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Leading the Pack: Melanie Caines

Melanie Caines - Nova Yoga

Leading the Pack features travelling women doing cool and interesting things. Today we caught up with Melanie Caines, owner/operator of Nova Yoga, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to get the low down on her travel style.

Drinking Trappist Ale in Belgium…It’s For the Kids

Brussels, Belgium

“You don’t have to feel bad drinking this beer. It’s for the kids!” our tour guide told us as we sat in a pub in Brussels. And it’s true…sort of. I had my first introduction to the world of Belgian beer recently and it was eye opening. Get ready for high alcohol content, warmer temps, and blessed beers.

Friday Find: Sudio Vasa Blå Earphones

Wireless Earphones for Travel

For the last five years, my go-to headphones for travel have been a pair of bright pink foldable over-ear ones. I recently took the Sudio Vasa Blå wireless in-ear earphones for a test drive to see if I could get similar sound quality for a fraction of the carryon bag space.

Listen to the Locals: Discovering Gordon’s Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar in London |

My friend and I were at the Globe Theatre in London, chatting about what our next plans would be for the day, when the British lady in front of us turned around and said “I don’t mean to eavesdrop but if you’re looking for somewhere cool to go, you should check out Gordon’s Wine Bar. It’s one of my favourite places.” I don’t know about you, but when a local recommends something to you and tells you that it’s one of their favourites, you listen.

2016 Suitcase and Heels Travel Gift Guide

2016 Travel Gift Guide for the Stylish Traveller

By now you already know that travel pillows, eye masks, and portable phone chargers make great gifts for travellers. So this year I want to help you elevate your travelle...

Concertgebouw in Amsterdam |

The Only Tourists at the Concertgebouw

I knew I was about to perform a potentially dangerous Google search as I typed “things to do in Amsterdam at night” into my search bar. I know, right? I mean, it’s ...

15 Things to Do in Dubrovnik

When I told people that I was planning to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia as a stopover on my way to South Korea last year the most common reaction I got was "Why?" I'll be hone...

Packing Guide - Dubrovnik

What to Pack for Dubrovnik

I visited Dubrovnik in September 2012 and, though it's the only time I've been so far, I think it's the perfect time to visit King's Landing. The weather is still warm en...

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