Wednesday, August 21, 2019

4 must-visit Canadian libraries for bibliophiles |

Ready to start a new page on your own library tourism adventure? We asked the experts — librarians — for their favourite libraries across Canada. This is what they said.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

This Australian winemaker has opened the Willy Wonka of wineries

What if there was a Willy Wonka experience for adults — but instead of candy, you could sample more than 70 labels of wine? And what if, instead of lick-able wallpaper, you could enter a room filled with floor-to-ceiling fruit and squeeze bicycle horns to release different wine aromas?

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Got bitcoin in your e-wallet? You can use it to pay for your entire vacation in this Australian town |

Need a shuttle from the airport? Want to take a helicopter tour or visit a kangaroo sanctuary? Looking for budget or luxury accommodation? In Agnes Water, you can pay for it all using digital currency.

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Monday, August 05, 2019

5 of the most unusual places to stay in Canada |

Standard hotel rooms are just too, shall we say, square? If you’re ready to check out of the hotel box and are looking for truly unique accommodation this summer, here are some of my favourite weird and wonderful places to stay across Canada.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Cool down in one of these six Alberta lakes this summer |

If you’re planning your August long weekend, here are six of the best swimming lakes in Alberta that are calling your name.

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A travel writer’s guide to surviving long-haul flights |

Want to know my secrets to enjoying an economy-class long-haul flight? Well, I don’t have any of those. What I do have, however, are a few tips on how to survive a long-haul flight like a seasoned traveller.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hotel Review: QT Wellington in New Zealand | TravelAge West

I wasn’t expecting much from the hotel, which was being marketed with buzzwords like “eclectic” and “design-driven.” I’ve stayed in far too many boutique “art hotels” that all seem to follow the same blueprint: brass fixtures, exposed concrete and maybe an edgy neon sign or two.

But all it took to change my mind was exiting the elevator on QT Wellington’s fourth floor.

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Where to eat, drink and shop in Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood |

If you’ve got a weekend to kill in Saskatoon, here’s where to fill your belly, quench your thirst and empty your wallet.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Visit 6 of the best hot springs in British Columbia |

 Photo: David J. Laporte CC BY 2.0
Looking to soak it all in? Here are five other hot springs in BC worth checking out.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunday, June 09, 2019

8 pretty-as-a-picture flower farms to visit this summer |

Regardless of whether you’re looking for fresh bouquets to fill your house, or — and let’s be honest here — a gorgeous backdrop for your next Instagram photoshoot, one of these flower farms will brighten up your day.

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Sunday, June 02, 2019

Live off the land: Learn to forage at these Canadian hotels

If you want to learn how to find and forage wild edibles, there’s no better way to do it than by booking a stay at one of these Canadian properties.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

5 Places to Try Authentic Indigenous Food in Alberta & Saskatchewan |

Across the country, Indigenous-owned and operated restaurants and catering companies have been popping up, all of which celebrate a unique food culture. Here are just five worth checking out in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dig into history: Active Canadian archeological sites to visit this summer |

Let’s make no bones about it: There’s arguably nothing more amazing than holding thousands or even millions of years of history in your hands. If you want to play palaeontologist or archeologist for a day, here’s four places to make it a reality this summer.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Magic of the Murray River Walk | Adventure.Travel

Understanding the river’s impact on the area’s history and culture is exactly the ethos behind the Murray River Walk—and the reason I’ve travelled to the heart of the Riverland region.

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4 of the Prairies’ best new drinks and dishes – and the women making them |

From a much-anticipated new craft liqueur to waffles with a twist, women are shaking up the culinary scene across the Canadian Prairies. Here are four of their must-try creations — and where you can find them.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

5 amazing Prairie restaurants hidden in strip malls |

Don’t dismiss the lowly strip mall so quickly. Once reserved almost exclusively for dive bars and nail salons, strip malls are now home to some of the best restaurants on the Prairies. Here are just five of them.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Looking for cheap accommodation? Become a housesitter |

In the last four months alone, I’ve lived in an off-grid tiny house in the countryside; a suburban family bungalow; and an ultra-modern home in the city, complete with a luxe soaker tub and designer furniture. Yet, I haven’t paid rent in nearly a year.

Want to know my secret? I’m a full-time housesitter.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Forget the spa: 5 unique girls' getaways across Canada |

Regardless of whether you’re planning a retreat for your best gal pals or are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, these unique women’s-only vacations will have you ready to pack your bags.

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The Riverland: Unwind in a charming corner of Australia that locals love | The Globe & Mail

Looking at a map of Australia, it’s easy to be misled by the dots of blue. Most of the country’s inland waterways are ephemeral – riverbeds that only rush once a year; salt flats that last held water decades ago; and wetlands that are anything but. Take Lake Eyre, for example: Australia’s largest lake only fills about once a decade.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Melbourne & Brisbane City Guides

Brisbane City Guide 
Feed dolphins in the surf of nearby Moreton Island, see Indigenous art dating back to the 1880s and dine at one of the country's best restaurants. Read more in enRoute »

Melbourne City Guide
Sip wine in Yarra Valley, shop for souvenirs and stay at The Larwill Studio, a hotel-art gallery featuring the late David Larwill's playful pieces. Read more in enRoute »

Monday, March 04, 2019

Smashing Stereotypes in Siberia

Cold, unfriendly and unforgiving? Think again. Three myths about the northern region that need to be debunked now.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Finding Liquid Gold in Tasmania

Jessica Lockhart finds an unusual route to liquid gold in the Australian island state of Tasmania.

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