I’m spending most of today in the car, so I thought I’d entertain you with a little travel post. As you may know by now, I’m obsessed with quite a few things, but one of my favorite things in the whole wide world is planning trips. I was elected spring break planner by my college friends and I sometimes spend hours on Expedia (in map view, of course) picking out hotels for destinations to which I’m not actually going.
Since moving to Boston in 2008, Matt and I have done quite a bit of traveling because our friends and family are dispersed throughout the U.S. However, I’d call what we do traveling, not vacationing, because flying every where we go (we don’t have a car here) is not exactly relaxing. The process of getting on a plane just for a long weekend has become tiring and expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I always have a blast visiting friends and family, but I usually come home feeling more tired and less relaxed. So, each year Matt and I try to plan a forced relaxation trip for just the two of us (within driving distance). Our past one-on-one trips (when we lived in the south) included Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Charleston, Nashville, and St. Simon’s Island. I love the southern beaches, but we’ve had so much fun living in the Northeast because we’ve been able to inexpensively explore an area of the country that neither of us has spent much time in.
Last labor day we went to Montreal and had an absolute blast eating our way through the Old Port and taking in the European vibe that comes from the city’s architecture, food, and French-speaking people.
We had so much fun, that we vowed we would go back to Canada this year. So, as you’re reading this, I’m hopefully approaching the Canadian border en route to Quebec City! Matt gave me a budget for lodging and I got an amazing deal on a gem in the heart of Old Quebec, so I kept the hotel a surprise (it’s the château in last night’s post). We are planning to do a lot of walking (my favorite way to experience a city), indulge in French Cuisine, and venture outside the city to see a natural wonder.
I’ll be back with a report at some point this weekend.