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Check Into 8 Of The World's Greatest Hiking Hotels | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Travel

Red and yellow leaves blanket the ground and the air is crisp with the bite of fall, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail! has found the most spectacular hotels to set up camp.

From Seed to Symposium in Ireland

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.

Six Fabulous Foodie Experiences in Ireland

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'd like to set the record straight about Ireland. Ireland's food culture gets a bad rep among travellers as being "boring" or "bad," and I'm not sure where this urban myth originates. The truth is, the Emerald Isle is a gastronomic playground for foodies and ale enthusiasts.

Get Ready, This Post-Vote Proposal In Ireland Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living

Ireland voted in favour of legalizing gay marriage on Saturday, and one woman didn't waste any time in making the vote really count. Mashable capt...

Five Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Around the World

Lisa Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

No matter where you are in the world, March 17 will likely be marked with a St. Patrick's Day celebration. The date marks the death of Saint Patrick, Ireland's most celebrated patron saint. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can get your St. Paddy's Day on.

Ireland Just Accidentally Legalized Ecstasy, Other Drugs

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Living

Consider this the luck of the Irish -- or not, depending on your perspective about illegal drugs. An oversight on Ireland's Misuse of Drugs Act mea...

Tips for Booking a Rental Car in Europe

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Traveling around Europe and Great Britain is simple thanks to a network of fast and efficient trains and plenty of low-cost airlines. But if you really want to slow down, see the countryside and explore more deeply, renting a car is the only way to go.

Will the Roof Collapse on Canada's Housing Market?

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

The concern about Canadian housing markets is largely driven by the higher rates of house price appreciation in Canada's large urban markets, such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary. In the early eighties, the average housing prices in local housing markets were similar in magnitude to that of the overall Canadian average.

Culinary Adventures in Southern Ireland

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

There are places around the globe that affect you deeply and resonate long after your visit is over. Ireland is one of those places. My September journey driving around Ireland took me down the south coast for a visit to luxury hotels and a famous cooking school.

Photo Essay: Off the Beaten Path -- Heir Island, Ireland

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Just off the coast of West Cork, Ireland lays tranquil Heir Island. This island is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get away, feel inspired, sail, paint and cook. Only 2.5km long, Heir Island is located in Roaringwater Bay and home to 24 residents.

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.

The 13 Spookiest Halloween Destinations

Brian Simpson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

As candy lines store shelves and jack-o-lanterns make their front porch debut, people of all ages know it's time for a few frights. To help Halloween devotees celebrate, Travelocity's travel experts have identified 13 destinations for a ghastly getaway either at home or abroad.

Crisis Looming For B.C. Construction Industry?

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland t...

St. Patrick's Day Brings Joy All the Way to Canada | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Travel

The whole world loves the Irish. How could anyone not? No other country is as stereotypically drunk, fun and friendly. Maybe that's why we take St. Patrick's Day so seriously in Canada. But how do Canada's festivities hold up to the main event in the founding nation?

The Gathering Calls Canadians to Ireland | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Travel

2013 in Ireland will be different -- the gloom is replaced with optimism. This year all of those who left, all who claim Irish ancestry and all who love Irish culture have been invited back for The Gathering -- the world's ultimate homecoming, running from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The Gathering is not an event. It's a year-long series of events and happenings developed by the Irish government.

Davos: Nation-States Are Brands Now

Diane Francis | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

President Vladimir Putin's gift of citizenship and 13 per cent tax rates to French actor Gerard Depardieu highlighted the next phase of globalization:...

Spain, Ireland, Italy and Greece: Which One Doesn't Belong?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

If no longer -- thank goodness -- the geo-political cockpit of Europe (caught between rival ideologies in the civil war era), Spain cannot be dismissed as a periphery or marginal country out of step with the European project. Spain has all the features of a highly efficient and accountable country, from its ability to produce majority governments from both the respectable left and right, its elaborate system of federalism, and its increased multicultural identity.

Triangles and the "Real Thing"

Jane Siberry | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Living
Jane Siberry

Denis is a bona fide shepherd. His life revolves around three things: sheep, dogs and family. The family phone is always ringing with people asking for his help. Though he is a true teacher, it is easy to imagine that he is just as happy being completely alone, on the moors, in the forests, not explaining anything.