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Atwater Market in Montréal

Atwater Market

Montréal is such a charming city–its architecture reminiscent of Europe. In addition to quaint residential neighborhoods, there are squares and parks, and plenty of outdoor cafés. Old Montréal, in particular, is a heritage district with many …

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Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway

Nashville is a big, sprawling city. However, standing in the four-block stretch of downtown known as “Honky Tonk Highway,” it feels much smaller. Here restaurants, bars, music halls, western wear stores, and souvenir shops pack ground level storefronts, the upper floors and even rooftops.

Ceiling of Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN

Frist Art Museum in Nashville, TN

We knew we’d be seeing some amazing paintings and sculptures. However, we did not anticipate the architectural significance of the building itself.

Milk & Honey Nashville, TN

Milk & Honey in Nashville, TN

Heading out of Nashville on Sunday morning, our last stop was for breakfast. After researching dozens of breakfast websites, there was only one place that stood out: Milk & Honey Nashville. One glance at the menu, and all other options were off the table.

Hot Club de Lyon

Hot Club De Lyon

Lyon has more than a dozen jazz clubs, some with long and storied histories. I’m a sucker for live music. But finding live music venues in foreign countries, particularly when I don’t speak the language, can …

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Our favorite spot: Le Broc’Bar

Our visit to Lyon was to be a three-night layover on the way from Paris to Narbonne. We had reserved a fifth-floor walkup in the 1st arrondissement, the Presqu’île, but since we’d never been to Lyon we really didn’t know if this would turn out to be a good choice. Would the location be convenient or difficult? Would the neighborhood be vibrant or sketchy? As it turns out, it was perfect, and Le Broc’Bar was one of the reasons.

Brasserie George, Lyon, France

Lyon’s Infamous Brasserie Georges

One reason I love traveling to a big city is that it is such a different experience from my own life. There are the physical differences: streets packed with vehicles and people, the hum of traffic and voices, even the light is different, bouncing off glass and steel and concrete. And there is so much to do: parks and gardens, museums, galleries, live music and restaurants. And it’s all right there. In easy reach of a subway or a bus or even just the sidewalk.

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