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New York for booklovers

New York for booklovers

Dallas Morning News When I arrive in a new destination, it’s rarely more than a few hours before I find myself nosing around a creaky-floored bookstore or three. Despite the digitally-driven demise of print, navigating a labyrinth of towering stacks and chatting with fellow bookworms is one of my favorite ways to meet the locals. […]

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Perfect Parking

Perfect Parking

Westworld Magazine It’s arguably North America’s greatest urban park. A magnet for outdoor fans craving exotic flora and fauna; a wandering buffet of cultural attractions that can keep anyone occupied for a week; and an oasis-like respite from busy streets that bathes all-comers in sigh-triggering tranquility. But we’re not talking of Vancouver’s jewel-like Stanley Park […]

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US food fests to fill your face

US food fests to fill your face

Globe and Mail  Restaurant recommendations are handy when you’re on the road. But the best way to spice-up any vacation is to unnotch your belt and faceplant into a food fest or two. Alongside smiling, sauce-smeared locals, you’ll likely scoff enough to fill you for a week. If you’re taking your taste buds to the […]

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Letter From Texas

Letter From Texas

Have anything to eat as long as it’s meat Guardian Weekly I’m standing on a sun-warmed sidewalk in small-town Texas blinking at a darkened storefront that I have been told houses one of the best barbecue eateries in the state. It looks closed, but when I catch a sweet, smoky aroma percolating through the air, […]

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Bookworming by the Bay

Bookworming by the Bay

Globe and Mail I’ve been in San Francisco for 35 minutes. Lunch is overdue and my still-packed suitcase sits on my hotel bed, but I’m already outside hustling along the sun-baked sidewalks. Rinky-dink cable cars and the neon-studded Chinatown pass by in a blur as I head for North Beach and the black-painted door of […]

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