Events & Festivals

Over a Million Flood Toronto’s Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

Over a Million Flood Toronto's Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

by Jim Bamboulis on Oct 21, 2014

Nuit Blanche is an annual art festival that takes place in various cities around the world, including Toronto.  It starts at sunset and finishes up at sunrise. Over one million people flood the streets and take in the various exhibits scattered ...

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Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 19, 2014

Imagine an eclectic conference in the heart of bourbon country that brings together thought leaders, big thinkers, educators, scientists, politicians, urban planners, technologists, authors, artists, students and musicians under one roof? And...that is not by all means an exhaustive list. Idea ...

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A Whisky Extravaganza Across Five American Cities

A Whisky Extravaganza Across Five American Cities

by Susan McKee on Oct 18, 2014

  More than 100 single malt, Scotch and other whiskies will be enjoyed across the country, as the 21st annual Whisky Extravaganza returns to five U.S. cities. Hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the gala evening events also feature food ...

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Hrönn Marinósdóttir Chats About The Reykjavik International Film Festival

Hrönn Marinósdóttir Chats About The Reykjavik International Film Festival

by Jim Bamboulis on Oct 17, 2014

I recently sat down with Hrönn Marinósdóttir, the very busy Festival Director for the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF). We talked about film in Iceland, the humble beginnings of RIFF, the obstacles the festival has faced, the unique ways film goers ...

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World Responsible Tourism Awards in London

World Responsible Tourism Awards in London

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 15, 2014

The World Responsible Tourism Awards rest on a simple principle - that all types of tourism, from niche to mainstream, can and should be organised in a way that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and local people. They're having their annual awards ceremony ...

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North America

Over a Million Flood Toronto’s Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

Over a Million Flood Toronto's Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

by Jim Bamboulis on Oct 21, 2014

Nuit Blanche is an annual art festival that takes place in various cities around ...

The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop for Cocktails in Manhattan

The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop for Cocktails in Manhattan

by Cheryl Lock on Oct 20, 2014

Last night I ticked another rooftop bar off my NYC bucket list with two ...

Europe

Be Awed By Color, Wildlife & Nature During Fall In Finland

Be Awed By Color, Wildlife & Nature During Fall In Finland

by Robert Schrader on Oct 21, 2014

“Finland is boring when there isn’t snow on the ground,” a Facebook friend warned me ...

An Immersive Experience in the Helsinki Archipelago

An Immersive Experience in the Helsinki Archipelago

by Robert Schrader on Oct 20, 2014

I live in a very “work first, play later” way, in travel as well ...

Lodging

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

by Jessica Festa on Oct 19, 2014

Modscape is known for its innovative architectural projects that defy widely-known concepts of building and green design with sustainable modular architecture. Located in Bright, Victoria in Australia you’ll find one of their newest projects: Buckland’s Studio 5. A one-bedroom bed & ...

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Serenity, Wellness & Charm in Spades at Upstate New York’s Old Stone Farm

Serenity, Wellness & Charm in Spades at Upstate New York's Old Stone Farm

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 17, 2014

I randomly discovered Old Stone Farm and Restaurant in upstate New York's Staatsburg, a stone's throw from Rhinebeck New York where I visited godparents a few times at their farmhouse in the warmer months as a child. They lived on ...

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6 Places to Lap Up Luxury, Culture & Spa Treatments in Zurich

6 Places to Lap Up Luxury, Culture & Spa Treatments in Zurich

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 16, 2014

Lap up the luxury at The Dolder Grand in Zurich Switzerland. The 5 star luxury property touts 176 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square metres, generous banqueting and seminar facilities and a remarkable art collection. The ...

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Experience Floating Walkways at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Experience Floating Walkways at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

by Sherry Ott on Oct 16, 2014

The floating walkways at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort My shoes squeak against the rubber ‘no-slip’ mat of the walkway, the air is heavy and the walkway sways ever so slightly reminding me I’m not on solid ground – I’m actually floating. ...

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Iconic Castle Hotels Throughout Canada

Iconic Castle Hotels Throughout Canada

by Mariellen Ward on Oct 11, 2014

These hotels RISE LIKE medieval castles above historic ports and bustling cities, among soaring mountains and thickly forested retreats. Fairmont Hotels are some of Canada’s oldest, most iconic and most majestic hotels. Many were built in the late 19th century, along ...

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Arts

Over a Million Flood Toronto’s Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

Over a Million Flood Toronto's Streets For The Nuit Blanche Art Festival

by Jim Bamboulis on Oct 21, 2014

Nuit Blanche is an annual art festival that takes place in various cities around ...

Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

Idea Festival 2014 For Those Who Are Forever Curious

by Renee Blodgett on Oct 19, 2014

Imagine an eclectic conference in the heart of bourbon country that brings together thought ...

Food/Wine

The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop for Cocktails in Manhattan

The Kimberly Hotel Rooftop for Cocktails in Manhattan

by Cheryl Lock on Oct 20, 2014

Last night I ticked another rooftop bar off my NYC bucket list with two ...

Union Street Coffee House, a Stone’s Throw From London Bridge & Borough Market

Union Street Coffee House, a Stone's Throw From London Bridge & Borough Market

by Harriet Constable on Oct 20, 2014

Roll up roll up, to the Union Street Coffee House in London. Run by the ...

Asia

Trends & Indian Culture in the Work Environment

Trends & Indian Culture in the Work Environment

by CultureWizard on Oct 20, 2014

Earlier this week, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced its plan to move their ...

Bali & Happiness: What You Can Learn From This Breathtaking Destination

Bali & Happiness: What You Can Learn From This Breathtaking Destination

by Megan McDonough on Oct 16, 2014

My husband and I got married nearly two years ago and ultimately chose Bali ...

Pacific

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

Sustainable Stay: Buckland Studio 5 in Victoria Australia Touts Alpine Luxury

by Jessica Festa on Oct 19, 2014

Modscape is known for its innovative architectural projects that defy widely-known concepts of building ...

Fijian Cooking School For Out Of The Box Island Cooking

Fijian Cooking School For Out Of The Box Island Cooking

by Jessica Festa on Oct 14, 2014

Fijian culinary delights from Flavours of Fiji From curry dishes to vegetable sides, Fijian cuisine ...

Products

9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

9 Great Mobile Travel Apps For Your List

by Harriet Constable on Oct 19, 2014

Here are some great travel apps worth noting, most of them mobile apps. XE CURRENCY One of the most confusing things about travel can be mentally converting costs from your home currency to the local currency, and understanding how much you’re actually ...

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Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

Underground Cellar Helps Wineries Sell Wine Online

by Tom Foremski on Oct 06, 2014

I recently met Jeffrey Shaw, CEO of Underground Cellar, a startup focused on helping wineries sell wine online. He and his team has developed a great technology platform to allow wineries to market themselves and sell their wines but it is ...

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The Magic & Simplicity Behind Magellan’s Echo Smartwatch

The Magic & Simplicity Behind Magellan's Echo Smartwatch

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 27, 2014

Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, isn't just about GPS. They also offer the very cool (and colorful) Echo smartwatch, which has sporting applications like golf, skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. ...

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Functional & Fun Miggo Camera Straps For Your DSLR & CSC Cameras

Functional & Fun Miggo Camera Straps For Your DSLR & CSC Cameras

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 25, 2014

I discovered the very fun and functional Miggo camera straps for DSLR and Mirrorless (SCS) cameras at a CE Week event in New York in the early summer. It's a great way to comfortably carry your camera around your neck while ...

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Coleman Dome & Modified Dome Tents, A Great Choice For Summer & Fall Camping

Coleman Dome & Modified Dome Tents, A Great Choice For Summer & Fall Camping

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 24, 2014

Travelers likely know the name Coleman. After all, they've been around for a long time, so they've likely used a product or two over the course of their travels.  For most of the camping trips I've taken over the years, ...

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South America

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

Late Night Tarantulas in the Peruvian Jungle

by Sherry Ott on Oct 05, 2014

Trekking under the jungle canopy in Peru “The tarantulas are out all night so they ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Central America

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

A City Guide: Where To Go & What To Do In Guatemala City

by Jonny Scott Blair on Oct 13, 2014

Guatemala City is a breathtaking beast of a city. An absolute beast pumped to ...

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

The Best of Latin America For Serious Foodies

by Jessica Festa on Oct 02, 2014

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of ...

Africa

Be Wowed by 15 Vibrantly Colored Birds in the South African Bush

Be Wowed by 15 Vibrantly Colored Birds in the South African Bush

by Rich Laburn on Oct 16, 2014

Tony Goldman has a passion for photography and while he has shot a lot ...

Looking at South African Wines as Their Summer Approaches

Looking at South African Wines as Their Summer Approaches

by Rich Laburn on Oct 13, 2014

While winter may be fast approaching in Europe and North America, winter is on ...

Green

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

Finding All Things Green in the Big Apple

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Sep 05, 2014

  As the dog days of summer approach, make the most out of these last ...

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

Aspen Ideas Festival 2014: Challenging Limitations

by Sam Perry on Jul 10, 2014

The 10th anniversary Aspen Ideas Festival, produced by the Aspen Institute in collaboration with ...

 

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The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

The Winners of the 2014 Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 13, 2014

This year's Travel + Leisure Smitty Awards recently announced their ...

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

Celebrating the Fourth of July Fireworks in the Bronx

by Renee Blodgett on Jul 05, 2014

There are firework celebrations and there are fireworks celebrations. If ...

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A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

by Megan McDonough on Sep 18, 2014
Great Design Meets Beauty With Foreo’s Luna Mini

Great Design Meets Beauty With Foreo's Luna Mini

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 16, 2014

Women

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

A Chat with London Urban Artist Hannah Adamaszek

by Megan McDonough on Sep 18, 2014
The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

The Aspen IdeasFestival Turns 10

by Sam Perry on Jul 03, 2014

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Life

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

A Tribute To Our Matriarchs And Our Roots

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 06, 2014

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