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QUEBEC CITY

February 25, 2016

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QUEBEC CITY

What a charming town! Quebec City is filled with snowed rooftops, narrow roads and puffing chimneys. The area reminds me of a city plucked from Europe and set on the edge of Canada. After walking around I realized there was no way to see everything in my short time, so I settled on a few things.

First, I experienced Old Quebec, which is the only walled city north of Mexico. Walking down the historic streets of Old Quebec is like going through a time warp. The architecture and timeless shops make it hard to believe you’re not in old France. I especially enjoyed the random ice sculptures and fireplace scattered around to warm up your hands.

The second place I experienced was the Hotel de Glace. Hotel de Glace is the only ice hotel in the Americas. I would highly recommend a visit even if you weren’t staying at the hotel. This frozen hotel is equipped with a full bar, fur beds, hot tubs, inner tube slide and dance floor great for dancing.

The third place I would recommend is visiting the Observatoire de la Capitale. The Observatoire de la Capitale gives you the highest viewing area in the city. The windows in this enormous building will give you a 360 degree view of all of beautiful Quebec City.

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Chasing Winter

February 22, 2016

Chasing Winter

I’m super excited to tell everyone that I will be going on a 7 day adventure through Quebec City and Quebec Maritime sponsored by Quebec Original. I will be highlighting winter activities such as visiting North America’s only Ice Hotel, sample sugar shack delights, snowmobiling, and more. 

I will be posting daily, so please check back to see what I’ll be up to next. Also, here is a list of my other social media networks Instagram, Snapchat (antoniocdsmith), Twitter. Let’s stay connected! 

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Backstage: Columbus Civic Center

February 15, 2016

 
 
 

BACKSTAGE: COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER

Well that was fun! This was my first experience backstage at a huge venue like the Columbus Civic Center. Over ten thousand people bought tickets to this sold out show and our team rocked it. What a fun opportunity!

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The best rooftop on North Fort Lauderdale beach Boulevard

November 6, 2015

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The best rooftop on North Fort Lauderdale beach Boulevard

The W Fort Lauderdale has one the best rooftops on North Fort Lauderdale beach Boulevard. W Hotels are known for sophistication, luxury and modern aesthetic but this one takes the cake. The Fort Lauderdale rooftop has prime location to take in the sights of the beach, while providing a comfortable and relaxing environment. Of course the pictures mostly speak for themselves but I highly recommend you check out yourself. @W Fort Lauderdale

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Dream beach

June 26, 2015




Dream beach

One of my favorite beaches is a ferry ride away from Bali. Dream beach is a perfect change of pace from the hustle of Bali. This magnificent beach has white coral sand, extremely clear blue water and other magnificent scenery. I strongly suggest you visit if you’re in Bali. 

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Bali 

June 19, 2015

Bali

For the next couple days I’m going to be sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. This is ths first time in Bali so I’m pretty excited. It’ll be good to get a bit of relaxation in after touring Japan. 

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Yokohama at night

June 17, 2015

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Yokohama at night

My good friends at Ambassadors Japan gave me private night tour of Yokohama to show me the spectacular lights of Minatomirai. Yokohama is located about 25 minutes outside Tokyo by rail and is the second biggest city in Japan. After a brief stop at the historic Red Brick Warehouse to eat Yokohama shumai, we walked over to Cosmo World theme park. While at Cosmo World, I challenged Yuta and Takuya (Ambassador Japan) to an intense game of pop a shot. After Yuta was declared the winner, it was off to the Noge district for Izakaya yakitori. The yakitori was so delicious! If you’re planning on visiting Yokohama or Japan please check out their website Ambassadors Japan for further info.

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Arashiyama

June 16, 2015

  

  
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Arashiyama

I can’t believe I’ve never visited Arashiyama in Kyoto. Arashiyama is located in the city of Kyoto and holds numerous attractions including; a bamboo forest, souvenir shops, a monkey park and numerous temples. I didn’t go to the monkey park but I did visit a few temples, walk through the bamboo forest and visit a couple shops. This place can sometimes get pretty packed, so it’s best to come early in the day if you’re planning to visit.

My favorite part of visiting Arashiyama was walking though the Bamboo forest. This place is absolutely majestic. I had no idea bamboo could grow so tall. It’s a great place for pictures. For directions on the best way to get there visit the link above.

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Visiting Mount Fuji

June 12, 2015

Visiting Mount Fuji

I feel like one lucky guy to visit Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan and a very important part of Japanese culture. It was too bad our tour could get any closer because of the possible activity. I tried to capture the majesticness of the mountain but I feel like pictures really don’t do the sights justice.

 

 

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Escorted around Japan

June 8, 2015

Escorted around Japan

I’m back in Tokyo! I know it’s only been 2 years but for some reason it feel like I’ve been waiting a long time for this. During my time in Japan I’ll be enjoying some traditional Japanese experiences sponsored by Viator, connect with my friends at Ambassadors Japan and blog tips and tricks to improve your next trip to ‘neon city’. Please feel free to message or tweet me if you have any suggestion of things I should do or see.