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4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.

How to Eat in Florence

Niloufer Mavalvala | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Niloufer Mavalvala

Dreamy stories and legendary history as old as mankind itself make up the city of Firenze. Warm and friendly, the suave Florentines are cultured and rather proud of the Italian haute couture. Florentine people like to eat well. Firenze is proud to have its own cuisine, a few regional specialties.

How to Maintain Back Health While Travelling

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

If you suffer from back issues like I do then your even more conscious on how to stay back healthy while travelling. On the road, uncomfortable car seats to small, cramped spaces on airplanes, buses, or trains, travel puts a serious strain on backs and necks. Here are a few travel tips that can work to reduce or avoid back pain and discomfort while travelling.

Travelling Alone As A Woman Is...

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living

If travelling gives you a sense of adventure and culture, travelling alone gives you courage, independence and excitement. In the video above by Bu...

The History and Culture I Saw in Syria Is Now Scarred by War

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

Years ago, when I was young and reckless, I backpacked solo through Syria. One morning, at the bus station in Homs, I had to make a spur of the moment decision; I could go west, towards the sea and Lebanon, or I could go east, to the ancient city of Palmyra. I turned west. I never saw Palmyra. The 2000 year old city is now in the hands of ISIS.

The Selfie Stick Isn't Ruining Your Vacation -- You Are

Karyn Pickles | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Karyn Pickles

With all respect to Angelina Chapin, I can't say I agree with her assessment in her blog titled "The Selfie Stick Will Ruin Your Vacation." While I have no great desire to own a selfie stick myself, I just can't seem to get on the selfie-hate bandwagon. Why are the desire to take a souvenir picture of yourself doing something exciting and enjoying the exciting thing itself mutually exclusive?

Our Four-Day Adventure in Nassau, Bahamas

Miriam Porter | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.

My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

I am bouncing in the back seat of an open Jeep as it meanders through India's Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeastern state of Assam. Despite the spitting rain, I am grateful to experience my first-ever safari.

Being a Travel Writer Isn't All Luck

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"You're a travel writer? Lucky!" I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage seems like a better place to be than in an office cubicle, luck has little to do with it.

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Puerto Rico

Lisa Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene.

India's Incredible Living Root Bridges

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

India's northeastern state of Meghalaya ("Abode of the Clouds") is breathtaking with its tropical forests, lush green mountains and fluffy, white clouds. Unique to this wet and remote area are spectacular living root bridges.

Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars. These are found in Modena, a city often forgotten on most Italian holidays.

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

How To Spend a 28-Hour Layover in Singapore

Sara Graham | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Since this year marks Singapore's 50th birthday, and since I love the idea of a layover in a cool city, I figured it was time to re-visit on my way back from New Zealand. Turns out, one can manage to do quite a lot in a very short amount of time.

How to Make the Most Out of 7 Days in Madrid (on a Budget)

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

If it cost the same, what would you rather spend: seven days in San Francisco, or seven days in Madrid? I know what my husband and I chose for our special occasion vacation. Here are my travel tips so you can create special memories abroad with your loved ones too-on a budget and without sacrificing your travel experience.

5 Career Lessons Learned From Travelling the Globe

Rene Samulewitsch | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Business
Rene Samulewitsch

What I didn't expect about my adventures are the lessons I learned that I could incorporate into my everyday business life; tools for managing stress, dealing with conflicting personalities, budgeting, and organizing time. Here's why taking a break will give you insights that will help you enjoy it even more.

Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner Stylista

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Style
Parmjit Parmar

With new resorts opening at record pace, finding the perfect warm weather getaway is easier than ever before. If you're hitting the beach this spring, don't leave home without these must-have travel essentials. Comfortable, breathable clothing is no longer limited to the yoga studio. Brands like PrAna combine form and function, resulting in perfect travel gear.

Wearable Technology Will Change the Way You Travel

Sean Shannon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Sean Shannon

Travellers will be able to check itineraries for upcoming trips, get detailed flight and hotel information such as departure and arrival times, gate and terminal numbers, check-in and check-out times, ratings, locations, addresses and phone numbers for hotels.

How to Make Better Travel Videos

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Making a travel video is an effective way to share your travel experiences with your readers and viewers. Today it's so easy to shoot a video with your camera, your smart phone or a videocam. Are you telling a unique story? Are you capturing the mood, people and the destination in the best possible way?

These Events Will Make Summer the Best Ever in Toronto

Barry Choi | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Barry Choi

Toronto's been getting a lot of love this year. Lonely Planet named it one of the best cities to visit in 2015, and now the city is ready to show the world what it has to offer when it hosts the Pan Am and Parapan American Games in July. With so many summer things to do in Toronto, it's no surprise that locals are calling it the best summer ever!

Sometimes Travel Is About Accepting Loneliness

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Meghan Rose MacIver

Feeling alone is my hardest struggle, much more than facing the unknown. But loneliness is a near constant during travel. We all feel lonely however, even in our regular lives. Travelling has also taught me how universal it is, how eternal and essential it is to come together.

5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Travellers looking to stretch their dollar should consider visiting Calgary this year, where cost of living, home prices and travel is slightly more affordable than Toronto. Home to numerous things to do, a thriving culinary scene and ideal location near the mountains, Calgary is a perfect destination for a summer vacation this year.

Meet the Yukon's Caveman

Lisa Jackson | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

For the past 18 years, "Caveman Bill" Donaldson has lived in a cave above the Yukon River in Canada's North. Yup, this is for realsies. His cave is fully equipped with two small LED lights, a woodstove, cooking facilities, and a bed.

Tips on Flying with Infants

Angie Campanelli | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Angie Campanelli

As a mom to a one-year-old and step-mom to a 10-year-old I am far from a parenting expert. But what I am an expert in is flying with kids. Here's how we survived so many excursions with a baby.

As a Vegetarian Tourist, Here's How to Plan Meals

Cara Spevick | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Cara Spevick

While my success as a traveling vegetarian is notable, I must confess that it was not purely by luck. As someone who thrives on organization, in order to minimize potential frustration, I did put effort into my meal planning before and during our vacation. Here are some tips.