Canada celebrated its 150th birthday last year. At the same time, Montreal was celebrating its 375th. The city was founded in 1642 at Pointe-à-Callière, the meeting point of the Saint-Pierre and Saint Lawrence Rivers. This confluence of opposites resonates throughout the entire city: it’s old but filled with fresh ideas and innovation, it’s French and it’s English, it’s Old World and New. When they come together, they create one of the most interesting cities in the world.
Yoga retreats by the sea are great, but there’s something fundamentally spiritual about doing yoga in the mountains. The peaks themselves inspire you to stand tall, stay grounded, and breathe in the fresh high-altitude air. High above your worries, a yoga retreat in Colorado will help you reconnect with yourself and make new friends in the process.
Ibiza has a reputation as the party island of the Balearics, but beyond clubland you’ll find fresh air, sunshine, and wholesome local produce. With the reputed bacchanalia on the wane, the island is increasingly attracting a soulful crowd who want to break away from the daily routines that cause stress in beautiful, natural surroundings.
Many cities in the world claim to have the best festivals of the year. One thing that sets Montreal and Quebec City apart is the sheer diversity—festivals and major events are simply a way of life. Not a week will go by that these francophone cities aren’t celebrating winter sports, comedy, experimental theatre, poutine, or some other obscure subject, art form, or food.
Thanks to Switzerland’s noted neutrality, modern history has never seen a domestic invasion or battle. That means Lausanne’s medieval history, Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and post-war constructions can be admired all in one stroll around town.
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At its best, the process of applying for a Schengen visa is nerve-wracking: you’re not sure if you have the right documents, worried whether a typo might have put you directly into the reject pile, or just anxiously awaiting a response. At worst, successfully getting a Schengen visa is completely mystifying—it often seems there is no rhyme or reason to why some people’s visas are granted and others’ are rejected.
The Local contributor Alyssa James shares the experiences of people of colour in Switzerland and investigates how racism and xenophobia intersect in Swiss society.
The soaring pines and snowy peaks of Banff National Park are just a few of the images that make Lake Louise a Canadian favourite. A trip to Lake Louise means you’ll be surrounded by sweeping mountains, ancient glaciers, and deep valleys at all times. Whether it’s sleigh rides and dog sledding or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, everyone is certain to find something that takes their breath away.
Vancouver is known for blending a laid-back vibe with big-city buzz. Whether you want to relax on the beach by day and party in the concrete jungle by night, downtown Vancouver is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the best of both worlds.
Toronto is Canada’s most diverse and multicultural city, and we have the festivals and fairs to prove it. The benefit of a trip to Toronto is that you’ll never run out of things to do—there’s always an event to attend, a gallery to visit, or a restaurant to dine at. This dynamic city is never short on cultural events—here are some of Toronto’s best fairs and festivals coming up this winter.
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What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold! From cities where temperatures plummet below zero only in the winter, to those that cold throughout the year, here are 20 of the coldest cities in the world.
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How 10 First-Generation Women Handle Their Immigrant Parents’ Expectations To Land The Careers They Want
Immigrant parent guilt might be the worst kind of parental guilt. When your parents are quick to tell you that they left a life back home to give you a chance at a better one, what can you say to that? For many children of immigrants, choosing to resist traditional career paths can be fraught with guilt — and the feeling that you’re doing the wrong thing.
Autumn is a magical season: the leaves change from green to golden yellows and crimson reds, food is ready for picking, and the crisp temperatures beget cozy scarves and warm drinks.
Here are twenty US cities where, according to locals and travel experts, fall colors add a little something extra to the place:
A few months after learning she wouldn’t be moving on to the next round of the recruitment process for a position with Toggl, a website that offers online time tracking for small businesses, Laurel Wright, 31, received a branded t-shirt in the mail. This is just one example of what millennials are calling ‘rejection swag’ — branded goods that companies give out during the hiring process to take the sting off, well, rejection.