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An Insider's Guide To Capri

Amanda Blakley | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

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.

3 Things I Learned From President Obama's Speech In Athens

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics
G(irls)20

The whole speech was an hymn for democracy, aiming to remind us that after all this time, since democracy was first born here in Greece, its flame still fuels the progress of our society. He reminded us that democracy is neither perfect, nor complete.

A Neo-Nazi Group Just Attacked A Refugee Camp In Greece

Genevieve Zingg | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada
Genevieve Zingg

Right-wing fascist group Golden Dawn attacked refugees and set fire to Souda camp on Chios island on Wednesday night. According to eyewitnesses, approximately sixty members of the group descended on the camp around 01:00, launching a series of flares and throwing large rocks before setting fire to several tents.

Note To World: Canada Is Open For Business And More Investment

Michael Darch | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

The combination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and CETA gives all European companies, and in fact all foreign companies with a Canadian presence access to a market of nearly one billion consumers and a GDP of over US$35 trillion.

Eating And Drinking Your Way Through Foodie Brussels

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Brussels can be a wonderful foodie centre. You just have to venture a little bit further than just the old town. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to eating and drinking your way through foodie Brussels, the express way.

How To Plan A Wedding In Italy

Sara Graham | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Graham

My partner of almost five years and I are planning a wedding celebration in Italy. Not because I am chasing the aforementioned goal, and not because we want to be fancy, but because half the guest list is already there. So there's my Mario, who is, as you may have guessed, very Italian. For many, this will be a destination wedding and a chance to experience Italy. That said, the biggest challenge presents itself. With all the venue options under the Tuscan sun, how the heck does a girl choose?

The Top 7 Destinations In The World To Grab A Pint

travelcuts | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Though summer (and patio season) is soon coming to an end, there's no reason to exchange a cold brew for eggnog just yet. From full-bodied ales to refreshing lagers, craft beer has evolved from a fad to its own market. Whether you're in North America or across the pond, you're bound to find variations of a "cold one." Cheers!

The Peasant Table Is Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And Turf

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Peasant Table is self-described as a gastropub that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and includes regional influences from the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe. The owner, Chef Boris Babic, is a veteran of Canada's culinary scene for over 20 years.

Top Tips For Visiting Europe In Summer

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

It's summer, and travelers are flocking to the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and the Coliseum with cameras in tow. Backpackers are making their rounds before heading back to college or work in early fall. These simple tips for visiting Europe in summer will help you stay sane among the crowds, save money in some not-so-budget-friendly destinations and make the most of time in countries that are overflowing with sights to see and things to do.

5 Ways Brexit Will Affect Millennials' Finances

David Lester | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada
David Lester

The Brexit just happened last week and everyone wants to know if the world is now coming to an end. There are TONS of slick, suit wearing, talking hea...

See Italy Like The Locals Do

Vitamin Daily | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Over the past few years, I have had the pleasure of visiting Southern Italy for two key moments in my life: the first being my honeymoon, where my Italian-Canadian husband introduced me to the Italy he knows, and the second being his sister's Sicilian wedding. My in-laws have deep roots in the south, and now, so do I. So instead of putting together the traditional Sip, Stay, Shop travel diary, I've chosen four places in the most intense Italian sud -- an area still largely undiscovered by tourists -- that I simply have to see again.

Going Off The Beaten Path In Sweden

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Christine E. Laprade

You're already familiar with Abba, Swedish meatballs and Scandinavian design...Turns out Sweden has a lot more to offer and is particularly appealing to families or those who crave the unusual!

Spring #OOTDs That Slay The Style Game

Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Style

We're saying "bye" to layers and "hello" to these spring #ootds. From the AOL Partner Studio.

Terror Threats: How To Decide If Your Kids Should Still Travel

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Heather Greenwood Davis

When acts of terror rock our world, the last thing we want to think about is whether our kids are in the middle of it. Just the thought of someone you love being in that kind of trouble can make you catch your breath. So what do you do when your kids have the opportunity to travel?

Is Canada A Nation Of Immigrants?

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

According to a recent survey, some two in three Canadians agree that "with the exception of Canada's aboriginal peoples everyone that settled in Canada is an immigrant." The 2011 Canadian census reports that there are more than 31 million non-Aboriginal Canadians. That would make for a very substantial number of immigrants and clearly not correct with the official figure reported in the census being just below 6.8 million.

CETA Changes Make Investor-State Provisions Worse

Maude Barlow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business
Maude Barlow

Having toured Europe and met with both politicians and grassroots groups, I can tell you that a court system is not going to placate European activists or many parliamentarians. Some are already calling it a PR stunt that does nothing but put a Good Housekeeping seal of approval on an already flawed system.

Berlin Is Europe's Undiscovered Foodie Destination

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Today, Berlin wants to eat. That's the reason why many of the great chefs have decided to go there to work. This newly discovered attention to the German capital has allowed us to find and rediscover some of the best German chefs.

Discover An Old-School Elegance In Nice, France

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The French Riviera is exquisite, and at the time of my visit, American and German tourists were everywhere, falling in love with the city, which is tailored for tourism. Some may think that nearby Cannes and Monaco are the centre of the Earth, with their film festival and F1 Grand Prix, respectively, but Nice is a tourist centre for abundant reasons.

There's More To Marseille Than Petty Crime

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Marseille is too frequently overlooked or avoided by tourists who have been turned off by news reports portraying it as the French capital of crime. But travellers to Marseille will find the city is full of delights, including fantastic food and wonderful wines.

France Is Fighting Its Own Taboos

Julie Barlow | Posted 11.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Julie Barlow

France's war against terrorism will be long and hard. That's because it's not just a war against external enemies. The investigation on the Paris attacks is forcing France's political class to face three blind spots: the integration of immigrants, religion and Europe.

The West Must Accept Its Share Of The Blame For Paris Attacks

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Whether our numerous interventions are justified or not, we cannot continue to let our self-imagined grand delusions make us blind to the fact that our actions abroad can come back to haunt us here at home. The problem with this admission, however is that it forces us to look in the mirror to confront our very own imperfections. Yet until we're able to do so, peace in our times will continue to remain an elusive fantasy and the carnage is destined to continue.

What Your Hotel 'Do Not Disturb' Sign Says About You

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Nothing says that your hotel staff "understands you" better than a little bit of humour, and trivago.ca found the most hilarious, dirty, and occasiona...

Why Turkey's Recent Election Is So Important

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Ana Rodriguez

Turkey held an election this past June and the AKP (remember, they've been in power since 2002) did not win a majority. Coalition talks were a bust, so a new election had to happen. It looked like Turkish voters were making a statement against Erdogan and his party in this election. But this time the AKP's I'm the strong man who can protect you message successfully swayed Turkish voters.

Detaining Asylum Seekers Won't Solve the Refugee Crisis

Centre for International Policy Studies | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Centre for International Policy Studies

In November, hotspots will accommodate people until a refugee status decision can be made "quickly." There is a parallel aim of repatriating those whose asylum claims are refused. The hotspots are not a solution to the influx of people, the criminalization of their migrations, or the eroding solidarity amongst EU member states. In fact, all they can provide is a stopgap measure.

8 Reasons Why Bruges Should Be Your Next Destination

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Often referred to as the "Venice of Belgium," the city of Bruges is a charming, antique sort of town that has preserved its medieval charm of centuries past. Ever since the release of the black comedy motion picture In Bruges, tourists have been flocking to the Belgian city, and they never regretted that traveling decision.