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ON THE ROAD WITH THE PROPERTY BROTHERS
 
(2015 - Spring/Summer Issue)

Writer: JOHN AND SANDRA NOWLAN



Vancouver natives Drew and Jonathan Scott have attained international fame with their home renovation TV series, Property Brothers, shown in Canada on the W Network and in the U.S. on HGTV. The popular series, which helps families find an ideal dream home within a budget, is also telecast in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Spain.

The 37-year-old twins are also involved in several spin-off series and travel extensively. They just returned from Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines and are currently working out of New York until August. “Every three to five days we’re on a plane to somewhere,” they told us. However, downtime is also very important and they often vacation together with their parents and older brother.

Q&A

Where’s your next trip?

Drew: Later this year, we’re heading to Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.

Jonathan: We’re also planning trips to Mexico, Columbia and Brazil. In Brazil, Property Brothers is one of the highest-rated shows.

What are your favourite cities or countries?

Drew: Any city in Scotland is to my liking. And its backcountry, filled with castles and cathedrals, is very exciting.

Jonathan: I love Paris and Florence. The combination of history and architecture is wonderful.

What kind of hotels do you favour?

Drew: I don’t like to rough it too much. I’m fine with an old building but it must have modern functionality. I like to see character in decor and architecture.

Jonathan: A history connection is very important to me. In Singapore we stayed at the magnificent old post office building, now known as the Fullerton Hotel. My love of historic buildings probably started when I worked at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, just after high school.

When you travel, do you pack a lot or a little?

Drew: I tend to be organized so packing is never a problem for me. I can be gone a month with just a carry-on, but I always include my electronic kit with every possible cable and portable battery charger. If you need an extra memory card, I have it all.

Jonathan: All I need is a pair of boots, two pairs of jeans and an extra shirt. I’m also a magician so I always bring some magic with me. You never know if there’s a kid sitting next to me who might want to see a trick.

What’s your dream trip? 

Drew: I’d like to explore the history and culture of Egypt. I really want to see the pyramids. However, I’ll stick to warm destinations. The Antarctic doesn’t interest me.

Jonathan: I would love to go on an African safari. My goal in life is to see every country at least once. I may have to amalgamate some of the countries on larger continents. I think travel is an important way to get perspective on your own life and where you come from.

On November 16, Drew and Jonathan are hosting The Ultimate Design Cruise out of Miami (sailingwiththescotts.com).

 
 
 
 
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