Brian Simpson
With more than 25 years in the travel industry, Brian Simpson is’s resident travel expert. Having travelled across the globe, Brian's expertise lies in planning for the perfect trip and he is frequently called upon to offer tangible advice for Canadian travellers. From the initial concept and planning on a budget, to getting through the airport and enjoying the trip itself, Brian encourages Canadian's to explore their world, be it around the globe, or in their own backyard.

Entries by Brian Simpson

Send Mom To Her Kinda Place This Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Everyone's familiar with the stereotypical Mother's day gifts -- a robe, flowers, chocolate or jewellery, but we know that we'd all like to do something so much more for our moms, right? Every mom has her own distinctive personality -- whether she is known for being always in control, being...

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How To Travel Towards a Spring Awakening

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 10:22 AM

Canadians can handle winters... well, most winters. However this year has pushed everyone past their breaking points, leaving us feeling beaten down. With the first day of spring behind us, but winter hanging on, there is no better time to renew your spirit. Whether you're focusing on rejuvenating your body...

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The Top Celebrity Travel Moments of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 4:39 PM

Living a lifestyle like that of the rich and famous might be something that many Canadians aspire to, but not something most of us could ever imagine. One of the most glamorous aspects of following our favourite stars is being able to see all the amazing vacations they get to...

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The 13 Spookiest Halloween Destinations

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 7:55 AM

As candy lines store shelves and jack-o-lanterns make their front porch debut, people of all ages know it's time for a few frights. To help Halloween devotees celebrate, Travelocity's travel experts have identified 13 destinations for a ghastly getaway either at home or abroad.

1. New Orleans, LA.: Considered by...

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Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Five Terrific Thanksgiving Day Destinations:

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Metropolitan Must Sees: 10 Big Cities That Can't be Missed

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 12:17 PM

This summer may have flown by, but don't worry, it's not over yet. There are still a couple of precious weekends left to seize your summer before the first day of autumn on September 22. Whether you're planning on taking a weekend away or an extended trip, why not visit...

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Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 5:39 PM

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. and I really value the benefit outdoor travel has on the mind, body and soul. So, while amusement parks, malls and wandering the city...

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Five Tips for Travelling With the Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 12:33 PM

School's out for the summer and you're likely planning your family's annual summer vacation, but like every other aspect of life, kids may have a different idea than their parents of what makes the ultimate vacation. wanted to get the low-down on what matters most to...

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Babymoon Destinations: Places to Visit Before the Baby Arrives

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 5:29 PM

Motherhood is a special time in a woman's life and we all know the important role Mom plays in her family. At, we believe Mom should be celebrated on Mother's Day and every day.

For future and expectant moms and their significant other, babymoons are a great...

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Five Ways to Travel Green on Earth Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 5:26 PM

April 22 is Earth Day, a day celebrated each year in a global effort to improve the treatment of our planet. And we travel addicts know better than anyone that this is a great time to remember Mother Earth. After all, we have her to thank for our fabulous beaches,...

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Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 9:08 AM

Adventure seeker? Sports fanatic? Budding academic? What do all of these personalities have in common? Well, like most of us, they love to travel! When planning a vacation with different types of personalities it is important to keep in mind your family's, "relation to the vacation".

A good vacation...

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Five Retreats For You and Your Sweet

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 10:39 AM

Everyone loves to get chocolate, jewellery or flowers for Valentine's day, but really, who wouldn't much rather take a romantic trip with their sweetheart? has the answer to your steamy Valentine's Day prayers -- a retreat with your sweet. To get your planning started and your heart pumping,

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