Travel

How to Prepare for Injuries While Travelling

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

No one ever plans on getting hurt or injured while on a trip. While planning vacations we prefer to think about exploring new destinations or relaxing on the beach. But it's important to take a little time to prepare for the unfortunate situation of getting injured while traveling.

Toronto's Pan Am Transit Plans Divide the City

Murtaza Haider | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The GO Transit network has sufficient capacity in the non-peak direction of travel during peak periods, and in both directions during off-peak periods. The government should offer free GO service in off-peak periods and in the non-peak direction during the peak period. The Pan Am Games should bring the City together in a mass celebration of the human spirit. The current plans require people to stay away or at home, which is against the very spirit of the Games. Let's plan better to have fun at the Games.

Travelling Through the Lens of Canada's Top Instagrammers

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

It's safe to say this year's winter definitely had us looking forward to spring! We may have theoretically passed that long-awaited first day of spring, but in Canada, Mother Nature doesn't seem to be ready to give up with grace. To beat back our late winter blues, we rounded up top Canadian Instagrammers who've been capturing the beauty of Canada and the rest of the world, whatever the season.

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.

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

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.13.2015 | 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.

This International Women's Day, Let's Be Grateful for the UN

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

On this International Women's Day, I am thankful for the United Nations and its important work around the globe. The United Nations, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, touches the lives of every woman -- and in every aspect of her life.

Acapulco 2015: The Comeback Year

Bryen Dunn | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada
Bryen Dunn

Acapulco is Mexico's largest beach-resort destination, and after a few years of declining tourism numbers, this year the city is inviting the world ba...

Read This If You Want to Become a Canadian Citizen

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada
Cheryl Muir

Vividly, I recall having a job that I hated with a passion but one thing that helped me through each day was the desktop background on my office computer. It displayed a photo of the Vancouver skyline, capturing the water and residential towers just opposite Granville Island.

5 Reasons to Pack Your Bags and Go to Spain

Marissa Anwar | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Marissa Anwar

The magnificent 1,000 year old mosque in Cordoba is one of the country's best attractions. If you like art, Spain boasts one of the largest art galleries in the world -- The Museum of El Prado, in Madrid. The museum is home to more than 8,000 paintings and works of art by the country's famous artists like Pablo Picasso, César Manrique, Goya, Velazquez and Salvador Dalí.

London's Pop-Up Owl Bar Promises To Be A Hoot

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living

It's okay to stare at this bar. For one week in March, Annie the Owl is visiting Soho in London — and she's bringing a few friends. Modelled aft...

Have You Seen These Two Overlooked Jewels in Perugia?

Rondi Adamson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Travel
Rondi Adamson

Located inside the 13th century church San Francesco delle Donne, the Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti would be worth visiting merely for its architectural resplendence and back-story: it is said the spot for the church was chosen because St. Francis of Assisi preached there, and eventually, the church was passed on to Benedictine sisters and became a convent (hence 'Delle Donne,' of the women).

4 Unforgettable Places to Enjoy Family Fun in the Sun

Merry Kuchle | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Travel
Merry Kuchle

Winter is hanging on with all its might this year. Pictures of the snow ravaged Northeast remind me that Spring is still far away. Wondering where to go this year to get your fun in the sun? Here are a few family friendly options that will leave you refreshed, warm and give your family memories that will last a lifetime.

10 Cities With The Best Hotels In The World

Trivago.ca | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

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.

One Vancouver Restaurant's Fascinating Love Story

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

It's not unusual for a restaurant owner to name his establishment after the woman he loves. Robbie Kane, though, did it before he even met her.

Escape to These 5 Sweet Hotels With Your Sweetie

Trivago.ca | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

With Valentine's Day just around the corner to remind us to indulge in our sweet (or semi-sweet) tooth this February, we've hunted for the world's best boutique hotels that are taking our favorite aphrodisiac to the next level.

Finding the Perfect Diaper Bag for Travel

Angie Campanelli | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

I am a firm believer that sometimes you have to purchase something that might not be ideal for "everyday" but it makes your life easier in irreplaceable ways. On that note, here are some guidelines to finding a great diaper bag for travel.

Yet Another Reason to Stay in the Shade on Vacation

Angie Campanelli | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Angie Campanelli

For the second time in 10 months, I vacationed to a hot, sunny, gorgeous place only to return to the dead of winter, pasty pale. My, how times have changed. When it comes down to it, you can buy 'tan in a can' or get a spray tan any time, but you can't buy time with your family.

Why Travelling is Not Vacationing

The Reply | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Travel
The Reply

Vacationing, for me, is about the destination. It's a place you go, where you can put your feet up for a few days or weeks. Travelling, on the other hand, is about the journey. It often means setting off without a plan and the ability to enjoy the unexpected - like going three weeks without washing your clothes. When you decide to travel, you pack up your life and take it on the road with you.

7 Affordable Ways to Explore New Orleans

Daniel Baylis | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Daniel Baylis

A visit to New Orleans when it's not Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival won't limit your opportunities to hear stellar big band and jazz. These days, brass enthusiasts bypass the French Quarter and head to the bars along Frenchman Street, where some of the city's best bands compete for the most coveted time slots. Start with a bottle of Abita beer and sophisticated jazz at the Spotted Cat Music Club.

You Should've Been There: Amazing Events And Festivals That Only Exist Abroad

Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living

From epic water fights in Thailand to ringing in the spring season with a storm of colour in India, some of the most unforgettable moments we can expe...

What You Need To Know About Avian Influenza H7N9

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada
Jason Tetro

Last week, Canadian public health officials announced the arrival of yet another potentially deadly virus on our soil. This time, the culprit was a form of influenza -- avian influenza to be exact -- known as H7N9. This marked the second time in a year a deadly influenza virus had traveled from the Far East to Canada.

Cuba Libre

Vitamin Daily | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Fast-forward almost 20 years and my husband and I recently had the opportunity to circumnavigate Cuba aboard the Louis Cristal--a re-purposed Finnish ferry (how very socialist!) now operating as Cuba Cruise. It's a second-year startup by two intrepid Torontonians, one of whom is a harbinger in the cruise industry in Northern Canada.

Tips for Booking a Rental Car in Europe

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.30.2015 | 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.

Travel Cheap on a Repositioning Cruise

Barry Choi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Barry Choi

Cruising is a very popular trend and it's getting more competitive within the industry all the time, especially in the mass-market area of giant ships. Therefore, empty cabins mean reduced revenue, and that's not something to make cruise operators smile; maximizing the dollar, pound, euro, or whatever currency you have, is their priority.

Travelling South? Beware The Chikungunya Virus

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The illness is called Chikungunya (pronounced chick-uhn-guhn-ya) and is derived from the African Makonde language meaning "to become contorted" or "to walk bent over." As the name implies, the disease is manifested through the development of muscle and joint pains although this isn't the only symptom.