Murtz Jaffer

Murtz Jaffer Effectively fusing his experience in the newspaper, online, magazine, radio and television mediums, Murtz Jaffer has traveled the world both personally and professionally. After stints at Entertainment Tonight Canada, TVGuide.ca, Virgin Radio and TORO Magazine, Jaffer joins Weekendtrips.com hot on the heels of his three-season stint as the host and co-creator of his own show, Reality Obsessed on TVTropolis. As our editor, Murtz’s mandate is to always give you an answer to the question, “what are you doing this weekend?” To get in touch, e-mail editor (at) weekendtrips (dot) com

See The Queen In Kleinburg

on January 10, 2016

Are you fascinated by the Royals? Do you read stories about William and Kate like an insatiable fiend? Does the Queen’s elegance and grace inspire you? “Queen Elizabeth II” by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration is a new exhibit…

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        There is nothing more fun than seeing enormous trucks crush small cars, and if you’re ready to have more fun with your family than you have ever had before, the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour returns…

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If you are still in Breaking Bad withdrawal and were always a fan of Hank on the show, the DEA Museum in DC might be exactly what will satisfy your drug curiosity without developing a dangerous addiction. The Drug Enforcement…

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How many times have you watched Groundhog Day? If you are fascinated by the superstition of an additional six weeks of winter being determined by whether (pun intended) or not a groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, there is…

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One of the trendiest restaurants in Montreal is Martin Picard’s Le Pied de Cochon (536 Duluth Est, Montreal QC). After the restaurant received Anthony Bourdain’s seal of approval on No Reservations TV show, there have ironically been many more reservations…

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If you love Asian food, but find yourself completely confused by the variety of unfamiliar ingredients in Chinese food markets, a new weekend experience in Boston might be exactly what yo are looking for. Boston’s Chinatown Market tour features a…

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While breweries are opening at a rapid pace in Chicago, distilleries are few and far between. With that disclaimer, Chicago’s third distillery in the last six months opened last week and the new Chicago Distilling Company (2359 N. Milwaukee Ave)…

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Best Bars In Astoria

on January 13, 2014

If you are looking for a great bar and don’t want to go all the way to Manhattan to find it, there are some fantastic options in Astoria, New York. Sunswick 35-02 35th St, (at 35th Ave), Astoria NY Sunwick…

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It’s almost that time again! Winterlude returns to Canada’s Capital Region from January 31 to February 17. The winter wonderland festival features ice scuptures, a snow playground, street performers and (of course), Rideau Canal, the world’s longest skating rink. The…

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Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market was established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets and is the nation’s oldest farmers’ market. Visitors to the market can enjoy virtually every type of cuisine from sublime soul food and exquisite Asian and Middle…

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There’s only one thing better than shopping on the weekend and that’s shopping on the weekend when you already know where the best deals are. The Weekendtrips team has compiled a list of some of the biggest sales that are…

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If you are looking for the best view of Washington D.C., we have found it. The best part is, it won’t cost you a dime. The Pilgrim Observation Gallery at Washington’s National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC) is…

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It is said that we are what we eat and if that is the case, then there is no better place to find out who you are at a Chicago art exhibit this weekend. “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture…

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3 Things To Do In Boston This Winter

on January 7, 2014

With the frigid temperatures in the northeast, many are struggling for ideas on what to do. In Boston, there are some great options available and we have narrowed these down to some of our top picks. 1. Go Antiquing. The…

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Rev your engines up Weekendtrippers! There is nothing more fun than seeing enormous trucks crush small cars, and if you’re ready to have more fun with your family than you have ever had before, the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour…

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Buffalo’s Top Hot Dog Spots

on January 6, 2014

If you are craving a hot dog and are in upstate New York, the only question is what you like on it. Buffalo has become a hot dog hot spot, and here are some of our top picks. Ted’s 7018…

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If you love ice skating and are in or planning to visit the Boston area this weekend, get ready to get excited. The 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships arrive in Boston from January 5 – 12. Hosted by the…

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Happy Holidays From Weekendtrips.com

on December 25, 2013

Dear Weekendtrips.com readers, With the holiday season upon us, there is no better time to remember the important things and at the forefront of that is family and friends. Wishing you the best of this holiday season from my family…

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We’re at it again! Weekendtrips is giving away two free tickets to a new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art! Magritte: The Mystery Of The Ordinary 1926-1938 focuses exclusively on Surrealist painer Rene Magritte. Magritte aimed to create…

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If you are planning a trip to Buffalo, perhaps for some great wings or a little shopping, one of our best recommendations is to visit Elmwood Village. Located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, the funky area features great bars,…

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