Articles written by: Magee Walker

Magee Walker was a late bloomer to the snowboard scene, but thankfully discovered the joys of the sport after moving to Vancouver and spending weekends in Whistler. She's now lucky enough to call Whistler her full-time home, and spends her days conquering the mountain, by foot in the summer and by snowboard boot in the winter.

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How To Make the Most of a Short Trip

Most people would agree that going on a short trip is better than going on no trip at all. Whether you have a limited number of vacation days or your travel budget is on the low side of things, shorter trips can still be a ton of fun—you just need [...]

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7 Things to Know About Montpellier, France

The problem with France is that there are too many glorious places to visit. Marvels like Paris and Provence take the spotlight, but there are so many other extraordinary regions and cities to see. Or maybe that’s one of France’s advantages—those who wander are rewarded with lively, historical, and culturally [...]

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

7 Times It’s Better to Check Your Luggage

You’ve surely read the words of wise travelers advising you that it is always better to carry on your luggage rather than check it. Often times, this is true—but sometimes, that’s simply not the case. Paying the extra fees to check your baggage can seem like a pain, but on [...]

8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

8 Essentials to Carry in Your Travel Handbag

You know what to pack in your luggage. You know what to pack in your carry-on. Now, it’s time to decide what to pack in your travel handbag—you know, the carry-all that you take with you when you step out of your hotel or when you’re off on a day [...]

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South Africa’s Wine Country: An Old Tradition

Sprawled throughout South Africa’s Western and Northern Cape, you’ll find some of the world’s most fantastic wine growing regions in the world. Incredible views, vineyards rich with history, lovely people, and above all, delicious wines entice wine-enthusiasts to make regular pilgrimages to the area. After learning more about the world [...]

Survive Holiday Travel With These Must-Have Gadgets

Survive Holiday Travel With These Must-Have Gadgets

For many of us, traveling around the holidays brings out our inner Grinch. Weather delays, insane line-ups, flights packed the brim… bah, humbug. But in order to spend time with your loved ones around the holiday season—or to flee it all for a tropic beach somewhere far away—travel this time [...]

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6 Ways to Eat Like a Local

Cracking into the local food scene is a goal that every traveler should aspire to. There’s arguably no better way to experience the local culture than trying their signature recipes, sampling exotic ingredients (or, just as exciting, ingredients that you’re used to that are prepared in a totally different way), [...]

7 Things to Know About Cornucopia, Whistler’s Food and Wine Festival

7 Things to Know About Cornucopia, Whistler’s Food and Wine Festival

A festival celebrating good food and drink in a world-class ski resort town? Sounds like a winning recipe to us. Before the mountains open up for a season of skiing, the people of Whistler, British Columbia gather to sample delicious foods, to sip terrific wines, and to learn a thing [...]

7 Tips for Planning a Trip With a Larger Group

7 Tips for Planning a Trip With a Larger Group

You’ve probably planned a trip before—solo, maybe, or perhaps a couple’s trip or a vacation with your immediate family. But if you’ve been tasked with planning a trip for a large group, get ready for a whole new experience. Whether it’s an old reunion with friends, a holiday with the [...]

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This is the Future of Travel

Lonely Planet knows a thing or two about traveling. The travel guide company might not have access to a crystal ball, but they’ve used their insider knowledge to predict some major trends for the future of travel. A lot has changed since the first commercial flight took place a hundred years [...]