A taste of two cities: Manchester and Liverpool

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman When we think of crossing the pond for a cultural and culinary adventure, London usually leaps to mind. But I wanted to travel the path less taken and broaden my horizons. A serendipitous introduction to British travel photographer Nicholas Hardy had piqued my interest in Manchester and Liverpool…

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Toronto: A treat for the taste buds

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman After researching Toronto’s burgeoning restaurant scene, the city went straight to the top of my list. Toronto is ablaze with renowned chefs, and I wanted to navigate its culinary landscape with one-on-one interviews, peppered with those fortuitous finds that happen while traveling. There was no shortage of insatiable…

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Ottawa: Capital of flavours

by Heidi Small, aka The Wander Woman With Aeroplan’s wind at my back, I was thrilled to plan a mini-holiday to Ottawa. Much like the city itself, the food landscape of Canada’s capital is quiet and unassuming, yet rich with secret finds. It’s also only two hours down the highway from my home in Montreal,…

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Exploring Auckland, New Zealand

by Eric Pateman Are the 13+ hour flight times from Canada to Auckland, New Zealand worth the journey? Visiting Aotearoa, or the land of the long white cloud, is a serious commitment and not a trip one chooses on a whim for the long weekend. My answer? Most definitely! The city of Auckland is surrounded by…

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Fall getaway: Explore outdoor

Calgary, AB Get up and get out in and around this Alberta town, known more for its Stampede than its sports. Toronto, ON Despite the concrete jungle of the city’s downtown, the 6 has a lot to offer when it comes to getting some fresh air.        Vancouver, BC Go west for land…

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Fall getaway: History / Culture

Fredericton, NB A New Brunswick gem, this capital city is rich with Loyalist history and committed to keeping it alive. Ottawa, ON The nation’s capital is more than a long canal and some Beaver Tails. Take a look, way back, and explore.         Yukon, NWT Go north and be blown away by…

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Fall getaway : Food / Wine

Halifax, NS Go east for good wine, great food and generous hospitality. Quebec City, QC With streets steeped in history and innovation, it’s no wonder Quebec City offers the best of old and new for a foodie’s palate.         Saskatoon, SK Dubbed the Paris of the Prairies, this Saskatchewan city is making…

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Fall getaway : Design / Art

Montreal, QC La belle ville offers endless design and art options for a short getaway. Toronto, ON Architecture, art, shopping — the design trifecta in this Canadian megacity.         Winnipeg, MN Head out to this Prairie capital for a short immersion in their always evolving art and design scene.      …

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Top 10 packing tips

It should come as no surprise that our members do a lot of travelling. So we went to Twitter and Facebook to ask them for their top packing tips. Here they are, with a little extra information and advice from us. Roll your clothes instead of folding them Rolling up your clothes will not only help minimize…

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