A visit to Montreal, Quebec is not complete without a stop at Schwartz’s Deli! It’s obvious from the photo. We had to queue up for 20 minutes just to get a table. But once we did it was worth the wait. In this short YouTube video, learn more about this must-see restaurant in Montreal and what to order once you’re there…
Doesn’t that look delicious! Great restaurants don’t always have to be fancy-schmancy. This bustling storefront has been in business for decades – and with good reason!
Today’s Lesson: Sometimes waiting in line is worth it.
It seems as though I’m constantly playing catch-up with my posts. Five posts a week just isn’t enough to stay current. Needless to say, I haven’t forgotten about all my adventures in South Africa, Zambia and New Hampshire. They’ve all got dates slotted on my publishing calendar, waiting for when I have some time to write and edit.
With all that being said, today’s post is from Vancouver. Two weeks ago I literally spent 25 hours in the city. I was attending a conference at the new Vancouver Convention Center. After touching down in the city, I took a walk along the Vancouver Seawall. Here’s what you can see along the way…
If I was to ask you, “What is Canadian?” You’d probably say Maple Syrup, Maple Leafs, Mounties and Hockey. After one trip to Canada you’ll also add…Tim Hortons.
Tim Hortons is a Canadian Coffee and Donut Shop (though their menu is much more elaborate than that). There are Tim’s (as they are called locally), on virtually every street corner. People go to Tim’s multiple times a week. Cashiers at Tim Hortons sometimes know their customers so well that their orders are ready the moment their car pulls into the parking lot. Canadians grew up going to Tim’s. Tim Hortons is the Canadian equivalent of Walt Disney – no exaggeration. There’s a fanaticism throughout the country towards Tim Hortons, their coffee and their donuts. And now they can add an American to the group – me!
Last week’s post may have caught you by surprise; Your eyes weren’t fooling you. I was wearing a cowboy hat!
After a successful week at work in the City of Calgary, my host and client wanted to thank my colleague and I for a job well-done with a Calgary Tradition: A White Hat. Out of respect for my client and my personal full-time job, I won’t share the details of what I did to earn the hat, but the tradition in Calgary dates back all the way to 1961. But the popularity of the hat goes back even further.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted interesting signs I’ve spotted throughout my travels. While I was at the Calgary Airport in Canada I came across a sign on March 13th taped to a Coca-Cola vending machine.
Perhaps the gurus in the marketing department could benefit from an intern to draft a new sales campaign. Or maybe operations could fix the machine? Just a thought…but what do I know about vending machines?
What do you think readers? Would you take the risk and purchase a soda? Yes or No? Comment below.