Canada Travel

What to Do in Las Vegas

Sean Shannon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

Canadians just can't seem to get enough of Las Vegas. According to the Conference Board of Canada, between January and July 2014 the number of arrivals from Canada increased by 12 per cent compared to the same time 2013. Here are a few unique itineraries, as curated by Expedia.ca and our Sin City Insiders.

Tournament Travel 101: Tips for the Ultimate Sports Parent

Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Travel

You’ve accompanied your kid across half the province to provide support at the big tournament, but what now? How do you keep your other kids occupie...

What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.

This Man Has the Coolest Job in Canada

Lisa Jackson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

For some people, it would be a dream job to travel across Canada and eat in some of the country's finest restaurants. For Canadian writer and international food and wine journalist, Andrew Braithwaite, it's just another day at the office.

Why More Vacation Will Help Your Career

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Carolyn Lawrence

Let's give thanks to ourselves for all our hard work and tired bones; let's take a deep breath, relax our shoulders from up beside our ears; sign up to have someone take care of us for a change, and book ourselves a vacation. Exhale. Feels good doesn't it?

7 Golf Hotels to Swing Away the Winter Blues

Trivago.ca | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada
Trivago.ca

Why not take a vacation and lower your handicap on a sunnier green? Hotel comparison site trivago.ca researched the world's greatest courses to find the best golf hotels that are sure to be a hole in one all year-round. Whether you're travelling with your buddies, your sweetheart, or with the whole family in tow, there's no reason to stop golfing just because it's the "off-season."

Gap Years Aren't Just for Brits Anymore

Ashley Redmond | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living
Ashley Redmond

A gap year is when high school graduates take time off to work, travel or volunteer before they go to college or university. Gap years are common in other parts of the world like the U.K. or Australia, where they are treated like a rite of passage. They've only recently picked up steam in Canada.

Turn Your Thanksgiving Trip into a Vacation

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Thanksgiving is all about family, but part of being a generous relative is not imposing, particularly if you have kids in tow. After all, your host is already making a home cooked feast for your enjoyment. It's for this reason we've seen more and more people turning Thanksgiving into less of an obligatory trip and more of a vacation.

The Addictive Nature of Instagram

Gillian Farber | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Instagram has changed the way people have viewed the world and each other. While some post shameless selfies, others use it for good or to allow people to open their minds to what else is out there.

7 Things Canadians Need to Know Before Moving to the UK

Diana Petrucci | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

For North Americans, particularly Canadians planning to live or stay a substantial amount of time in Britain, there are a few things you'll need to accept as part of daily life. Aside from the obvious ones like driving on the opposite side of the road and always carrying an umbrella, I have compiled what I believe to be a helpful list of some simpler things that may aid you in your new life abroad.

Vancouver Guys Make The Pump-Up Video September Needed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

We're over halfway through September, and while the Vancouver sun has been doing its very best to keep shining, we could probably all use a little pic...

Opening My Eyes to the Open Road: Travelling Canada by RV

Jon Montgomery | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Jon Montgomery

It's been a very, very long time since I've had any extra time on my hands, but this is precisely where I found myself this summer. I wanted to make the most of it and I wanted to go on a trip that I would never forget. And that's how I discovered RVing.

Top 5 Tips: How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

With hotels around the country offering great late summer deals, taking an affordable, local vacation might be easier than you think. I've put together five tips on how you can be a tourist in your own city, so you can turn any staycation into a dream vacation. New experiences await, just around the corner!

How to Get the Celebrity Travel Look

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Always trying to get my style together a bit more, I recently spoke with Elana Brynes, Founder and Creative Director of Kings of Cole, a high end line of hoodies and loungewear. I asked Elana, how can the average person look like a celebrity and feel fabulous when travelling?

Why Fear Is Our North Star On The Path To Success

Komal Minhas | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada
Komal Minhas

There's a part of me that wishes I were sitting next to Mitch on the flight I was originally set to be on. The one bound for Ottawa that left Geneva...

Why I'm Walking Over 1,000 Miles

Jordan Phoenix | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Jordan Phoenix

The purpose behind this journey of over 1000 miles is much bigger than me. It's a quest to highlight solutions to some of our biggest global challenges, and begin the process of implementing them in areas that need it. Which challenges am I speaking about?

Next Vacation, Go Off the Grid

Ion Valis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Travel
Ion Valis

I believe the future of leisure -- if not luxury -- is escape from ubiquitous connectivity. People are going to pay big money to get out of mobile phone range in the near future. I predict that "no signal" will be as common a sign of our generation's holidays as "no vacancy" was to our parents' vacations.

Want to Stretch Out Your Summer? Try Ontario's West Coast

Lin Stranberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Lin Stranberg

On Ontario's West Coast, the southeastern shore of Lake Huron that's directly across Michigan summery weather can hold out well into September -- and the water is the warmest it's been all year. Here's a quick guide to help you get on the beach this month in Bayfield.

A Guide to Montmartre: Paris' Most Fascinating Neighbourhood

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

Just as you'd expect Paris is a beautiful place where the wine is cheap and the men are suave, but there is much more to this city than the Mona Lisa and picnics on the left bank. There is Montmartre: a magical neighborhood tucked away in the city's 18th arrondissement.

Ladies, Be Warned: There's Trouble in Parisian Paradise

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

What no one ever told me was that these dashing men exist amongst an array of trashy crude catcallers who tend to prey on twenty-something, English-speaking women. To my dismay, I learned this in the worst possible way.

Behind the curtain: Airline amenity kits unpacked

Cheapflights | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

Have you ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the business and first class curtain? The VIP treatment, the free-flowing drinks, gourmet m...

What I Learned Spending Time with Orphans in Rural Uganda

Natalie Karneef | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Natalie Karneef

I spent May and June of 2014 in rural Uganda, volunteering as a blogger, videographer and teacher with the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, an organization...

How to Work Through Your Fear of Flying

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Fear of flying is a common fear that many people struggle with. In my work as a therapist I have assisted several people develop coping strategies when it comes to flying. The main rule is "do not let fear stop you." Anxiety is natural, but when we give into fear it only gets worse. Here are a few tips any flyer can use:

10 Great German Destinations for Year-Round Travel

Trivago.ca | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Germany must be doing something right: four time winners of the World Cup and an economic and technological powerhouse. As a travel destination, however, Germany is often overlooked and underrated. With a range of possibilities from picturesque castles to culture-rich cities, Germany is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.