Hole In Wall Box

Hole In Wall Subscription Box: A Farmer’s Market Delivered to Your Door

Hole In Wall Box is a monthly box service that let’s you taste local delights from some of the world’s greatest cities.

Handmade goods and organic treats from fantastic local small businesses around the world delivered bi-monthly are selected using a shop-local mentality.

Each month is a new surprise of chocolates, candies, lotions, spices and more from artisans, food companies, gourmet goods, and even mom-and-pop shops each selected and shipped with love.

A great way to treat yourself or someone else–Mother’s Day is coming y’all—Hole In Wall boxes bring the farmer’s market right to your door.
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In Ontario’s Highlands, You Can Dine in a Cave

The small town of Eganville, located in Ontario’s Highlands, is the home of the Bonnechere Caves. Known for its rich geological finds, the Bonnechere Caves are famous for something new – cave dining. Since its inception 3 years ago, word has spread swiftly, making it a must-do activity and one of the hottest tickets in the Ottawa Valley. Those of us fortunate enough to have scored a golden ticket were chomping at the bit to see what all the hype is about. 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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Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ontario’s Southwest

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 →

Fairmont Scottsdale

The Ultimate Spa Day at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Arizona

In the heart of the Sonoran Desert is an expansive Spanish colonial oasis, just outside of McDowell Mountain Regional Parktucked in North Scottsdale.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, one of only four AAA 5-diamond hotels in Arizona, lives up to its name in every way: I felt a bit like royalty in my Deluxe King room with one of the best views in the hotel. Continue Reading →

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Delicious Israel: Making Food Memories Off the Beaten Path

When I was little, my grandmother would make Yorkshire pudding on special occasions. Whipped up on the spot, she made them from memory, from scratch and with love. She is gone now, but the tastes of her Yorkshire pudding’s crunchy tops and savoury centres remain as vivid in my mind as her jokes and hugs.

This kind of taste and emotional recollection is what I like to call a food memory. These are memories that haul us back to the intersection of delicious food, tradition and love, and leave us with phantom tastes in our mouths.

But what if you could preserve your food memories? Keep them real and alive for everyone to enjoy.

This is exactly what Tel Aviv-based Delicious Israel, is doing for locals and visitors to food memory-rich Israel. Continue Reading →

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Jerk Chicken and Beyond! Jamaican Eats in Montego Bay

When conjuring up images of Jamaica, too often people envision patches of “safe” resorts peppered between territories riddled with violence. Before finding an inexpensive flight to Montego Bay, my travel companion and I were a touch nervous, having succumbed to the common perception of the sunny island. After hemming and hawing, we decided we would risk it and booked ourselves into hostel. Thank heavens we did, because we would have missed out on, well, pretty much everything.

Once we arrived we saw the parade of folk headed towards their walls of safety; every adventurous bone stamped out of them. Fortunately, we tucked into some fantastic, non-resort food that won’t leave you disappointed. Here’s a wee guide for the adventure seekers and resort haters eating in the Montego or MoBay area. Continue Reading →