Skyline of Malaga's old town, Spain.

Eight Cities You Need to Visit on a Spain Vacation (That Aren’t Madrid or Barcelona!)

Few countries nourish all the senses like Spain. Bringing together its unique mix of cuisines, cultures, languages, and histories, this is a corner of Europe everyone needs to explore once in their lifetime. But where do you begin in such a vast and diverse country? Barcelona and Madrid pair well together for a weeklong trip, […]

Turin skyline with Alps in background, Italy

Turin – The Most Underrated City You Must Explore on Italy Vacations

Many Europe-bound travellers opt for Italy vacations, and for good reasons. So, if this country gets into your psyche and you have already visited places like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and other major centres, consider, Turin in the north-west part of Italy. Why? Read on! My impression of Turin before I visited it was of […]

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. […]

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 […]