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Fall Food Column, Renaissance Magazine, Fall 2022

Summer Food Column, Renaissance Magazine, Summer 2022

Spring Food Column, Renaissance Magazine, Spring 2022

48 Hours in Agra, Vancouver Sun, November 4, 2016

Dark and Stormy in Bermuda, Vancouver Sun, July 8, 2016

Finding the only LGBT-friendly venue in Jordan, Xtra Newspaper, April 5, 2016

The Sights and Sounds of Queer Saskatoon, Xtra Newspaper, February 3, 2015

Winnipeg Chic, Xtra Newspaper, February 1, 2016

5 Best Bites in Bermuda, Dreamscapes Magazine, December 2015

Cologne Pride 2015, Xtra Newspaper, September 21, 2015

Scuba Diver Paradise: Discover the Maldives, Vancouver Sun, June 19, 2015

Grindr saves the day at Frankfurt Airport, Daily Xtra, May 26 2015

The Tranquility of Kerala, The Province, May 4 2015

Paradise found in French Polynesia, Xtra Newspaper, March 16 2015

Sun-drenched Greek island rich in contrasts, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2015

Horsing Around on Holiday, The Province, February 10, 2015

The Ultimate Culinary Road Trip: French Polynesia, Eat In Eat Out Magazine, January  26, 2015

Nature Beckons in Bora Bora, The Province, January 5 2015

Canadian actor Ross Petty talks new Cinderella production, playing villains, Metro Toronto, December 4 2014

Paradise found on dreamy Santorini, The Province, November 17, 2014

National Ballet’s Evan McKie talks dancing in his home town of Toronto, Metro Newspaper, November 10 2014

Chicago’s So Gay, Xtra Newspaper, November 6 2014

Toronto Cooks: Book features city’s best recipes, from Mercatto to Jelly Modern Doughnuts, Metro, September 30 2014

Utilizing Instagram Video to Enhance Your Culinary Content, TBEX, September 24 2014

[email protected]: SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Metro Newspaper, September 12 2014

[email protected]: Best spots to quench your thirst during TIFF, Metro Newspaper, September 11 2014

[email protected]: A rising star and a couple parties, Metro Newspaper, September 10 2014

[email protected]: The Hazelton Hotel, Metro Newspaper, September 10 2014

[email protected]: Variety, music and film party, Metro Newspaper, September 9 2014

The Ultimate Culinary Road Trip: Portland, Eat In Eat Out Magazine, September 9 2014

[email protected]: Best eats on the TIFF festival circuit, Metro Newspaper, September 9 2014

[email protected]: Four events, two venues, Metro Newspaper, September 8 2014

[email protected]: The Drake Hotel, Metro Newspaper, September 8 2014

[email protected]: Armani and Hugo Boss + GQ Parties, Metro Newspaper, September 7 2014

[email protected]: Nightcrawler and a lightening show, Metro Newspaper, September 6 2014

Find out what sort of swag the celebs can get at TIFF gifting lounges, Metro Newspaper, September 5 2014

[email protected]: Best spots for celeb spotting, Metro Newspaper, September 5 2014

Windsor Arms Hotel deeply roots in TIFF history, Metro Newspaper, September 4 2014

Colin Geddes: Programmer for TIFF’s Midnight Madness talks what’s in store for audiences this year, Metro Newspaper, September 2 2014

Finding Virtue in Ireland, The Province, August 11 2014

Dutch influence adds colonial charm to island, Vancouver Sun, July 28 2014

Exploring Casa Loma with Spamalot’s Sir Galahad, Metro Toronto, July 3 2014

A Love Affair with Prince Edward County, Xtra, June 27 2014

Buddies in Bad Times: World’s longest-running queer theatre company celebrates World Pride, Metro Newspaper, June 19 2014

Manning Up in Texas, The Province Newspaper, June 16, 2014

Three to see in Hong Kong, The Province Newspaper, May 11 2014

Istanbul, a city of contrasts, The Province Newspaper, May 4 2014

Darcy Killeen of the CONTACT Photography Festival dishes on his favourite exhibits this year, Metro Newspaper, April 29 2014

Hot Docs program director talks being a film nerd, and the artistic aspects of documentaries, Metro Newspaper, April 17 2014

She’s up for good makeup fun as T.O. fashion week gets Lucky, Metro Newspaper, March 12 2014

Having a drink with World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen, Metro Newspaper, February 17 2014

Canadian soprano Simone Osborne: Travelling the world and singing the high notes, Metro Newspaper, January 27 2014

Beat Toronto’s Winter Blues by Refuelling at a Chic Hotel Spa, The Vancouver Sun, January 25 2014

Beer Tour: From Pilsen To Prague, The Vancouver Sun, January 14 2014

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Hong Kong, Travel + Escape, December 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Denver, Travel + Escape, November 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Dubai, Travel + Escape, November 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Alberta, Travel + Escape, October 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 7 – A Grand Finale Film Fest Marathon, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 6 – Scotiabank Trilogy and First Weekend Club at Media Bar, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Exploring the wow factor at Hotel Le Germain, Metro Newspaper, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Experience a little paradise at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 5 – Nail-Biting Cinema, Mark Wahlberg’s Burger and My Grey Goose Spirit Guide at Soho House, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Best places in Toronto to grab a bite: Metro Newspaper, September 2013

10,000 Hours in 10 Minutes: Andrew Dobson Pays His Bills with Blogging and Loves It, Media Shower, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 4 – Essentials Lounge, CFC BBQ, Judi Dench is Philomena, and Enemy Party at The Chase, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: The Top 10 Swag Prizes, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 3 – An education in photocalls and paparazzi, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 2 – Kate Winslet’s Labor Day, Nikki Beach, Grolsch Open House and Vampire Red Carpet, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Day 1 – Gifting Lounge Trilogy and Launch Party Revelry, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF Tips: Where to Get a Gourmet Meal without Getting Out of Bed, Travel + Escape, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Six best bars to watch the stars, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

TIFF 2013: Tour Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where the stars may stay, Metro Newspaper, September 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Dublin, Travel and Escape, July 2013

Top 5 Afternoon Teas in Toronto, Travel and Escape, June 2013

Tasty Trails: A Few Great Ontario Foodie Tours, 2013 Ontario Culinary Adventure Guide, Spring 2013

Toronto’s Top 15 Eats: On and Off the Radar, Tourism Toronto, Spring 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Travel and Escape, May 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Montreal, Travel and Escape, April 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Reykjavik, Travel and Escape, April 2013

Toronto’s Top 5 Luxury Hotel Bars, Travel and Escape, March 2013

Top 5 Culinary Experiences in Ottawa, Travel and Escape, February 2013

5 Best Places to Dine in Mont Tremblant, Travel and Escape, January 2013

Culinary Tourism and the Honey Bee, Bee Culture Magazine, 2007


This online publisher makes $130,000 a year. How does he spend it?, Toronto Life, January 10, 2023

How 5 Savvy Savers Changed Their Money Mindsets — And Their Lives, RBC, August 5, 2022

This Popular Toronto Foodie Has Started Hosting A Virtual Cooking Series, View The Vibe, March 17, 2022

You can take a themed virtual cooking class led by a Toronto-based culinary expert, BlogTO, March 11, 2022

Sign up for cooking classes with Dobbernationloves, Foodism, March 10, 2022

Travel With Your Taste Buds: Virtual Cooking Classes with Andrew Dobson, JourneyWoman, March 9, 2022

Dobbernationloves hosts delectable virtual cooking classes every other Sunday, Now Magazine, March 9, 2022

This virtual cooking class is led by an internationally-travelled foodie, Streets of Toronto, March 7, 2022

Taste the world with these fun and educational virtual cooking classes, Toronto Guardian, March 7, 2022

The Real Cost of Being Single, Money Sense, March 6, 2022

The Favorites of Andrew Dobson, Every Country in the World, March 19, 2021

5 Blogs With In-Depth Travel And Lifestyle Tips,, May 25, 2020

Romantic Getaways in the US – 15 Romantic Vacations for Two, Travel PR Wave, February 14, 2019

LGBT travel index puts Sweden top, and warns against some popular destinations, November 22 2019

Ethical Tourism & Children: What You Need To Know, Breathe Dream Go, September 14 2018

Willful Project Web Series, January 9 2017

Gift Guide: Putting travel under the tree, Vancouver Sun, December 12 2016

Pitch Imperfect, Wahlburgers Season 7 Episode 3 on A&E, November 24 2016

Travel Guide: Canadian influencers weigh in on their fave summer getaways, Telus Blog, August 2, 2016

The Travel Bloggers, Zeit Online, May 30 2016

Clutch Collabs, Clutch PR, March 16, 2016

dobbernationLOVES Feast! His “7 Reasons Why You Need to Order Your Next Lunch with Feast,”, January 19, 2016

How to Capture the Perfect Thanksgiving Moment, Telus Blog, October 8 2015

The Reel Deal: Who to follow on social during TIFF, High Road, September 14 2015

How to Pitch Series: Andrew Dobson (Part 2), The DCI Blog, June 11, 2015

Pen Pals – Andrew John Virtue Dobson, The Clutch PR Blog, June 10 2015

Andrew Dobson on Pitching Canadian Media, The DCI Blog, June 5 2015

Lovebirds in the Village, Hogtown Stories

Hotel Horror Stories: The Worst Places to Stay According to Travel Bloggers, Yahoo Travel

Behind the Red Carpet, CBC Documentary, February 23, 2015.

Save, Splurge, Steal – Talking Travel Value with Andrew Dobson, Turnipseed Travel, January 12 2015.

Toronto’s Food Media Elite on Finding Healthy Balance in a City of Deliciousness, Abbey’s Kitchen, August 21 2014.

Media Darling: Andrew Dobson, On the Fourth Floor, July 2014

Field Trip 2014: 54 stylish shots from the start of music festival season in Toronto, June 10 2014

You can ditch the wig, food critic, we know who you are, Vice, February 2014

Happy Holidays from Canonblogtography,, December 2013

How To Score a Flight Upgrade, Flight Centre Blog, October 2013

Social Media ROI, Branding and Buzzing, October 2013

Discover These Blogs Now,, September 2013

TIFF 2013: The very best of [email protected], Metro Newspaper, September 2013

Andrew Dobson Reveals How He Manages One of Canada’s Top Travel Blogs, Trendhunter, August 8, 2013

Tip Shaming: When is it okay not to leave a tip?, August 8, 2013

This Beautiful Life: Andrew Dobson, This Beautiful Day Blog, July 2013

Party Photos of the Week: Terrazza Di Peroni, via The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2013

Iceburg Vodka floats new flavours in crowded spirits market, The Globe and Mail, June 2013

The New Flex Balance: Staying Connected On Vacation, via PR Daily, June 13, 2013

It’s Lady Gaga…It’s Katy Perry…It’s a Travel Blogger! via Toronto Standard, June 6, 2013

Travel Style: Andrew John Virtue Dobson, via Johnny Jet The Travel Insider, June 3, 2013

An Interview with Andrew Dobson, via Travel Writing 2.0 May 28, 2013

Food Blogger Andrew Dobson Recommends Toronto Restaurants for Every Occasion, via TBEX May 7, 2013

Travel Bloggers Hit Dublin for St. Paddy’s Festival, via TBEX April 11, 2013

20 Questions with Andrew Dobson, via Local Toronto Blog, February 26, 2013

Ralph Lauren in Pictures at Harry Rosen, via BlogTO Style, February 21, 2013

Valentine’s Aftermath via Off The Grid, February 15th, 2013

Is it V-Day or D-Day? via Off The Grid, February 8th, 2013

Bloggers & Brands: 10 tips for working & growing together, via FBC, February 6th, 2013

Young Professional Style, via, November 30th, 2012

Friday Foodie, via View the Vibe, June 29th, 2012.

Who’s Who On Twitter, via Pulp and Fiber, April 30th, 2012.

The Dietrich Group’s Paris 1994/Gallery via Worldstage Blog, April 23, 2012

Vieux Carre dobbernationLOVES Vlog Review, via The Wooster Group, April 3rd, 2012.

The Digital Foodie Life – Tastespotting (Part 5) CityLine, January 24th, 2012

The Digital Foodie Life – What Katie Ate (Part 4) CityLine, January 13th, 2012

The Digital Foodie Life – View The Vibe (Part 3) CityLine, January 5th, 2012

The Digital Foodie Life – Untourist App (Part 2) CityLine December 14th, 2011

The Digital Foodie Life – Dobbernation (Part 1) CityLine, December 7th 2011

Ultimate Meating with Canadian Beef, Toronto,  October 30th 2011

100 Mile Culianry Mashup, Oakville, September 16th 2011

Where Magazine Travel Tuesday Interview, Toronto, September 13th 2011

Public Speaking

TBEX Thailand “How a Global Pandemic Helped my Travel Blog Boom!”, November 2022

South Georgian Bay Tourism Conference Keynote Speaker, November 2021

An Intimate Conversation with Chef Susur Lee at Saks Fifth Avenue Sponsored by Appleton Estate Rum, June 2017

Digital Strategy & Communications Management at The University of Toronto, “Bloggers Working With Brands,” October 2016

Culinary Tourism and Influencer Brand Collaboration, School of Hospitality and Tourism, University of Guelph, November 2015

Blogger and Influencer Campaign Management, University of Toronto, October 2015

TBEX Athens Greece, October 2014 “Monetizing Your Culinary Content”

Travel to Ireland, The Gaelic Hour Radio Show, June 29 2014

Digital Strategy & Communications Management at The University of Toronto, “Bloggers Working With Brands,” March 2014.

Digital Strategy & Communications Management at The University of Toronto, “Bloggers Working With Brands,” November 2013.

TBEX Toronto June 2013 with Rebecca LeHeup Director of The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance “A Taste of Place- Defining a Destination Through It’s Food Culture.”

Digital Strategy & Communications Management at The University of Toronto, “Bloggers Working With Brands,” March 20, 2012.

University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, “Social Media and Hospitality,” October, 2012.

Toronto Social Media Week Moderator for “Social Media and Food,” February 16th, 2012.

University of Guelph’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, “Global Culinary Tourism Best Practices,” February, 2007.