Some cities have farms within their city limits. Vienna has vineyards. And young designer shops. And DJ-meets-culinary-fusion markets. In my latest Insider in The Globe and Mail, Viennese native Daniel Wukovits, head concierge at the swank Palais Hansen Kempinski, shares five ways to discover the real Vienna.
You know that time of the day when you start to fade and need a pick-me up? Well that itch used to be scratched with coffee (or let's admit it, an espresso cup full of chocolate chips.)
But in September I was lucky enough to attend the Canadian Tourism Commission's media travel conference in Charlottetown.
I learned about cool things happening across the country from Friday race days at a BC ski resort to musical moments along Nova Scotia's Ceilidh Trail. And yes, I developed a mid-afternoon craving for the oyster bar. Missing those PEI mollusks!
It offers the excitement of speed dating, without the inevitable letdown. After all, who can be disappointed with the aroma of fresh roasting Hawaiian coffee beans or the crisp flavour of a sea-shucked oyster?
Read my story from the October issue of up! magazine on Culinary Match, which takes you from Chicago to Charlottetown and beyond. So much better than a sparkless dinner date.
Illustration by Wes Dauncey
It started with a 1979 GM van. Throw in miles (and miles) of Canadian scenery, sisters, dogs and my Dad's Crystal Gayle tape and what do you get? A love of travel. And yes, this travel blog.