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    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:

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    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…

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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 tradition that includes Devonshire cream, sweets and exotic aromatic teas is not one I want to miss out on. Full disclosure, the main reason I chose the Sanderson was because Claridge’s and the Palm Court at the Ritz were booked up until September. My beau had never experienced a proper high tea, so I was a…