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The 8 Best Things to Do in Toronto

toronto skyline

Toronto will forever hold a place in my heart.

It’s where I grew up, went to college and spent my 20s. Over the years, I’ve been asked by friends, family and readers on the top things to do for a trip to Toronto and it’s SO hard to narrow it all down to just a FEW things.

However, if I had to pick and you were visiting for only a week – these would be the things I would suggest to you: (more…)

72 Hours in London, England


By: Curated5 Blogazine

If you only have a couple of hours on a layover or are planning a full-blown vacation, London is always a good idea. One of the very few global cities, London boasts an amazing transportation network, a world-class selection of restaurants and shopping opportunities as well as breathtaking views and sights. (more…)

72 Hours in Hollywood, California


Planning a quick weekend stop in and around Hollywood, California?

LA is HUGE and it’s hard to figure out where to begin. Most tourists make a stop in Hollywood and there’s just so much to do. It’s a great place to start to see the iconic LA symbols. Here’s my mini travel guide of things to eat, see and do in and around Hollywood in 72 hours!



The Original LA Farmers Market – Before a big day in Hollywood I always like to grab lunch at The Original LA Farmers Market for local eats from the mom & pop food stands. It’s less of a market, more of a food court but there is still lots of fresh produce, fish and gourmet specialty products on offer. My go-tos include the chocolate-covered raised donuts from Bob’s Doughnuts, the mixed po’ boy from The Gumbo Pot and the Brazilian BBQ buffet at Pampas Grill.


The Grove – This outdoor shopping mall is quintessential LA with big stores like Nordstrom, Anthropologie, J. Crew and Topshop – it’s a great way to do some shopping and then grab some lunch or see a movie after. It’s attached to The Original Farmers’ Market.

It’s quite the fancy shopping experience with valet parking, shoeshine service, a trolley car, decorative fountains and the nicest ‘mall’ washrooms I have ever seen in my life! My favourite stores at The Grove include Cost Plus World Market and The Veggie Grill for a quick bite. Make sure to also stop for a Sprinkles cupcake. (more…)

72 Hours in Charleston, South Carolina



I’m so pleased to have Ashley Rogers – a Charleston local, give you an inside look on the best things to eat, see and do during the weekend in her city. Enjoy!


By: Ashley Rogers

In recent years, Charleston has topped the charts for travel and entertainment.

The city has been hailed for everything from its food to its friendliness. When I read the articles that top the travel magazines though – I often wish they had an ‘insiders’ section that allows locals to submit their favorite hot spots. Living here over 21 years, I have come to love some of the lesser-published gems that line this beautiful (and popular) city. Here are my favourite local Charleston spots!


The Shelter, Charleston

The Shelter, Charleston


Charleston locals seem to stick to a pretty structured weekend schedule in order to maximize everything we have grown to love about this city – this, of course, starts with the obligatory Friday happy hour. Friday needs to be relatively tame because Charlestonians live for Saturdays on the water. While reveled for its historic downtown area, most locals avoid it on Fridays because of traffic and overall lack of parking, so Mt. Pleasant offers some of the best Friday happy hour spots in town.

The Shelter offers a spacious patio that also opens into their main dining area, so almost any seat you take; you have access to the beautiful Charleston weather. With seating and standing areas – the Shelter can handle any sized crowd you bring. Along with happy hour food and drink staples, The Shelter offers favorites like pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes for those looking to keep it authentic and easy. (more…)