vacation

New Orleans 1/3

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since we were storming around New Orleans! This month has been crazy but it was nice to prepare for it with my best of friends and all the good food. As with all my travel posts, this is the first of 3 posts about this beautiful, gritty, unique city. We went to the quarter, had muffaletta down by the river, rode the streetcars, listened to jazz, ate Jambalaya at Mother’s (well they did but I had the best sandwich of my LIFE) ย ate all the beignets, drank the French 75, and still ended up sloshed on Bourbon Street with a grenade. This is only just a glimpse but there was something beautiful and different going on here. New Orleans is unlike any place I’ve ever been.ย 

Toronto 5/6

Aside from the Castle, which will have to have it’s own post (obviously), these two places were my favorite sites in Toronto. The first place, Nathan Phillips Square is the location of the governmental buildings. It also houses this adorable Toronto Sign that reflects into the water. It’s things like this that give a city character and I really enjoyed this space. The second place, is the Distillery District. You will find a lot of information on traveling in Toronto, but (again, aside from the Castle), I highly recommend spending an afternoon in the Distillery District. There are tons of places to shop, pecan butter tarts, art galleries, it’s own brewery, and the district itself is so quaint and full of character. If you are from America, you literally feel as if you’ve been transported back in time.

See the unseen side of Toronto, here, see the bluffs here,ย and the touristy side here, some architecture here, and finally my favorite places below!