Want To Travel More In 2018? Here Are 5 Tips To Get Started

“I want to travel more!” Sound familiar? With a new year just weeks away, you’ll find yourself in good company if a desire to travel is on your agenda for 2018. The reality is that sometimes these resolutions are easier said than done. There are kids, bills, work, family obligations and a ton of other […]

Tausha Cowan

How to Eat Like a Local in Montreal

“There are three things you need to eat when visiting Montreal: poutine, bagels and smoked meat.” Ann Marie, my food tour guide and a lifelong resident of Montreal, ticked off the three items with her hand before leading the way to the first stop. Over the next several hours, we sampled our way across six local establishments in […]

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5 Reasons to Skip Paris and Head to Montreal

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” While I love Paris and agree with this quote, I also think that Montreal is always a good idea. Maybe even a better idea than Paris. Why would I compare the two? Well, when one thinks of Paris, they often think of the romance of […]

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The Music Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Joss Stone, Beres Hammond, Lady Saw, The Black Keys, Destra, and the list goes on. These are just a few of the thousands (yes, thousands) of musical artists passing through Montreal this summer. As the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec, Montreal is often referred to as the Paris of […]

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Exploring Cape Town Through Food

I have always believed that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through the local cuisine. Food holds history, so to partake in a meal is to learn something about a group of people. Before visiting a new place I always do culinary research — where to eat, what to eat […]

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7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks with you long after you’ve left; leaving its mark in ways you didn’t anticipate. Whether it’s the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to explore more. During […]

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24 Hours in Nice

When people think of the South of France, usually images of celebrities, yachts and glamour come to mind (hey, Bey and Jay), but there’s more to this glitzy region of the world that can be discovered in just 24 hours. I’d just finished up an exhausting few days prior to arriving in Nice. I was […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go To Santorini

Every once in a while I travel to a place that looks as though I’ve stepped into a postcard. I walk off the plane, exit the airport and emerge into a destination that’s just as vivid and drop dead gorgeous as the glossy rectangular images sold at airports and tourist shops. The island of Santorini […]

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New York: The World In One City

On any given Saturday, I sometimes find myself traveling from Greece through India to China and back. How? Well, by jumping on the subway. I don’t need a passport or a plane ticket; I just need a MetroCard, some money and my appetite. That’s New York City for you — the world in five boroughs. […]

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The Career Break

Several months ago, I attended a meet up held by Meet, Plan, Go in conjunction with AFAR. The topic of discussion: taking a “career break” to travel the world. The concept is interesting—leaving your job and life behind to experience different countries and cultures for an extended period of time. While I’m not at the […]

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Love Affair with Hong Kong

Have you ever been to a city and fallen in love with it immediately? It doesn’t happen to me very often. Most of my favorite places—Paris, London and Montreal, to name a few—started as a slow and steady build. But not Hong Kong. From the moment I arrived, this cosmopolitan city was a dazzling slap […]

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