Encountering Ancient Cultures on Trips

Interacting with locals is essential to truly experiencing any destination.  And most people realize that, I think.  Especially those within the adventure travel sphere. However, beyond simply interacting, it is also just as important to respect local traditions and knowledge. That, too, may seem common sense. Yet, it can be rather surprising how many people still take this point for granted …

The Spookiest Ghost Stories of Central and South America

It’s the spoo-spookiest season of all. There’ll be adults for tricking, kids treats for tasting and costuming out in the night.   There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the hauntings of specters of long, long ago. Halloween is hands down one of my favourite holidays, and one of the main reasons is because of the prevalence of hauntings and …

Describing the World Visually Through Taste

Have you ever wondered what the rainbow really tastes like? I know I have, and unless you have synaesthesia, the likelihood is that there will never be a consensus on what exactly red or purple tastes like. However, since there is a trend to place importance on the visual aspect of food, it seems obvious to ask whether the average …

Three Vibrantly Colourful National Days Around the World

Asking the average North American what is important about the first week of July will likely garner an answer of either Canada Day or American Independence Day. What often gets overlooked is that most countries have their own national holiday to celebrate their Nationhood, often known as that country’s Independence Day. In fact, July 1st is not only Canada Day …

4 Drastically Different Approaches to Meals Around the World

A famous 19th century foodie once said, “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” One of the greatest joys of travelling is immersing oneself into the culture of the places you visit, and what better way than through the regional food? While many urban centres are chock-a-block full of restaurants serving diverse global cuisine, it …