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Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

The paella class I took in Valencia made me regret every trip I’ve ever taken. After spending one day at the Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana I wished I’d taken pasta-making class in Italy or cassoulet class in France. I learned so much more than just […]

How to pack a carry-on for multi-season trips | Winter/Spring

How to pack a carry-on for multi-season trips | Winter/Spring

I arrived in Ottawa on a Saturday and it was -20C with the windchill. When I left on Tuesday it was 7C and raining. No, this wasn’t atypical for Canadian travel. It was March. During those shoulder season months (travel-industry jargon for March-June and September-November) it’s […]

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea has so much going for it. Where else do you get to indulge in copious amounts of tea, sweets, scones and Prosecco for hours on end? And who doesn’t love miniature sandwiches? No one, that’s who. The first afternoon tea was held by Anna, the […]

Eating for 72 Hours in Chicago (in the winter)

Eating for 72 Hours in Chicago (in the winter)

For our first trip to Chicago, my list of ‘must-eat’ restaurants was a mile long. From cheeseburgers at Au Cheval to cocktails at Longman & Eagle, I had a hundred recommendations. How was I going to choose what to eat in only 72 hours in Chicago? Trying […]

How to find good restaurants while travelling (without doing any research)

How to find good restaurants while travelling (without doing any research)

Eating is the best part about exploring a new place, but figuring out how to find good restaurants while travelling can be tricky. Even defining what a ‘good’ restaurant means to you is tough. Throughout your trip, you’ll have moments when it means something different: […]

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

How to Pack a Carry-on for a 10-day Trip Home for Christmas

I’m always surprised when people tell me they are still checking bags when they fly. First of all, it costs at least $25 these days to check a bag on an economy ticket, and come on, who wants to wait in those lines? Especially during […]

Finding beef in Florence | Review of Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino

Finding beef in Florence | Review of Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino

I research restaurants a lot. When I’m travelling I make restaurant reservations before I plan accommodations. I pride myself in having “good restaurant karma,”managing to find a great spot to eat wherever I go. I was so excited to eat in Florence, after Rome’s wealth […]

How to get Black Friday & Cyber Monday hotel deals

How to get Black Friday & Cyber Monday hotel deals

When I think of Black Friday deals, one terrifying image comes to mind: I’m standing at the front of a line the minute the doors are unlocked, and thundering crowds trample me as they are reaching for the latest iPhone. This may seem hyperbolic, but […]

36 Hours in Salzburg

36 Hours in Salzburg

Never have I fallen in love with a city faster than I did with Salzburg. Even though it rained, even though we were only there for 36-hours, my love for this city grew exponentially with each corner turned. I already loved Salzburg through the scenes of […]

Lunch at Tratorria del Tribunale in Parma, Italy

Lunch at Tratorria del Tribunale in Parma, Italy

I take trips to eat. I wrote an article for Eat Drink Travel about the myriad products from Parma, and it’s always got me thinking about why I went there in the first place. To pig out on parmesan and prosciutto. Travelling to eat is burgeoning in popularity because […]

Barcelona restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Barcelona restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Okay, I know eating out three meals a day is extravagant, but I swear, I’m not a crazed foodie who only eats out while travelling. But, when you’re in place for just one day, you gotta. If you get to spend a month somewhere, I urge […]

Review: Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in New York City

Review: Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in New York City

“Who picked this place? It’s so good!” my friend exclaimed as we dug into the table full of French food. How good does it feel when you pick a restaurant in a city where you don’t live that your New Yorker friends haven’t been to yet […]