#LTfriendsgiving // the lazy girl’s guide to celebrating holidays abroad

Having been best friends for almost twenty years (!), we’ve developed quite a few Lazy Travelers’ traditions, but our absolute favorite has to be our annual #LTfriendsgiving. Since our time in New York, we’ve made Thanksgiving together a yearly event, and in 2013, we took it on the road to Ashley and Jeff’s cottage in Fontainebleau, France. Since then, we’ve carved the turkey in Henley-on-Thames, England in 2014, Val d’Isère, France in 2015, and this past November, Montreal, Canada. [photo via instagram] Though we’ve become masters at taking the festivities on the road, we originally found it a bit tough to try and recreate the magic of one of our favorite holidays without our usual resources. Now in our fourth year abroad, we’ve put…

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autumn getaway: montreal

As you may have already realized, we are big on weekend getaways around here. It doesn’t matter what season–give us a long weekend and we’re happy as traveling clams. The latest addition to my long list of NYC-friendly destinations? Montreal. Back in July when I started to eagerly anticipate autumn (normal), the hubs and I decided to book our first fall getaway of the season. Come mid-September, we would fly up to Montreal to celebrate our second anniversary. Sure, it’s still fairly warm in New York in mid-September, but those Canucks hunker down for winter on, like, November 1st, right? Wrong. The weather was decidedly un-fall like. We, of course, packed as though we were spending…

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and to our north…

As a brief break from our regularly scheduled Costa Rican recaps, I’d like to make an announcement. The hubs and I, after careful deliberation, have set our sights upon our next destination: Montreal! That’s right, the hubs and I will be spending a long weekend with our neighbors to the north for our second anniversary in September. Let me tell you, I am absurdly excited. Why, you ask? Let’s review: 1. Vieux Montreal! Cobblestones & fancy old buildings & outdoor cafes? Come on. It’s like Vieux Montreal was made for two lovebirds. You know, from what I read. I’ll let you know if it’s true come September. 2. French!  France has played a pretty big role…

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