All posts by Andrea Syrtash

Andrea Syrtash is a relationship and lifestyle expert, on-air personality and author. She's written for many outlets including Oprah, MSN, and Glamour, and is a frequent guest on television shows including The Today Show and Good Morning America. An avid traveler, Andrea has lived in 8 cities around the world including Toronto, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York. For more, find her at www.andreasyrtash.com or follow her @andreasyrtash.
 Casa Loma Toronto/Tourism Toronto
Casa Loma Toronto/Tourism Toronto

Canada is having a moment. Progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is garnering international attention with his unabashed support of LGBT and women’s rights and his welcoming stance on immigration. And the country’s abundant natural parks, rich flavors, and cosmopolitan cities drew a record number of tourists last year: 14.03 million overnight visitors and 26 million on day trips... Read More

 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel/Facebook/Nick Atwood
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel/Facebook/Nick Atwood

Though filmmakers favor New York City as the setting for love stories, the smaller towns outside the city — despite their lack of airtime — can be just as, if not more, romantic. Charming Victorian homes, vast forests, and winding rivers throughout New York state offer boundless opportunities for relaxation, adventure, and inspiration with your other half. Easily accessible from... Read More

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 Flatiron, Toronto/flickr/Canned Muffins
Flatiron, Toronto/flickr/Canned Muffins

Nearly 30 years ago, English actor Peter Ustinov described Toronto as, “New York operated by the Swiss.” The idea that Toronto offers the cultural attractions of the Big Apple without the chaos — and the cost — is truer than ever. Due to decreasing oil prices, the Canadian dollar is now valued at... Read More

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Sextantio Le Grotte

We all have our favorite places to visit when we go vacation; but for those looking to experience something magical and truly unique, here are seven hotels and resorts that even photos don’t do justice. Sextantio Le Grotte: Matera, Italy Located in the hilltop village of Matera in the southern Italian region... Read More