Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...

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This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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How to have the perfect day in San Francisco (or how an East Coaster fell in love with the West Coast)

How to have the perfect day in San Francisco (or how an East Coaster fell in love with the West Coast)

I’d heard the rumours about California: sunny skies, friendly people, and fresh food. But as a lifelong New Yorker who’d never left the East Coast, I assumed it was exaggerated. On this trip, I discovered in wasn’t. I was headed to San Francisco for the weekend for the yearly Women’s Travel...

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This Delhi tour guide is helping to smash stereotypes about Indian women

This Delhi tour guide is helping to smash stereotypes about Indian women

We met Komal (Komi to her friends) on the Home Cooked Delhi tour for an afternoon feast. The pakora, masala chai, roti, lentils, and various other delightful things we’ve unfortunately forgotten the names of were delicious, but beyond the food, it was the afternoon with Komi that gave us just...

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Traveller stories: Brianna in Costa Rica

Traveller stories: Brianna in Costa Rica

Each traveller has such an individual style of travel. We asked @briannaglenn from Milk + Honey Travels, to share her travel style with us, and picked her brain for some tips about one of her favourite trips, to Costa Rica. With a career as a professional athlete (track and field...

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There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

There’s a tear in my mojito: On second chances in Havana

I’ve been to Cuba several times. Four, to be precise. And like most Canadians, I initially didn’t go in search of culture; I went seeking cheap rum and good times when the February blahs had taken hold of my sanity. I landed in resort zones like Varadero and Cayo Guillermo...

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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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8 food and drink experiences you need to have in Porto

8 food and drink experiences you need to have in Porto

If there’s one thing you need to do in Porto, it’s to eat and drink everything. Sure, you’re going to want to fill your glass with port every chance you get, but you’re also going to want to try a few other local treats, too — all of which taste...

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Biking in Kathmandu: I did it for the mud and the momos

Biking in Kathmandu: I did it for the mud and the momos

The rumour is that you become fitter when you spend time at altitude. Your lungs become stronger because your body is working harder to find oxygen with each breath. So, after spending two weeks over 3,000 metres in Nepal, I was not afraid of a little Kathmandu by Bike Urban...

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Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

Traveller stories: Nikki in Andalusia

In May I was lucky enough to head to Andalusia for an entire week. I had been the year before, but for a work trip, and so was looking forward to repeating some of my favourite things — and checking out some new sites and tastes that I hadn’t gotten...

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