Travel Tips

How To Travel Towards a Spring Awakening

Brian Simpson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadians can handle winters... well, most winters. However this year has pushed everyone past their breaking points, leaving us feeling beaten down. ...

The Smart Traveller: How To Save Money On All Parts Of Your Vacation

Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living

Let’s face the facts. Not many of us can travel the country on a bottomless budget. The average traveler is most likely going to want to find the be...

Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I absolutely agree that travel is the best way to learn more about neighbours in other parts of the world and also about ourselves. But where I am bit discouraged is why so much emphasis is placed on traveling for youth and not adults.

Discovering the Bohemian Beaches of Goa

Heather Magee | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Choosing the right place to stay is daunting, because Goa is huge and each beach town has a completely different flavor. I spent hours scouring the web trying to piece it together. My conclusion: if you crave some peace and quiet, but with reasonable access to nightlife, head to Candolim Beach.

Embracing the Golden Triangle of India

Heather Magee | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Save your pennies until you hit Jaipur, because this is mecca if you've got a bit of cash to burn. Known for precious and semi-precious gemstones, block-printing textiles, and superbly tailored garments, all for a fraction of what you'd pay at home. It felt good to buy directly from local artisans and manufacturers as well.

10 Packing Tips for Traveling Families

Nancy Polanco | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Nancy Polanco

Packing properly for your family vacation can make or break your trip. We aren't talking about a monumental monstrosity that can't be remedied, but, it's always great to be prepared for anything. Whether you travel often or travel occasionally, if you have a game plan, you'll do just fine.

42 Faux-Pas Travellers Should Avoid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Travel

Most people fantasize about throwing caution to the wind, dropping whatever they're doing, and exploring a foreign land — if only it were that easy....

50 Things A Traveller Should Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

For all the guidebooks and videos out there, the best way to learn about a new place is to travel through it. After all, how else would you know th...

NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.

Top 7 Travel Tips to Get the Most For Your Vacation Dollars in 2014

Rania Walker | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

This year as we get down to setting our resolutions for 2014, why not set aside a resolution to travel more. Most of us like to travel and explore, or get a change of scenery -- with the family, as a couple or even alone. Here are the top seven travel tips to help you make 2014 your best travel year yet!

There's More to Vegas than The Hangover Lets On

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

According to TripAdvisor users, there are two types of people: those who love Las Vegas and those who don't. I thought I was firmly in the second camp, until my partner suggested we go to Vegas for my first Travelzoo Experience. These tips should help gamblers and non-gamblers, luxury lovers and deal hunters alike to plan the perfect Vegas vacation.

Riding The Rails In Europe

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Riding the rails in Europe is a great way to see the countries. There is the scenery, the (relatively) stress free travel, and there is something to b...

8 Shoreside Attractions In Budapest

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Upon arrival in Budapest, visitors soon realize that the banks of the Danube are where the city’s rich history and architecture come together. The a...

How to Travel After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."

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.

Found In Translation: 5 Great Language Apps

Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Travel

When you picture your dream trip abroad, you imagine taking in awe-inspiring sights, meeting friendly strangers, and enjoying delicious meals. What yo...

Ancient Iona, a Mystical Island For Pilgrims

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

If a pilgrimage to ancient spiritual sites is on your wish list, look no further than the holy Isle of Iona. With its connection to early Christianity, this tiny rocky island located off the west coast of Scotland has been attracting pilgrims since medieval times. And this year just so happens to mark the 1,450th anniversary of St. Columba's arrival on this mystical island.

Try Travelling This Thanksgiving

Brian Simpson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

Canadian Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means it's time to celebrate. But instead of preparing a huge dinner and eating yourself into a turkey coma, travelocity.ca wants you to consider travelling to another city and taking in their Thanksgiving spirit this year.

Having a Disability Doesn't Mean You Can't Have Adventures

Natalie Strouth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

I've been reflecting on the fun experiences my family and friends had this summer. My thoughts inevitably also turn to those with new health challenges and disabilities, and their caregivers, the people who are supporting them. I've learned that there are many wonderful opportunities to get out and create lasting happy memories, participate in things that bring joy, and still manage the care.

Metropolitan Must Sees: 10 Big Cities That Can't be Missed

Brian Simpson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

The summer break may be officially over, but that doesn't mean you can't still get away for a few days. These big cities are all located within North America, making them easy to get to, and jam-packed with enough activities to make the most of your tight time frame!

India and Saint-Tropez -- Closer Together Than You Think

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Located in southern France, Saint-Tropez is a chic destination for international jet-setters, often visited by celebs, glitterati and the world's wealthiest. Luxe, glam and uber exclusive, Saint-Tropez village has a population of only 5000, but over 5 million travellers visit annually. Now the Tourism Office of Saint-Tropez has their eyes set on the Indian luxury traveller.

Top 8 Tips for Visiting Disneyland

Lisa Ng | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Ng

After a recent getaway to Anaheim, California to visit Disneyland and California Adventure Park, I have compiled a few tips to make sure your future visit does not involve waiting in long lines and junk food.

A Tale of Two Teas

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

Having grown up in a household of tea drinkers, I've always had a penchant for a good cuppa. Today afternoon tea has risen to new heights with tea sommeliers and chefs pairing tea with food to enhance the flavours of this repast. On recent visits to tearooms in Washington and Toronto two very different afternoon teas were tasted.

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

Brian Simpson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. Travelocity.ca has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.

When it Comes to Speed Traps, New York Is the New Georgia

Robert Waite | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Long Lake, NY -- Highway robbery is well and alive in rural upstate New York. And the target seems to be out-of-state drivers, particularly Canadians....