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L.A.'s Best Hikes

Discover LA | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Hiking is known as one of Los Angeles's most popular outdoor activities - and for good reason. With some of North America's most scenic views and an abundance of natural beauty, any one of L.A.'s numerous trails are the perfect place to lace up and set out on an adventure.

Local's Guide To The Best Adventurous Weekend In L.A.

Discover LA | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Los Angeles is an adventurer's paradise. Home to more than just tanned celebrities, the sprawling metropolis offers everything from modern rock climbing to incredible trails ideal for mountain biking and of course amazing surf spots.

Swap Snow For Sand: People-Watching In L.A.

Discover LA | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

It's easy to conclude that a favourite part about summer is heading to the beach - to swim, tan, relax and of course, people watch. Whether it's Toronto's Cherry Beach or Vancouver's English Bay Beach, beachgoers are always hoping to spot some unique individuals to make the day. While the weather here is getting colder, this doesn't mean our favourite activity should stop.

9 Ways To Relax in L.A.

Discover LA | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Vacations are the perfect time to relax, refresh and recharge the mind, body and soul. But for many of us, finding our Zen can mean different things. For some an escape to the beach is all that's needed while others seek activities that release endorphins. Whatever your preference, there is no better destination to zen-out than the city that has it all -- Los Angeles.

Throw a Spa Party Like an Angeleno

Discover LA | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada
Discover LA

What happens when you mix relaxation with entertainment? You get the best of both worlds (obviously!). Welcome to what the City of Angels has dubbed ...

Celebrate Thanksgiving, California Style!

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Ever since my mom relocated to California (and I'm lucky enough to spend plenty of time there), I've changed my tune. Enjoying the ocean breeze, smaller appetizers and cooking turkey outside are my new Thanksgiving traditions.

Layover At LAX? How To Make The Most Of Your Time

Discover LA | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Layovers don't necessarily mean endless hours of waiting and mindlessly flipping the same magazine over and over again. In fact, a layover can mean an extra fun pit stop to your vacation, depending on how many hours you have.

Exploring San Francisco's Best Museums

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

San Francisco seems big -- but I soon realized that her size (surprisingly only 7 square miles), has little to do with the grandeur you feel while visiting, but everything to do with the big hearts and open minds of the San Franciscans themselves. Much has been written of her culinary and cocktail culture, her nature and leisure pursuits, but it is also one of the museum capitals of the United States.

Cresta Brings Italian-Californian Eats (And Wine) To Toronto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Since opening its doors in March this year, Cresta has sought to introduce Torontonians to a new concept. Rory West, the head bartender and sommelier, informs me that Cresta is the only restaurant in the city that designs the food menu around the wine list -- not the other way around.

California: One Big Outdoor Fitness Centre

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

As someone who runs or works out six days a week, I was unnaturally concerned by what California had to offer me. How on earth was I going to get my gym fitness fix in a setting like this? I needn't have worried. I got active, in the most natural way.

'Blowin' Up' Challenges Stereotypes About Hip Hop Culture

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada
University of Toronto News

They were using their talents and resources to pursue their passions. We often celebrate young people (think Bill Gates for instance) for doing this in other businesses and personal pursuits, but it takes on a very different tone when young black men from stigmatized areas take an unconventional path and invest their energies into it.

Cute Overload: California Sea Otter Breaks Into Aquarium To Give Birth

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.26.2015 | Canada Living

"We’re talking umbilical-chord-still-attached, whoa-is-that-yep-that’s-the-placenta new-born otter pup."

The Best American Street Food in the World

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Whether you love it or you love to hate it, there's no denying that America's mouth-watering street food hits the spot every time. From the chip trucks that line the beachfront in California, all the way to the city centre stalls of New York, the United States has quite an array of food that you can choose from.

48 Hours in Los Angeles - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of low strip malls, palmed avenues, film studios and over-crowded attractions, BUT that SoCal living is still so sweet. The city's full of beautiful parks, kid-friendly hikes, beaches (oh so many beaches!) and hip vegan restaurants with high chairs -- A great destination for the adventuring family.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Kristen Marano

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Africa Can Draw Lessons From California's Economic Turnaround

David Himbara | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
David Himbara

Five years ago California was pronounced a political and economic disaster. Fast-forward to January 2015. A resurgent California has overtaken Brazil as the world's seventh-largest economy. What insights can Africa and other developing countries draw from California's spectacular turnaround?

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

Designing a Perfect Desert Getaway to Palm Springs

Heather Magee | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Temperatures are rising across the country as snowbirds flock north to settle in until the weather turns come fall. The thought of 40+ degree temperatures may not appeal to some, but if you're looking for an extra hot holiday for half the price, now is the perfect time to escape to Palm Springs.

Hudak Ignores Economics 101

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The Conservative platform is off the economic track as it invokes analogies and comparisons that defy the economic fundamentals. Ontarians on June 12 have to vote on their future. They can choose to invest in Ontario's education, health, and infrastructure. Alternatively, they can choose to become the victims of false analogies.

Men Must Learn From the California Mass Murder

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living
Davide Mastracci

A man killed six people in a drive by shooting on Friday night in California. On Thursday night the apparent shooter made a video explaining why he was going to embark on the murderous rampage. In this video the man stated that he was a 22-year-old virgin who couldn't attract women. We should avoid reducing the murderer to a crazed individual whose actions can be explained solely by his mental state. Instead, we should analyze how the misogynistic societies we live in enabled the murderer's killing spree.

Just Like The Movies: 6 Must-See California Landmarks

Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Travel

California is beautiful. We get it. California has a ton of gorgeous and notable landmarks, too. We get that. We get it so much that we’ve probably ...

How To Let Go and Ride Your Wave

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada
Sarah Vermunt

Overweight and out of shape, I told myself that surfing is the type of adventure that is simply not for me. I'm the leader of the pack in most other a...

Star Treatment: 8 Amazing Spa Treatments You Have to Experience

Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Travel

Besides the incredible weather, the laidback lifestyle, and the superb food and wine, California is also where you can spoil yourself with some of the...