Jessica Huras

Contributing Writer

A former serial expat turned Torontonian, Jessica Huras lived in (and ate her way through) seven countries across Europe and Asia before settling in the 6. She continues to travel as much as possible in search of her next great meal.

Jessica Huras's articles

Phrase finders: Learn a new language with these apps

Make a personal connection to the next place you visit by setting out with a few key phrases from the local language.

Winging It: Los Cabos, Mexico

We go beyond party hardy resorts to discover the outdoorsy side of Los Cabos.

Dubai on the Double: 48 Hours in the City of Gold

We break through Dubai’s gilded shell to find the restaurants and galleries that make it one of Arabia’s most interesting cities.

Just Landed: Chernobyl is becoming an official tourist attraction

The infamous nuclear disaster site is getting more visitor-friendly.

Pack This: Tesalate Towel

Say goodbye to the woes of sandy, soggy towels with the innovative, Australian-made Teslate beach towel.

Room Service: Mar del Cabo – Los Cabos, Mexico

Mar del Cabo gives travellers a low-key, boutique alternative to Los Cabos’ flashy all-inclusives.

Room Service: St. Regis Mexico City – Mexico

The St. Regis brings serene sophistication to one of Mexico City’s busiest neighbourhoods.

Winging It: Scottsdale, Arizona

We visit Scottsdale for a taste of Arizona’s panoramic desert scenery without giving up the creature comforts and artistic experiences.

Winging It: Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg has come a long way in the last decade or so, transforming from a city known for being located in the middle of nothing to one that’s embracing its identity as a place that’s at the literal heart of everything.

Room Service: The Hermosa Inn – Paradise Valley, AZ

Built by local artist Lon Megargee, this cozy boutique property has dreamy grounds and historic connections to Arizona’s cowboy culture.

Room Service: V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton – Dubai, UAE

With its luxe, futuristic aesthetic, V Hotel captures Dubai’s extravagant vibe.

Speed Hump: Trekking through the Sahara Desert by camel

Jessica Huras downs a bottomless supply of tea, rides a camel and spends a night in the desert as she connects with the dream scene that is Morocco.

Winging It: Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaica’s image is tightly connected to jerk, coffee and reggae. We visit the best spots for these iconic highlights.

Room Service: Inn at the Forks – Winnipeg, MB

With a prime location, casually luxurious decor and an excellent spa, Inn at the Forks is a triple threat in Winnipeg.

Winging It: Istanbul Turkey

Straddling the border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s architecture and cuisine offer a glimpse into centuries of history and culture. We give you some pointers.

Room Service: The Annex Hotel – Toronto

Toronto has a new neighbourhood hangout spot with the Annex, a hip hotel with ultra-cool rooms and a locally-driven food program.


Room Service: The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Polished rooms and common areas complement a spectacular beachfront at the Westin Grand Cayman.

Winging It: Nassau, Bahamas

Amid winter’s nippiest weather, we hop on a plane and head just three hours away to find tropical respite in the Bahamas.

Winging It: Buffalo, NY

Buffalo is way more than Bills games and chicken wings. We pay the Nickel City a visit.

Room Service: Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey

Fantastic city views and stylish spaces make the Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel equally popular with those visiting Istanbul for work or play.