Word of Mouth: Quartier International, Montréal

Delving deeper than business in this downtown district

Business districts aren’t typically hubs of excitement, but don’t tell that to Montréal. It’s here that the city’s commercial core has made a community where culture and style can thrive. The Quartier International business district has become known for its openness to diversity and willingness to integrate different cultures, and the neighborhood’s shops, hotels, museums, and restaurants reflect this ethos. Multi-story murals cling to the …

Eco-Chic in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

A look inside the luxurious Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

It’s 3PM in the village of Bwindi and the afternoon rain ceasing prompts a chorus of African tree frogs to chirp blissfully, serenading a group of local children as they hurry barefoot toward the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge to welcome the new guests. It’s only been one year since this eco-chic lodge re-opened after a major refurbishment, but still the arrival of visitors is enough to …

English Charm at the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore

A destination demonstrating the masterful touches of inn-keeping

The Deer Path Inn—located in Lake Forest, Illinois—is under an hour’s drive from the Chicago International Airport, yet feels like it could be in England. The building has been around since the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 2016, when the hotel received an extensive renovation, that the inn made it back to its British roots. During the renovation, innkeeper Matt Barba and his executive chef …