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5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1C 1S1, Canada
Located a few minutes' drive from Québec City is Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Depending on how much time and energy you have, there are several ways to explore the park. If you are in the mood for an adventure, I suggest climbing up the steps for...
179 Grande Allée Ouest, Québec, QC G1R 2H1, Canada
This sprawling museum is located in four buildings near Battlefields Park—the most recent of them, the Pierre Lassonde pavilion, opened in 2016 and was designed by starchitect Rem Koolhaas's OMA. The 25,000 works in its permanent collection...
180 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1V 4M8, Canada
Upon arriving to Québec City, a few people suggested I hop on the Québec-Lévis ferry for the best views of the city. During the day, the boat leaves from 10, rue des Traversiers every thirty minutes and in the evening the ferry departs on the half...
2000 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Kaya serves dishes inspired by the Caribbean, the Pacific, and South America. The menu changes daily, but you can expect standards like paella, jerk chicken, sweet-potato fries, and tacos. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, and on the...
438 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Native Pittsburghers know that no dessert can top a Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte. Deliciously light cake, crispy with toasted almonds, with a cool filling—this is the stuff dreams are made of. For a little less indulgent version, the Burnt Almond...
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Mattress Factory, an installation art museum and education center, is the kind of place that sticks with you. You'll be thinking about the interactive, room-sized works of art for days to come. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) will love taking...
4209 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
WildCard is my go-to spot for unique gifts and great cards. It also happens to be right in the middle of Pittsburgh's design zone, Lawrenceville, so not only is the store cool but it's surrounded by other cool stores. You're certain to find funny...
2012 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
Highway Robbery Vintage is exactly what a vintage shop should be—a carefully selected and curated collection of men's and women's clothing, jewelry, and more at affordable prices. This is a place where $30 can get you somewhere (whether it's a...
221 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Bluebird Kitchen is a great little spot for breakfast or lunch in downtown Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and a menu that allows you be either healthy (organic steel cut oats with coconut milk and almonds) or indulgent...
33 Terminal Way #537a, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
During the warmer months, kayaking the Allegheny River with Kayak Pittsburgh can be a great way to introduce yourself to the city, and get a sense for the lay of the land—not to mention take in some fantastic skyline views! They've recently added...
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
After being closed for years, the fountain at the point reopened at the beginning of the summer (2013). Enjoy gorgeous views of the city in the background, the multiple bridges, or the point where the Monongahela River and Allegheny River form the...
134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Spoon restaurant in Pittsburgh's take on surf and turf, lamb meatballs and giant crawfish. This was my first visit to Pittsburgh and a co-worker took us (her cousin is a chef here). What a great meal. The service was excellent as was every course....
49 Rue d'Auteuil, Québec, QC G1R 4C2, Canada
Old Québec City looks and feels like a charming town in France that was transported to the shores of the St. Lawrence River more than four centuries ago. Step foot in Old Québec City and you’ll be surrounded by quaint, historic stone buildings...
27 Rue Sous le Fort, Québec, QC G1K 4G6, Canada
One of the best ways to experience Québec City is to wander the streets of its historic heart, the Upper and Lower Towns. More than 400 years of history have unfolded here since it was founded in 1608 by Samuel Champlain. We can arrange for a...
316 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
When I first found this store, I was overwhelmed. This place holds so many treasures, you'll need several trips to look through everything. Franky's is one of the most popular thrift/vintage stores in Puerto Rico, and likely only one of a few. The...
323 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Enjoy an informal but tasty meal at Mojito's. The food and drinks are inexpensive and good quality and the service isn't bad either. Chicken, fish, seafood and steak are all presented nicely seasoned in generous proportions. Air-conditioning is on...
54 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
The walled city of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico is a beautifully restored example of a Spanish colonial city, with buildings dating back to the 16th century. Famous for its narrow cobblestone streets and colorful houses, this old town is full of...
105 Calle de La Fortaleza, San Juan, PR 00901
I think the most appealing aspect of Old San Juan is the architecture and design of the city. Residential apartment buildings have been converted to designer boutiques or little B&Bs, and interior courtyards invite hungry guests to relax and...
Estatua Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
You can learn about Puerto Rico's history by visiting ancient citadels, churches, and Taíno ceremonial sites. The island, considered the "Key to the Antilles" by the Spanish, was fought over in many wars; the 1539 El Morro in Old San Juan—the...
299 Avenida José de Diego, San Juan, 00909, Puerto Rico
Arts in Puerto Rico range from lavish recitals to paintings of humble local scenes. The Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center in San Juan puts on various performances, including theater, concerts, ballet, and opera. The center itself is a work of art,...
1077 Ave Dr Ashford, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
For our first trip together as a couple, my boyfriend and I headed to Puerto Rico for a winter getaway. San Juan is a perfect combination of beach destination, historical old town, and some nightlife fun. For our date night dinner, my boyfriend...
315 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Running around Old San Juan can be a little overwhelming, with its many world class shops, fusion restaurants, bars and even more claiming the most authentic of authentic Puerto Rican food. Walking in they had beautiful decorations that remind me...
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