Re:view In Review

There are so many things to see and do – not to mention eat and drink – in Porter destinations. If you’re planning to travel in 2019, spark your wanderlust with some of our favourite stories from the past year.

 

New York state of mind

New York guide Tribeca

You can make a whole trip of exploring different New York neighbourhoods. Read our guides to Chelsea and Tribeca, and if you visit Brooklyn, read this foodie guide to Williamsburg before you go.

New York Williamsburg Brooklyn

If you’re just escaping for a weekend, pack it all in with our 48-hour guide.

And, did you know New York isn’t all hustle and bustle? Read this list of quiet spaces in the city that never sleeps.

48 hours in New York City

Tip: Some places are best seen on your own. Here are some of the best things about travelling solo.

 

Toronto through and through

Toronto Leslieville guide

Eat, shop and play in Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods. Read our guides to cultural dining experiences on Ossington, the local charm of Leslieville, and mark down these can’t-miss foodie spots in Kensington Market.

Dineen Outpost Toronto coffee

Or, spend the day coffee shop hopping (and throw in a few donut tastings).

Donut Shops Toronto

If sightseeing is top of your list, there are many Toronto guided tours to try, too. After the excitement, relax at one of Toronto’s spas.

Tip: Choose off-season travel dates to save money. Read more budget travel tips and tricks.

 

A capital time in Ottawa

Ottawa weekend guide

To maximize your getaway, follow our Ottawa weekend guide and start your stay with a sweet or savoury cocktail.

Did you know Ottawa has a great vintage scene? Enjoy shopping at these spots and then try the brew at a locally-driven coffee shop.

Locally-driven coffee shops Ottawa

Tip: Travelling on business? Make it a ‘bleisure’ trip and tack on a vacation day or two to the end or beginning of your visit. Check out our 7 ‘bleisure’ travel tips to make the most of your stay.

 

Montréal like a local

Best coffee shops Montreal

In Montréal, experience “la crème de la crème” with the city’s best coffee shops. Then peruse top menswear boutiques, and in the evening, track down a hidden cocktail bar.

For itinerary inspiration, read this dreamy Montréal travel diary.

Best menswear boutiques Montreal

Tip: If you’re looking for company in a new city, ask to be seated at a restaurant’s bar or communal table where there may be other solo diners. Here are more suggestions for how to make friends in a new city.

 

A sunny outlook

5 things to do in Melbourne, Florida

Dreaming of warmer destinations? Explore the beaches of Melbourne, Florida for an abundance of water sports, or book a ticket to Myrtle Beach for peaceful fishing spots, top-rated golf courses and family-friendly fun.

Fishing in Myrtle Beach

Tip: Travelling with an infant? Try to avoid bringing too-small toys that could easily get lost in a seat-back pocket or that could roll down the length of the plane. Read 11 Travel Tips When Flying With An Infant.

 

Something a little different

Beekeeping in Ottawa

Get inspired to plan a unique getaway with these stories: learn about beekeeping in Ottawa, Toronto’s very own castle, and how to spend a weekend in charming Quebec City.

Plus, it’s the perfect time to hit the slopes and book a weekend getaway in Mount-Tremblant

A weekend in Mont-Tremblant

If you’re brainstorming your next summer adventure, consider a trip aboard the Agawa Canyon train for picturesque views in Northern Ontario, or hiking Newfoundland’s beautiful coastline.

Hiking Newfoundland

Tip: Make your trip even easier with this list of 5 Wanderlust-Worthy Travel Apps.