Monthly Archives: August 2010


The Glories of Beaver Tail (Montreal)

Peta, Don't Panic Nomadic Chick hasn't succumbed to carnivore yearnings yet. Beaver Tail or Queues de CastorĀ is an Eastern Canada phenom that locals or travelers gobble in copious amounts. Based on a family recipe, Dan and Pam Hooker opened the first BeaverTail shop in 1980 at the Byward Market in Ottawa. The company moved their [...]

By |August 30th, 2010|Montreal|10 Comments

Worst Washroom of the Week

Guess they reduced the cleaning staff, or two people were wrestling in the stall. Montreal, Quebec

By |August 27th, 2010|Montreal|2 Comments

Gypsy Wednesday – 5 Reasons to Travel

Welcome to Gypsy Wednesday! Every Wednesday, I strive to highlight all the juicy morsels related to travel and beyond. 1. The food. Hmm... 2. The friends. Me and Gray Cargill of Solo Friendly Lovely Lauren of Globetrooper 3. Architecture that will take your breath away.   Notre Dame [...]

By |August 25th, 2010|Life|16 Comments

Voulez-Vous Danser? Le Montreal

Maybe I was itching for a random, traveler experience. Or lazy. It was 2:30 pm, yet I feigned hurried actions to make it to the famous Basillica Notre Dame in Old Montreal when it clearly closed at 3 pm. I conceded defeat, getting off at Metro Station St-Laurent. My sense of purpose drifted, creeping from [...]

By |August 23rd, 2010|Culture, Montreal|9 Comments

Couchsurfing for Solo Women Travelers, Good or Bad?

As a solo woman in and out of the traveling world, I'm taught to be afraid. Do not walk alone at night. Avoid darkened alleys or an empty parking garage. Honestly, this makes me angry, deeply conflicted. Mixed signals abound when on one hand I'm encouraged to be forceful, yet fearful in the same breath. [...]

By |August 23rd, 2010|Travel Tips|80 Comments

Worst Washroom of the Week

Anybody that can guess what this is wins a roll of TP! Calgary, Alberta Hint: It's not what you think.

By |August 21st, 2010|Montreal|7 Comments