10 Weeks, 10 Kilos

How to pack for 10 weeks in Europe, across two seasons, with hand luggage only. Challenge accepted. Check out what Matt has packed for this trip and what he recommends for your similar trips!

Another Birthday Abroad

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday over the past few days! The time change is still a bit confusing, but I felt all the love you've sent my way. You might be surprised to learn this is was my 8th birthday abroad, in a row. Yes, I only just turned 24.... Continue Reading →

A Local’s Guide To: Niagara Falls

No matter how many times I visit, I am always blown away by the power and beauty of Niagara Falls. While it may not be considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, I firmly believe that no other waterfall compares. Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls found between the... Continue Reading →

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere.

Is it acceptable to drink before midday? I mean, it was the weekend, so we'll let it slide... We started our Saturday morning at Di Profio Winery in Jordan, Ontario. Wine tasting can be enjoyed all year long, but the harvest season is typically September to October in Niagara. This means the wineries get pretty... Continue Reading →

Le Chic Shack

Canada is only 150 years old, but it has a broad range of food joints, incorporating cultures from all over the world. Cards are accepted at most places you'll eat, aside from street vendors. Tipping is customary for any kind of table service, even just a beer at the bar. Standard tipping is 15-20%. Le... Continue Reading →

Coffee & Coconuts

Coffee & Coconuts – €€ – 9/10 Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Ceintuurbaan 282-284, 1072 GK Located a bit further out of town, so worth getting a tram or cycling to. Walking distance from Stedelijk, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and close to the Heineken experience. We heard about this restaurant through our Kiwi mate, Mike. He... Continue Reading →

“Yolanda, be cool”

Ally and I had gone to meet her Uncle Kurt, for a late breakfast in Orangeville. Angel's Diner was exactly the way American diners look in the movies to us Brits: red booth seats, race flag flooring and neon lights. It could've been the set for the opening scene of Pulp Fiction for all I... Continue Reading →

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