A look inside the ritzy Conrad Hotel NYC, a sexy and stylish luxury hotel in Lower Manhattan that’s considered one of the best hotels in New York City. Continue Reading →
Posts by: Lisa Jackson
A review of the Millennium Hilton New York Downtown—a modern hotel in Lower Manhattan that’s one of the best hotels in New York City. Continue Reading →
Take the Highlands and the Lowlands – because Scotland is that awesome. It’s a haven for history buffs, foodies, and nature lovers. Here’s a short travel guide to Scotland. Continue Reading →
There are cemeteries, burial plots, museums, and memorials all over the world that honour our Canadian Forces. If you’re travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can pay your respects on Remembrance Day or any day of the year: Continue Reading →
Even if you don’t have kiddies to take trick-or-treating, there are plenty of ways that you can participate in Halloween hijinks. Our spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Toronto: Continue Reading →
For some people, it would be a dream job to travel across Canada and eat in some of the country’s finest restaurants.
For Canadian writer and international food and wine journalist, Andrew Braithwaite, it’s just another day at the office. He’s the official judge for “Canada’s Best New Restaurants” 2014 competition. For this annual event, Air Canada’s enRoute magazine seeks out Canada’s best restaurants launched during the past year.
But what’s it actually like to hold the “Golden Fork”? From his home in San Francisco, here’s what Andrew Braithwaite had to say about coveting one of the coolest jobs in Canada. Continue Reading →
Looking for a field to farm culinary experience? Two hours east of Toronto in Prince Edward County, chef and food writer Cynthia Peters teaches classes on the art of seasonal cooking from her 1830’s heritage farmhouse. Local food products are incorporated in the recipes and culinary tours of local farms, producers, and wineries are often part of the day’s adventure. Cynthia has serious skills too, with training at Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa and a cookbook about herbs under her belt. Continue Reading →
With over 140 wineries in Ontario, what makes Niagara’s Vineland Estates stand out?
For starters, it’s been in the biz for over 30 years and is considered as “Ontario’s Most Picturesque Winery.” Just 60 minutes from Toronto, foodies flock to Vineland Estates to sample award-winning wines and to gourmet food in the restaurant.
But there’s more to it than that. Here are seven damn good reasons why Vineland Estates should be at the top of your wine weekend hit list: Continue Reading →
In the world’s eighth largest country, the choices of what to see and do in Argentina can be overwhelming. Of course, the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires lures travellers with milongas, restaurants, and charming architecture. But there’s also jungle and desert in the north; penguins and glaciers in the south; and tons of wineries and ranches in the centre.
Unfortunately, the modes of transportation are not as plentiful. Unlike Europe, long distance trains are scarce in Argentina. Although the overnight bus is a comfortable way to travel, it sometimes requires twelve hours (or more) between destinations. I was dying to get outside of Buenos Aires to see everything that Argentina had to offer. Could I plan a whirlwind tour of Argentina in just eight days? And without going broke or sight-seeing bus stations? Continue Reading →
Prince Edward County is Ontario’s fastest-growing wine region, & a great getaway for wine lovers. Here are our summer wine picks from Prince Edward County. Continue Reading →
It’s starting to get difficult to remember that Toronto was once famous for something other than crack-smoking mayors.
Over 150 years ago, Toronto had a reputation for producing the best pork in the world. That’s right – Toronto isn’t nicknamed “Hogtown” for nothing. Back in the 1800s, Brits salivated over Canadian bacon and ate it by the millions of pounds. Where Starbucks and condos now dominate, pigs once roamed in their pens and were slaughtered at an abattoir on Front Street East. Toronto Urban Adventures launched a bacon-themed guided tour called “When Pigs Fry” – a food tour that offers more than eating. . Continue Reading →
Le sigh. Sometimes this job is just so stressful. The multi-tasking is overwhelming – like trying to sample cocktails and learn about vodka from a world-renowned bartender. Continue Reading →
Dawson City, Yukon, needs a new toe for the famed Sour Toe Cocktail after a patron swallowed it. We braved the drink & lived to tell the tale. Continue Reading →
It’s a little intimidating to dine at Morton’s The Steakhouse for the first time. It’s partly the location and clientele. Morton’s in Toronto is nestled inside the glamorous Park Hyatt Hotel, in the heart of Yorkville. Past patrons have included celebrities like Sean Penn, Sting, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cleese, and Robin Williams. The … Continue Reading →
An interview with Scott Wilson from Departures TV series – a travel show on Amazon Prime that also features Justin Lukach and Andre Dupuis. Continue Reading →
What happens to a nightclub when it gets a makeover? It becomes a gathering place for enjoying craft beer and classic Canadian comfort food. Over 15 months, the basement of the red brick building on Richmond Street was transformed into The Fifth Pub House – a rustic bar inspired by the British gastropub tradition. The … Continue Reading →
Destingo might just be my destiny. Okay, so maybe fate didn’t guided me to the door of this new Italian trattoria on Queen West. More like a rumbling belly that couldn’t resist the wafting scent of fresh pizzas and pastas. And with a selection of 199 wines and hearty Italian dishes on the menu, does it … Continue Reading →
There’s a ton to do and see in this tiny country with a big backyard. It’s home to the talented singer Bjork, and a sanctuary for Damon Albarn of Blur. Plus, Iceland is one of the best places to spot the Northern Lights, and has one of the most famous geothermal spas in the world. … Continue Reading →
Looking to get locked in for life with your lover? Do it on a bridge in Paris. Outside Notre Dame Cathedral, thousands of couples are writing their names on locks, securing them to the bridge’s fence, and tossing the key into the Seine below. C’est tellement romantique, non? Well, not everyone is swooning over this site. It’s … Continue Reading →