A Powder Highway Ski Trip Through Canada

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

About halfway into the 18-minute, high-speed gondola ride up the mountain, my brother-in-law turned to me. He had a concerned look on his face. Beyond us in the distance we could see the steep vertical drops along the south ridge of the forebodingly titled Terminator Peak, the 7,900-foot mountain that caps the southern portion of Kicking […]

Learning To Befriend Winter In Quebec

Sunday, October 2, 2016

On the narrowest stretch of the trail, hemmed in by forest, Fripouille locked his icy-blue eyes onto me. “Hey, why aren’t we moving?” he seemed to be asking. Not that he could ask me as much. Fripouille (Scoundrel in English) was one of six Alaskan huskies standing in front of me, howling in cacophonic impatience. […]

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It Was Like

Friday, May 30, 2014

“Hey Matt, any interest in taking a day trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday?” It was an innocuous enough question to receive by email, especially for someone that runs a travel blog, but I had to wonder: Did the sender realize I lived in New York City which, at last check, was not normally considered […]

Niagara Falls Began To Freeze This Week, And This Is What It Looked Like

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Count one more victim of the cold brought by the recent polar vortex in North America. As temperatures dipped down to -20 Fahrenheit, the water around Niagara Falls begin to freeze, creating some spectacular images for those brave enough to head outside in the cold to witness the event (such as the one above). It […]

33 Reasons to Visit Toronto

Monday, July 15, 2013

This article is brought to you by Emirates. Before your trip to experience one of these 33 reasons to visit Toronto, be sure to visit Emirates, which operates flights to Toronto from Dubai using a state-of-the-art fleet, including the new Emirates A380. Toronto is one of North America’s largest cities and one of its most […]

Surprise: Montreal Is Actually Really Fun In The Winter Too [Travel Video]

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I realize it’s a little late in the season to feature a video of Montreal showing how beautiful it is in the winter, especially given that now’s the time to start planning a summer getaway to the city — a season when the city really comes alive — but this ode to the freezing city […]

“Inspiring Vistas” Photo Contest Winner: Classic Western North America

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

“Inspiring Vistas” really couldn’t be a more loaded theme for our summer photography contest, and the submissions were truly everything you would imagine. More than an Indonesian volcano, a view of  Hawaii from the air, or the longing of young cowboys at a rodeo, it is the colors of Canada’s Kananaskis country that inspire us […]

How Candice Got Her Groove Back In Nova Scotia

Monday, February 21, 2011

I lost my job two days before my birthday, in July. I mourned while floating around in five inches of water in a Disney princess inflatable pool, fueled by beer and self-pity. On a whim I bought a flight to Halifax to crash with my friend for a few weeks. There were no jobs, why […]

Top 5 Places To Eat In St. Clair West, Toronto

Monday, October 18, 2010

By Natalie Taylor Toronto is synonymous for food-centric neighborhoods such as Greektown, Chinatown, and lately, Ossington Avenue. But St. Clair West neighborhoods, Wychwood Heights and Hillcrest Village, spanning from Bathurst to Winona Drive, are undergoing a foodie renaissance. The St. Clair strip (near Dufferin Avenue) was predominantly known as Toronto’s other Little Italy, Corso Italia, […]

When In Quebec, Eat Haggis

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today, people from all over are traveling everywhere. With such an increase in diversity, the common question is: where are you from? People want to know where your ancestors are from. It fulfills a not-so-secret curiosity, the same one that propels people to travel. What if you plate it for people? With, say, haggis. Curiosity […]

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