Touring the Assemblée Nationale du Québec in Québec City

On a recent trip to Québec, Canada, we made sure one of our first stops was a visit to the Parliament Building, home of the National Assembly, to learn all about French Canadian government. A National Historic Site, the National Assembly Parliament Building was built between 1877 and 1886 on Parliament Hill, inspired by the…

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Touring La Citadelle de Québec

The biggest military base in North America, La Citadelle was built by the British from 1820-1831  on Cape Diamond, the city’s highest point. La Citadelle was built to control who had access to the northern parts of Canada and to protect Quebec from future American invasions, after the invasion during the War of 1812.  La…

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Seven Tips for Planning a Teenage Birthday Trip with Crystal Springs Resort in New Jersey

We place great emphasis on gifting our children experiences and believe birthdays are the perfect time to celebrate the gift of friendship with a special trip. For a recent celebration, our daughter wanted to go away for the night with some of her closest friends. We immediately thought of one of our favorite resorts, Crystals…

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Touring the Morrin Centre in Québec

On our recent visit to Québec, we had the opportunity to explore several historical attractions and learn about many parts of Québec’s history. One of the most unique spots in the city (and actually, that we have ever toured) is the Morrin Centre, one time jail, one time university, and now part museum and part…

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The Auberge Saint Antoine Hotel in Québec

On a recent trip to Québec, we had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais and Château property (one of only 450 hotels in the world with the distinct honor). Located in the heart of Old Port of Québec, the Saint Antoine is steeped in history and offers many wonderful amenities.…

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Six Spots to Explore at Le Monastère Des Augustines in Québec, Canada

In 1639, three young Augustinian Sisters traveled from France to found the first hospital in North America north of Mexico and to evangelize the locals. They spent a few years traveling around North America before returning to Quebéc in 1644 to build the original Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery hospital in 1691, which also included a…

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