This Allergic Traveler just returned from Montreal. Montreal was home to me for over thirty years. It was nice to get back and spend some time with family and friends. As it was Grand Prix weekend, we also got to see all the cars on Crescent street (see photos below).  It’s funny because when I lived there I did everything possible to get out of town on this weekend, as there were so many tourists in town. And now, 5 years later, I ended up flying in on that very weekend. What are the chances?

I have to say it brought back many memories. Whether it was spending time with new babies, checking out the action or simply enjoying a cappuccino on a terrasse, all made the trip memorable. When it came time to eating, I ended up eating out A LOT! Montreal is known for its multiculturalism and it’s restaurants. As such, any time we went out to eat (Typhoon, Rockaberry’s, etc.), there was always a multitude of options for me. With having so many food allergies, I typically end up eating salads with oil and vinegar on the side. This is my safe option. However, this was not the case in Montreal. I even ended up gaining weight while I was there! It’s back to the gym for me – however no regrets as the food was divine and so was the company! As always, I am looking forward to my next trip back.Pretty!

Author: Tarah Jakubiak

After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.