My home continent. I have been to most Canadian provinces and over a dozen states.
If you’re planning a trip to to Halifax, NS one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 6 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown Halifax that each have a unique personality that I love.
“It’s like bingo…but with chickens,” I implored. “So you, like, wait for the chicken to walk across your card and poop?” my friend asked, obviously grossed out.“ “No, there’s actually only one card and the chicken’s in a cage. You know what,” I mused, “it’s actually more like chicken shit roulette when you think about it.”Ah, Austin…land of the weird.
You’ve done Times Square. You’ve done the Empire State Building. You’ve spent countless hours at the Met. You’ve tromped across the Brooklyn Bridge and now you’re looking for something unique to do in New York. I’ve got you covered. After 8 visits I’ve had most of the experiences you expect from New York – Broadway shows, MoMA, the High Line – but I’ve also managed to uncover a few cool experiences that you won’t find on a typical best of New York list.
If you’re planning a trip to to Austin, TX one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 5 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown Austin that each have a unique personality that I love.
In my ongoing quest to show you the full spectrum of travel, I wanted to share another, more recent travel fail of mine. One that saw me miss a river cruise to see bats in favour of a visit to urgent care. The day I got a bit cocky and fell off a Lime in Austin.
Spring is one of my favourite times to visit New York. You skip the summer smog and the winter cold, but knowing what to wear in New York in Spring can be tricky. Using my 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 packing list method, I’ve put together a guide to help you cover all your activities with style.
Oh New Brunswick, with your pristine nature, your celebration of culture, and your love of seafood. Where you can walk on the ocean’s floor, swim in Canada’s warmest salt water, and scale heights at North America’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. Whether you like to explore small towns or dive into an urban core, relax and pamper yourself at a spa or push your limits outdoors, there’s something for you in New Brunswick.
It’s no secret that me and winter in Newfoundland don’t always get along. It can be wet, cold, sloppy, and grey. Days are short. Sidewalks disappear. But there are also a ton of awesome things to do in Newfoundland in winter. So in my effort to embrace more positivity in 2019 I’m putting together a winter bucket list of outdoor adventures which will hopefully shift my winter attitude from barely tolerable to downright enjoyable.
How friggin’ cool is Newfoundland? So cool in fact, that narrowing down this list to just 101 things to do in Newfoundland was a tall order. For a somewhat isolated island hove off into the North Atlantic we have no shortage of things to keep you busy on your trip. These picks are my favourite things to do on the island.
The snow is blowing sideways. Icy little pellets that would sting your face if you were to venture out into it. The roads are eerily quiet with only the odd foolhardy cab attempting to get around in the weather. My street hasn’t seen a plow yet and likely won’t for hours. I’m cozy in my house wearing fleecy pjs that make me feel like a giant teddy bear. I have a beer on the go that will help add to the warm feeling. But I’m missing one thing. Storm chips.
Blowing things up and setting a huge fire to celebrate the thwarting of a plot to do just that? Sure, why not! That’s how we roll here in Newfoundland. Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night celebrations began in England back in 1605 and every year on November 5th we carry on the tradition.
Every summer the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival wraps up the craziest and busiest two weeks in St. John’s. The madness starts with the George Street Festival, which leads up to the Regatta, which gives way to the Buskers Festival and the Folk Festival. It’s the best time of year to be in the city and I have some tips to help you get the most out of your weekend.
When I heard that Nomadic Matt was organizing a travel conference I was curious. When I saw the line-up of speakers Matt had put together, I knew I had to go. But I didn’t want that to be my “big fall trip” so where would I head after? Oddly enough, Greece made sense.
Ah, New York. They say if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I just love the energy and the possibility of New York. It’s a city that makes you think that anything is possible. But it can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re trying to plan your very first trip there.
Without a doubt, one of the other staples of any St. Johns’ summer is the annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. It typically follows on the heels of the George Street Festival, but it couldn’t be more different, including what people wear.
“I’m an Islander. I am an Islander. I’m an Islander. I am an Islander.” Not 90 seconds into the show and I was already wiping my eyes and choking back tears. I wasn’t sad though. Instead it was pride leaking out of my eyes. I was home in the middle of Manhattan.
If you’ve ever stayed at any of the Library Hotel Collection’s properties you probably know what I’m going to rave about after my recent stay at the Casablanca Hotel in Manhattan. The service! After staying at the Library Hotel and the Hotel Elysees I should’ve been prepared for the top notch service but I was still taken aback.
New York is a city of neighbourhoods. Each pocket of the city has its own identity, culture, and inevitably, unique food. One of the best ways to get to know a culture is to get to know their food and one of the best ways to get to know the food when you’re travelling is to take a food tour. New York has so many identities and cultures that it’s pretty impossible to take a generic New York food tour so you need to focus on the neighbourhoods. On my recent quick visit to the Big Apple I focussed on Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy NY Tours & Tasting.
While I consider myself very familiar with the Baccalieu Trail in Newfoundland, I was shocked to discovered that I’d somehow not known about the existence of a jewel of a B&B in Harbour Grace. So when the Rose Manor Inn invited me to come stay and see what they were all about I had to take them up on it.