My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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On this day: Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 25, 2015, I was in Barcelona, Spain. My travel mates and I were approaching the end of our time in Spain. After a couple days exploring Costa Brava and the Pyrenees region, we wrapped up our…

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On this day: Castellar de n’Hug, Spain

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 24, 2015, I was in Castellar de n’Hug, Spain. After returning from our excursion to Costa Brava, my adventurous travel mates arranged for a motorcycle ride up along the mountainous roads of the pyrenean range…

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On this day: Cadaqués, Spain

See more from my new On This Day series here, inspired by Andrew at Have Bag, Will Travel. While travel is on hold, I am looking back at travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On July 23, 2015, I was in Cadaqués, Spain. After a short stop in Figueres, we moved onto Cadaqués, an adjacent…

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On this day: Figueres, Spain

Many thanks to Andrew over at Have Bag, Will Travel for this great idea for a post. He has been writing a series entitled ‘On This Day’ where he recaps past travel memories on their anniversaries and I noticed that I, too, am due to celebrate a trip anniversary today. On July 22, 2015, I…

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#Alphabet Adventures: Travel memories from A to Z

I’m bored. The province of Ontario is finally looking at a gradual re-opening of the economy, but the process is going to be a slow one. This is surely appropriate, but it unfortunately means that my beloved hobby of travel planning is still on hold since I don’t know when I will be going anywhere!…

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Travel wish list: 5 places to revisit

Now that we’ve started a new year and decade, it’s time to consider my travel goals and start building up that wish list. My world travels only started in earnest within the last 3 to 4 years, so as someone building up my ‘country count’ I am still at the stage of visiting new places…

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Gâteau Basque with warm sherry cream

Gâteau Basque is a traditional dessert originating from the Northern Basque region of France, with a variation also common in the Southern Basque region of Spain. Constructed from layers of a wheat flour based cake, it is typically filled with black cherry jam or pastry cream. We were introduced to Gâteau Basque at Bar Isabel,…

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Soaking up the sights in Spain

As there’s less than a month until my next big trip, I thought that I’d take the time to reminisce on the place where I caught my travel bug: Spain. I went to Spain for the first time way back in 2015, so I’m really digging into my brain to bring back these memories. I…

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