If you've got the itch for Europe but not quite enough time or money to make the trip, Montreal is a great alternative! Aaron and I made a last minute decision on a Thursday to leave the next night and head towards Montreal. It's a 6 hour drive from NYC and when you're on the road as much as we are you kind of forget how that's kind of far drive for a weekend. I was like, "Oh, only 6 hours? So easy!" Let's just say I wasn't singing the same tune when we arrived at 2:30AM. Regardless, we had such a fun weekend away and enjoyed exploring a new city together. Our favorite parts were walking around to see the colorful homes and trying some of the recommended restaurants and micro breweries. Neither of us were able to muster up the courage to try poutine, though. Maybe next time! Thanks for the great first visit, Canada!