Expat Tales: Embracing the melting pot

Debra catching up with fellow Kiwi Jemaine Clement at the Toronto Film Festival.

For Debra Churchill, Toronto offers multicultural living with a wealth of experiences up for grabs.

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Inside Branson's first Virgin hotel

The roof-top bar is a popular spot.

The first in the planned chain of Virgin Hotels has the happiest happy hour you can find.

Hotel reunites traveller and stuffed dog

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost her beloved Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Annelies Vredeveldt thought she had lost Boris forever, but this Canadian hotel pulled out all the stops to reunite them.

Essential tips for visiting Texas

Built in 1910, this former cattle barn is the world's largest honky-tonk, where country music's shining lights strut their stuff. Holding up to 6000 people, Billy Bob's features 30 individual bar stations, live pro bull riding (on real bulls, not mechanical!) and a massive dance floor where free line-dancing lessons are held every Thursday

Here are five things to consider before you go to the lone star state.

The Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes video

Youtuber Halfway Anywhere has condensed his footage of gruelling Pacific Trail Hike into a three-minute video.

Stretching over 4000 kilometres from Mexico to Canada, the Pacific Crest Trail is both beautiful and brutal.

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