Anne Toralles Leite/Oxfam Canada
While you lounge on the beach or go on that sightseeing tour, a housekeeper — most likely a woman — is doing backbreaking work.
You don't need to travel across the pond to be surrounded by world-class architecture, sophisticated culture and Michelin-star dining. You can find all of this in the diverse cities of South America,...
exxorian via Getty Images
Travellers, locals, friends! It's time to free yourselves from franchise fatigue. It's time to experience the best of The Big Smoke, boutique style.
Haja Rasambainarivo via Getty Images
People around the world will be welcoming the Year of the Rooster come January 28 with extravagance and excitement. No one city in the world celebrates the Chinese New Year the same way over the 15-day long festivity.
jrwasserman via Getty Images
Figuring out where to stay in Tremblant when there are, literally, hundreds of options at your fingertips -- thanks to Tremblant's own accommodations, Airbnb, property management companies like Tremblant Living and sites like Expedia -- can be daunting.
Peter Mintz via Getty Images
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.
I love finding new places to visit and exploring new parts of cities. Recently, I was lucky enough to learn about some new fun activities to try in Toronto in the winter!
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.
nicolamargaret via Getty Images
While it is certainly a city rife with history, there's so much more to see and do beyond "the bell." You may not be aware but this is a lively city budding with delicious cuisine, art culture, beer gardens, local artisan boutiques and so much more.
Siegfried Layda via Getty Images
While Madrid is a city in which you could easily spend a year and not see, do or eat everything, it's also an easily accessible stopover if you're just passing through. I managed to sneak in about 24 hours in Spain's capital city. And it's amazing how much one can accomplish in such a short time with an itinerary. Unless you're the aimless wandering type, a plan is key.
Martin Child via Getty Images
Layovers don't necessarily mean endless hours of waiting and mindlessly flipping the same magazine over and over again. In fact, a layover can mean an extra fun pit stop to your vacation, depending on how many hours you have.
With over a million properties on our site, we found the best accommodations for movie buffs. Overwhelm your senses with 7D screenings, see your favourite flick in a whole new light (under the moonlit sky) or escape to a designated crying room when a movie gets the tears flowing.
Danny Moloshok / Reuters
With so many rewards programs available to Canadians these days, it can leave your head spinning trying to navigate which will reap the best rewards for your travel lifestyle. Vision Travel, the large...
Tom Merton via Getty Images
These days there are so many five-star accommodations, offering such a stunning array of luxury amenities, that it seems like they pop up on every block. But which one stands out? I asked a few celebrities about their favourite places to stay when visiting the Best Coast.
Fernando Vazquez Miras via Getty Images
For many of today's road warriors, that means going beyond the traditional executive crash-pad of the past. While business travel can be exciting and full of opportunities, it can also at times feel lonely. All the more reason to make sure your accommodation ticks all the right boxes.
Curio Collection - a new string of boutique hotels, aims to change stigmas held against hotels and alter perceptions that it only offers cuisine that has been subject to forms of industrialization.
Johner Images via Getty Images
For many foodies, visiting a Michelin-starred restaurant is not only a highlight of their trip; it's often the primary reason to travel in the first place. From super-star gourmet capitals to hidden gastronomic gems, these delicious destinations will have your mouth watering in no time.
bizoo_n via Getty Images
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!
VR, or "virtual reality," is the new buzzword in technology and the travel industry may just be one of the first to bring this phenomenon into mainstream marketing. Who wouldn't want a "real life" experience in the Amazon before committing to a $10K-plus investment?
Matthias Tunger via Getty Images
If you walk in to the Henn-na (or the Weird Hotel) in Japan, you will likely be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist you've ever seen before. One appears to be a perfectly airbrushed woman. The other is a dinosaur. Both are robots.
Gone are the days of uncomfortable metal cots and tattered rented towels. No more slipping gingerly into sketchy sheets - hostels are stepping up their game, appealing to the more sophisticated jet-setter. The posh hostel (or '¬poshtel') is here to stay. With the rise in demand for fancier digs, many hostels now provide high-end toiletries, afternoon wine tastings and sheets with an actual thread-count. Think non-conventional, boutique amenities at hostel prices.
Alistair Berg via Getty Images
As vacations outside the country become more and more expensive, travelling locally is this year's best travel resolution for Canadians. To help plan a dream Canadian vacation, trivago.ca revealed Canada's 10 best-rated hotels, the winners of their inaugural Top Hotel Awards!
Just because you're paying more doesn't mean there are fewer germs.
Siri Stafford via Getty Images
As trivago's best value cities list shows -- calculated using the annual average price of a standard double room and the city's average hotel rating -- planning a Canadian getaway in the New Year will not only be fun, it'll also be affordable.
Songquan Deng via Getty Images
Nothing says that your hotel staff "understands you" better than a little bit of humour, and trivago.ca found the most hilarious, dirty, and occasionally disturbing hotel Do Not Disturb signs that wil...
Sven Klaschik via Getty Images
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.
Paul Bradbury via Getty Images
I decided to take our littles on an odyssey of our own, one they will recall with fondness one day (I hope). Our plan was simple: to ride the rails east from Toronto's Union Station to Montreal and spend several days exploring the historical streets.
Erik Isakson via Getty Images
There are literally thousands of film festivals worldwide and millions of people who attend them. Some consider it their annual holiday -- rather than visiting a destination to sight-see or going on a ski vacation, such aficionados go festivaling. But why just gaze at celebrities when you can actually experience what it's like to be famous?
Choosing a cabin for your next cruise can be as fun (and frustrating) as choosing the cruise itself -- I won't cruise unless I can get a balcony cabin. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a cruise snob, but a balcony cabin is like sunshine on your vacation -- it makes everything better.
Ablestock.com via Getty Images
Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.
Martin Child via Getty Images
There is nothing better then staying in a chic boutique hotel when you travel. I love the cool lighting, contemporary furniture, slick washrooms and trendy hotel bars that come with them. What is even better is to stay in a boutique hotel for less than a normal hotel. I wanted to share my tips on getting extravagant hotels for cheap.
While the experiences of our fellow travellers (good and bad) can make or break some travel plans, keeping an eye out for reviews is also becoming second nature when booking a vacation. Trivago.ca decided to use this feedback to find out just which cities around the world are keeping tourists the happiest.