Entries by Jordana Manchester

National Geographic Journeys: Day of the Dead

Labour Day has come and gone, and it’s time to start thinking about your next cultural adventure! The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most beloved festivals and G Adventures has teamed up with National Geographic to take you on an incredible journey to celebrate this macabre yet beautiful celebration of ancestry. Elaborate street […]

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Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a ‘touristy’  London activity, but I assure you, this English ritual is steeped in tradition, and any […]

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In Honour of Cecil the Lion: My Top 10 World Lion Day Photos

Every year the I pays homage to my favourite animal, the African Lion.  A fews year ago I had the distinct honour of  working/volunteering amongst the Dambwa Pride, a young pride of lions protected by the African Lion Environmental Research Trust (A.L.E.R.T). It was a truly surreal experience. My day-to-day was anything but usual. Tracking the dwindling […]

5 Authentic Places to try Local Food in Dubai

Food in Dubai has an enormous variety. With a majority population of expats, the diversity is endless. You can find just about every kind of cuisine from around the world; Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Japanese, European, Continental, Italian, Arabic, and French to name a few. But if you’re visiting Dubai, make sure you experience local Emirati […]

5 Reasons to Book a Topdeck Tour

Every travel consultant worth their salt has a favourite tour company to share with their clients. I have a few favourites, depending on the demographic, but for anyone between 18 into their mid thirties, as a Canadian travel consultant, my top choice is Topdeck. With more than 40 years of awesome tour experience under their belt, […]