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Canadian Cuisine: A Guide To Eating Out In Calgary If You're Not A Meat-Eater

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"The best way to know a city is to eat it." — Scott Westerfeld
After eating our way around Vancouver last year, Tom and I fell completely in love with the Canadian food scene. Contrary to popular belief, it's not all poutine, butter tarts and maple syrup (although they're all very delicious in their own right); no, dining out in Canada is all about creating interesting dishes with locally grown ingredients, tucking into hearty portions and having a jolly good time with your besties. So, having enjoyed Vancouver so much, we decided to delve into Canadian cuisine a little deeper and eat through a few more of her largest cities, starting our culinary tour in Calgary, Alberta.

Known affectionally as Cowtown, Calgary is one of the largest beef producers in the world, so it sounds like it's a great place to eat out if you're a meat-eater - but what if you're not? Having given up meat three years ago, I make it my mission to seek out restaurants that can satisfy…

Travel Tips: 9 Unmissable Things To See and Do in Iceland

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”John Muir
For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to visit Iceland. But if I'm completely honest - I don't remember how or why it first made its way into my sights. For a place that I knew relatively little to nothing about, I was strangely drawn to it. Maybe it's because I imagined it to be like visiting another planet? Maybe it's because it sounds so archaic, so unusual, so far away from city life in London that an opposite existence attracted me? Or maybe it's because somewhere down the line, I'm part Viking; I can't quite be sure... So for my birthday last year, I decided that Iceland was where I wanted to celebrate it. We booked a flight from London Luton to Keflavik and chose Reykjavik to be our base for a few days.

And it seems I'm not the only one who's been curious to explore Iceland recently. Over 2 million tourists visited the island last year - and considering that the general pop…