I was lucky enough to go on my first ever solo vacation last month, with a quick trip to Quebec City. I decided on Quebec because 1: the Canadian dollar is weeeeeak, so any exchange was really going to hurt which ruled out anywhere, especially the USA and 2: I only had 5 days to work with, so it needed to be close-ish but still feel adventurous. I gotta say, I was very happy with my choice!
Two of my days were definitely travel days, but the other three were so low key, relaxing and fun! I stayed in an awesome tiny hotel from 1876, which was so neat! It was right across from city hall and felt like the center of everything. I highly recommend it. I slept when I wanted, (though oddly, I kept my BC schedule since I went to sleep around 12 and woke up at 7, which is pretty much the same as my 9:30 pm – 5:30 am wake up at home) ate when I wanted and did whatever I felt like! Which was a lot of walking, window shopping and relaxing. I did a food tour, a ghost tour (which was very windy and cold), took the ferry to Levis and spent an afternoon at the spa. Guys, it was so good. The downside? I missed Hazel like crazy. I cried every day, which is so lame. Basically, if I heard her crying for me on the phone I broke down. Whomp whomp.
I’m so glad I went. It was a fantastic experience. I’m feeling satiated for travel again which is good news because I’ll be strapped down for the next few years!