Located in the Lautentian Mountains of Quebec, the village of Mont-Tremblant is practically a winter wonderland. With fresh snow covering the European style buildings and cobblestone streets, almost everyday for at least three months of the year, it’s pretty much a scene out of a fairytale. The city is home to two main urban centres, one within its world famous ski resort and another in the neighbourhood of Saint-Jovite. During my trip to Montreal over winter break, my parents and I went on a quick half a day trip up to Mont-Tremblant. In this post I’ll be writing about my short time there!
One of the oldest urban areas in North America, Old Montréal has a certain character and charm that is different from the rest of the city. This area, home to the beginnings of Montreal, dates all the way back to the discovery of Canada by the French. It is a major tourist attraction, being one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city. With easily walkable and photogenic cobblestone streets, the stunning architecture of buildings blends well with the modern shops within them. Notre-Dame Basilica, Vieux-Port, Place Jacques-Cartier, and Place d’Armes are just some of the most well known monuments in the area. In this post, I’ll be giving you the ultimate guide to Old Montréal, showing you all the best spots and activities to do in the neighbourhood.
Avalon, the only incorporated city on Catalina Island, is one of the prettiest towns in all of California. Located on one the most well known Channel Island, it is the southernmost city in the Los Angeles county. The city is barely eight square kilometres, giving it a very local and cozy atmosphere. Despite its population of only a few thousand, Avalon attracts about a million visitors per year. Its main street has tons of vibrant and colourful shopfronts, with a backdrop of soaring mountains and a romantic harbour. In this post I’ll be sharing my complete guide to Catalina’s unofficial capital, with info on everything you’d need to know about the town before visiting.
Catalina Island, a rocky island off the coast of Southern California, is one of the Channel Islands of the state. Its main city, Avalon, is a romantic seaside and lively town. Easily reachable by ferry, from a few select ports on the California coast, this island is a very popular and relaxing get away destination. Throughout the beautiful island, there are tons of amazing photoworthy and photogenic spots. In this post, I’ll be writing about five of those that are perfect for a photoshoot!
A key ingredient to the winter festivities in Europe, Christmas markets date all the way back to the Middle Ages. If you haven’t already heard of them, these markets are basically fairytale winter wonderlands. Each with uniquely designed stalls, usually illuminated with beautiful lights, they are all very photogenic and picturesque. These markets are most popular among tourist, but also loved among locals. Each stall of each market is home to its own one-of-a-kind goos, from hot wine and Tredník to ornaments and notebooks. One of the highlights of my winter trip to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic last year was the many Christmas markets I got to explore while there. So, since its now the holiday season, I thought it’d be fun to write a post about some of the markets that I visited this time last year.