Notable’s Best of 2013: Travel

It’s pretty amazing what can happen in just 365 days. We spent 24 incredible hours in Cali, ate pizza with Diddy in NYC, après skied in Whistler, worked beachside in Nicaragua, hit Fashion Week like divas, made TIFF our BFF, ate and drank at some of this country’s most spectacular new restaurants and bars, and spoke with celebrities, chefs, movie stars, racecar drivers, authors, and influential people from all over the world. So ya, 2013 wasn’t too shabby. And since it deserves a proper farewell, we’ve rounded up the Best of Notable 2013 for you to have a look back at the year that was. Don’t linger in the past too long, though, ‘cause we can’t wait to start turning 2014 into our most memorable year yet! And we hope you’ll be right there with us making it happen.

Seeing the world is one of the most important parts of a YP’s life. Which is why we’re always on the go. From Berlin to Tel Aviv, Upper New York State to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we’re hitting the hottest spots around the globe and living to tell you the tale. When you need to know where to go and what to do when you get there, we’re the ones who’ll help you maximize the time you have. Whether it’s Miami for the weekend or 10 days cycling through Tuscany, we’ll make sure you do it right. Here are just a few of our favourite trips from the past year that will hopefully inspire you to start 2014 with a globetrotting goal in mind…

Freedom Under 45
A retirement community for young people/summer camp for adults. And it’s in Nicaragua!? Um, yes please.

Planning Whistler
Julian heads west for a spectacular weekend in Whistler (courtesy of AMEX) but needs your help to make a plan first. Decisions, wonderful decisions.

The Most Rewarding Trip
Trips coordinated by former commanders of the British Arm, in collaboration with a host of local personnel, NGOs, and businesses. From Panama’s 5000-year-old petroglyphs to Sierra Leone’s Moa River, these aren’t vacations – they’re life-changing experiences. 

24 Hours in Paris
Exactly what it sounds like. We break down how to have the best full day in the city of love, including what to eat, where to stay, and how to see the city like a local.

The Finger Lakes
Forget Prince Edward County (at least for one weekend) and head to some southern wine country instead. We promise you won’t regret it – or hitting the duty free on the way back.  

Four Places to Discover Right Now
Cali wine country, 24-hour parting in Berlin, fine dining in Warsaw, and staying up late in Tel Aviv. Sounds perfect to us.

New York
Of course the Big Apple was too big for just one article. So we made a second one dedicated entirely to shopping. The first, however, will tell you all about what to see and do in the city that never sleeps. 

We couldn’t get enough of this beautiful Mediterranean city, so we thought we’d give you a full breakdown of what to do and how to do it in this ever-so-Notable destination. 

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