Before Nugateau, I never paid much attention to eclairs. Sure, they were available at my local grocery store, but I thought of them as standard. Predictable even. That all changed on a recent trip to a Toronto when I was invited to visit the Nougateau boutique on Queen Street West. I had just finished a food tour of Kensington market and was within walking distance to the shop, so when I got the invitation I…

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The Grand Canyon is America’s most famous natural wonder, and there’s no better way to see the South Rim than by hiking the South Kaibib Trail. Though there are many other routes you can take, the South Kaibib Trail offers a combination of secluded hiking and canyon views that can’t be beat. The best part is, you can hike as little or as much as you want. It’s a great trail for beginners and those…

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I had the pleasure of visiting MUSA, the underwater museum in Cancun, on a recent trip Mexico. The museum wasn’t on my original Cancun itinerary, but a tropical storm cancelled my plans to go swimming with whale sharks and the owners at Casa del Buceo were kind enough to guide me on a last minute dive to make sure my day was not wasted. MUSA stands for “Museo Subacu├ítico de Arte,” which means “underwater museum…

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So many people go to Cancun and only experience the resort strip, completely unaware of the booming culture and nightlife available just 15 minutes away in the downtown area. The best way to see, and eat, your way through the city like a local is to go on a Taco Tour. I was recently in Cancun for the second time, hoping to cross swimming with whale sharks off my list. Unfortunately, my trip coincided almost…

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Just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada lies a whimsical art installation called Seven Magic Mountains. Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, these 7 pillars of rainbow colored rocks stand out amongst their desert landscape and have become a major point of interest for those coming and going from the city. Unfortunately, the art installation is not permanent. If this is on your must-see list, you should start planning a trip to Vegas in the…

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