The DailyXY Guide to Bali

The quickest way to reach Bali from Toronto, once you’ve beat traffic to the airport and cleared security, is to fly directly to Seoul (14 hours), and from there, to Denpasar (seven hours), site of the Indonesian island’s only international airport. Still, this paradisiacal Indonesian island, which is roughly halfway … Read More

The DailyXY Guide to Copenhagen

Now that Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca has bumped Noma to second place on San Pellegrino’s top 50 list, you should probably cancel that Copenhagen visit, right? Wrong. The city remains a must, thanks to friendly locals, legendary design and—yes—astonishingly good restaurants. Here, DailyXY’s guide to Copenhagen. Where to … Read More

The DailyXY Guide to Belgrade

At the confluence of the Sava and the Danube Rivers, in the heart of East-Central Europe, Belgrade is the sort of place where things happen. The city – Serbia’s capital since Yugoslavia’s 2006 dissolution – has been the site of 115-odd wars, and in WWII, it was bombed by both … Read More

Skiing in the Alps, Part V

CLICK HERE FOR PART IV My Alps sojourn concluding, my friend Lee and I head from Verbier to Gstaad — of all the Swiss travel destinations, one of the Swissest. It’s the definition of picturesque: Every ski town postcard and ski movie set, it seems, takes cues from Gstaad. The town’s streets are … Read More

Skiing in The Alps, Part IV

CLICK HERE FOR PART III After three glorious days on the mountain at Chamonix, I set off on my own. Leaving the crew is bittersweet: the dual emphasis on skiing by day and socializing by night has been even more fun than I expected — and I expected to have … Read More

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