North America

A friendly city renowned for great beer, fabulous food, funky shops and bohemian neighbourhoods, Portland is always intriguing and entertaining, and a real feast for the senses. Breakfast in this town is never dull and there are plenty of cafes, diners and restaurants to choose...

Denver is famous for its easy access to the Rocky Mountains, urban cowboys and upmarket shops and restaurants. Whatever brings you to this fine city, spending a lazy hour or two over brunch should definitely be on your list of things to do. If you're looking...

A working gap year might have seemed like unfamiliar territory once upon a time, but now more and more students and travellers are heading overseas to spend a year in a foreign country. Gap years often start or end in the States and with a...

Having lived in Mexico for a short while I thought a blog post on some interesting Mexico facts were in order! 32 Fun Facts About Mexico Deep in the southern jungles of Mexico is North America’s largest wildcat; the jaguar. Mexico’s flag consists of three vertical...

"Do you want to go sailing tomorrow? Bring limes and crackers.” I’m in Puerto Vallarta enjoying what can only be described as, well, not fun. It’s Spring Break but man do I feel too old for this shizz! Sailing sounds like a nice break from drunk...

I can remember the feeling so vividly. Being held under that wave, unable to breath. The will of nature pushing me down as pain explodes into my spine. What seems like a lifetime ago, I decided to go surfing, head-butt the ocean floor, land on my...

I've snowboarded in New Zealand and in France but prior to my trip to Canada, mention of Whistler was met with "Oh you're going to have the best time!” or "Man I'm so jealous!” So what was all the hype about and did it live...

Have you made it to classy and elegant Vancouver yet? You might have noticed that this city, which has been consistently – if quietly – ranked among the best spots in the world to live, hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, earning it the international attention...