On Spain’s Minorca, navigate History, Culture and Experience along the Stunning Cami de Cavalls

From my saddle, I looked out at the crashing waves off the rocky shore of the Mediterranean Sea and marvelled that this perspective -- this "unknown view of Minorca" I'd been promised -- was precisely that. Travelling Minorca's 186-kilometre Cami de Cavalls trail by horseback delivers a taste of this tiny Spanish island. And autumn is the ideal time of year tonbsp;see.The Cami de Cavalls is a historical route circumnavigating Minorca that dates back to as early as the 14th Century. Once used Read more [...]

How to protect your pockets high-risk holidays

Some of the most interesting places on the planet include a hitch.I love Rio de Janeiro for the shores, Mexico City for the art scene and Medellin, Colombia, for the fun people. However, these cities, like most destinations beyond Canada's borders, are areas where visitors are more vulnerable to crime than at home. Even though Medellin and Mexico City both have radically reduced violent crime over the last few decades, statistics do not mean a thing when you have the misfortune of stumbling Read more [...]

As a migraine sufferer, each wine I have tried has given me a headache except for carbonated wine. Any idea why?

The questionI really like sweet wine, but being a migraine sufferer, every wine I've tried has given me a headache. Lately I found blueberry wine. No hassle, and I am thrilled. Do you understand why no hassle?The answer My guess, and it is only a guess, has to do with amines, specifically the comparatively lower levels in blueberry wine. I can not diagnose your particular issue since there might be various causes for your headaches. I am also not a physician. However, Read more [...]

From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong – celebrate Oktoberfest around the world

In 1810, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen married Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria. While the couple's nuptials might qualify as only a relatively minor footnote in history, it is highly unlikely that any other wedding, royal or otherwise, has inspired so much enthusiastic drinking. This is because the Munich wedding was the spark that led to the creation of Bavaria's famed Oktoberfest, which has not only been held every year since, save for a handful of wartime or cholera-related Read more [...]

Twelve savoury red wines that are perfect for early autumn

Autumn is upon us, the formal arrival marked this year at 4:02 p.m. Eastern Time, September 22. Does your wine palate begin to crave specific grapes or flavours at periods like this? Me, I'm an underbrush kind of guy – those notes of moist leaves and earth – probably in part because it gets me out into the forest without having to tie my shoes and leave the house. But chilly weather and longer nights also amplify my fondness for such savoury flavours as cedar, leather, tobacco, smoke and Read more [...]

Twelve savoury red wines that are Great for early autumn

Fall is upon us, the formal arrival marked this season at 4:02 p.m. Eastern Time, September 22. Does your wine palate start to crave certain grapes or tastes at periods in this way?Me, I am an underbrush type of man -- these notes of moist leaves and ground -- probably in part because it gets me out into the woods without needing to tie my shoes and leave the home.But cold weather and more nights also amplify my fondness for such savoury tastes as cedar, leather, tobacco, smoke and spice (notwithstanding Read more [...]

From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong — celebrate Oktoberfest around the world

In 1810, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen wed Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria. While the couple's nuptials might qualify as only a relatively minor footnote in history, it's highly improbable that any other wedding, royal or otherwise, has inspired so much enthusiasticnbsp;drinking.This is because the Munich wedding was the spark which caused the creation of Bavaria's famed Oktoberfest, which hasn't only been held annually since, save for a couple of wartime or cholera-related cancellations, Read more [...]

Bold moves: Transitioning from finance into the fashion world

Roman Hessary was working at TD Securities in a project he felt indifferent about earning close to $100,000 a year after he decided to quit to join his very best friend in the fashion business. Hessary and Yanal Dhailieh, who worked in corporate earnings at the moment, have been friends since elementary school. They had tried to go down the start up course before with little success, but they remained committed to the notion of escaping the corporate rat race to work for themselves at a creativenbsp;sector.In Read more [...]