Matchmaking is one of Ireland’s oldest traditions, and for the last 150 years, it has taken place in Lisdoonvarna, a West Coast village near the iconic Cliffs of Moher. For the month of September, this tiny spa town of 800 residents hosts the popular Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – a month-long celebration bringing together hopeful romantics from around the world. Most recently, a gay, bisexual and transgender weekend, called “The Outing,” has been added to the program – the world’s first-ever LGBT matchmaking festival. Continue Reading →
Posts by: Lisa Jackson
Have you heard about the hidden hangout on New Zealand’s west coast?
Catching a wave is just one of the many activities to be had in Raglan, New Zealand. Before you go, add these six fabulous experiences to your “must do” list. Continue Reading →
A look inside Wallflower, a tiny eatery in Greenwich Village that’s quickly earning a reputation as one of New York City’s best cocktail bars. Continue Reading →
From roadside shacks to fancy restaurants, get your Key Lime pie fix at these must-try stops in the Florida Keys. Continue Reading →
Choose your own adventure! From food trails to heritage highways, a round up of the best Ontario road trips for this summer. Some routes are well-known; others may surprise you. Continue Reading →
Too often, rail travel gets labelled as the vehicle of the unadventurous traveller. But the truth is, there’s no better way to see the Western Canada than by riding the rails on the Rocky Mountaineer, the only passenger-based train permitted to use the Canadian National Railway. So before you dismiss rail riding, here are five reasons to travel by train across Western Canada: Continue Reading →
Legend says that these nine lonely islands, 1300km off the coast of Portugal, are leftovers from Atlantis. In reality, the Azores were born out of volcanic activity, and first settled by Europeans starting in the 1400s. The “Hawaii of the Atlantic” is teeming with wildlife, outdoor adventure, spa offerings, and incredible gastronomy. Continue Reading →
Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene. Here are six things you probably didn’t know about Puerto Rico, as well as excellent reasons why you should visit: Continue Reading →
Come for the beach, stay for the food! From roadside grills to five-star eateries, Jamaica is a gastronomic playground with a melting pot of flavours. Continue Reading →
Get yourself to one of these destinations fast, before these precious UNESCO World Heritage sites are going…going…gone. Continue Reading →
Six sumptuous ways to explore Boston using your taste buds as a guide. And no, the Cheers bar ain’t one of them! Continue Reading →
The City of London has been featured in countless films: from historical recreations of the Elizabethan London in Shakespeare in Love, to the Victorian Era flicks such as Sherlock Holmes, to the romantic comedies of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. And don’t forget the slew of crime films, spy thrillers, science fiction and the “swinging London” films of the 1960s (yeah baby!!).
But truly, the film sites are even more enthralling in person. I’ve picked out six of my favourite filming locations in London, England that you can actually visit. And to win a roundtrip flight to the Big Smoke, keep reading to get the details about the We Love London Ticket Race on September 22! Continue Reading →
Are you 100% sure you’re covered? Six questions to ask before buying travel insurance. Continue Reading →
New North Collective and Speed Control travelled 5000km from Whitehorse to participate in the musical line-up for PANAMANIA, the 35-day arts and culture festival to enrich the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience. Despite the downpour of rain last night, spectators stuck around to see these lively shows at Nathan Phillip’s Square. Continue Reading →
Just outside Phoenix, there’s Agritopia — a suburb with an organic urban farm at the centre in Gilbert, Arizona. It reflects a growing trend of the “agrihood” — a residential development where a farm is a shared amenity, much like a pool, gym, or parking garage. And it has me thinking twice about the suburbs. Continue Reading →
The Pan Am Games in Toronto aren’t all about sports. There’s plenty of art and culture featured too.
At the Aboriginal Pavilion, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers are performing onstage this week, as part of the 17-day celebration of Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival running parallel to the Pan Am Games. Continue Reading →
The jig is up! Although Ontario’s Southwest has flown under the radar for awhile, this region is becoming uber popular for foodies seeking a gastronomic retreat. After a weekend in Norfolk County, I’m sharing four of the best kept (and delicious!) secrets about the food scene in Ontario’s Southwest. But go quickly: once the hipsters find out, tourists will flood this region. Continue Reading →
Four years ago, I was slumped over a desk, longing to explore the world. On my lunch breaks, I surfed the internet and drooled over safaris, seat sales, and rainforest hikes.
Fast forward to now. I’m enjoying a one-year unpaid sabbatical from my office job. I spend my days flying to new destinations to peruse markets, taste fresh foods, meet new friends, and check off an ever-expanding bucket list.
How did I do it? Continue Reading →
Conscious travel is about valuing the journey as much as the destination – and airports are a part of it too. Our top fun, cheap ways to make Toronto Pearson Airport an awesome travel experience. Plus, have you heard about the new *free* perk at YYZ? Continue Reading →