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Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

10 Great German Destinations for Year-Round Travel

Trivago.ca | Posted 07.19.2014 | 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.

Why Europe's Airfares are a Bargain Compared to Canada's

Mark Milke | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

There's no mystery as to why. Europe has the world's most open airline markets. Back in the early 1990s, the European Union made a move to full cabotage, allowing any airline in any European Union country to fly into any other nation, to schedule flights in-country, and to pick up and drop off passengers in that same country.

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

Are You One With Nature? Check Your Hands

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Last week an American team of researchers published a paper in which they looked at the microbial content of human hands. They not only found distinct differences in the bacteria between the two groups, but they were also able to identify quite possibly a new way to test for a truly natural being or a Westernized wannabe.

Has Technology Ruined the Romance of Travel?

Heather Magee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

I now travel with a smartphone and like many of us, I'm completely guilty of being connected while away. It's nice to check-in for a flight on your way to the airport or book hotels on the fly. Yet it's hard to be fully aware of your surroundings while you're so busy capturing them to brag to everyone at home.

Will Euroscepticism Win in 2014 Elections?

Grégory Kudish | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada
Grégory Kudish

On May 25, Europeans will elect their 751 MEPs. This 8th Europe-wide election will likely see the rise of Eurosceptics, nationalists, and far-right po...

Europe's Offering Of Abandoned Places Will Leave You Unsettled

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Travel

As the start of summer grows closer, so does Europe's popularity among travellers. It's not hard to see why. Few continents offer a mixture of his...

How To Complete Any Outfit With This Chic Accessory

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Let's start with the fact the scarf is a great finishing touch to any of our basic wardrobe pieces. It will add some personality to our basic monochrome wardrobe- black, white, navy, blue jeans, etc. It is becoming more and more for every season that accessories are steering the ship. Clothes are the accessory to the accessory.

After Crimea, the Only Question is "What's Next?"

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

The mood on Maidan Square in central Kyiv remains decidedly grim after a referendum widely branded as illegal and illegitimate took place in Crimea on Sunday. Two Ukrainian kozaks loudly beat drums in a rhythm that is normally used in the call to arms. It serves to heighten the sense of foreboding. Now that Crimea has been hived off from mainland Ukraine, "what next?" is the question on everyone's minds

The West Should Butt Out of Ukrainian Politics

Jackson Doughart | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jackson Doughart

The West, and especially the English-speaking West, has wrongly taken sides in the present conflict in Ukraine. Instead of making empty promises or threats, our message should be clear and decisive: "What is happening in Ukraine is a matter that its population has to sort out for itself. But, if asked, we will work with all interested parties to mediate a speedy and peaceful resolution." No more, no less.

Hot destinations and top Canadian travel trends for 2014

Cheapflights | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

As we wrap up another eventful year in travel, Cheapflights.ca takes a sneak peek at what's ahead for 2014. Of course, since past is prologue, much o...

5 Tips For Travelling By Train in Europe

AmongMen.com | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

When you have just a week or even fewer days to vacation in Europe, one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to travel the continent is by train. On a recent five-night trip in Europe, we were whisked from Madrid to Barcelona, Nimes and Paris over the course of five nights and learned a few things about train travel. Here's how to make your trip go smoothly.

Riding The Rails In Europe

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Riding the rails in Europe is a great way to see the countries. There is the scenery, the (relatively) stress free travel, and there is something to b...

8 Shoreside Attractions In Budapest

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Upon arrival in Budapest, visitors soon realize that the banks of the Danube are where the city’s rich history and architecture come together. The a...

What to Do, See and Eat in Dublin

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

When Irish food comes to mind it's quite amazing the first thing that people say is ''cuisine? What cuisine? Do you mean Irish stew, potatoes and Guinness beer?" Well, you couldn't be more wrong. In today's Ireland, young chefs like their European counterparts have embraced their heritage and are taking Irish cuisine to new heights.

Israeli Parliament to Hold Historic Meet at Auschwitz

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Arsen Ostrovsky

On January 27, 2014, the largest-ever delegation of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) members will convene overseas -- on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.

How to Buy a Bra in Your 40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There comes some miraculous point in every woman's life, where the bra gods look down at you and designate a lifelong bra size. I would march into a lingerie shop (let's be honest: a department store) and ask the sales person for my designated size. And lo and behold, it would fit. How wrong I was.

What to See and Do in Stockholm

Vitamin Daily | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Locals like to call it the capital of Scandinavia, and they are probably right. Here's what to do and see in Stockholm according to VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg.

Canadian Flight Prices Need to Ground

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Perhaps you flew off for holidays this summer. Compare any return flights between pairs of cities in Europe and in Canada, with roughly the same distance, and you'll notice a staggering difference in price. Flying from an airport south of the border is cheaper, too.

What to Do in Denmark

Vitamin Daily | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg is spending the summer in Europe (ya, we're jealous, too!); herewith, her fieldnotes from Copenhagen.

Bee-Killing Germs May Leave You With Less Food Options

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg For centuries, bees have been a steady part of agriculture. However, in the last decade, due to a rather pesky germ and modern day crop management, this stability has been threatened. What's worse is that the impact could lead to less choice at the grocery store and inevitably higher prices. This past week, scientists definitively found the source of the bee population downturn. Unfortunately, it may be a case of too little, too late.

How To Spend 48 Hours In Zurich

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Of the great cities of Europe, Zurich perhaps comes closest to matching the romantic vision of the continent many travellers hold. Zurich is a blend o...

Harper's International Victory

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Over a 20-year period, the term of the lease now being renewed by ICAO and Quebec/Canada, ICAO will generate several billion dollars of revenue for the city of Montreal. This is a fight that Harper had to win. And he, Baird and the whole Team Montreal, won decisively. A huge international victory.

LOOK: Europe's Most Endangered Landmarks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Travel

One of Europe's biggest draws for tourism continues to be its landmarks and rich past. From the Amphitheatre in Italy to Westminster Abbey in England...