Ayngelina Brogan
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In her mid-thirties, Ayngelina left a great job, boyfriend, apartment and friends to find inspiration in Latin America. Three years later she writes about her adventures on Bacon is Magic.

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5 Reasons Why St. Petersburg Is Becoming America's Hottest City

(41) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 1:06 PM


While many think that Florida is for snowbirds and vacationing families, St.Petersburg is slowly becoming one of the America's most popular cities to live and visit.

Once considered God's Waiting Room with an aging population, the new generation of millenials is sticking around...

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A Girls' Getaway In Grey County

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 5:24 PM


With warmer spring weather finally here it's time to shed our hibernating winter ways. A girls' getaway weekend doesn't need to elaborate or expensive, with a low Canadian dollar it makes sense to stay close to home.

If you're tired of the...

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7 Reasons Calgary Should Be Your Next Food Destination

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 3:55 PM


With the value of the dollar at a depressingly low value, crossing the border for a food holiday can be an expensive venture. It's time for Canadians to start looking within the country for the next great culinary experience. While the mind immediately...

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8 Reasons to Visit Ontario's Grey County This Fall

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 9:06 PM


Autumn is upon us and summer vacation is becoming a distant memory. But with warm weather and a fall's golden hues it's the perfect time to head to Grey County for a fall colour tour.

Only two hours north from Toronto,...

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San Antonio's Hottest New Neighborhood is One of its Oldest

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 2:03 PM


San Antonio is known as a city with friendly people and a beautiful River Walk, but beyond the downtown core one of the oldest neighbourhoods is being revitalized and becoming the hottest neighborhood for shopping and eating in the city.


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This Texas Wine Region Has Been Dubbed the "New Napa"

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 6:21 PM


Fredericksburg, a tiny town of 12,000 in Texas Hill Country, is the epicenter of what is slowly becoming known as the New Napa in Texas, unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
The reason this region is the wine community's...

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Canadian Chefs Gather at Terroir Symposium to Discuss Change

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 6:45 PM


The 2015 Terroir Symposium took place this past Monday in downtown Toronto. With the intent to bring together the innovative and creative influencers in hospitality, the theme of this year's conference was Pioneering Change - crafting the way we eat.


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Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 12:51 PM

Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars. These...

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11 Things to Do in Las Vegas That You Won't Need to Keep Secret

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 6:46 PM

Sin City. City of Lights. The Gambling Capital of the World. If you're the kind of person who doesn't need what happened in Las Vegas to stay in Las Vegas then you may want to consider these seven fun activities.

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Think beyond the cheesy chapel and Elvis...

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Toronto Chefs Swap Signature Dishes for Charity

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 8:38 AM


Amidst the flurry of lavish holiday parties and last minute holiday preparations eight Toronto chefs gathered last night at Templar Kitchen to host an event in support of The Children's Breakfast Club.

Organized by Chef Matt Blondin (The Food Dudes), participating chefs included...

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Best Bites This Winter in Jasper

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:10 AM


While most venture north to Jasper in the summer to hike through the magnificent Rockies, there's plenty to do in Jasper in the colder temperatures. And after the skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, downtown Jasper is home to many cozy places...

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Helsinki's New Market Draws Tourists and Locals

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 5:27 PM


Helsinki's Old Market Hall (Vanha Kauppahalli) is located near the waterfront and has been a popular attraction for tourists, particularly those from cruise ships. However, the Old Market Hall has recently closed for renovations and will not open until 2014 leaving many visitorswondering where...

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