Mont Tremblant is a fantastic Quebec escape
I'm just back from a wonderful girls' weekend in Mont Tremblant. I feel like I see my girlfriends so often when I travel, but it's often in the context of mixed couples’ weekends. I did some rough math and realized it had been 7 years - yes, 7!!! - since my last trip with just the girls.
Mont Tremblant is a beautiful community about 2 hours from my home. Best known for its outdoors activities - skiing in winter, a host of sports and recreation in the summer- we were there in the middle of its swing season.
The slopes had just closed, tourists were in very low numbers, and there was still a dampness in the air. While others might prefer to visit when the town is bustling with visitors, it turned out that a quiet weekend away was exactly what we all needed!
I am spending a girls' weekend in Mt. Tremblant. A post will come later, but for now, you can check out some pics I have posted to Instagram.
To all those affected by the bombing of the Boston marathon, our hearts and prayers are with you, and your families.
To all of the runners, volunteers, spectators, and emergency crews, we are so sorry that a time of triumph and joy has been stolen from you.
I am addicted to notebooks and stationary - even when I travel!
I'm an old fashioned stationary girl at heart and I love to travel with a journal. While I'm not always great at doing daily entries, I love having it on hand for writing down random thoughts, contact information for new friends, directions, opening hours, prices, money spent, confirmation numbers, and more.
I believe anyone can travel with nothing but carry-on luggage.
I’m completely devoted to carry-on only luggage – you've probably already figured that out by now! I think that only using carry-on adds tremendous value to your travel. Just think...
With all the advantages of carry-on luggage, why then do people still insist on packing huge suitcases? Here are some of the best excuses I've heard!
“I don’t want to look the same every day.”
But you DO look the same every day! You look tired from lugging your suitcase everywhere! And like everyone else, you’ll wear the same things again and again no matter how much you pack. Everyone has favourites that make them feel good –you’ll naturally wear reach for the same few things. So you might as well just pack those things and that’s it!
“I don’t know what we’ll be doing”.
Fair enough, not everyone is a crazy planner like me! But unless you highly suspect you’ll be participating in an extreme sport or going to a costume ball, you are much better off packing for climate and weather, not theoretical activities.
“I’ll need something for the different occasions”.
I do appreciate this sentiment, as travel is about trying new things and having special memories. While you may be addicted to book club, or duck hunting at home, when you travel you’ll be branching out and trying new things. Like a day on safari and a night of wine tasting. Or an archaeological tour in the morning, an afternoon at a gallery, and an evening at the theatre. There are easy ways to deal with this. Stick with a little black dress and switch up your look with silk scarves and bold jewelry. Using those same scarves and dressing up your safari T-shirt and archaeology tour jeans to be ready for the gallery. Stick with high quality, climate appropriate fabrics, and one main color palate.