Category: Travel

Montréal: Reuben’s

After watching our Ducks lose 2-5, I started scouting out for dinner plans. Most of the group members were starving, since they didn’t eat at the game.  So I found Reuben’s, another deli type place that could accommodate us at 6:00. The place was packed, and we were […]

Montréal: matinee at Bell Centre vs Canadiens

The hockey game was early at 1:00 pm.  We found out during the Super Bowl weekend, the Montreal Canadiens schedule the game early, and make it family friendly.  From the national anthem singer to the starting lineup announcer to the guest DJ, they were all kids. There were plenty of free, interactive things […]

Montréal: Ducks Road Crew check in

The Ducks Road Crew is the official traveling group of the Anaheim Ducks hockey club.  They organize a trip for the fans, with special perks and merchandise that is exclusive to the trip.  The cost for this trip only includes the land portion, so fans must find their […]

Montréal: Exploring downtown

Good morning! It’s the official first day of the Ducks Road Crew trip. We started off our morning by taking a walk in very brisk, chilly weather to a café I found on yelp: Universel.  The staff was not the friendliest, and the food was just ok.  At least […]

Montréal: Pub McLean’s

Pub McLean’s is located about 2 blocks our downtown Montreal hotel. While in flight from Los Angeles, I messaged the owner via Yelp and asked if we could make a reservations to watch the Ducks vs. Senators game at 7:00.  No problem. When we arrived, the assistant manager […]

Ducks Road Trip: Montréal bound!

This year’s Ducks Road Crew trip was Montreal and Toronto, and then I am breaking off on my own with 25 other fans to Buffalo.  About 90 Ducks fans will be attending this year’s trip, the biggest one for North America (with London and Finland/Sweden being bigger).  Karen, […]

Las Vegas: Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Hotel has a conservatory, where they have the most amazing seasonal display made from flowers and plants.  You just have to stop by when they have the exhibit, and its free. The rotation schedule is: Holiday Glamour: December 2 – January 1 Chinese New Year: January […]

Las Vegas: Viet Noodle Bar

Las Vegas has plenty of food to offer. You can find almost anything you want, on and off the Strip.  We try to get away from the Strip and eat where the locals eat.  About 10 minutes from the Strip, off Spring Mountain Road is their Asia town.  […]

Las Vegas: Caesar’s Palace

December is probably the best time of the year to visit Las Vegas. For one thing, it’s not scorching hot!  The weather is actually quite cool, even as low as 47 degrees, and the high is a nice comfortable 67 degrees.  For Californians, that’s winter! So every year […]

Las Vegas: Gritz Café (@gritzcafe)

I’ve had this place bookmarked for the longest time.  They serve fried chicken, waffles and grits… sinful, comfort food.  The reviews on yelp said the place is tiny, a bit slow (as they cook to order) and terribly busy on weekends. For my visit, I came on a […]