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West Coast Walkabout in the City of Lights: San Francisco, California

San Francisco is a charming city offering delicious food and drink and a variety of activities for anyone to enjoy. The usual suspects like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Haight-Ashbury are what first spring to mind for most West Coast-bound tourists. But after you’ve seen the bridge and been squicked-out at prison, take a day to explore the local delights and get to know the original home of the streetcar just a little better. Continue Reading →

The Adirondacks, New York State

Green Cuisine in the Adirondacks, New York

Sorry, Vermont. You’re not the only tree-loving hippie in the hood anymore. The Adirondacks in Upstate New York is quickly becoming a haven for foodies who want to eat and travel greener. Craft beverages and organic, sustainable and market fresh cuisine dominate many of the region’s menus. Here are some of our favourite farm-to-fork foodie experiences. Continue Reading →

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The Getaway: Exploring the Adirondacks, New York

(Above: Photo courtesy of Visit Adirondacks) Tired of sitting in endless traffic to get north for the weekend? Here’s a suggestion: go southeast to the “other Muskoka” – the Adirondacks. Only a five hour drive from Toronto and two hours from Montreal, The Adirondacks of Northern New York offers a great getaway option for city … Continue Reading →

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Where to Eat: Weslodge Saloon, Toronto

Giddy-up, barbeque lovers! It’s time to mosey on over to the Weslodge Saloon on Toronto’s West side, to feast on premium grilled meats. Yee-haw! Okay, calm down. In case you haven’t heard, Weslodge bills itself as a “casually refined modern saloon” located on trendy King Street West. The dining room is tastefully adorned with rustic … Continue Reading →

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A Taste of Argentina at iYellow Wine School, Toronto

As a self-described wino, I jumped at the chance to participate in the iYellow Wines of Argentina wine school.  In case you haven’t heard, Toronto Life recently included iYellow Wine School in their “The Best of the City” series. But what isn’t publicized is that iYellow avoids all the usual wine snobbery in their classes. Owner Angela Aiello emphasizes that “no … Continue Reading →

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Five Things to Love about the Christmas Market in Germany

The Christmas season is one of the best times to visit Germany. It’s when the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) is in full swing – a must do on any traveller’s bucket list. They are easy to find as most are located in the centres of major cities. They usually coincide with Advent as the German word literally translates to Christ Child Market. Munich and Nuremberg were my favourites, as these markets stayed true to Bavarian tradition.

Here are 5 things about the German Christkindlmarkt that are unique from other countries — and that we love about it!
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