Best Places to Go Along Australia’s Gold Coast

For many, the land “Down Unda” is a country of koalas, kangaroos, Crocodile Dundees and sexy male actors…ahem Chris Hemsworth (swoon). While all those elements might certainly make up part of the Aussie cultural landscape, this vast country (roughly the same size as continental USA), is far more diverse and complex than the cinematic stereotypes. [...]

Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Abbot Kinney Ave in Venice

  GQ Magazine called it the “coolest block in America.” Abbot Kinney, a street in Venice lined with hip boutiques, Vegan restaurants and eco-conscious coffee shops lives up to its reputation.  The street draws the artsy and the affluent. Locals mostly, but the in-the-know Canadian traveller will certainly want to make time for an afternoon stroll [...]

Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Montana Ave. in Santa Monica

As the 1982, Missing Persons’ song goes: “Walkin’ in L.A., nobody walks in L.A.” This catchy tune perpetrated the pervasive myth that Los Angeles is all about car culture and no self respecting person would dare….walk (gasp!) A city of urban sprawl and notorious traffic, navigating the City of Angeles sure is easier with your [...]

Live Like a Local in LA: Exploring Main St. in Santa Monica

Los Angeles has long been a popular destination for Canadian travellers. This California cultural centre is a hub for all things glitz and glam. The sun, the surf, the sand, the celebrity…you can’t beat it. That said, for the first time traveler, Los Angeles can be a tough city to crack. Many of the city’s [...]

Best Destinations for Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties

It’s a rite of passage, an excuse to get together with friends, a time for that one last wild blowout before you commit to life-long monogamy and “death do you part.” What are the best destinations for an international bachelor or bachelorette party? The bachelor/bachelorette party is traditionally a debaucherous event complete with pub crawls, [...]

New Orleans Foodie Tour

(I'm just gonna throw it out there and say that this is the best freak'n sandwich in the world. Marry me Muffeletta, a New Orleans specialty.) For those whose travel plans are ruled by their tastebuds, they will be delighted to know that some of the best bites in the country can be found in [...]

Poutine Capital of the World – Best Eats in Montreal

Heading to Montreal – the poutine capital of the world – and wondering where to find the best? Well, for french fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy, there is no better place to binge eat than at La Banquise. Located in the Plateau area of hipster Montreal, expect to find a long-line up outside [...]

36 Hours in Vegas

With its extravagant showgirls, gluttonous all-you-can-eat buffets and hedonistic hot spots featuring celebrity DJs, there really is no place like Vegas! If you’re looking for a gambling getaway with the girls, or just for a relaxing impromptu vacation away from ‘real life,’ Sin City is a fun, affordable choice for a weekend escape. With so [...]

Best Eats in Portland, Maine

Walter’s restaurant in Portland, Maine – photo courtesy of www.waltersportland.com When it comes to foodie cities, Portland Maine may not be the first place that comes to mind. New York, New Orleans, San Francisco for sure, but, as I recently discovered while filming new episodes of Outside Today, the tiny seacoast town of Portland is [...]