Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Today, we were finally able to have a relaxing, sit-down breakfast. The restaurant we went to was Universal Déjeuner, which served traditional breakfast items. I had a lighter breakfast with cottage cheese and fruits as well as a poached egg on toast. It was alright. Not the best breakfast place I’ve been to.  Light breakfast… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 2

It was a miserable, rainy day, as we headed over to the Atwater Market for some exploration and a light breakfast. It reminded me of Granville Island in Vancouver or the Byward Market in Ottawa. There were many shops selling various meats, cheeses, seafood and other goodies. We stopped at a bakery for some croissants… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 2

Canada, Home cooking, Tips

Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Goodfood vs. HelloFresh (Updated October 2019)

Note: This is an update on a previous post from 2018. Updated information has been italicized. As much as I would love to eat out all the time to try all the nom noms in town, we try to cook at home most days of the week. It can get very difficult and tedious at… Continue reading Meal Kit Delivery Comparison: Chefs Plate vs. Goodfood vs. HelloFresh (Updated October 2019)

Canada, Tips

Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Other than the Aeroplan Miles that you can get and redeem for travelling with Air Canada and other Star Alliance member airlines, have you ever wondered if it is worth it to be a loyal frequent flyer in order to earn status with an airline? Aaron did quite a bit of travelling last year and… Continue reading Prestige 25K with Air Canada: Is it really that prestigious?

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Bar Food, Canada, Japanese, Tapas

Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

We felt like going to a Japanese Izayaka so we headed over to Kuidaore for some TGIF food and drinks one night. Apparently kuidaore (食い倒れ) in Japanese means “to eat one's self into ruin”1. Location/Ambience It was quite busy on a Friday night but we were able to get a table for 2 with minimal wait.… Continue reading Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

alaska, Canada, USA, Vancouver

Alaskan Cruise with Princess Cruises: All Aboard the Golden Princess

This spring, we went on a memorable family and friend cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. For this trip, we went with the Golden Princess with Princess Cruises. I’ve been on two cruises in the past (one was actually roundtrip to Alaska from Vancouver in 2009). In general, I feel that this experience is comparable to… Continue reading Alaskan Cruise with Princess Cruises: All Aboard the Golden Princess