• authentic alaskan gifts
    Travel

    Where to Buy Authentic Alaskan Gifts

    Chachki; Also known as unnecessary, sometimes meaningless crap, cluttering up bookshelves, tables and walls of homes the world over. Whats more, it doesn’t matter where you go in the world, there’s a million shops bursting at the seams with cheap, made in China crap, slapped with whatever the name of the destination is, just waiting to be snapped up by Chachki collectors. I am definitely guilty of picking up the odd magnet, but on a recent trip up Alaska’s Inside Passage, I decided I was only going to buy authentic Alaskan gifts for myself and my loved ones. And while the ‘ol adage “collect memories not things” has long resonated, these…

  • day-of-the-dead
    Travel

    National Geographic Journeys: Day of the Dead

    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 parties, larger-than-life pageantry combined with picturesque landscapes and a fury of flavours promise to deliver an experience you’ll never forget. This is your backstage pass to exploring not only the cultural significance of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), but learn how family, community, food and art all ties in with this colourful tradition. Please follow and like us:

  • Terms & Conditions

    Welcome to The Urban Xenophile, a website owned and operated by Jordana Manchester, and run as The Urban Xenophile. TERMS OF USE POLICY Your access to this website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with our Terms of Use policy that includes the following terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers below. Your continued use of, and/or access to, this website constitutes your agreement to the Terms of Use. TERMS By accessing the website at Urbanxenophile.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with…

  • Writing Services

    Six years ago, I left the fashion industry to pursue my two greatest passions, academia and writing. Naturally, I needed one to fund the other, so while I pursued my degree in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, I simultaneously delved head first into the world of professional freelance writing. First using my extensive travel experience as a springboard into the world of travel literature, I expanded my expertise into a variety of genres including beauty, fashion, health, design, eCommerce, culture and academia just to name a few. Having worked with more than 400 amazing clients and clocking over 1100 hours on freelance writing sites like Odesk, my portfolio exemplifies diversity, depth and creative flair. The duality…

  • Home

    [av_slideshow_full size=’featured’ stretch=’image_no_stretch’ animation=’slide’ autoplay=’false’ interval=’5′ control_layout=’av-control-default’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ attach=’scroll’ av_uid=’av-fgm2u8′] [av_slide_full slide_type=’image’ id=’7095′ video=’http://’ mobile_image=” video_format=” video_ratio=’16:9′ title=” custom_title_size=’22’ custom_content_size=” caption_pos=’caption_center caption_center_framed caption_framed’ link_apply=” link=’lightbox’ link_target=” button_label=’Click me’ button_color=’light’ link1=’manually,http://’ link_target1=” button_label2=’Click me’ button_color2=’light’ link2=’manually,http://’ link_target2=” font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_uid=’av-dshaqo’][/av_slide_full] [av_slide_full slide_type=” id=” video=” mobile_image=” video_format=” video_ratio=” video_controls=” video_mute=” video_loop=” video_autoplay=” title=” custom_title_size=” custom_content_size=” caption_pos=” link_apply=” link=” link_target=” button_label=” button_color=” link1=” link_target1=” button_label2=” button_color2=” link2=” link_target2=” font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” overlay_enable=” overlay_opacity=” overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_uid=’av-chgwtc’][/av_slide_full] [/av_slideshow_full] [av_content_slider heading=’Latest Posts’ columns=’1′ animation=’slide’ navigation=’arrows’ autoplay=’false’ interval=’5′ font_color=” color=” av_uid=’av-a52ptc’] [av_content_slide title=’So What’s it Really Like Travelling Europe With a Baby?’ link=’post,7007′ linktarget=” av_uid=’av-8vtzk0′]…