About Us

A History of Globe Trotting & Food Loving 

DOBBERNATIONLOVES is an award-winning lifestyle publication created by Toronto-based writer and photographer Andrew John Virtue Dobson. Launched in 2006 as a culinary tourism diary, Andrew’s informative and entertaining food and travel stories documented his three-year trip around the globe.

DOBBERNATIONLOVES currently enjoys over 210,000 visits a month and 2 million visitors a year. Top visitation by country is USA, Canada and UK with Toronto being the largest audience by city.

Ever-Expanding Team & Coverage 

Today, the content on DOBBERNATIONLOVES is created by a diverse team of Toronto writers, illustrators and photographers who share our brand ethos: Fancy Food. Luxury Travel. Life Style. Gay Magic. 

Our Stories & Community

Our stories are written for people just like us – those who are keen to experience the world with a positive and adventurous attitude. In the digital pages of DOBBERNATIONLOVES, you’ll find content rooted in our hometown of Toronto and more from our travels around the world.

No matter where we are, we share our best of the best right here, offering curious locals and visitors alike endless opportunities to enjoy a daily dose of inspiration. 

In 2022 DOBBERNATIONLOVES launched virtual cooking classes to connect with its food and travel loving community online.

Our Promise To You

  1. The DOBBERNATIONLOVES team is committed to finding the very best in everything we experience. Luxury travel, trendy restaurants and bars, delicious recipes, must-see TV, film and theatre, spellbinding books, tales of fashion and beauty, tips on tech, and money-saving financial tricks – find it all here, researched to the nines.
  2. DOBBERNATIONLOVES is a safe and inclusive space, with a proud mandate to celebrate stories featuring women, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBT and other marginalized communities.

A History of Well-Researched Journalism

Andrew John Virtue Dobson is DOBBERNATIONLOVES’ Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. Andrew has a background in traditional media with past stories appearing on top Canadian outlets including Travel + Escape, Metro News, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Daily Xtra, Dreamscapes Magazine and Eat in Eat Out. Andrew also acted as a regular travel expert on Toronto’s ProudFM.

Andrew is also a sought-after public speaker. He’s spoken at TBEX Athens, TBEX Toronto and TBEX Phuket on the topics of A Taste of Place: Defining a Destination Through its Food Culture, How to Monetize Your Culinary Content, and Diversifying Your Blog For Growth & Profit.

Andrew also regularly speaks at his alma mater, the University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, on topics such as wine tourism and cultural aspects of food. The University of Toronto has also invited Andrew to speak to post-graduate students about new media and influencer relations. 

You can learn more about Andrew’s stories in print publications, speaking gigs and DOBBERNATIONLOVES mentions IN THE NEWS.

Bringing a Brand’s Story to Life

Andrew’s team regularly partners with brands, developing sponsored stories, social media promotion, contesting, public speaking and photography.

Andrew has acted as an ambassador for ongoing brand campaigns with Canon Canada, Chapters Indigo, DK Eyewitness Travel, Pilsner Urquell, Canada Beef, TD Bank, Telus, Panago Pizza, Hamilton Beach, Absolut, Tourism Oxford County, Tourism Orillia Lake Country, and Destination New Brunswick.

DOBBERNATIONLOVES has also collaborated on paid promotions with brands such as IHG Rewards, Air Canada, Sol Cerveza, Appleton Rum, Stoli Vodka, Disaronno, Captain Morgan, Krombacher Pils, Iogo Yogurt, Bick’s Pickles, AXE Canada, and McDonald’s Canada.


Get in Touch

Whether you’re a regular reader, first time visitor with a curious question or a brand and PR team looking to collaborate, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch via our CONTACT page.

Dobbernationloves acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada.