Marble hidden bay in old city centre of Dubrovnik, Croatia

The World of Ice and Fire: 10 Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Europe

Winter is over. As the worldwide television sensation Game of Thrones comes to an end, its popularity has never been higher. And in addition to the dragons, ice zombies, and castle sieges that the show brought us, it also delivered exquisite views of some of Europe’s loveliest locations. To commemorate the show’s finale, we’re showcasing […]

Montagne de Reims Champagne region in France

Getting the Most Out of Champagne on Your France Vacation

Any self-respecting “bubbly” drinker knows it’s not “Champagne” unless it comes from the Champagne region of north-eastern France. The area makes an easy enough addition to your Western Europe trip, but it requires some preparation, and in most cases, advance reservations. Many Champagne houses have a long and proud heritage with reputations stretching around the globe. […]

Ancient Maori sculpture on top of Mt Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand

Manaakitanga – Finding the Spirit of Kiwi Hospitality on New Zealand Travel

One only needs to do a Google image search to see the extent to which nature has blessed New Zealand. Jagged, snow-capped peaks separated by deep blue fjords and winding roads that just beg for exploration. Mountain ranges overlook dense forests, rich with wildlife. Surreally-clear bay waters break gently on soft sand beaches, while powerful […]

Cup of Turkish Salep, Turkey cropped

DRINK RECIPE: Turkish Salep

Good news for those who don’t like winter… we’ve made it through the halfway point! Weather wise, it’s been a tough season so far for most of North America. While some take advantage of the winter activities on offer, others desperately upload gorgeous beach images as their desktop wallpaper to help get themselves through it […]