Katie Bridges

Katie Bridges

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Katie Bridges quit her job to go backpacking in South America in 2010 and hasn't been able to cure her wanderlust ever since — which could explain how the Brit wound up in Canada. Though her roots are firmly planted in Toronto, her passport is constantly filling up with stamps. Vietnam is her favourite country and she is never not searching for the perfect bowl of bun cha.

Katie Bridges's articles

New Toronto hotels and Ontario hotels that we're checking into in 2024

We've rounded up the most exciting new Toronto hotels and openings in the province this year, plus a couple of recent gems that you should add to your staycation list.

Hotel Zed in Tofino might actually make you want to stay indoors

Tofino might be known for its wild scenery and outdoor pursuits, but Hotel Zed has enough quirky design and fun amenities to keep you on the premise.

These sustainable sneakers will take you from the airport to the bar in style

Reformation has teamed up with French sneaker brand Veja to create a sustainable and trendy shoe that might just be the only pair you need to pack all trip.

Nature meets luxury in the Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

We head to the Papagayo Peninsula in northwestern Costa Rica for luxury stays and some of the world’s most untouched natural beauty. Here's what to see, eat and do.

How to spend a perfect 72 hours in Porto, Portugal

We take you on a three-day itinerary around Porto, Portugal, the home of port and one of Europe’s most charming cities.

This couple turned their love for travelling the open road into a career

After globetrotting for years, Amanda Di Marchi and Stefan Cosma turned their passion for travel into The Mobile Mixer, Southern Ontario's premier event mobile bartending experience.

Falling head over heels for Niagara

Katie Bridges heads to Niagara for conservation trails and hikes, fall colours — followed by a toast at some award-winning wineries, naturally.

Grab your phone and get a fresh take on Toronto’s public art for free

Take in Toronto’s public artworks in a whole new way with ArtWalk 2.0, a free immersive augmented reality experience that's on now.

Enjoy the last days of summer with a luxe poolside experience downtown

You don't need your own pool to feel like a superstar. The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel's pool is now available to non-hotel guests with a day pass that reserves a lounger for two plus other perks.

What to do in Tofino, B.C., the surfing capital of Canada

Tofino's magic goes way beyond the waves — we dive into a world full of flavour and adventure in this West Coast gem nestled inside B.C.'s temperate rainforest.

Double the self-care with an in-room facial at the Kimpton Saint George

Thanks to Kimpton Saint George Hotel's partnership with Toronto beauty studio Radford, you can have a facial and a sleepover. Katie Bridges dons a robe and tries it for herself.

What to eat, see and do on a weekend trip to Ottawa

Only a five-hour drive from Toronto, Canada's capital is brimming with beautiful sights and delicious flavours. Here's what to do in Ottawa on a weekend getaway.

I tried a cold plunge in Kingston and it took my breath away

If you're looking for, ahem, cool things to do in Kingston, why not take a cold plunge at Stoked Sauna Co. located inside the Frontenac Hotel?

Parma, Italy should be on every foodie's bucket list

With a huge concentration of famous food, Parma, Italy is a gourmand’s dream. From Parmigiano Reggiano to Prosciutto di Parma, we eat our way through the city.

Movement by NM is the fitness app I needed to get back into an exercise routine

A lifelong faddy exerciser, I decided to try a premium fitness app for strength training and yoga classes. Here's how I kickstarted by fitness journey with Movement by NM.

The swing of things: A sporting newbie tries golf for the first time

Is golf really just a good walk spoilt? We head to San Diego to find out why golf's popularity has risen in recent years, and why it's worth a shot.

What to do and eat in Parma, one of Italy's most delicious cities

When every other food has a Designation of Origin, dining in Parma, Italy is basically like going to a museum. If it's not on your travel list, it should be.

Puerto Rico: the underrated paradise you have to visit

With some of the world's best beaches, a biodiverse rainforest, mountains, waterfalls and culinary delights, Puerto Rico is the hidden gem of the Caribbean.

The Fairmont Royal York made me feel like a queen

Check into the Fairmont Royal York and be treated to personalized toiletries, curated cocktails and stunning chandeliers.

The much-anticipated Muir Hotel in Halifax is a dream destination

The swanky Halifax hotel is finally open and has so much to eat, see and do that it seems a shame to even leave the premises.