Recent frigid temperatures, relentless snowfall, and icy roads are enough to make any Canadian want to head south until April. But many of us in the Great White North stay put, enduring the winter blues through most trying months, because the thought of heading south for any amount of time sounds way too expensive. However, traveling south of the border until spring may not be as expensive as many Canadians think.
I have been lucky to visit Toronto quite a few times in the past year. With each visit, I am learning more about this fantastic city and the best things to see and do in Toronto.
Sri Lanka, floating off the southeastern tip of India, and splashed by salt water on all sides, is a tropical destination that isn't on everyone's travel radar, but it should be. These four reasons to visit the country formerly known as Ceylon will inspire you to skip the Caribbean and venture to the Indian Ocean for your warm weather escape in 2017.
Arriving in Cartagena the day the government signed a historic peace deal with FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) heightened both my excitement and anxiety about choosing Colombia for a winter getaway.
Indonesia is home to 17,000 islands, and Bali is just one of them. While the "Island of the Gods" is revered for its coral reefs, volcanic mountains and technicolor rice terraces, many travelers' tunnel vision causes them to miss out on the country's countless other island paradises.
With the rush of holiday travel just around the corner, airports around the globe are doing their best to to get passengers in the festive spirit with decorations, illuminated trees and whimsical treats. Look for everything from ice skating rinks to carollers to Christmas trees at Cheapflights.ca's picks for best decked out airports around the world:
Christmas is expensive, and many of us are depleting our travel funds to put presents under the tree. But the memories of a holiday season spent in style on a not-so-faraway island can be much more fulfilling than another holiday-themed sweater or the five-pack of underwear in your stocking. It's not too late to forego your old holiday traditions and opt for your first annual trip to the islands instead.
The holiday season is officially in full swing, and no celebrations are anticipated more than those held on New Year's Eve. Stuffed with Christmas ham...
When "Winter Is Coming," these spots do not fret about the chilly air -- they are armed with amenities and offer guests plenty of coziness such as wool blankets, robes, roaring fireplaces, and patio heaters. And let's not forget about specialty cocktails and comforting treats that are sure to warm you from the inside out.
The capital of Bavaria is known for its beer festival, Oktoberfest. Every year people drink hundreds of litres of good beer, eat kilometres of sausage and scarf down thousands of roast chickens. But does Munich, during the rest of the year, resemble the city that we see in the news each year? Well, a little bit, yes...
Capri, the blue island, is a Mediterranean magnet for celebrities, jet setters and global nomads alike. It's inhabitants are Caprese first and Italians second. Everything about Capri's lifestyle and pace reinforce it's unique beauty and appeal to such a well-travelled tourist.
Winter is unlike any other time of year in Quebec City. Cobblestone streets are lined with freshly-shoveled snow, 17th-century buildings drip with icicles, and seasonal events and attractions welcome those who aren't afraid to travel north once the temperatures drop.
Canadians are no strangers to outrageous winter adventures. They're used to playing ice hockey on frozen lakes, skiing down steeps in chest-deep powder, and soaring downhill on plastic saucers. These four insane winter experiences are just a handful of the bucket-list-worthy, snow-based thrills you can find on a trip to Canada this winter.
Unless you have money to burn, red-eyes are a great way to save on an extra day of a hotel costs. They also give you a full day to hit the pavement running. I usually can't stand taking red-eyes, but I found myself taking one last week from Vancouver to New York City.
Similar to someone's home, a bathroom can say a lot about a person -- or a hotel. It's way of understanding how that hotel wants to treat their guests. Whether it's a freestanding tub, a shower built for two or views while you bathe, bathrooms can be both a private oasis and an experience of its own.
Salut! Chin chin! Na zdorovie! Raising a glass of Bordeaux in France, Aperol spritz in Italy or chilled vodka in Russia is certainly one way to familiarize and assimilate yourself in your surroundings while visiting a new country.