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The best city for digital nomads

Besides the freedom to work anytime, anywhere today’s globetrotting, remote-working professionals enjoy, they also have great earning potential. The first bold step toward becoming a digital nomad can be intimidating because you don’t know where to go or how to use your time. Nowadays many people choose the digital nomad lifestyle. Many professionals with years of experience working remotely opt to live in one location for months or years at a time, immersing themselves in the local culture while living as a local would. Despite this, some cities aren’t as accommodating to this lifestyle as others. The following list of the world’s best cities for digital nomads will help you make an informed choice on where to live and work. But before we get into the list we will discuss some interesting career choices for digital nomads. Exciting Side Jobs  While there are some obvious career choices for digital nomads,…

12 binge-worthy Christmas movies that were filmed in Canada

‘Tis the season to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, some freshly baked cookies, and binge-watch your favourite holiday shows. Luckily for you, the W Network is hosting a Countdown to Christmas playing your favourite holiday movies one after another from now until Christmas and Netlfix has added some great films to their Christmas round-up. But, did you know that some of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movies were actually filmed all over Canada? Here are 12 holiday themed Hallmark Christmas movies  filmed right in the great white north. The Holiday Calendar – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario “A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) on Nov 27, 2018 at…

Canada’s Best New Cookbook launches at Indigo stores across Canada

Destination Canada and Air Canada have come together to release Canada’s Best New Cookbook, which features mouthwatering recipes from more than 30 restaurants—all previous Top 10 winners of Air Canada enRoute’s Canada’s Best New Restaurants program from the past 20 years—and stories that explore the unique culinary regions and personalities across Canada. Each recipe reflects the bounty of ingredients that exists across these fruitful lands, and every tale underscores how much food is a reflection of place. “This cookbook is a distillation of the country’s thriving food scene” said Amy Rosen, author of Canada’s Best New Cookbook. “We intentionally designed this cookbook to showcase each of Canada’s different regions and the diversity of talent who have and continue to shape Canada’s culinary landscape.” Canada’s Best New Restaurant list itself was created by Air Canada 20 years ago and industry experts from across the country who, like the assortment of best-in-class…

Top ways to explore Toronto in a day

The next time you visit Ontario, if you’re staying in Toronto, here are five things you can see and do, and the good news is that they can all be crammed into a single day. If you’re more interested in city life, here we will be taking a look at five ways you can pack out a single day when visiting Toronto.  If you’re more of a great outdoors person that would rather see what Ontario has to offer, then you need to keep on reading further down for more great things to do once day when you next visit Ontario, from visiting Niagara Falls to wine tasting, and from visiting the many gardens to visiting the zoo.  Morning You may want to start your day by visiting the largest shopping centre in Toronto, the Eaton Centre, which is just a couple of minutes down the road from City Hall.…

5 things to do during your next trip to Scottsdale, Arizona

This Southwest city is rich with culture, design and some of the best restaurants as vacation-goers and sun-seekers flock to Scottsdale for an escape. For those looking for a cultural escape, the Scottsdale Arts District has several galleries, studios, and museums. While architectural attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West brings visitors to the city from near and afar. Surrounded by natural beauty, set on the northern stretches of the Sonoran Desert and the McDowell Mountain Range allowing a range of outdoor activities offered in Scottsdale to suit every traveller. Here are five things to do during your next visit to Scottsdale, Arizona. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West You can’t visit Scottsdale without going on a walking tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.  Built in 1937, this desert architectural wonder was Wright’s winter home surrounded by striking arid landscapes. Explore each intricately designed room by listening to the audio…

Escape to this mid-century modern resort in Scottsdale

When Hotel Valley Ho first opened in 1956, it was a popular spot for the stars to escape during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Over six decades later, this Scottsdale hotel has meticulously preserved this mid-century architectural gem bringing it into the 21st century by modernizing the amenities without losing the retro charm. Located a short distance from some of the best restaurants, kitschy shops and streets lined with art galleries in Old Town Scottsdale, Hotel Valley Ho offers a resort escape with plenty to explore just steps away from the lobby. The resort has a selection of modern mid-century guest rooms with colourful furniture and private outdoor balconies. Find your home away from home at this hip hotel in either a poolside room or a suite in the Tower. Since every room has a pillow-top bed, 49″+ flat-screen HD TV, Terrazzo-tile bathroom and more, every room has beautiful retro…

Have a pet-friendly stay at the Kimpton Saint George

Located at 280 Bloor Street West, Kimpton Saint George is the Kimpton brand’s first Canadian location. Kimpton Hotels have been pet-friendly since its founding in 1981. Kimpton Saint George offers pet-friendly accommodations with no weight or size limitations or additional fees — as long as they fit through the elevator your pet is welcome! Separate pet-free floors ensure guests with pet allergies are also cared for. Pet guests have access to a variety of amenities, including plush pet-beds, treats, water bowls, courtesy bags and the option to join the hotel’s signature nightly social hour. Kimpton Saint George pet guests looking for a private ensuite will have the option of the Doggy Bathroom original (dogs weighing up to 20 pounds) or Mini size (mini pups and toy breeds under 10 pounds) at no charge during their stay. Pet guests can request the Doggy Bathroom for their stay at the time of booking or check-in…

Learn all about the solid home surface, Durasein

Travel is back in a big way this year. After a period of time largely spent at home, there is a great desire to travel and immerse ourselves into new places.  Travel exposes us to exciting new sensory experiences that open the heart and inspire the intellect. As creatives and adventurers, we can translate our memories into future home designs through incorporating surfaces, materials and artwork from our favorite journeys. Durasein is a global leader in solid surfacing. They strive to be the creative partner that understands what designers desire and need. The use of solid surfaces in the home are on the rise as they are inherently non-porous, durable and easy to clean. Solid surfaces are well-positioned for kitchens, bathrooms, sinks and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Durasein (@duraseinsolidsurface) The aesthetic selections available are boundless. Durasein offers over 50 unique color blends…

Jon Bon Jovi launches Hampton Water Rose in Ontario

Jon Bon Jovi’s acclaimed Hampton Water is now available at LCBO locations across Ontario. This premium rose was created as a partnership between Jon Bon Jovi, Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand to create a rosé, pale, fresh, aromatic and well-balanced to embody the spirit of the Hamptons. Travelling all the way to the Languedoc region in France to create this wine, Hampton Water uses only the finest grapes to create an elegant rose. First launched in 2018, Hampton Water has been rated 5 years in a row above 90 points by Wine Spectator magazine. What attracts wine enthusiasts first is the jewel-inspired bottle and graphic label, but after popping open a chilled bottle it is love at first sip. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre that’s aged in oak barrels, it’s smooth and silky with juicy acidity and sunny aromas and flavours. This wine develops notes…

Stay at the Versante Hotel during your stopover in Vancouver

Conveniently located five minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Richmond, the Versante Hotel brings luxury and relaxation to your stopover in Vancouver. For guests looking for a mid-flight break before embarking on a long-haul flight to Australia or Asia, the Versante Hotel is designed to help you recharge and refuel. For guests on the go, check in through the Versante App and connect with guest services throughout your stay.  This 100-room property is both steps away from the Richmond Night Market and a short walk to the SkyTrain’s Bridgeport Station if you’re looking for a quick way to head to downtown Vancouver. However, with several on-site restaurants and a rooftop pool, after you check into this hotel you won’t want to leave.  In the warmer months, the rooftop outdoor saltwater swimming pool and hot tub at the Versante Hotel are the perfect space for guests to lounge while plane spotting with…