Montréal: Have Your Pig’s Foot And Eat It, Too

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Growing up in the Ottawa Valley was not especially interesting. It was not as adventurous as Toronto. It was not laid back like Vancouver. It was, however, an hour or so from Montréal, the city that boasts bagels, poutine and dépanneurs with beer-stocked fridges. Being young, penniless and car-free, I never got the opportunity to […]

More Than Poutine: A Journey To Discover What It Means To Eat “Canadian”

Thursday, July 8, 2010

When it comes to travel, most people want to take in all that a country has to offer. People will save their pennies to venture into far off and exotic places in order to experience the architecture, music, landscape and — I think most importantly — the food. Eating something delectable in a strange place […]

Three Days Pedaling Canada’s Golden Triangle And Living To Tell About It

Monday, June 7, 2010

Think you got what it takes to do the three-day trek through Canada’s Golden Triangle? Maybe, just make sure to double bike-short it, things are about to get a little bumpy. By Jon Wick Last week, I embarked on a new chapter in my life: bike touring. More appropriately, epic bike touring. I spent three days pedaling […]

Summit To Talk About

Friday, June 4, 2010

Apparently, summer is the season of summits. This year, Toronto is hosting the G20 — with much ado about something — and the Muskoka region of Ontario is hosting this year’s G8, with guest appearances from celebrity politicians. Well, for the most part — Muskokies just want to know about Obama. Recently, a group of […]

Montréal Is Not So Transparent

Friday, May 28, 2010

It was a friend’s birthday weekend. We booked time off work, postponed the completion of our papers, and road-tripped to Quebec’s biggest city, Montreal. Amazingly, I had never been. By the end of the trip, all I wanted was to prolong our stay for just a few more days (perhaps years), but we had obligations […]

The Expeditioner’s April Travel Photo Contest Winner

Friday, May 7, 2010

It’s a car, it’s a bug, it’s an Olympic celebration on four wheels. Underneath all that, we’ve discovered it’s even more than any of those things. We are psyched to announce Jules Andre Brown as the winner of our April Travel Photo Contest with his photo titled, “Love Bug.”  As Jules explains: This was shot at the Vancouver Olympics, just […]

Know Your Passenger Rights!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I had no idea I could be compensated for a delay. I thought delays were just part and parcel of taking the plane,  domestic and international. Apparently we have rights as travelers, something worth considering when sitting for an overnight delay or last-minute cancellation. You could get a food voucher! I would be interested to know for […]

2010 Olympics Day 9: Downhill, Slalom, And The Human Missile Events

Friday, February 19, 2010

Today officially marks the beginning of the end of this escapade through Vancouver and Whistler’s Olympics, but in true Wick style, I need to end it with a bang (insert innuendo here). By that I mean a day jam packed with Olympic events. I caught three different disciplines, but none are legitimate events, really. The […]

What To Do At The 2010 Olympic Games

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It’s almost ethereal to think that my home-and-native-land gets to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in just over a month. I am proud that British Columbia gets to flaunt its grandiose beauty to the world. Back home in Toronto, a friend from Vancouver told me an apt description of the province’s landscape: Rural Ontario is […]

No Carry-Ons For U.S. Bound Passengers From Canada

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Since Christmas, it appears that flyers bound for the U.S. from Canada are going to have to pack a little lighter. In the wake of an attempted attack on Delta Airline Flight 253, Canada has tightened security in the nation’s airports, brought to my attention by an article in The Globe and Mail. After further […]

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