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Tips For Beating Homesickness While Travelling

Steffani Cameron | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Steffani Cameron

Travelling is like being suspended above a world that doesn't need us to function. We're irrelevant. Despite how amazing travel is, that isolated irrelevance can gnaw at us. So it's important to remember everything ends, even travel. Few ever experience these prolonged journeys. Don't let homesickness or isolation spoil your adventure.

Abbotsford -- The Hidden Gem Of Southern B.C.

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love uncovering hidden gems and when someone told me about Abbotsford, I was delightfully surprised. During my visit, I was touched by the farming community and how deeply they care for what they are doing. It is truly a way of life for them and the region.

The Island Of Chocolate

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

The history of chocolate in Saint Lucia dates as far back as the 1700s when cocoa plantations flourished in the area. And it's no wonder the crops far...

Explore Dubai: The Best of Both Worlds

travelcuts | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Dubai has become synonymous with extravagance, indulgence and luxury. Over the last few years, this adult playground, has been drawing in visitors by the hoards. In fact, it is now the fourth most visited city in the world -- after London, Bangkok and Paris.

Nanaimo Is The Hidden Gem Of Vancouver Island

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

A friend of mine recently moved to Nanaimo and she shared with me that it is a wonderful and often overlooked destination. I spent a few days in the Harbour City, and she couldn't have been more right: Nanaimo is a hidden gem.

Travelling In An Age Of Terror

Claire Newell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Claire Newell

It's really sad when terrorist attacks and other tragic events halt travel to a country, especially because people depend on the tourism industry to make a living -- from restaurants and hotels to travel companies, shops and more. But big and small risks exist everywhere: overseas and at home.

11 Canada Day Celebrations That Take You Off The Beaten Path

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Canada Day is coming up, and while it's always fun to head to a huge celebration in a big city, it can also be a good time to get off the beaten (and crowded) path for a more relaxed and local experience. If you're craving a more laid-back Canada Day experience there are many options all over the country.

Nicaragua, The Hidden Gem Of The Americas

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

A close friend of mine, recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua and she told me it was one of the best adventures she has ever been on. She shared with me, that it had exceeded her expectations in every way. Still not on the tourist's radar, she told me that it was fairly easy travel around, gorgeous beaches, and nice little hotels spotted throughout the country.

The Top Travel Style Trends This Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The best travel looks are made-up of comfortable yet stylish pieces that can be worn in a variety of scenarios. Simplicity is key. I designed a comfortable black dress thinking of travel. You can pair it with flip-flops for the beach or with leather sandals for dinner. Add a nice scarf and some jewelry and you have created a different look with the same dress.

Where The Locals Love To Hang Out In Victoria

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

For me, the best part of traveling is when I chat with the locals. I learn from them what life is like in the town or city. Where do they eat? What shops do they visit? It can be an amazing way to explore a new destination. I asked those very questions to locals in Victoria, and here's what they told me.

How To Travel With Kids And Keep Your Sanity

Laura Berg | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Parents
Laura Berg

I'm not saying that getting ready for a vacation is not like taking on a third job, it is, but, a little planning can actually make your time away feel like time away.

Remotely Interesting: Travel Changes You, But Home Changes Too

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

I am changing, my home is changing, and the former never feels further from the latter than during weeks like this. Change happens whether you're there or not, and that truth isn't always advertised front-and-centre by everyone who encourages you to chase your wanderlust.

Remotely Interesting: What If My Comfort Zone Is REALLY Comfortable?

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

This first month in Córdoba has felt a lot like Frosh Week at university; there's always a new friend to get to know in my family/tribe/tramily of remote workers, and between WhatsApp and Slack, I can always find someone to grab food or drinks with if that's what I'm feeling. It would be a nightmare scenario for anyone with FOMO, because you quite literally cannot do everything at once.

Remotely Interesting: Picking Up (And Dropping) The Local Culture

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

The evening was straight out of a travel show. There was laughter, heartfelt conversations, and the best single empanada I've had in my life. We bonded, we learned, and I shit you not, a mime showed up. It was the essence of experiencing the local culture. Who can't get behind a good wine tasting? Spoiler: Me.

How To Write About Travel When You Suck At Travel

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

I suck at travel. I am objectively bad at it. How bad? I arrived in Cordoba, Argentina less than a week ago. Since then, I have almost lit my hand on fire with a gas stove, was chased through the streets by a family of stray dogs and shot myself in the face with a bidet. Twice.

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.

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.

3 Must-Visit Spots In Argentina

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Dana Marie Krook

The plan was to start in Buenos Aires, the Paris of the south (a sprawling city of over 15 million), then travel north to Iguazu Falls (a series of breathtaking cascades running along Argentina's shared border with Brazil), before finishing off in Mendoza (land of the perfect Malbec grape).

Tips for Eating Healthy While Travelling

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love travelling, but when I am on the road or a plane, it is easy to go for the unhealthy options. With a little planning, it is possible (and easy!) to stay healthy and eat nutritious foods on your next holiday or business trip.

8 New Reasons to Visit Chicago

Vitamin Daily | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Iconic architecture, deep dish pizza and rich history aside, the currents of America's Windy City are changing constantly. We recently scoped out the newest openings, creative concepts and inventive menu items Chicago has to offer:

What's Hiding Under the Calanques of Southern France

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

The calanques -- deriving from the Occitan and Corsican word for inlet -- is just that: a series of natural inlets spanning 20 km across from Marseille to Cassis across Southern France. These emerald fingers, as Marseille's tourism site refers to them, dip between cliffs and were formed 12 000 years ago after a gradual warming during the ice age caused sea levels to rise, consequently flooding the valleys.

Get Ready to See Bangkok in a Whole New Light

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

From the highest open-air bar in the world to the coolest warehouse restaurant, we show you this Thai city in a whole new light. There are so many markets to choose from, but the main Chatuchak 10,000-stall weekend market has wholesale prices.

Discover the Paris Beyond the Eiffel Tower

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Planning a trip to Paris this fall? If you've visited before, your first trip to the City of Love may have been a whirlwind tour that went something like this -- Eiffel Tower, check. Notre Dame, check. Louvre, check. As much as these 'first-time' experiences are quintessential, there is so much more to Paris.

How to Live Abroad on a Dime

David Lester | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

Have you ever dreamed of living in another city? Royal London? Beautiful Paris maybe? Ancient Istanbul? New York or L.A? Do it today! I've lived in a bunch of cities across the globe to absorb their culture and heritage and you should too. Most countries will let you stay for at least six months so you can have time to immerse yourself in your new city. Here is how I do it on a dime!