Top 5 craft beer bars in NYC

Top 5 craft beer bars in NYC

New York City has had a long relationship with good beer. From the earliest days of European settlement on the island of Manhattan to today’s craft scene, there’s been a tradition of brewing. New York State was home to one of the US’s largest brewing industries in the late 18th...

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NYC’s best indie coffee shops

NYC’s best indie coffee shops

If New York is the city that never sleeps, then you can imagine New Yorkers’ need for caffeine. True, there’s a huge fan base for caffeinated teas or green juices for that extra energy boost, but nothing beats a good old coffee stop. And while we’ll never be rid of...

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How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

How to eat like a local on Hollywood Blvd

There are so many big-chain restaurants and tourist stops in the heart of Hollywood that it’s easy to just resign to eating at the California Pizza Kitchen or one of the other big restaurants in the Hollywood & Highland complex. But there are so many more choices hidden along (and...

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Photo of the week: Gaining perspective in Houston

Photo of the week: Gaining perspective in Houston

Exploring the urban landscape is all about perspective. When walking through a city we know well, we often forget to look up from our morning paper to admire the cityscape. By reaching new heights and new depths, we discover new angles, re-appreciate old views, and fall in love with our city...

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From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

One of our favourite things about cities is how quickly they can change. A new delicious restaurant can open at any moment, a new festival may roll into town any season, or a neighbourhood could suddenly become the new “it” spot overnight. Spread those moments out over five years and...

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How to do Toronto Nuit Blanche right

How to do Toronto Nuit Blanche right

Like many Toronto locals (or Torontonians if you’re feeling fancy), I’d never been to Nuit Blanche. Every year, it comes and goes, and we shudder at the thought of over 1 million people hitting our streets. Navigating Toronto on a regular day can be hard enough without thousands of gawking...

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How to survive Toronto Nuit Blanche

How to survive Toronto Nuit Blanche

For a Fine Arts graduate like myself, Toronto Nuit Blanche approaches with a certain resemblance to the countdown to Christmas. And much like Christmas, it also hinges on a single night that is supposedly magical or, at the very least, transformative. The concept of Nuit Blanche first emerged in 1984, when Jean Blaise...

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Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

New Yorkers have a slightly passive aggressive relationship with Times Square. The title of this post, in fact, might seem like an oxymoron considering most New York locals would avoid eating in Times Square at all costs. Why eat in Times Square where each step is a struggle through thick...

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The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

So you’re travelling to LA — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about LA travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best LA books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting To and From LAX Public...

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