a weekend in new york

July 11th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

So we sort of spontaneously decided to go to New York for the weekend. YOLO, right? The July 1st weekend was a long weekend in Canada and not a holiday in the US so it was perfect timing. It was way cheaper to fly YTZ-YUL-LGA last minute instead of direct, […]

the ludlow hotel

July 10th, 2014 / by / in: hotels / No responses

Unlike with airlines, I have almost no loyalty to hotels. I  have Hilton Gold and I enjoy the perks (free upgrades! free internet! free late check out! free food and drinks!) but not quite as much as I like trying out new hotels. Hiltons are generally fine but they’re not particularly […]


December 20th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

This will be a short entry. I STILL have things to post about Japan (and probably will forever), but I’m trying to post about some of my more current travel as well. Only in my dreams will this blog actually catch up to my life. Anyway, back in October, we […]

turn on the bright lights

December 11th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 3 Responses

A million years ago, sometime during the summer, Mike and I went to NYC for the weekend. It, like most of our trips, had no specific purpose. (Unless eating and drinking counts as a purpose.) I don’t usually include a lot of hotel photos but am this time just because […]


March 4th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

So the boyfriend (now husband) and I decided to go to NYC and elope. We’ve been together for ten years, so why not? We booked tickets from YYZ to LGA, invited some of our best friends, and away we went. Excitement in the Maple Leaf Lounge at YYZ! LGA: not one […]

breakneck speed

December 10th, 2010 / by / in: frequent flyer stuff / No responses

As mentioned, I went to NYC last weekend. I stayed in New Jersey (near EWR) and took the train into Manhattan — it wasn’t really worth staying there when I had to be back at the airport at 7am anyway. The train ride was surprisingly tolerable and was only around […]

mini toiletries for all

August 28th, 2010 / by / in: packing / No responses

Eventually, I’m going to get around to start posting the SECRETS OF CARRY-ON TRAVEL series that I’ve been thinking about. You probably know that I don’t check bags; it’s all carry-on, all the time. (Well, except for when I went to Barcelona earlier this year. That was a nightmare. Flying […]

turn on the bright lights

August 28th, 2010 / by / in: travel / No responses

I haven’t meant to neglect you, blog. Especially since I’ve barely just started keeping a blog in the first place! I just got back from a trip to NYC. I had an amazing time and I got to hang out with some of my favourite people in the world — […]