Van View of the Sea

Mini-Travel Hack

Getting Started with Travel Hacking Travel Hacking refers to racking up points/miles on credit cards, and utilizing bonuses and specials on cards and then using them on trips to vastly cut down on the cost of the trips. When utilized, travel hacking can save tons of money on vacation and traveling costs. There are whole communities out there dedicated to mastering the art of the travel … Continue reading Mini-Travel Hack

Is Marie Kondo’s “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Truly Life Changing?

As the year 2019 kicks off, its a good time to think about de-cluttering and re-setting. Lately the time I spend cleaning (okay I don’t really clean that much) and or organizing has really been grinding my gears. I feel like I am in an endless cycle of clothes piling up and then putting them away, only for them to pile back up again. Anytime I … Continue reading Is Marie Kondo’s “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” Truly Life Changing?

Montreal: 2 Days & 2 Nights

My favorite things about Montreal were the food and the overall big city vibe. We spent two days here, so we really just scratched the surface of all that Montreal has to offer. A haven for foodies, you could spend many days here just eating. It reminded me a little bit of a smaller Manhattan. Especially coming from the semi-quaint Quebec City, it felt a lot … Continue reading Montreal: 2 Days & 2 Nights

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is a picturesque city with a European Feel. The cobblestone streets and french architecture give it an old time romantic feel. Quebec City is easily accessible from New England, and offers a cultural experience different than what exists within the walls of the US of A. It was great for a quick fall baecation, but would really be great for anyone to visit. … Continue reading Quebec City, Canada

One Day in Burlington, Vermont

In terms of great places to be in the fall in New England, Burlington, Vermont hits the spot. It also happens to be where I was born, so its basically a landmark. It is a great small city that has plenty of restaurants, bars, breweries and shops, in addition to a number of outdoor activities. The air in Vermont always feels fresher to me and … Continue reading One Day in Burlington, Vermont

Quebec City, Montreal & Burlington, VT

This trip came about like many others I go on, semi-randomly. I had gotten the itch to go to Montreal some time ago. I tend to think of northern Vermont (where I was born) as the ends of the earth in terms of snowiness and coldness. The fact that such a large city lies just beyond Vermont’s bounds was and still is somewhat mind blowing … Continue reading Quebec City, Montreal & Burlington, VT