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Hurricane Matthew Is Much Worse Than Expected

UNICEF Canada | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Impact

With every hour that passes more information about destruction and death is coming in. Every report is directly linked to the life and future of children in Haiti. Over the course of yesterday, following the eventually intensifying stream of updates from partners on the ground I felt darkness creeping up on me -- until I remembered that we are moving forward towards relief for children on the ground.

Hurricane Matthew Spares Florida's Most Heavily Populated Area

CP | Mike Schneider And Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada

Other areas in the state had it much worse.

6 Reasons You Should Take A Florida Vacation This Fall

Allison Eberle | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Florida isn't just a spring break destination. It's one of the best U.S. states for stretching your summer well beyond September. Must-visit fall festivals combine with warm (but less humid) weather, uncrowded beaches, and more affordable prices to create the ultimate autumn escape. These six reasons to take a Florida vacation this fall are guaranteed to make you forget about the chilly air and snowflakes that are just around the corner.

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.

Enjoy An Affordable Tropical Vacation In The Florida Keys

Flight Network | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

You don't have to travel around the world to enjoy a tropical vacation, complete with umbrella-dressed drinks, cartoonish palm trees and salty, turquoise waters. The Florida Keys are just a short plane ride from numerous locations throughout Canada and the United States, yet they offer that far-away feeling many travelers are seeking.

Why Do Canadians Love Florida So Much?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The great thing about Florida is that each city has its own unique personality and appeal. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect at some of the most frequently visited cities, by Canadians.

The Get Leashed Guide To America's Most Dog-Friendly Beaches

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

While America sports plenty of amazing beaches, not all of them are dog-friendly. We've beachcombed the entire country to find the best places for you to take your best friend for a run and a swim.

6 Destinations In Florida For The Perfect Family Vacation

Allison Eberle | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Families have been flocking to Florida for sunny, warm-weather vacations for decades. Afterall, the state is home to the Walt Disney World Resort (among countless other theme parks), thousands of miles of white-sand beaches and wildlife refuges just waiting for families to get outside and start exploring.

Solidarity For Nosey's Freedom

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The saga of Nosey the African elephant has been escalated to The White House, as animal welfare groups renew their calls to confiscate the ailing elephant. This, after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently renewed, Hugo Libel's license to exhibit the elephant, despite 200 Animal Welfare Act (AWA) offences and Nosey's deteriorating health.

The U.S. Election Matters To Canadians Who Call America Home

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Julie Rusciolelli

I pay American property tax. I depend on their health care system when I need it. I support U.S. charities. I shop in the U.S. I spur on the local economy as much as I can. I respect American ways, the flag, the veterans. I follow the rules and way of life every time I'm there. I am no longer a visitor to the USA. I am part of the national tapestry.

A Trumpian Wing Of The GOP Is Born

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics

The embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community.

5 Island Hopping Adventures In Fort Myers And Sanibel

Kate Palbom | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Kate Palbom

After a two-hour flight from Toronto and I find myself on the islands of South-West Florida. Known as Captiva, Sanibel, and Cabbage Key, these islands encircle central Fort Myers where long white sandy beaches await laid-back, sun-seekers like me.

Orlando Is More Than Amusement Parks

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Orlando is known as a theme park hot spot, but when it comes to culture, Disney World's home has a surprising array of sophisticated dining, shopping and entertainment options. On a recent trip to the land of Mickey, we saw first-hand that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy a magical experience in the sunny city.

Florida's Bal Harbour Makes A Heavenly Winter Getaway

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Swipe your room key in the mirrored lobby of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and the elevators whisk you to your floor -- no buttons to press. This elegance and efficiency imbues the hotel where everything is, quite literally, elevated.

Exploring The Vibrant Orlando Food Scene

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

As promised, here's the rest of my edible tale. But first, a fun fact: Did you know that Central Florida boasts the most amount of James Beard nominat...

Orlando's Dining Scene Is Experiencing A Revolution

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Yes, there's still a litany of chain restaurants that reside in the endless string of plazas and strip-malls one sees on International drive. But, as far as the perception goes that it represents Orlando's dining scene -- is an outdated notion -- a relic of the past.

10 Loonie-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit Before the End of Summer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Travel

Trips across the border are becoming more expensive as the dollar continues to drop, but that isn't making our closest neighbour any less popular with Canadian travellers looking for that last summer vacation. Sneak in a wallet-friendly getaway before school starts!

6 Road Safety Changes That Could Save Lives

Mark Towhey | Posted 06.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

In Toronto on Monday, councillors ordered a blanket reduction in speed limits from 40 to 30 km/h on local roads in the old cities of Toronto and East York. While this approach may make them feel better, it won't do much to improve road safety or reduce congestion. But, here's six ideas that might. If every Ontario driver had similar training, and we adopted these simple rule changes, our roads would be the safest in North America.

Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

As our boomers are reaching the age of retirement, their thoughts become centered around the amount of time they'll have on their hands, and how to fill it. As most are now empty nesters and not doing the nine-to-five, they have the flexibility to travel where and when they want.

Giant Gator Roams Florida Golf Club. Stuns Internet. Not Floridians.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada

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Escape Route to Florida #2: American Beauties

Lin Stranberg | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Lin Stranberg

This is the second instalment of a three-part series on driving to Florida. Picking up where we left off, we were ready to see more of the country -- because one of the luxuries of a longer road trip is the freedom to veer off the highways onto the roads less traveled.

Death in the Devil: Sound and Fury

Robert Osborne | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
Robert Osborne

(Photos by Jill Heinerth courtesy of Dam Builder Productions) Last August I wrote an article about the death of Carlos Fonseca. He was a dynamic dive...

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Lin Stranberg | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Lin Stranberg

Every year around this time, Canadian snowbirds flock south to Florida. With so many great things to do and places to see along the way (think Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia), we decided to take a week to make the journey at least as much fun as the destination. It's not hard to do.

Mosquito Viruses Are a Biting Concern for Snowbirds

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

In the coming month, close to a half million Canadian snowbirds, will seek out new homes in the southern United States. While the promise of a gentler environment is obvious, there are risks with the semi-annual migration. The lack of a freezing season means a number of pests thrive throughout the year including the ever annoying mosquito.

WATCH: Everything That's Great And Awful About Florida

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Travel

As a winter storm pummels the eastern half of Canada, many of us are probably longing to be anywhere that doesn't look like the inside of a snow globe...