DESTINATIONS — DINE Magazine

DESTINATIONS

From travel tips to itinerary ideas, we answer the questions: Where are the best places to eat? Where are the best places to stay? What are the exciting off the beaten track experiences for dining and destinations?

Salt Spring Island

Gulf Islands Adventure: Salt Spring Island

Driving into Salt Spring Island in the rain is like entering the pages of an old picture book. A rustic road leads to Hastings House Country House Hotel, in an 11th century Sussex style...
Shanghai

In the Kitchens of Shanghai

A Chinese gastronomic adventure into the past, present and future. They say that the future has a way of arriving unannounced. Shanghai is announcing loud and clear, that they are “in play”—preparing for the future...
Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands Adventure: Tofino

From Tofino at Mile 1 of the Trans Canada Highway, to Saltspring Island and the manicured landscape of Victoria, it’s all “peace and love, man.” It was raining when I arrived in Vancouver, and the...
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Foodie Dreams

Hong Kong is a city of foodie dreams. Flying into Hong Kong from Shanghai is always a thrill. The skyscrapers seem to be getting taller and closer together. And, while there seems to be no...
Matcha

How to Brew Japanese Tea

Japanese monks brought tea to Japan from China in the 9th Century. At that time only the religious and royal classes were consuming it. From it’s popularity among nobility came the Japanese tea ceremony....
Lake Pichola

A Fairy Tale Kingdom For A Horse

December’s “fairy tale wedding,” of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal underscored how romance truly seems inborn in Udaipur, the lake-studded royal city in the northern Indian state Rajasthan. Dubbed “the land of kings,” I heard...
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

The Ballad of John and Yoko

In 1969, when John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their infamous “Bed-In for Peace” at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, the staff refused to touch their clothes for dry-cleaning and shoes for...
Four Seasons Miami

South Beach Dining

In any given week, the world's foodies converge on this tropical mecca, seeking out new dining concepts, new flavour fusions and seasonally changing menus. There are two seasons: Warm and Hot. High above the...
Park Hyatt Tokyo

Oasis of Tranquility in Bustling Tokyo

Who could have imagined a population density of a staggering 9.3 million people in an area slightly smaller than Victoria, B.C. How do they keep from bumping into each other in this intensely urban...
New Orleans

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler en Louisiana

Vaulted tombs, coloured beads, Sazeracs and trombones race through my mind as I wind through Louisiana toward The Big Easy. “We’re not as naughty as you might think,” a local once told me. “We’ve...
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