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

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.18.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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...

Stealing a Kiss in Roma

Heather Magee | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

There's something really sexy about Italy's once mighty capital. It's a warmth that moves through you, like a generous glass of Sangiovese. An energy difficult to describe, unless you've wandered it's winding paths. The feeling that, at any moment, something irrationally romantic will occur. This is Roma.

Canada's Biggest Problem Could Be "Extractive Elites"

Diane Francis | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Debates about debt are noisy and nasty and extend across the developed world. Squeaky wheels get the oil, or escape cuts to their spending, but the solution is unaddressed and improperly framed. The issue is about "extractive elites" -- who they are and what to do about them.

One Week in Capri

Heather Magee | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

On a rough and rocky boat ride from gritty Napoli, amidst a rain storm and strong winds, our island destination appeared on the horizon. Home to haute couture, the Italian elite and considered the crown jewel of Campania, Capri looked shabby chic at first glance. It was October, a time when weather is unpredictable, but after one stormy night the skies opened up and this Italian isle sparkled just as I imagined.

Europe's Workers Stage Austerity Protests

AP | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - Hundreds of thousands of Europe's beleaguered citizens went on strike or snarled the streets of several capitals Wednesday, at times clashi...

Going Solo: Visiting Museums Isn't the Only Way to Sightsee

Lauren Goodman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

I recently returned to Madrid from a trip to Portugal with my sister. I think we both felt a little bit guilty about our lack of interest in the historical aspects of the Portugal experience. I mean, how effed up is it to stand in a palace originally built in the middle ages and say, "meh" to yourself? But I had to own the privilege to get over the guilt. Instead of pretending to enjoy what wasn't working, My sister and I spent the second half of our trip doing all the aimless non-touristy touristy things that we love. And this is what made Portugal perfect for us.

Why You Best Get to Budapest

Candice Walsh | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Travel
Candice Walsh

So the thing about Budapest is that it just kinda takes you by surprise. Everyone raves about Vienna and Prague and all those neighboring cities (and rightly so), but Budapest is kinda lonely. Its streets aren't cluttered with hordes of tourists jockeying for the best camera space or picking their noses in public. So, why was I so surprised by Budapest? Something to do with its beautiful streets and fascinating history, I guess.

Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. They're everywhere. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned an essential piece of biking equipment from our part of the world: the bike helmet.

Paid Digital Downloads are Throwing Pirates Overboard

Michael Geist | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Not only is the Canadian digital market far larger than virtually every European market, it continues to grow faster than the U.S. digital music market as well. In fact, the Canadian digital music market has grown faster than the U.S. market for the past six consecutive years. Yet, Canadian artist revenue from Canadian sales is lower than most other countries.

Change Your Lifestyle, Not Just Your Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Mediterranean food includes an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and legumes. By contrast, the western diet is typically heavy on animal foods, processed carbohydrates and sugar, but devoid of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Speed and efficiency are not at the core of Mediterranean cooking. But here in North America, it is.