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“A Piece of Mass in Every Glass” – Massachusetts Craft Beer and the Importance of Drinking Local

Step into any thriving bar these days and you are bound to come face-to-face with an imposing selection of ornate beer taps offering a wide range of drinkables. Craft beers have taken over and the variety, from tart gose sours to smooth chocolate milk stouts, means a greater choice than ever. Small town breweries are … Continue Reading →

IBEROSTAR Grand Paraiso, Mexico

Reluctantly Off-Resort in Mexico: A Mayan Riviera Adventure

At seven am the phone rings lifting me out of a food-induced sleep. Day five of my luxury getaway on the Mayan Riviera is dawning and I am beyond irritated to receive an early morning phone call during my fancy-lady escape from reality. My opulent room comes into focus through my one opened eye. Face glued to the pillow, I reach for the phone, clear my throat and prepare to mutter, “No,” and hang up. Continue Reading →

Ski Lake Louise

Hit the Slopes of Lake Louise

From opening day in November, Lake Louise is a magnet for mainstay mountain lovers, eager to take advantage of the sensational six-month season. After a six months abstinence from the addictive sport, everyone relishes the face-numbing frigid fresh air on the quad, the whoosh of speed, legs dangling and windchill infiltrating miniscule gaps in hats and helmets. Continue Reading →

Yukon's Kluane National Park

Are you a Traveller or a Tourist?

If you dream of setting foot on distant shores, of strolling beneath foreign stars or if you can’t wait to pack a bag and leave behind the familiar and the comfortable, then you, kindred soul, are a traveler.

There are bits of me all over the world; nail clippings in Taiwan, hair in Oman and skin cells in over 82 countries. It’s not that I mean to leave a piece of myself wherever I go, but every place we travel is touched by our passing as we are altered by it. This is the life of a traveler.

There is a very big difference between a traveler and a tourist. A tourist is one who wants to do the same things they do back home, just in a different location. A traveler walks with respect and tries to experience that which makes their new destination unique. They talk to the locals, try new things, taste the food and learn a few phrases in a different language-they relish new experiences. Continue Reading →

Fabbrica Brunch McEwan

This Man Has the Coolest Job in Canada

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 →

St. Georges

Dancing the Night Away in Lalibela, Ethiopia

I was doomed from the very first moment I saw him.

It was late, the sky was inky black, and I was wandering alone through a sleepy village, lost. In Africa. Lalibela, Ethiopia to be precise. Oh so lovely Lalibela. I had ached to see Lalibela for years, a result of a couch bound weekend of pouting over lost love. The television, in an effort to console me, tempted me with pictures about not just Africa, not just Ethiopia, but LALIBELA. I’m not yelling, sometimes I feel like it deserves to be written in capital letters, and bowed down to. Continue Reading →