Category Archives: Travel writing

For Going: Kapsalon: A Delicious Cultural Collision Rooted in Rotterdam

When I moved to Amsterdam in 2018, I enrolled in Dutch classes and began mentally translating every word of Dutch I saw, from street signs to menus to the aisles at grocery stores. The language sometimes baffled me. I was particularly perplexed when I started noticing the word “kapsalon” on the menu boards of shawarma shops around town. I was sure kapsalon meant hair salon. Was this a looming snack stand–barbershop collaboration trend?

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For CBC: City to summit: Your perfect itinerary for a week in Edmonton and Jasper (Sponsor content)

The ultimate Canadian summer vacation awaits in Edmonton and Jasper. With 18 hours of daily sunlight in North America’s northernmost metropolis, you can pack your days with city fun before heading into the mountains for a restorative outdoor adventure in the spectacular Jasper National Park.

Day 1: Feed your belly and your soul

Plan to arrive in Edmonton feeling hungry (and maybe a little thirsty, too). It’s patio season in the city, so join the locals for a beverage and a tasty meal in the sunshine…

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(Sponsor content) A Vancouver break is where city, beach and epic mountains meet

There’s a saying in Vancouver: the west coast is the best coast. Join the locals strolling along the city’s iconic seawall and you’ll soon agree. There’s a special kind of magic where the towering forests of Stanley Park meet the sparkling waters of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains beckon just beyond Alaska-bound cruise ships sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge.

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(Sponsor content) For the Evening Standard: Get to know Vancouver’s neighbourhoods on a city break this summer

Vancouver is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own unique culture and feel, leaving you spoiled for choice as you craft your perfect summer holiday experience. With British Airways new summer flight to Vancouver, flying from London Gatwick up to six times per week, it’s easier than ever to escape to this Pacific Coast jewel nestled between the mountains and the sea.

Here’s the perfect plan for getting to know Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, from cobblestones to coffee shops and everything in between…

Read the read in the Evening Standard’s Escapist Advertising Feature

(Sponsor Content) Summer in Edmonton: Find your passion in Canada’s Festival City

As the snow melts and the country emerges from winter hibernation, festival season swings into gear from coast to coast. But here’s a little secret for the rest of Canada: In Edmonton, festival season lasts all year. There’s no settling in for a long winter’s nap here – there are more festivals in Alberta’s capital than there are weeks in the year, and the city’s been alive with festivals celebrating lights, arts, culture and sport all winter through…

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For CBC: Find peace with these Iconic Yukon landscapes (Sponsored content)

The gold rush poet Robert W. Service is best known for tales of hardscrabble life in the Klondike. But like everyone who makes it to the Yukon, he was awed by the stark, stunning beauty of the land, writing:

“It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder,

It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.”

As 2023 marks the 125th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, there’s no better time to seek out the magic and mystery of these lands…

For PAX News: Air Canada bids farewell to Lucie Guillemette, highlights YVR’s status as a premier Asia-Pacific gateway

Air Canada event coverage by Vancouver travel writer Christina Newberry
Air Canada welcomed Vancouver travel trade professionals to an event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel that was packed with updates on Wednesday (April 12), including a restructuring at Air Canada Vacations (ACV) and the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, after 36 years with the airline…

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For Harley-Davidson Canada: Harley Owners Group Membership Guide

It was a pleasure to work with my long-time client Fresh Air Productions on the 2023 Harley Owners Group™ Membership Guide. In addition to copy-editing the full guide, I wrote the ride descriptions for 10 epic Canadian rides – one for each province – as recommended by local riding experts in the regions.

It’s a beautiful project and such a fun way to show off the landscapes of this country.

BC ride by travel writer Christina Newberry

PEI ride by travel writer Christina Newberry



For CBC: Experience the Yukon: Perfect winter Whitehorse itinerary (Sponsored Content)

Perched at the top of Canada, the Yukon is well known as a prime destination for spotting the elusive Northern Lights. But there’s much more to this unique territory than its spectacular skies.

In this four-day itinerary, you’ll experience vibrant city life, explore the snowy backcountry and get to know the locals while making plenty of time to gaze into the spectacular depths of every northern winter night…

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For CBC: Broaden Your Horizons at Cornucopia this Fall (Sponsored Content)

Fall has been a time for learning since we laced up our first back-to-school shoes. This year, Whistler’s Cornucopia invites you to open your mind – and your palate – to fresh ideas and inspiration at signature events, chef’s demonstrations, delicious winery dinners and educational drink seminars. Made for the epicurious, Whistler’s fall festival of food and drink takes place November 4 to 6, 10 to 20 and 25 to 27…

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