We tested a bunch of camping gear for our Summer and Fall Gearapalooza series! Our review of the best sleeping bags of 2015. Continue Reading →
It’s Gearapalooza and we’re testing out a bunch of outdoor gear! Our review of the best cycling gear of 2015. Continue Reading →
It’s Gearapalooza and we’re testing out a bunch of outdoor gear! Our review of the best lightweight jackets of 2015. Continue Reading →
Summer may be slipping out the back door, but that doesn’t mean the party’s over. There are so many ways to enjoy autumn in Canada, and Ontario’s Southwest offers more than just scenery. It’s only a short drive to this corridor filled with wineries, farm fresh fare, and agritourism.
We’ve put together a short itinerary for a 24-hour fall getaway to the region of Windsor Essex Pelee Island. It’s roughly four hours from Toronto by car, so we recommend driving in the night before if you can. Are you ready to go? Continue Reading →
It’s Gearapalooza and we’re testing out a bunch of outdoor gear! Our review of the best tents of 2015. 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 →
Are you 100% sure you’re covered? Six questions to ask before buying travel insurance. 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 →
Uncovering Aruba’s seaside eateries and cultural experiences beyond the beach. 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 →
A visit to Bangkok’s Taling Chan Floating Market, where you can shop, eat, drink, and listen to live music while boating along the Chao Phraya River. Continue Reading →
An outdoor cultural festival nestled among ancient rocks? Only in Cappadocia, a region in central Turkey full of ethereal natural sites, most notably the “fairy chimneys”: tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley. One writer attends the first ever Cappadox Festival, a three-day celebration of music, gastronomy, and the arts. 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 →
It’s 6am and I suddenly wake up to the wind blowing lightly on my face. Then I hear the ocean waves lapping against the shore and I start smiling. I am not sure if it’s a dream or it’s really happening because it is just that awesome. I look to my left and see my son Noah sleeping soundly wrapped in a white comforter in the big cozy bed next to mine. I sleepily look to my right and immediately freeze.
It’s definitely real! I am in paradise, otherwise known as the Melia Nassau Beach. Continue Reading →
Canadians wait so long throughout our winter months for the weather to warm up. So when spring finally hits, I start daydreaming about a getaway not too far from home.
If you’re city hopping, then add Chicago to your list! The Windy City has a big city feel; but at the same time, it’s laidback, down-to-earth and unpretentious. Our guide to making the most of 24 hours in Chicago. Continue Reading →
This traveller goes global in her search for fashion, and moved to Berlin on a whim. Meet Kayla Seah, our Wanderer of the Week! Continue Reading →
Coffee, bikes, and beer seem to go hand-in-hand. Bike-inspired cafes and bars have been popping up all over North America (and the world!) from Denver to Pittsburgh and Sedona to Vancouver. Find out how our favourite cycling cafes combine coffee, bikes and beer to create a fun new experience for cycling enthusiasts. 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 →
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 →