If Cape Town isn’t on your bucket list yet, consider this your reality check. Alexa, turn up the volume, ‘cause we’re ready to party. You want a world class city with hiking, paragliding, surfing? Or maybe you’re after epic nightlife, incredible diversity, and fascinating history? How about awesome eats and drinks and the most friendly and vivacious locals? Oh we’re not done yet. You want to go wine touring? Shark diving? Paragliding? Kayaking? See penguins? How about kayaking amongst the penguins? Cape Town’s got it all. Parts feel like Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, all mixed up with some African flavour. Cape Town is advanced, trendy, and hospitable, with just enough grit and edge to make it a non stop adventure. Coming out of a very recent conflicted history, Cape Town’s diverse cultures have come together to create a largely harmonious, vibrant community that will welcome you with open arms and epic dance moves. Yes, there is still work to be done, and it’s true that travellers may need to be extra mindful of their safety, but this is general advice for travelling anywhere and in no way takes away from Cape Town’s allure. You can be as boujee or as budget-conscious as you like in this city, and your experience will be incredible either way. With Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Devil’s Peak as a backdrop, the Mother City is topographically stunning. The energy is alive and absolutely infectious. If Cape Town is even remotely on your radar, bookmark this page as we share the top spots to eat, drink, things to do, neighbourhoods to explore, and Instagram inspiration. And if it's not, well, you're missing a much-needed reality check.
You’ve seen it on Eat Pray Love. Then it started to infiltrate your Instagram feed. Before you know it, you’ve come across our Bali travel guides and boom, your trip to Bali is happening. Don’t even try to fight it. Namaste. You can feel the magic of Bali as soon as you touch down on its tropical grounds. The tranquil temples, lush green vegetation, chaotic moped traffic, and gentle spirituality of the locals will transport you into a world where everything is zen and beautiful and you will never want to leave. Bali is just as nourishing for your Instagram game as it is for your soul. With layered rice terraces, world-class beaches, volcanic mountains, and all the poolside villas you’ve ever dreamed of, the photo ops are endless. You can live like royalty in Bali in a relatively low budget, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the abundance of organic food and all the outdoor activities your body needs. We’re talkin’ surfing, trekking, yoga, scuba diving, or maybe just ripping up the d-floor at La Favela. No matter what type of escape you’re after, Bali has got it. We promise you will never want to leave. But first, set yourself up for success by checking out our travel guides - coming soon to this page.
Metropolises from around the world are looking up to Dubai, and not just because it’s home to the world’s tallest building (okay well that’s part of the reason). This city is at the forefront of astonishing advancements in architecture, urban planning, and systems. The second you think it can’t be done, Dubai does it. Among its modern revolutions, Dubai still retains significant aspects of its Arabian culture through experiences like the spice or gold souks, abra boats, and traditional Middle Eastern eats. Dubai is a city where you can hit up epic beach clubs, take a desert safari, party on a luxury yacht, ski inside a shopping mall, zipline through a fountain, and stay in one of the world’s tallest and most luxurious hotels. The vibe is safe, respectful, and traditional, and is bursting with internationally-renowned opportunity. When it comes to Dubai, you just may have to see to believe, and we’re here to point you in the right direction (you guessed it - up). Stay tuned to this page for recommendations on where to eat, drink, things to do, a neighbourhood guide, and Instagram inspiration. Your journey begins here.
Hong Kong is a world-class destination with the skyline to prove it. The city is a cultural fusion of east-meets-west, old-meets-new, and underground-bar-meets-rooftop-patio (it’s a thing). Be blown away with the contrast of advanced developments side-by-side with historically preserved buildings that you know have stories to tell. With the most skyscrapers in the world (30% more than New York City, and twice as many as Dubai), you will constantly be staring skyward in awe. The nightlife is off the hook, the dumplings are steaming, and the cityscape is twinkling. If you haven’t been to Hong Kong yet, FOMO is knocking at your door and it is not gonna let up. Plus, it’s the only city that you can pronounce without moving your lips or tongue (bet you just tried it out to see if we were right… bet you also just tried to Google if any other city passes the same test). If you’re not intrigued yet, you need to reassess your wanderlust priorities. Keep your eyes peeled to this page as we release the top spots on where to eat, drink, things to do, neighbourhoods to explore, and Instagram inspiration (you know these are all endless).
Tokyo is a wonderfully unique place that needs to be on every traveller’s bucket list. Get lost in this world of neon lights, bold fashion, hundreds of arcades, and some of the best food you'll ever eat. This a city where you can drive Mario Karts through downtown Shibuya, and end your day at a restaurant run by robots. You can cross the world’s busiest crosswalk and spend the night in a traditional Japanese inn. You can eat sushi from a conveyor belt, delivered by a toy train, or hand-crafted for you by a veteran chef. In the winter, the ski hills are next level, and don’t even get us started on cherry blossom season — its ephemeral beauty only lasts for a couple of weeks! With historic temples, modern streetscapes, and 47 (!!!) neighbourhoods each with their own vibe and personality, Tokyo is truly awe-inspiring. The energy, pace, and overall excess of everything will blow you away. You may be overwhelmed already, so let our travel guides help you narrow it down. Stay tuned to this page for everything you need to know about Tokyo.
London is home to some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world including Big Ben, the Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. From its red double decker busses to its red phone booths, to its iconic old-school taxis and “LOOK LEFT / LOOK RIGHT” street signs, London really is serving up all its endearing British charm on a silver platter. It is traditional yet evolving, posh yet accessible. Visitors and expats from around the world are drawn to London’s attractive lifestyle, where there is always something going on. It’s a massive, global city, yet simultaneously feels very quaint and cozy. London is the city version of that neighbourhood pub where you always feel welcome (but also where you may have to push your way to the bar). Whether you’re having a spot of tea or cheersing a pint of beer, the atmosphere is infectious and you will meets some jolly mates no matter where you go. Plus, everyone sounds polite with a British accent, so you’re bound to make friends. Now it’s time to really get acquainted. Keep it on lock to this page as we share the best spots to eat, drink, explore, things to do, and Instagram inspiration. Cheerio!
Paris is a living, breathing Hemingway novel (he famously called it a ‘movable feast’.) It’s an enchanting mix of elaborate architecture, cobblestone streets and quaint cafés. Lamp-lit, tree-lined boulevards are buzzing with the murmurs of sweet French nothings. Romance is in the air, whether people are falling in love with each other or the city. The cuisine, culture, buildings, and history are so uniquely and unmistakably Parisian. Not only is Paris home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, as well as a sophistication and eloquence that have transcended millennia, but this avant-garde metropolis is constantly surprising with new hidden gems in the trendiest venues and streets. The second you think you know Paris, you turn a corner and - voila - you realize you have only just scratched the surface. The City of Love and Light is comprised of areas that will draw you in with their magic; ranging from immaculate gardens and parks to world-renowned monuments. Stroll the royal grounds of the Louvre, admire the ornamental bridges, or drink a bottle of wine on the banks of the Seine. Parisians can teach us a thing or two about living our best life. You will leave with your eyes sparkling as bright as the Eiffel Tower (was that cheesy? we don’t care.) So whether you're planning or dreaming, bookmark this page to find all the best places to drink, eat, explore, things to do, and Instagram inspiration for Paree.
Italians have the perfect lifestyle all figured out. So naturally, as the nation’s capital, Rome is all that and just a little bit more. The key? Appreciation. Romans love to kick back and admire their architecture, design, beauty, company, and most of all, food. Rome is one of the most charming destinations in the world, with ruins and architecture that date back 2,000+ years adding doses of timelessness throughout the city. It’s difficult not to become smitten as you stroll through its haphazardly placed cobblestone streets with warmly-painted buildings, dodging the mopeds that act like they’re pedestrians. Rome is the kind of city where you will turn a corner and see a spectacular piece of architecture that at home would be known as the fanciest building in town. However, in Rome, it’s just a part of the crowd and the locals may not have even heard of it. The top attractions such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona will truly take your breath away. The overbearing tourist scene here is totally warranted. So grab a plate of pizza and/or pasta, then a gelato, wash it all down with a glass of Prosecco, and set off to explore all that this captivating city has to offer. Stay tuned to this page as we share where to eat, where to drink, things to do, a neighbourhood guide, and the best Instagram inspiration for Rome.
New York City
There’s always something happening in New York City. It’s buzzing, it’s dynamic, it’s inspiring, it’s the concrete jungle where dreams are maaade of, there’s nothin’ you caaan’t do. (Sorry, we had to.) The best part about the city is that even when you have your NYC itinerary, something spontaneous is bound to happen that will throw all your plans out the window - in the best way possible. You’ll rub elbows with everyone from celebrities to broadway stars, Wall Street wolves to world class chefs, and people from every culture imaginable. In New York, you truly have the whole world at your fingertips. And we’re here to help tell you how to experience it best. From where to eat, where to drink, things to do, neighbourhoods to explore, and all the Instagram inspiration sprinkled in between, we're sharing the best of New York City. Whether you're trip planning or wanderlusting, you're gonna want to bookmark this one.
We here at Daily Hive HQ might be a bit biased, but few cities stack up to the appealing lifestyle and natural beauty of Vancouver. This modern metropolis is all about healthy outdoor living at its finest. The air is fresh and the nature is abundant. Within an hour’s drive from downtown, you can find remote places to camp, mountains to hike, hills to ski, and cliffs to climb. Thanks to its unique topographical layout, Vancouver is one of the only cities in the world where you can go skiing on a mountain in the morning and swimming in the ocean the same afternoon. The city itself is extremely walkable and is flanked by the seawall for jogging or biking, and populated with countless fitness studios for getting your sweat on. Not to mention all the green juice and yoga-wear you could ask for. The foodie scene is burgeoning. The city is brimming with hoppin’ craft breweries (don’t mind the pun), and pretty much every cultural cuisine on the planet, including the most delectable Asian dishes. Sushi is a staple, farm-to-table is super accessible and alternative healthy options are aplenty. Here, we work to play (and a lot of that play has to do with eating out). So where are the best places to eat, drink, and explore in Vancouver? Stay tuned for our travel guides to find out.
Finally a city where playing Drake 24/7 is not only tolerated but encouraged. Nicknamed The Six for the six municipalities that comprise it, Toronto is one of Canada’s most diverse melting pots. You can find people from every culture here, and they are all friendly, welcoming, and polite - it is Canada after all. The diversity of Toronto’s population is exuded through its wide array of cuisines, shops and events. This is where people from all walks of life come together for a beer or a dance. Everyone’s out to have a good time, every time. As Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is serving up opportunities left, right and centre, and the hustlers that live here know how to play just as hard as they work. It’s home to Canada’s only NBA team, the star-studded Toronto International Film Festival, and did we mention Champagne Papi? So you know they’ve got something figured out that the rest of Canada doesn’t! Whether you're planning a trip to TO or simply wanderlusting, bookmark this page for the best spots to eat, drink, things to do, neighbourhoods to explore, and of course, alllll the Instagram inspiration.
Cue Grey’s Anatomy opening credits. Next, take a sip from your grande iced latte with six pumps of sugar-free vanilla, add coconut milk, and extra ice from the first Starbucks ever. Then, turn on some Macklemore and head to the thrift shop. Now that we’ve exhausted all our favourite Seattle stereotypes, it’s time to branch out and get to know this city of contrasts for all it’s worth. Seattle is the perfect concoction: It’s an innovative, tech-forward city that grew some of the biggest businesses that shape our lives today (think Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing). Yet, it’s also a place where these tech giants coexist beautifully with the city’s beloved independents, whether they be vintage boutiques, record stores, microbreweries, delicious restos or indie bookshops. From its dense corporate centre, to its many stunning neighbourhoods (and all the grunge in between), let us take you past the typical and towards the epic. Bookmark this page and stay tuned for everything you need to know about Seattle.
The City of Angels is buzzing with ambition and opportunity. There’s a reason so many people follow their dreams to La La Land. It’s a hub for entertainment and business, and you can’t help but become captivated by its beach-meets-urban vibes and the healthy lifestyle it offers. The year round gorgeous weather doesn’t hurt either! Los Angeles is so trendy, it is redefining the word trendy. From the latest street styles to the hippest cafes and newest music, it’s a safe bet that LA had it first. You’re likely to spot a landmark you’ve only seen on the big screen, cross paths with a celeb, or maybe get discovered yourself for the next “it” reality show (still waiting on our callback). The possibilities really are endless, and if it’s going to happen anywhere, it’s going to happen in LA. From the shores of Malibu to the gritty glam of Hollywood and all the bouj of Beverly Hills, this sprawling metropolis will keep you coming back for more. So where to start? Our travel guides are coming to guide you in the right direction. Keep it locked onto this page.
Effortlessly nostalgic but always forward-thinking, Portland is like a hip older sister who’ll show you not just how to party, but how to be a good human too. It’s a city where backyard chickens are the norm and social justice rules. Where you look forward to every meal, in between bike rides and flights of locally crafted beer. Where creators thrive in the artsy PNW setting. All this, and it’s also a place people can still mostly afford to live the American Dream (of the 90s) - white picket fence and organic garden included. Get ready to become cultured from worldly influences, while also soaking in big-city vibes in a totally chill setting. In Portland, no one will scoff at you if you’re donning flannel for dinner, even if it’s with a Michelin-starred chef. And yes, you can bring your dog. From where to eat, drink, things to do, and neighbourhoods to explore, we can’t wait for you to explore this city with us.
The French sweetheart of Canada is bursting with that je ne sais quoi - and you simply can’t help falling in love with its charm and energy. It’s Canada’s presentation of a very beloved European culture, mixing cobblestone streets and French traditions with a balance of Canadian modernity and politeness (not that the French aren’t polite. But Canadians are VERY polite). Montreal is the festival capital of the world, and even the snowy winters don’t stop these Canadian Francophones from celebrating - they just move the dance party into an Igloo Fest! There is a widespread appreciation for the arts, whether it is through jazz music or street murals, and the creative expression even translates into the foodie scene - shout out to poutine! It’s one of Canada’s most trend-setting cities and offers so many different sides to explore. So check out our guides and learn how to make the most of your time here - coming soon to this page!
Get your cowboy boots out - it’s Stampede time. Yes, Calgary is the home of the world famous Calgary Stampede, where honky tonkers from all over gather for some buckin’ broncos, beer drinking, and do-si-do-ing. But aside from this trademark summertime festival, Calgary has also made quite a name for itself due to its attractive lifestyle for young professionals. The downtown core has been growing rapidly, and the number of trendy spots to visit is off the charts. Visit one of the buzzing beer halls or hipster coffee shops to get a taste of what this burgeoning Prairie hub has to offer - or simply ride your bike along the Bow River to take in all the sights. Pro tip: Make sure to pack for any weather no matter the time of year, because Calgary is notorious for snowing one day and bringing suntan weather the next. Calgary is also a fantastic launchpad for all your Rocky Mountain adventures, with just an hour-long drive separating the downtown core from the lush mountain range, as well as charming slope-side towns like Banff and Canmore. So don’t forget to bring your snowboard, the peaks are calling! Whether you’re in it for the active outdoor life or all the urban shenanigans you can handle, Calgary’s got your back. And we’re here to tell you exactly where to start. Stay tuned to this page for our Calgary travel guides.
Melbourne isn’t consistently ranked the most liveable city in the world for nothing. This architecturally impressive, modern, artsy, and friendly city is known to attract tourists and expats alike and you can’t help but feel the work-hard, play-hard vibes when you arrive. Melbourne is all about sports, food, and drinks - specifically espresso martinis and chicken parma. The cafe culture is evident city-wide, with tons of trendy coffee shops interspersed between graffiti-clad alleyways. These artistic expressions give Melbourne a warm sense of character that is sometimes missed by other modern cities. Whether it’s hosting the Australian Open or attracting masses of screaming costumed fans for an Aussie Rules or cricket match, the streets will be buzzing with people living life to the fullest. You’ll be taking back a pint with your new mates in no time. So throw a shrimp on the barbie, and stay tuned to this page as we share with you all the best places to eat and drink, things to do, neighbourhood guide, and all the Instagram inspiration in Melbourne, Australia. G'day, mates!
Hola, chicos! If you’re after a relaxing vacay, stop right here. Yes, Cusco has plenty of rejuvenating activities (shout out to the Inca massage), but this page is not for vacationers - it’s for adventurers. Located at 3,399 metres above sea level in south-central Peru, the capital of the Incan Empire is increasingly drawing globetrotters due to its incredible vast landscapes that range from lush, hilly jungles to barren snow-capped mountains. As you journey through the varying areas of Cusco you will feel like you’re crossing different countries or even planets. Cusco is best known for being the launchpad to Machu Picchu. But if that majestic Wonder of the World isn’t enough to satisfy your bucket list, there’s also Rainbow Mountain, the Maras salt flats, ziplining, river rafting, and so much more. You’ll scale mountain summits, traverse jungles, and conquer your comfort zone all in one trip. In Cusco, you’ll get a taste for authentic latin American culture as you sip pisco sours and dance salsa till dawn. You’ll get that llama selfie for the ‘gram and come home with more alpaca sweaters than you ever knew you needed. Cusco is a region that will truly take your breath away, and not just because of the altitude (although we’ll help you tackle that too). Here is our travel guide to Cusco, Peru.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio is the flame emoji, in city form. This place is sizzling hot, and we’re not talking about the temperature (although it is pretty warm here). For some reason in Rio we can’t stop samba-ing and we just bought a thong bathing suit and we don’t exactly know what’s gotten into us - but we kinda like it.
Topographically, Rio de Janeiro is absolutely stunning - it is a giant urban jungle, with communities clinging to the sides of the many mountain peaks rising up throughout the city. With the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overseeing the city in its entirety, the sultry shores of Copacabana and unparalleled sunsets of Ipanema, and the epic nightlife in Lapa and every other district, Rio will capture your heart 12 times out of 10.
A visit to Rio puts life into perspective - it makes us workaholics feel like we’re missing something in our day-to-day lives back home, something essential. In Rio, the locals know how to enjoy life, and it’s impossible not to latch onto their infectious energy.
Just one visit and you’ll find yourself sippin’ a caipirinha and samba-ing your way through the town. Now stay tuned to this page as we share the best spots to eat,
drink samba, things to do, neighbourhoods to explore, and all the Insta inspo. Let's get ready to YOLO.