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Ilona Biro

Writer, editor, professional traveller. "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity" - Dorothy Parker

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My Road Trip To New Hampshire Was A Childhood Dream Come True

I had wanted to see the Granite State ever since, as a nerdy third grader, I memorized all of the state capitals, (it's Concord by the way). So I headed for the White Mountains, where Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the East, towers over the Presidential Range. Having been wowed, it's time to start spreading the news.
10/25/2016 01:29 EDT

How a Trip to St Petersburg Turned Me Into a Race Fan

I have to admit that along with other non-race fans, it was more of an annoyance than a great day out. But St. Pete's changed all that. I was on holiday with my kids, and in a gorgeous place for a car race. And to top it all off, a Canadian racer we hadn't known at the time, James Hinchcliffe, ended up the winner.
07/13/2013 09:45 EDT
Ilona Biro

March Break for Moms: Collingwood Calling

Staying sane during a Canadian winter requires one thing, and one thing only: escape. Some call it March Break, my girlfriend and I call it March Breaking Point - when the cycle of work, chauffeuring...
03/13/2013 12:03 EDT

The Ultimate Girls' Getaway: LA During Awards Season

"Are they ready for us, Mom?" asked my 10 year-old daughter Maya, 'they' being the glamorous residents of Hollywood. We had just landed at LAX, about to embark on a tour of Los Angeles during awards s...
02/22/2013 05:29 EST
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Fun (and Functional) Travel Gear for Summer

With summer holidays in full swing, we thought it was time to round up some of our favourite travel gear. While style was important, so too was functionality: these items are both useful and classic staples no world traveller should be without. From our favourite refillable water bottle to stylish sandals built to take on tough terrain while aligning the feet and providing comfort, you'll want these as you explore the world this summer.
07/23/2012 01:03 EDT

Customized Concierge Services Make Hotel Stays No Work, All Play

The last thing anyone wants to do on vacation is work. Whether it's discovering the local area with a personalized trail guide, selecting the ideal microbrew for your afternoon quaff or choosing a scented pillow for a quality snooze, these hot spots will ensure your visit is no work, all play!
06/08/2012 05:11 EDT