Ilona Biro

Ilona Biro

Writer, Editor, Content Marketing

Award-winning writer with focus on personal finance, travel and lifestyle topics. Content marketing writer/project editor for top tier brands (Philips, TDBank, Indigo)

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The Globe And Mail

The Norman gives Tel Aviv the stylish, buzzworthy hotel it needs ...

Truly one of the great boutique hotels, we can only hope for a reprise closer to home.

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The Irish National Stud

I wrote about the Irish National Stud (and no, not talking about Colin Farrell ;)

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Porthole Magazine

Vitamin Sea: Active River Cruises | Porthole Cruise Magazine

Boomers are steering river ships to more active itineraries.

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Speakeasies - The Next Generation

I wrote about speakeasies, for CHIC, the in-room magazine of the Germain Hotel Group.

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An Edible Guide to the Black Forest

It was the Romans who first named southwest Germany’s Black Forest—they called it Silva Negra—a place where the trees grew so densely no light could penetrate through.

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The Globe And Mail

Vienna returns Mozart's affection

The Globe and Mail

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The Globe And Mail

New technology powers up fat-free airfryer – Philips Branded Content Project

I was project editor for a Philips sponsored content project for The Globe & Mail.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Unique Hotel Concierge Services

Huffington Post Canada

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Buttered Eggs | NUVO

In the English Market in Cork, Ireland I discovered a rare treat.

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Travel guide: Iceland

Nature rules in Iceland: The small northern country is home to spouting geysers, lagoons filled with icebergs, waterfalls that spill down from towering cliffs and black moors patched with icy ponds.

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The Huffington Post Canada

My Road Trip To New Hampshire Was A Childhood Dream Come True | Ilona Biro

I had wanted to see the Granite State ever since, as a nerdy third grader, I memorized all of the state capitals, (it's Concord by the way).

Open house article

20 Questions to Ask at Your Next Open House

A scorching hot real estate market isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes nerves of steel to bid on a home, cross your fingers, wait for phone calls, drink too much coffee/wine/whiskey, only to find out (usually late at night), that you’ve been outbid. Instead of feeling cheated, remember there are always more properties coming onto the market every day. Promise yourself to take full advantage of the next open house by asking the listing agent these 20 questions:

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The Globe And Mail

In search of Mayan gods - The Globe and Mail

Think of a Mexican state that has all the attractions dear to a tourist's heart: white sand beaches, colonial architecture, unspoiled ecological areas and awe-inspiring Mayan ruins. Then imagine that despite all that, only a few hundred Canadians managed to visit there last year.

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Find your tribe on one of these theme cruises

I wrote about the ins and outs of planning an African safari, for MoneySense - Canada's personal finance magazine.