Ilona Biro

Ilona Biro

Writer, Editor, Content Strategist

A veteran online journalist always plotting her next escape.

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Black forest waterfall article

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

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 Globe And Mail

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

Branded content project for Philips that I managed for The Globe & Mail sponsored content department.

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The Globe And Mail

Vienna returns Mozart's affection

The Globe and Mail

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The Huffington Post Canada

Unique Hotel Concierge Services

Huffington Post Canada

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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.

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:

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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Five star town

The arrival of The Hazelton, the citys first five-star hotel, wowed the Toronto film festival crowd. I spoke with chef Mark McEwan about his raved about restaurant, One.

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The Globe And Mail

Grilling in the great indoors - Philips Branded Content Project

Sample of a sponsored content project I managed for Philips, published in The Globe & Mail newspaper.

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Do your kids have tenants insurance? Didnt think so.

Most college kids (and first-time renters), are too distracted to think about getting tenants or renters insurance - but they should.

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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).

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Find your tribe on one of these theme cruises

MoneySense - Canada's personal finance magazine

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The Globe And Mail

Two solitudes: can modern design fit a historic street?

Sponsored content for a Globe & Mail luxury real estate section.