Posts by: Keph Senett

Northern Lights British Columbia

Hauntings and Hot Springs in British Columbia’s Valley of the Ghosts

The Kootenay Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia near the Alberta border, is a year-round destination for adventure travellers looking for adrenaline shots, and the City of Nelson serves as a home base for many on their way to the nearby slopes, trails, and rapids. In between snow (or sun) days, though, there … Continue Reading →

Photo: New Brunswick Tourism, Canada

A Foodie’s Tour of Fundy in New Brunswick

With access to the Appalachians, a series of major river systems, and coasts to the east and the south, New Brunswick is made for road tripping. The province is only around 28,000 square miles (73,000 square kilometers) so it’s easy to get from one place to the other—even with frequent stops.

On my recent trip on the Fundy Coastal Drive, I found myself signaling right to sample chocolates, lobster, smoked salmon, poutine, blueberry wine, and more. The route, which takes you from Moncton near the east to St. Stephen on the southwestern tip (and close enough to the border with Maine to ping their cell towers), is loaded with things to eat. Here’s a (non-exhaustive) guide to grazing. Continue Reading →

Vienna Market

To Markt, To Markt, To Buy a Fat Pig in Vienna

When I’m travelling, grocery shopping is one of my very favourite things to do. I love reading labels in another language, hunting out regional products, and experimenting in the kitchen later. Vienna has several daily markets where shoppers can find fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms, and small-batch products made on nearby living room tables. Continue Reading →

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Dakhká Khwáan Dancers Kick Off Opening Night Showcase for Pan Am Games

Last night, dozens of First Nation and Métis performers from across the country officially opened the Aboriginal Pavilion for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. With multiple stages, food vendors, and a marketplace, the Pavilion—located at the Fort York National Historic Site at the foot of Strachan just north of Lakeshore Boulevard—promises to be a key family-friendly site during the event. Continue Reading →


MONTREAL EN LUMIÈRE: Not Your Ordinary Winter Festival

Sixteen years ago Montréal introduced a festival that would make people love winter again. Today, it’s a 10-day city-wide extravaganza attracting visitors from around the world. The sheer number of culinary events, art exhibitions, and live performances can be boggling (pro tip: create a personalized itinerary on the official website), and this is not even taking into account all there is to see in the gorgeous and historic city of Montréal. Continue Reading →

©Victor Diaz-Lamich - Montréal en Lumière (Chez L'Épicier)

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: A Winter Festival with Gastronomic Genius

It seems like no matter when you travel to Montréal, there’s some sort of foodie festival in full swing, and one of the city’s finest — MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE — is just a few weeks off.

In case you haven’t heard, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE IS one of the largest winter festivals in the world, attracting over 1 million visitors. This event may be named for its lights (and, indeed, has been selected by UNESCO as of its International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies), but it would be a mistake to forget the gastronomy. Continue Reading →

Moscow Metro Russia

Moscow’s Most Grand & Historic Metro Stations

Moscow’s onion spires — on colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, on the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and on a multitude of lesser-known buildings—are perhaps the most iconic examples of the city’s architecture, but there are equally-impressive displays beneath the streets.

For just the cost of a subway ticket, you can access nearly 200 stations on 12 lines comprising more than 325 kilometres of track—and get a history lesson. Here, listed chronologically by date opened, are five of Moscow’s greatest Metro stations. Continue Reading →

Seafood Tostada at Marisqueria El Caguamo

Cuisine and Culture in Mexico City with Sabores Mexico Food Tours

In 2010, UNESCO added traditional Mexican cuisine to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list, recognizing the local ingredients, farming practices, and regional dishes as an integral part of the national identity. Sabores Mexico owner Rodrigo Lopez Aldana—himself born and raised in Mexico City—has built a tour business that places Mexican food right where it belongs: at the center of your sightseeing experience.

Mexico City’s el Centro is the location of many iconic sights including the National Palace, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the world’s second-largest public plaza, Zócalo (only Moscow’s Red Square is bigger). A site of conflict between the Aztec Empire and Spanish colonizers, el Centro has hundreds of years of history behind it and is the perfect place for a walking food tour. Continue Reading →