My name is Andrew John Virtue Dobson and I live on the internet! I run dobbernationLOVES, a lifestyle website focussed on inspiring the world to “Eat Well, Travel Hard, Live Better.”


I originally started this website to document my three year adventure around the world which would have me visiting over 80 countries. I moved to Toronto in 2010 to settle down, and used this space as a means to showcase my adventures while sussing out my new home.

Over the last few years my role has transformed to Publisher and Editor in Chief. I manage a team of 10 writers, photographers, and illustrators who contribute a diverse offering of stories that cover fashion, beauty, tech, arts & culture, LGBT news, book reviews, food & beverage, luxury travel and local Toronto events.

Check out my extensive Press Trip Portfolio.


My stories can also be found in print via top Canadian media outlets such as Metro News, the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Xtra News, Dreamscapes Magazine and Eat in Eat Out. I’ve enjoyed a number of public speaking gigs: “How to monetize your culinary content” at TBEX Athens, “A Taste of Place: Defining a Destination Through its Food Culture” at TBEX Toronto, “Social Media and Influencer Relations” at the University of Toronto and sessions on “Wine Tourism, Culinary Tourism and Influencer Relations” at the University of Guelph.

Check out my print stories, mentions in the press and speaking gigs As Seen On…


I have worked on paid campaigns with a diverse group of brands such as Rough Guides, DK Eyewitness Travel, IHG Rewards Club, Air Canada, Sol Cerveza, Pilsner Urquell, Captain Morgan, Iogo Yogurt, Bick’s Pickles, AXE Canada, Stoli Vodka, McDonald’s Canada, Disaronno, Absolut, Canon Canada, Canada Beef, TD Bank, Telus, Panago Pizza and Visit Rochester.

Check out my favourite brand campaigns via Brand Me.

For the zillions of people who have asked where my favourite place to eat is at home check out my Toronto’s Top Restaurant List.