We have all found ourselves in this situation. You go on vacation and you think you have seen all that the city you visited has to offer. Your Instagram photos, Snapchats, and snapshots support what a great time you had. You meet up with your friends and can’t wait to tell them about all of the unique things you did on your vacation.
Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean days spent on the beach have to end. Bragging rights, larger-than-life stories, and adventure awaits you in Southeast Asia and Costa Rica thanks to Beach Travellers.
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.
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.