How to escape the cliché in LA

How to escape the cliché in LA

“Jen, for real, I just saw Jack White,” my 13-year-old sister said this while standing in line for pizza at Los Angeles’ LAX airport. “Okay, Steph,” I said, rolling my eyes, definitely not believing her. Seconds later, the lead singer of The White Stripes walked in for a slice. I...

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Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hard city to get to know. You can’t just stroll the backstreets and get lost like you can in Paris, or take the subway and pop up somewhere new like in New York, or stumble across your new favourite organic grocer like in San Francisco. LA...

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Ultimate guide to San Francisco’s many neighbourhoods

Ultimate guide to San Francisco’s many neighbourhoods

For a relatively small city, San Francisco has enough neighborhoods to make even the most seasoned traveller’s head spin. While certainly not exclusive, this list covers most of the neighbourhoods that you’ll hear about and want to see. Fisherman’s Wharf Probably the most well-known neighbourhood for San Francisco’s visitors, Fisherman’s...

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Juice Money does it again – Toronto Nuit Blanche

Juice Money does it again – Toronto Nuit Blanche

We love when we connect people with local experiences, so we just couldn’t help but share this story. After posting this video from last year’s Toronto Nuit Blanche, a lot of people were on the hunt for this year’s pop-up Juice Money jam. This unofficial open mic has become an...

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San Francisco’s best coffee spots

San Francisco’s best coffee spots

Everyone’s got their own opinion about what makes a great cup of coffee. For some it’s the beans, for others it’s the perfect method of brewing, for others its the atmosphere in which it’s consumed. But no matter what you’re looking for, you can rest assured that you can find...

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The art of navigating San Francisco’s public transportation

The art of navigating San Francisco’s public transportation

You use public transportation all the time back home, so what’s the big deal in another city? Well, when it comes to San Francisco, the city is kind of in a class of its own, and navigating the multitudes of acronyms, passes, and various ticketing systems can be a bit...

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How to feel like a local in Toronto

How to feel like a local in Toronto

We caught up with local expert and Toronto Urban Adventures owner, Jason, to find out what it takes to feel like a local in Toronto. In a city as big and diverse as Toronto, there are so many things to do that it can be a bit overwhelming. So instead of...

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10 free things to do in San Francisco

10 free things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco doesn’t exactly have a reputation as being a budget-friendly city. In fact, you’ll frequently find it making an appearance on lists of most expensive cities in the world. But that doesn’t mean a trip to the city by the bay has to break the bank. In fact, San...

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The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

As the Pan / Parapan Am 2015 Games approach, host-city Toronto is buzzing with conversation. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, and most of it is about the expectation that getting around the city in Games time will be triple the hellish nightmare it already is. We don’t...

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Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

New York City has some very romantic scenery. The Brooklyn Bridge is the spot for countless proposals and 100 couples said “I do” on the Empire State Building this past Valentine’s Day (in -6˚C, no less!). But what if you’re someone looking for a little less of a commitment right...

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