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About Me

My name is Andrew John Virtue Dobson and I live on the internet!

I run dobbernationLOVES, a lifestyle blog focussed on inspiring the world to “Eat Well, Travel Hard, Live Better.” I’m also that Penis Fish guy on Youtube.

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I originally started this blog to document my three year adventure around the world which would have me visiting over 60 countries. I moved to Toronto in 2010 to “settle down,” and used this blog as a means to showcase my adventures while sussing out my new home. Today I manage a team of 10 writers 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.

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My stories can also be found off the blog via top 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 stories off the blog, mentions in the press and speaking gigs As Seen On…

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I have worked with a diverse group of brands which include 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, Canon Canada, Canada Beef, TD Bank and collaborations with several tourism boards around the world.

Check out my favourite 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.

Illustrations throughout the site created by Toronto based illustrator LEZ AUTRES.