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An Authentic and Exclusive Experience in Croatia

Krafne kod Mate (the English translation is “Doughnuts at Mate’s”) is nowhere near Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Croatia — the city’s number one tourist destination. Instead of joining the crowd of sightseers, I find myself at a cozy, one-room spot that is tucked away next to a bus stop, not far from the coastal highway. […]

White Island

The crater good: New Zealand’s volcano-friendly White Island

Rotorua is alive, by which I mean the earth beneath one’s feet there is ever-shifting. And not in that erosion-over-the-course-of-a-million-years way, but in a come-back-in-four-monthsand-it-will be different way. The city in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand’s North Island, a three-hour drive south from Auckland, is a hub of activity. Dubbed the country’s […]

Feel the heat: Canadian women on traditions that make baring skin tricky in the summer

Abeer Matar*’s family moved to Montreal from the United Arab Emirates when she was 12, and her parents didn’t allow her to wear shorts or other revealing clothing. Now 24, she lives in Toronto, where she works at Bikini Village. She wears a swimsuit at the beach and shorts from time to time, but not […]