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50% OFF TRAIN TRAVEL TO MONTREAL FOR OSHEAGA!

Traveling by train is my definition of a pleasurable activity. You get to relax, have a comfortable seat with enough legroom, use your phone, look at the scenery – and, if you’re like me, you get to not worry about the frightening possibility of your plane crashing. Taking the train to Montreal also involves arriving at the heart of downtown and being steps away from your hotel and all the summer action.

HEY AMERICANS! WIN A TRIP TO MONTREAL!

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is hosting a contest giving US residents the chance to win an ultimate Canadian experience. The winner will choose from 5 Canadian adventures, one of which is focused on the urban experience and includes two nights in Montreal! “Urban Fare: The energy rushes at you. Exciting. Diverse. Delicious. Chic. Nonstop. It’s woven into the tapestry of these two great cities: Toronto, “The City That Works” and Montréal, “la belle ville.” You see it in the culture and the arts. Taste it in the food. Explore it in the architecture. Catch it in the attitude. Purchase it in the endless, magnificent shopping. Then celebrate it deep into the night.” To enter, visit the “Canada. See it now.” website and click on “Urban Fare.” Bonne Chance!

10 GREAT TRAVEL APPS (MONTREAL EDITION)

When you’re far from home, your mobile devise can be your best resource. In the olden days, when one was lost, a reliable strategy for finding your bearings was to “ask for directions” from a local. I know, weird, right? These days we have mobile devises that sort of social inconvenience. I’m being facetious. Montréalers are a friendly crew, and should you find yourself lost, they’ll be waiting to point you in the right direction