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Getting a Food High in the Rockies

Perched on mountainsides, skiers and snowboarders chomp on buffalo burgers and sweet potato fries – without a thought to how this food gets to such high altitudes.

Guests have had to endure snowy highways, sludgy car parks and liftlines to get skiing. But resorts typically handle the catering logistics so seamlessly that guests usually don’t even see the challenges in delivering fresh fare to high altitude restaurants. Add to this the recent trend towards gentrifying ski hill fare over the past few years, and there are some very unique culinary challenges especially in remote resorts in Canada.

So how do high altitude restaurants get their food supplies to the top of the mountain? Continue Reading →

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A Taste of Argentina at iYellow Wine School, Toronto

As a self-described wino, I jumped at the chance to participate in the iYellow Wines of Argentina wine school.  In case you haven’t heard, Toronto Life recently included iYellow Wine School in their “The Best of the City” series. But what isn’t publicized is that iYellow avoids all the usual wine snobbery in their classes. Owner Angela Aiello emphasizes that “no … Continue Reading →

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Five Things to Love about the Christmas Market in Germany

The Christmas season is one of the best times to visit Germany. It’s when the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) is in full swing – a must do on any traveller’s bucket list. They are easy to find as most are located in the centres of major cities. They usually coincide with Advent as the German word literally translates to Christ Child Market. Munich and Nuremberg were my favourites, as these markets stayed true to Bavarian tradition.

Here are 5 things about the German Christkindlmarkt that are unique from other countries — and that we love about it!
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Are the Gili Islands the new Bali?

Don’t get me wrong, I love Bali, it’s beautiful.  But after visiting Gili Trawangan, one of the three Gili islands, I felt as though I was being unfaithful to Bali. Why? Because I enjoyed the Gili Islands so much that a part of me wished I booked more of my holiday there. The three Gili … Continue Reading →

New Orleans

Our Top Travel Experiences in New Orleans

New Orleans is a city full of personality, rich history, fantastic music, charm and Southern hospitality (yes, this is a real thing!). A city that can be enjoyed year-round, there is no shortage of things to see or do. I visited NOLA for an extended long weekend, focusing most of my time in the French Quarter, and was able to see and do a lot over four days.

Here are our top 5 travel experiences in New Orleans: Continue Reading →

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A Culinary Journey at Sandals St. Lucia

As a world traveller, I’m always on the hunt for a genuine dining experience. Exploring cuisine is one of the best ways to learn about other cultures. On the road, I want to taste local ingredients, meet the cooks, and hear stories and traditions associated with the dishes.

I never expected to experience this at an all-inclusive resort. But Sandals has created a culinary expedition with its Discovery Dining concept. Continue Reading →