You are walking down the street minding your own business and suddenly, two people come up to you and ask you questions like, “How many subway lines are there in Montreal?” or “At what time do bars close in Montreal?” Would you know the answers? A handful of lucky people actually did! As their reward, they were given one hour to get ready and jump on an Air Canada flight for an all-expenses-paid trip to the fabulous city, courtesy of Tourisme Montreal.
So you want to travel. You want adventure. But you also like the idea of having a safe home-base and the all-inclusive amenities, not to mention the deals that resorts often have. But you want more than just a pool and a beachfront view; you want to experience local culture with some adventure. Here's where Travel Basecamp comes in.
Looking for somewhere to stay in Montreal? Located in the Quartier des Spectacles, Zero 1 is a new, modern, boutique hotel, and we can assure that you won’t be disappointed. It has 120 rooms, divided into categories such as POP room - perfect for urbanites, or for a little upgrade, try its big sister, the HIP room, both are perfect for “reinventing yourself or achieving your dreams.” Those are some high expectations.
For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 1 features ADX in Southeast Portland; a community-based creative workshop whose members are not only making and building for themselves, but concurrently enabling others to do the same.
If you happen to be heading to Berlin from October 10-21, you have to check out the annual Festival of Lights. Taking the whole light show thing to the next level, the entire city will be lit up like a Christmas tree. Using light and video projections, as well as interactive and static installations to transform the city, the 12 day festival also has other arts and cultural events, live jazz and shopping sales going on at the same time. Yet another great reason to visit Berlin.
We love the vibrancy of Montreal, and the summer festival season is one of the highlights. With so many top world-class festivals going on in one city, there is definitely something for everyone to get excited about. To help you enjoy the summer festivals to the fullest, the second edition of Festimania - 1 city. 1 month. 11 festivals - is back. A big part of this festival collective is the Festi+ Pass.
If you are heading to the UK and are wondering where all of the street art is, this app is for you. Now you can find all of the hidden street art with this smart little app that maps out the location of street art for you by artist or area. This virtual guide features more than 280 urban art installations, including works by renowned graffiti artists like Banksy, Obey, Pablo Delgado, and Eine. There is also one for NY.
What do bacon covered doughnuts, green tea beer, strip clubs and farm-to-table restaurants have in common? A little place called, Portland. Much like the bran-muffin-hippy-jam society Portlandia portrays, Portland’s restaurant culture and nightlife is shockingly progressive for a society supposedly stuck in the 90s.
I love Jacqueline's pieces, they are absolutely amazing. But more importantly I am a huge advocate for supporting and promoting Canadian talent over other business and It would be my honor to show off Jacqueline's pieces in my home (they would make the cutest accent!) I know all my friends will ask where I got them and would go and buy her stuff too!
My hands, on Klassen's beautiful ceramics, please. I've always thought that any kind of sculpture has a sexual undertone - you're molding clay with your hands and the parallel is inescapable! The natural clay/white combo, and simple geometry of these pieces make them something special...and nobody will enjoy cradling and caressing these Canadian pots more than myself.