A spa day to escape the reality

My mind always needs a vacation, if i could, i’ll be gon. Far away from that Montreal cold, sitting on the beach to a beautiful sunny day!! Hopefully there is another way to have a little happiness in the warmth. Spa day’s are my favourite winter fun! Thanks to the northern European to invent such a concept.

Seriously! I can’t resist to a wet sauna and hot jaccuzy, even more when is so cold outside. I feel relaxed and give me so much energy for the week to come. As a train almost daily, it also helps my muscular pains. I am surely gonna sleep like a baby the followed night! All good benefits for the body and mind! A day of vacation to escape my stressful life!

Bota Bota the dreamy escape!

My favourite urban spa is definitively Bota bota. Made on a real boat on the Montréal old Port. There are multiple hot and cold baths on board! Also in the summer the garden is so pretty full of flowers! But what’s very exceptional about this spa is the food! I had the best tartars of my life! And i am not talking about the view! It’s an amazing daily adventure!

In grand nature!  

If you have read my Albertan adventure, you surely did no miss, my wild hot spring story! This began rolling on the edge of a precipice! Yes literally 15 minutes on a narrow road with a breathtaking view towards the end. A false maneuver and I let you imagine the rest!

While I was scared for my life, I finally saw the parking lot. We were practically alone. To get to the hot spring, we had to descend the complete precipice (by stairs thankfully) The view was unreal, the icy river of mountains water mixes part of the hot spring. While some of the waters were almost unbearably hot, the other was freezing.

All this to tell you that it was the most beautiful spa experience of my life. I do seriously recommend you to visit a wild hot spring a least once in your life!! Add it to your bucket list!

For you, is a natural or artificial spa that suits you best? Please tell me in the comments!

The Canadian Rockies

On May 10th to 21st, I had the pleasure of returning to the Canadian Rockies!

Like most of my trips, I was living like a real backpacker. I was staying in hotels and traveling mainly by hitchhiking. I do love my freedom and the possibility of improving! I love hiking and visiting the beautiful Canadian nature and wildlife!

Regardez cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Melissande de l’auberge du web (@businesstravelandhealth) le

I did Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Invermere, the Glacier Trail, and Jasper. Like always, my trip was just fantastic. I have made myself some fabulous friends and wonderful souvenirs that will last forever!

A little video I made with my pictures and GoPro!

I hope you will enjoy my travel video. It is my first time trying to film with my new camera! There are also some of my favorite pictures! Please be free to give any advice that will be useful to help me!

My First Time in Portugal, Europe

I always dream of traveling, I didn’t get very far in my 20s unfortunately, but I did get to go to Canada, west to east twice, the USA as a teen, and once to Europe! That last trip was amazing! I loved it so much!

A Dream Come True.

So fantastic, at twenty-nine years old, a month and a half before my thirtieth birthday, I got to check something off my bucket list! I still can’t believe it yet! The airport ambiance, the stress of stepping into the plane, everything brings me joy! The food was not that good, but who cares haha! It was a night flight, so I mostly tried to sleep, but it did not work that much.

The arrival was pretty fast, the duty did not take too much of my time. I was so tired anyway, I admit my patience is not really good without a night of sleep!

It at least was so sunny and warm, way warmer than a Canadian November! The temperature was a delight almost all week, but I do remember a full day of rain!

Regardez cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Melissande de l’auberge du web (@businesstravelandhealth) le

Food Porn, at its Best!!

In Portugal, the best food ever was the fish! It is so fresh and the way it is cooked makes it taste wonderful! I ate it every day, no joke. The wine was also really cheap, less than water! It is a really good place to become an alcoholic! I was drinking a bottle easily by myself! I, of course, brought some bottles of Porto home! But seriously, best food ever! If you are like me and love to eat, it is the best place for you! I am already missing it so much!

Regardez cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Melissande de l’auberge du web (@businesstravelandhealth) le

Such a wonderful history.

I am not a Cinderella type of person, but history has always had a part in my life. Visiting a castle was something I had to do while visiting Europe. I had the chance to visit two castles in Sintra and I absolutely found them stunning!

Regardez cette publication sur Instagram

Une publication partagée par Melissande de l’auberge du web (@businesstravelandhealth) le

To finish, I loved my week! Yes, we mostly took time to rest, walk (a lot) and visit around Lisbon, but it was worth it! I will definitely go back solo, even if I have to live with people couch surfing, or stay in a hotel. My ultimate dream is that I will be in Europe for a month next year! I have to make that happen!

[slider style=”” category=”” orderby=”date” order=”DESC”]