Until this whole COVID thing, I have made it a point to visit Montreal once a year. I know for many Tampa Bay Lightning fans, that seems like crossing enemy lines, but if you’ve never been to Montreal, you don’t get it. It’s like a mini European getaway. But it’s only about a 5 or 6 hour trip from Tampa. (There are very few direct flights.) Most of the area speaks French (but will speak English if you can’t). There’s a lot of history, great restaurants and a ton of things to do, including of course, going to Games 3 and 4 where the Bolts hope to lift the Stanley Cup next week. If you need some convincing, these photos should do the trick.