A sneak peek into the sold-out performance of Theatre in the Bush, a freewheeling show by the Ramshackle Theatre hailing from Canada’s Yukon. 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 →
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 →
What prompted a New York City architect to leave behind the United States and set up residency in Bangkok in the late 1940s? That part of Jim Thompson’s story is documented, but what happened to him afterwards remains a mystery.
One writer visits to The Jim Thompson House for insight into this eccentric expat’s life in Thailand. Continue Reading →
On the island of Rhodes, Greece sits a luxurious boutique hotel. It rests beautifully beneath the ancient Byzantine temple Athena (circa 10th century BC) overlooking the Aegean Sea. Melenos is a collection of exclusive suites and villas where guests can experience serene sophistication lovingly conceptualized and meticulously curated by owner and collector Michalis Melenos. A collector of art and ancient artifacts, Michalis built Melenos to so guests from around the world could enjoy his pieces discovered during his many journeys of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. Continue Reading →
Once you get over the fact you’re drinking processed cat poop, luwak coffee makes a pretty good cup of java.
Luwak cat poop coffeeLuwak coffee is made from the partially digested feces of a civet cat (an animal that looks like a bobcat and can be found in parts of Asia). How does it work? Continue Reading →
Up in the Yukon town of Dawson city, the summer is short. The snow and ice hang around town until about May. But once warmer weather finally hits there’s only one thing to do: party until the first leaf drops. And there’s no better way to make hay while the sun shines than to revel in the Dawson City Music Festival. Continue Reading →
In the northwestern corner of the Yukon Territory sits historic and lively Dawson City. Once the urban city-center for starry-eyed prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush, Dawson has maintained its intrigue and endured as a top tourist destination all these years later. In the summer months, visitors can take advantage of the town’s jam-packed schedule, which includes the legendary Dawson City Music Festival, historic Discovery Days and a thrice-nightly can-can cabaret at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall.
But there’s one event that can transform fun-loving tourists into hard-core (nearly) locals: the Dawson City Midnight Dome Race. Continue Reading →
Is Mickey Mouse a little too mundane? Maybe the traditional theme park, with its cheesy shows and rollercoasters, doesn’t get your rocks off?
Then this list is for you! Everything from the offensive to the sexual to the macabre, here are five weird amusement parks from around the world: Continue Reading →
For the past 18 years, “Caveman Bill” Donaldson has lived in a cave above the Yukon River in Canada’s North. Situated across the river from Dawson City, it has given him an interesting perspective on life in the Yukon. Continue Reading →
One Georgia resort has taken its five-star commitment above and beyond. The Cloisters at Sea Island has a badass bird keeps pests away so that you can dine in peace.
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On my lifelong search for the quintessential holiday fitness facility, I came across Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel and Spa, tucked away in England’s verdant Sussex Downs. It’s not just a private hangout for local ladies who lunch; it’s a boutique hotel with spa and gym with exercise classes, tennis and a ritzy restaurant. Oh, and an English cream tea destination to boot! Continue Reading →
Squeezed between racy Amsterdam and cheese-mongering Paris, Belgium’s Bruges may seem small potatoes at first glance. But this fairy tale-like town has more to offer than Medieval architecture and canals. Foodies and ale-lovers flock to Bruges to indulge in calorific cuisine, craft beer, and some bizarre ways of ingesting chocolate (think: cocaine-style). Here are five things to love about Bruges’ food scene: Continue Reading →
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 →
A suicide forest, an isolated park with headless corpses, and a violent spirit that attacks cemetery visitors. As a Halloween treat, we’ve listed some of the most haunted places on earth.
Of course there are plenty more spooky sites to be seen around the world — but these six definitely made us poop our pants a little bit. Continue Reading →
Toronto’s Distillery District is swarming with spirits – and not just the drinking kind. These old factories in Toronto are amongst the city’s most haunted sites.
If you are lucky enough to live in Canada’s National Capital Region, the best day ever is only minutes away. Don’t get me wrong; I’m as surprised as you are. A few months ago I moved to the region and was looking for ways to fill my time while I waited to make new friends. And I found something great. Across the border away from the chaos of Parliament Hill, are the Yin and Yang of the perfect day: Quebec’s Gatineau Park and the world renowned Le Nordik Spa Nature. 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 →