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Travel Cheap on a Repositioning Cruise

Barry Choi | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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 01.11.2015 | 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.

First Time Flier? Facts You Need To Know

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

As a travel writer, I've flown many, many miles, and scuttled through many, many airports and the following simple tips and tricks have made all of my flights just a little bit more enjoyable. If you're new to flying, I hope these help.

The Best Cloud-based Productivity Tools for Travel Writers

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Travel writing is certainly a profession that has benefited greatly from cloud-based tools in recent years. Every day, my business runs smoothly thanks to a number of cheap or free cloud storage applications and tools that didn't even exist a few years ago. Here is a rundown of the best cloud-based tools for writers I can't live without.

Top 10 Survival Tips for Travelling with Kids

CanadianMomEh | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Travel
CanadianMomEh

Family trips are the stuff childhood memories are made of but it's not always easy travelling with young children. The following are the top 10 survival tips you'll need when travelling with kids.

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

As the year winds down, we often find ourselves spending more time toasting to the holidays or rushing around buying perfect gifts and less time at the gym or getting a good night's rest. If you're one of the millions of people across the country preparing to board a flight this week, here are a few ways to avoid getting sick or stressed out while travelling.

Give the Gift of Travel This Holiday Season

Amanda Blakley | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Just in time for the gifting season we've rounded up our favourite travel products that are sure to last well beyond the holidays and add a little (or a lot) of luxury to your tripping for the new year ahead. A little something for everyone on your list.

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

Top Canadian Holiday Deal Destinations

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Is it really possible to find a good deal on a holiday getaway? Absolutely! I've put together a list of local cities that are seeing the steepest hotel price drops this holiday season, to help you find the best deals. Whether you're visiting family or taking a well-earned vacation, use this as a guide to find the best deals and deepest savings.

Boldly Go: Planning A Retirement Trip That Will Put Snowbirds To Shame

Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Living

Now that you’re retired, the world is your oyster. You have the free time to go just about anywhere your budget allows, so why stick to the tried-an...

Visit Martinique - It's Magnifique!

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Martinique is to France, as Hawaii is to the U.S. This island "outpost" is a district of France, and its approximately 400,000 inhabitants live under French law. Proud to have been anointed the safest Caribbean island in recent years, the island has a distinctive French flair which is uniquely blended with the island culture.

The Smart Sports Fan: Getting The Family To The Game Without Breaking The Bank

Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Travel

For many children, going to your first professional sporting event with your parents is a rite of passage and an exercise in family bonding. But with ...

Should We Abandon the Travel Bucket List?

Lisa Jackson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Are bucket lists just a load of bullshit? Not exactly. Instead, Schultz recommends making travel plans that correspond with fulfilling a lifelong dream or exploring countries meaningfully. "It's worth going back to countries and finding what thrills you," she says. "Or to finally visit something you've longed to see since you were nine years old."

Getting A Time Out in Paradise

Rania Walker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

The Cove is an adult-only resort catering to couples and singles who want to vacation in class. Their private beach club CAIN boasts infinity pools with lounging beds, private two-room cabanas offering separate showers and butler services and do you hear that...No? Peaceful, kid-free relaxation.

This Is How Pearson Airport Plans To Avoid Winter Delays

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada's busiest airport has adopted an "enhanced" winter operations plan to better meet the needs of its passengers.The new plan for Toront...

A Child's Travel Log: Germany, 1939

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

"You no smuggle!" said the customs agent. It was nine-year-old Bev Miller's first trip to continental Europe. Bev landed at the Hook of Holland wi...

Canada's Top 15 Best Value Cities for 2015

Trivago.ca | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!

Timelessly Brilliant: 8 Eye-Catching Landmarks From A Different Era

Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Living

Canada’s natural beauty is pristine; we all know that. It’s a kind of pastoral lushness that draws visitors from across the country and around the...

Canadian War Memorials Around the World

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

There are cemeteries, burial plots, museums, and memorials all over the world that honour our Canadian Forces. If you're travelling overseas, here are a few international sites where you can pay your respects on November 11 or any day of the year.

How More and More Travellers Are Relying on Mobile Communication

Sean Shannon | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada
Sean Shannon

As technology grows and adapts to make daily tasks easier to accomplish than ever before, more and more Canadians are also relying on their mobile dev...

8 Essential Beauty Products for Adventure Travel

Diana Petrucci | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Diana Petrucci

When you're bargaining in street markets, shaking hands, touching money, and using bathrooms sans soap and water, hand sanitizer is crucial, and you'll be using a lot of it. Unfortunately, this can be very drying on the skin since most are formulated entirely with ethyl alcohol. Nothing puts me off more than a sterile hospital smell and scaly hands. Luckily, there are alternatives.

Germs Suffer "Jet Lag" And Can Make You Fat

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

One particular consequence of an altered circadian rhythm is altered glucose utilization leading to increases in weight gain, obesity and even diabetes. The reason for this has been examined at the molecular level and some paths to problems have been elucidated.

Australia For All Types of Travellers

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

By birth, I'm Canadian, and by choice I'm living in Australia, having moved to Sydney several years ago. I'm often fielding questions from friends and family back home on what part of my adoptive country would be best for them to visit as most don't know where to start. Here's my guide to Australia for all types of travelers.

Exploring the Culinary Culture of Our Prairies

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

Like many Canadians who have travelled across the County, I had been to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan several times but it had simply been to "drive through." This fall, I returned to the prairies to learn more about the culinary culture of Saskatoon.

What to Do in Las Vegas

Sean Shannon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

Canadians just can't seem to get enough of Las Vegas. According to the Conference Board of Canada, between January and July 2014 the number of arrivals from Canada increased by 12 per cent compared to the same time 2013. Here are a few unique itineraries, as curated by Expedia.ca and our Sin City Insiders.