Category: Canada

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

Just like the United States postal service’s motto, “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail” shall prevent Montrealers from throwing a fabulous festival. Be it musical, comedy, fashion, dance, circus, film or food & wine based, they’ve got it covered, and leave it to those crazy/generous Canadians to throw many a bash for free-particularly […]

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Kat Judge, along with her husband Al, runs the chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays based in Morzine, France. They offer truly exceptional catered Alpine chalet holidays to their guests. Ever since Al and Kat met at a fancy dress party in Stoke Newington in 2006, they talked about moving from London to the Alps to […]

Top 10 tips for visiting Newfoundland - the edge of the world

Top 10 tips for visiting Newfoundland – the edge of the world

When people find out I’m a travel writer, they invariably ask me what my favorite place is. I usually reply, “That depends on what I’m in the mood for.  My favorite exotic place would be Papua New Guinea. Favorite country is Turkey. Favorite city is Buenos Aires. But Kauai, which had been holding firm as […]

 Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Top 4 places to view the Northern Lights

Considered to be one of the world’s most magical natural resources, the Aurora Borealis is a breathtaking wonder that colours the sky in a multitude of ethereal hues. Best seen between November and March, their spectacular appearance is created by solar particles drawn towards the Pole then crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is my […]

3 must dos in Niagara Falls, Ontario

3 must dos in Niagara Falls, Ontario

If you’re looking for a deluxe holiday that includes the perfect blend of a natural wonder, fine cuisine and local vineyards, then place Niagara Falls, Ontario on your list. Complete with majestic scenery, plush landscape, and tantalizing dishes, it’s an adventure, you’ll be sure to savor for years to come. The Falls themselves Located in […]

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada's best lodges

Luxury in the wilderness: Canada’s best lodges

Canada is a country that evokes a sense of untouched landscapes and pristine wilderness teeming with wildlife, where pure mountain air blows across crystal clear glacial lakes. There is no better way to experience this tranquillity than with a stay in a luxury lodge, and Canada has some indulgent options for those looking to do […]

4 of the best luxury restaurants in Montreal

4 of the best luxury restaurants in Montreal

Montreal is a top destination for Canadians and international visitors alike. The city exudes a vibrant sense of urban flair and is known as a foodie’s paradise. These top restaurant picks excel in food, service and presentation. They are perfect for special nights out and romantic dining, providing the ultimate in luxury cuisine. One thing to […]

Canada: West End luxury

Canada: West End luxury

Not only can you find luxury properties in Canada’s main cities but even in some of its wildest parts; on the coast and in the mountains, you can enjoy the wilderness without any sacrifice in comfort. Whatever your preference - whether it be a remote ranch or a luxury tented resort - here is a selection of […]

The world's best rail journeys

The world’s best rail journeys

Train journeys offer a more relaxed pace of travel and often evoke a feeling of a bygone era, with elaborately decorated carriages and the opportunity to mingle with likeminded people. There are countless rail journeys across the world all of which offer something different, but for me there are a few that really stand out. […]

Photograph of the week: Beluga whale in the Canadian Arctic

Photograph of the week: Beluga whale in the Canadian Arctic

Located just above the Arctic Circle on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada, Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is the most northerly lodge in Canada and offers plenty of opportunities for viewing incredible iconic Arctic animals like beluga whales, polar bears, muskox, Arctic fox and hares, ring and bearded seals, snowy owls, peregrine falcons and much more. […]

5 ways to spend Mother's Day in Victoria, BC

5 ways to spend Mother’s Day in Victoria, BC

British Columbia’s charming capitol, Victoria, is the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day and offers plenty of decadent things to do to celebrate the occasion. From a picnicking in peacock friendly Beacon Hill Park to enjoying a pint in an English pub, there’s something for everyone. But the thing that really makes Victoria shine for […]

5 of the world's most remote destinations

5 of the world’s most remote destinations

Sometimes there are times in which you might wish to get away from it all… the stresses and woes of daily life. Seek out these remote destinations and you can be guaranteed to enjoy some peaceful solitude! Here are 5 of the world’s most remote places to lose yourself. Easter Island, Chile Surrounded by the […]

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Toronto

Top 10 tips for your first trip to Toronto

If you are planning a trip to Toronto, you will be spoilt for choice in this exciting, and vibrant city where there is so much to do, and so much to see. Although not the capital, Toronto is Canada’s largest city – make the most of your time there with our top 10 tips: 1. […]

The world's biggest snowball fight!

The world’s biggest snowball fight!

The Quebec Winter Carnival, celebrating its 60th year , is asking Quebec’s population to participate in the world’s biggest snowball fight. The goal is 6,000 participants. If you feel like going along, the even will be held on 1st February – the first Saturday of the carnival, from noon to 4.00 pm, on the Plains […]

Pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg brings new meaning to 'cool dining'

Pop-up restaurant in Winnipeg brings new meaning to ‘cool dining’

For the second year running Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada is offering diners a ‘cool’ new dining experience.  Pop-up restaurant, RAW: Almond has been built on the fork of the frozen Assiniboine & Red Rivers in the centre of Winnipeg for a short Winter season between the 24th January and 13th February 2014. The restaurant is the […]

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Photograph of the week: A frosty morning in the Canadian Rockies

Waking up to a sunrise like this on a frosty morning makes getting out of bed a little easier. The majestic Canadian Rockies in Western Alberta offers some of the most picturesque views of nature’s grand design. Bordering two wildlife corridors, Silvertip Resort in Canmore not only offers mountain range views, quite possibly of some […]

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