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Snapshots of Montreal--A trip for parents and kids
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Have you ever noticed how vacation snapshots tend to change when you become a parent?

Pre-kid, you might be posed in a romantic setting, the Eiffel Tower rising behind the cobblestone streets where you’ve just lingered over coffee and a pastry. Post-kid, your family shares the frame with a costumed theme-park character and maybe the rollercoaster you just stepped off.

It doesn't have to be that way if you head north to Montreal, a city as good for the grown-ups as for the children, with delights to keep everyone in the picture.

I love the wide array of cultures on display in--and welcomed to--Montreal. As a gay man, I can enjoy my fill of sophisticated, urban offerings. As a dad to a five year-old, I know that an array of fun, engaging options awaits my daughter. You can read more of what we love about Canada's second largest city on AOL Travel.

Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.