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Is The Train The Best Way To Travel?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I have always thought of the train as the most romantic way to travel. Maybe it´s because you can sit back and relax, doze off without swerving into traffic. Maybe it´s because you get to see other paths other than the pavement. I don´t know what it is, but I love taking trains. When I read […]

You’re Going To Need More Than 36 Hours In Buenos Aires

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The NY Times has graced us again with a look at how to spend your weekend. This time, it takes us to Buenos Aires. Being one of Latin America’s largest cities, there is too much to do in 36 hours. This would be one of those moments to choose quality over quantity of things experienced. […]

Toronto To NYC: Art Roadtrip

Friday, January 29, 2010

I guess I will have to live vicariously through the internet when it comes to neat travel ideas happening back home in Toronto. Look out NYC, a wave of Torontonians are headed your way! The Star gives us a heads up of what´s going to be happening February 24th to the 28th: a bus-load of […]

An Experience In Unique Mozambique

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This week, the Globe summarized what traveling ought to be, no matter where you go: experiencing authentic culture. Although Northern Mozambique may be a haven for the elite, true culture can still be experienced at Mozambique Island, a UNESCO-protected island. Leaf, with help from his host, Luis, decided to savor dinner at the night market […]

Come On Everybody And Drop Your Diets, We’re Heading To Mexico City For The Weekend

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

If you are bored and don’t know what to do this weekend, go to Mexico City. I know it sounds crazy. Most of my friends cocked their heads to one side with eyebrows raised when I told them I had done just that one weekend, but it’s worth it. The food is delicious, the flight […]

War And Peace: Beirut´s Boom In Tourism (Good Or Bad?)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I stumbled upon a couple of articles in The Gazette this week highlighting Beirut, capital of Lebanon, as a city coming back to life. For the past 4o-plus years, this country has seen some of the worst of times. Situated in a precarious geographical position, it has been in the middle and on the sidelines […]

Cycling Around The World: The Ultimate Eco-friendly Adventure

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maybe it´s because the days are getting longer (for the Northern Hemisphere) or maybe it´s because some of us really miss riding our bikes, but there is bicycle love in the air. And, why not? What better way to see the world than on a bike? It´s environmentally friendly and physically challenging. It´s much quicker than walking […]

Basata: So Much More Than Just An Eco-lodge In Egypt

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

When I began to read about Egypt´s first eco-lodge, I thought I would get to share an interesting spot for people to check out. However, upon reading it, I felt an overwhelming sense of awe. By the end of the article, I didn´t know which part to highlight. Was it the pure simplicity of the […]

The Importance Of Travel Playlists

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sometimes, traveling needs a little sensory boost. Even though the sights, smells and sounds can be overwhelming, there is nothing like a song that perfectly captivates a moment in your travels. I have always been a fan of making a playlist for a long flight, nights spent in so I can take a break, or […]

How To Get Around The End Of The World

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You ride the train. This week the Star takes us along on a train ride through and around the southernmost city in the world: Ushuia, Argentina. The train is modeled after the ones built in the early 1900s. These trains were crafted with the utmost simplicity — small, narrow and uncomfortable — as the cars […]

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