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Family Weekend in Niagara Falls Ontario

Family Weekend Roadtrip to Niagara Falls, Ontario (Video included!)

Until this weekend, our longest WEEKEND roadtrip has been to Hershey, PA (I am not counting college trips though- we were on a serious mission and got a little “carried away”).  Having 3 weekend days on our hands, we decided to conquer Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) with a side trip to Toronto (approximately 7 hours …

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Fete des Vendanges Celebrates Fall Harvest in Magog, Canada

2019 UPDATE: The Fete is happening over two weekends: August 31-September 1 & 2, and September 7-8! See you in Magog! Watch our youtube video report from 2019 Festival: If the name of this blog is of any indication, looking for ways to celebrate weekends is my passion!  On a recent September weekend (which happened …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Olympics Near Us: Visiting Olympic Sites in Lake Placid and Montreal

I love watching the Olympics and celebrating human potential! The Olympics makes for so many great stories.  Here are some of the few from the Pyeongchang-2018 which is happening as I write this: German Figure skater Alyona Savchenko in her 5th Olympics at 34 years old – three ice partners and several countries later – …

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Spa Hopping In Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada

Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada (just north of the  U.S. border and approximately a 4.5-hour drive from Boston) is a perfect couple’s weekend escape from Boston.  There are lakes, mountainous forests, wine routes and food tasting festivals, cute little towns with gems of the French cuisine hidden in unassuming country houses, and… the SPAS!  Yes, …

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Our favorite things to do on a long weekend escape to Montreal- with or without kids

OUR TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL

Montreal is the most “European” North American city and a favorite destination within a driving distance for those of us in New England who crave the “old town” on a long weekend. There is of course more to Montreal than the “old town”.  We have recently paid yet another visit to the city to attend …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

My Montreal Gymnastics Worlds Moments in 10 pictures!

I was accredited to cover Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017 for Russian sports daily sovetski sport (read my full Worlds coverage here in Russian).  I attended 8 days of non-stop gymnastics action: podium training, qualification rounds and finals in men’s and women’s all-around and individual events (with athletes and coaches interviews in-between– in mixed-zone, bus, and hotel …

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Family Winter Weekend in Sutton, Quebec

Among our many weekend road trips from Boston, our trips to Eastern Townships region of Canadian Quebec are the most exciting.  There are not that many places in the Unites States that offer cross-border weekend trip opportunities and we consider ourselves quite lucky here in Boston! Crossing the Border into Eastern Townships It takes approximately …

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