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Mara Sofferin

Travel Writer

Mara Sofferin is a Toronto-based marketing professional and the co-founder and Director of Save Our Women and Rock Your Cause. Mara advocates for increased cooperation between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in developing creative and engaging philanthropic campaigns in our local and global communities.
Where To Rent A Cottage This

Where To Rent A Cottage This Winter

With so many winterized cottages, cabins, chalets, and yurts (yes, yurts) across Canada, cottage "season" can be a thing of the past. This winter, keep your hair smelling like campfire even when there's snow on the ground with this list of the coziest and coolest all-Canadian getaways.
12/05/2016 08:29 EST
How To Afford A Private Yachting

How To Afford A Private Yachting Vacation

I arrived at St. Maarten's Princess Julia International Airport in the late afternoon, only a compact carry-on in hand. I was advised to pack light: space is limited on a sailboat and realistically passengers don't require anything other than some swimsuits and industrial-strength sunscreen.
07/27/2016 03:11 EDT
5 Reasons To Have Your Wedding In

5 Reasons To Have Your Wedding In Barbados

With design-driven hotels, epic surf breaks, seaside music festivals, and a bold local food scene, Barbados is unbeatable. Forget having a destination wedding, have a vacation wedding you and your guests will never forget!
07/26/2016 12:07 EDT
Is Better in

Is Better in Banff

Perhaps the notion of voluntarily opting into more snow was so twisted I couldn't help but to be intrigued. But, this year as spring sprung, I took the plunge toward perpetual winter and packed my bags for a long weekend in Alberta's Banff National Park, home to the longest ski season in North America.
04/19/2013 08:29 EDT
Canadian Cottage Country: The New

Canadian Cottage Country: The New Hamptons?

<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/cottagecountry/canada-cottage-country_b_1431524.html" target="_hplink"><img src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/571804/CANADA-COTTAGE-COUNTRY.jpg"></a>
04/24/2012 09:17 EDT
Remember When Stop KONY was About Stopping

Remember When Stop KONY was About Stopping Kony?

How is it that within 24 hours we turned Stop KONY 2012 -- a campaign that was supposed to be about LRA affected individuals in need -- into an embarrassingly narcissistic debate about our societal status quo? Kony 2012 involves us, but isn't about us.
03/08/2012 05:23 EST