While in Kenya, I kept hearing about these naked nuisances that spook their neighbors at night. Thrilled to see the story with such amazing illustrations by Rodolfo Reyes for Atlas Obscura. Read it here.
TIME: The Dream of an ‘Internet Country’ That Would Let You Work From Anywhere
What if anyone, not just people from countries with strong passports, could live the digital nomad lifestyle? Check out my feature about Plumia, a proposed global passport, on TIME.com here.
Gastro Obscura: What Happened to Montreal’s Legendary Melon?
A century ago, Manhattan residents with a hankering for dessert might flick on their finest frock coat, get a table at a white-tablecloth restaurant, and order a juicy slice of Montreal melon for $1, or around $30 in today’s currency. But then it disappeared. Here's what happened, for Gastro Obscura (branch of Atlas Obscura): story here.
Lonely Planet: France 14
Lonely Planet just released a guidebook I updated: France! I did the section on Lyon & the Rhône Valley. Buy it here.
Lonely Planet: Morocco 13
After six weeks on the ground, 100s of tagines and 1000s of olives, stray cats and za3za3, blood, sweat and a busted ligament, the first Lonely Planet guidebook I researched was finally released today. Buy it at LonelyPlanet.com
BBC: A revival of Indigenous throat singing
Inuit throat singing was at risk of extinction after years of erasure by colonists and missionaries, but TikTok star Shina Novalinga is sharing the tradition for a new generation. Read the in-depth feature with beautiful photos by Stephanie Foden over at BBC Travel.
Eater: How Montreal Got Its Taste for Portuguese Chicken
Poutine, bagels, smoked meat, and Portuguese chicken. Look at any food round-up of Montreal dishes and you’ll see these four items listed as essential, signature foods. But how did piri piri chicken, a dish that wasn’t even a traditional component of Portuguese cuisine before the 1970s, end up here? Read my investigation in Eater Montreal.
CBC: Thinking About RVing? Here’s What You Need to Know to Hit the Road
My first story for CBC Life is about RVing in Canada.
Thrillist: Retro Motels Are Having Their Moment
With road trips making a serious comeback due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, retro motels are also roaring back. Read the story over at Thrillist
Thrillist: Toronto Is Making A Play To Become North America’s Cannabis Capital
The Canadian city is positioned to become the Denver of the Great White North. Thrillist: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/cannabis-culture-toronto