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Meredith Hardie

Meredith Hardie

Staff Writer

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Must-visit restaurants and more in Collingwood

 Go beyond Blue Mountain Village and check out the best restaurants and things to do in nearby Collingwood this winter.

The best beaches in the world you must visit at least once

From dinosaur footprints along the shores of the Indian Ocean to pink sand in the Mediterranean, we've found the world's coolest beaches.

I finally found functional boots that aren't criminally uncool

The Hunter Women's City Explorer Short Neoprene Boots are a must-pack for off-grid adventuring or hometown strolls.

Zemi Beach House is the ultimate Caribbean escape

Bring out the bubbly (and your savings account) for this one-of-a-kind luxury hotel on the shores of Anguilla's best beach.

We lived our best life at The St. Regis Toronto

A gilded rooftop restaurant, daily champagne sabrage, butler service — we never wanted to check out of The St. Regis Toronto.

Legends, lore and bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky

We head to Louisville, Kentucky, and discover there's more to The Bluegrass State than bourbon — although, we found a lot of that, too.

The Royal Hotel is the best thing to happen to Prince Edward County

We check into The Royal Hotel, Picton’s 143-year-old gem that recently underwent an impressive renovation. Here's what to expect at the stunning Prince Edward County hotel.

The long, winding road back to travel

After two years of punishing COVID restrictions and shut downs, leisure travel is finally poised to make a comeback ­— in a big way.

Put these best food cities in the US on your bucket list

If you're hungry for inventive culinary delights and time-honoured delicacies, make a pit stop at the best food cities in the US.

What it's like to stay at the Frontenac Club in Kingston, Ontario

The Frontenac Club in Kingston has been renovated into one of Ontario's best boutique hotels. We've got all the details.

The ultimate guide to Kingston, Ontario

From haunted walks to farm-to-table dining and local craft beer, we've got the best things to eat, see and do in Kingston, Ontario.

The must-try places to eat and experience in Montreal

In lieu of a Euro vacation, we embark on the next best thing — a trip to Canada's foodie city. Here is everything you must see, do and fill your face with in Montreal.

Review: The June Motel, Sauble Beach

The June Motel has a heated pool, an indoor-outdoor restaurant and all the frosé you could ever need. Here's our review of Sauble Beach's latest arrival.

What to expect at Wander the Resort

Book in advance and bring your pack to Prince Edward County for a special staycation at Wander the Resort, a new lakeside, luxury cabin retreat with a private beach.

Prince Edward County: a food lover's guide to where to eat, drink and stay

When we can travel again, here are the wineries, breweries and farm-to-table restaurants you need to visit in Prince Edward County.

Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Toronto

We packed our fanciest pjs and checked out Toronto's Ritz-Carlton Hotel where luxe amenities meet five-star hospitality for an unforgettable staycation.

Hotel Review: the Drake Hotel

From the superlative suites to the in-house restaurant and the rooftop Sky Yard, the Drake Hotel on Queen West is the ideal spot for a Toronto staycation.

The 18 hiking essentials you need this fall

From Columbia's latest boot to a Garmin GPS smart watch, we've go the all-singing, all-dancing hiking gear you need this fall. Don't leave home without it.

San Lucas prison island turns into Costa Rica's newest national park

From prison to... National park? Costa Rica has transformed its renowned San Lucas Island prison into a park packed with hiking trails and top-notch facilities.

Trouble in Paradise? These Brazilian islands have some unusual COVID guidelines

Brazil's Fernando de Noronha islands are known for world class beaches, turquoise waters and now for only welcoming travellers who've had COVID-19. Here's what you need to know.