frigid winter temperatures are in full force, and for hardy Quebécois, that means one thing: It’s time to bundle up and get down for some serious partying, aka the Quebéc Winter Carnival. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the frozen fete, which happens to be the largest winter... Read More

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The Best Restaurants in Montreal

In a city that claims to be the most European city in North America, I was expecting a restaurant scene with white table cloths and extravagant prices to match. But Montréal surprised me. From no-frills lunch spots, to after-work happy hour bars, and high-end dinner options, this island city... Read More

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Tourisme Montréal/Stéphan Poulin

I often find myself traveling like I picture Robert Frost would: choosing the road less traveled. So when I began considering a recent trip to Montréal, I knew one of the biggest draws of the “most European city in North America” was Old Montréal, the historic, French-influenced neighborhood on... Read More