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10 Great German Destinations for Year-Round Travel

Trivago.ca | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Germany must be doing something right: four time winners of the World Cup and an economic and technological powerhouse. As a travel destination, however, Germany is often overlooked and underrated. With a range of possibilities from picturesque castles to culture-rich cities, Germany is an ideal year-round holiday destination.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

10 Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

Shannon Skinner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

As a single woman who owns a dog, it can be challenging to pack-up and go whenever the wanderlust desires. Dog sitting services add-up and it can be quite an inconvenience to travel with a dog. I am not alone. Here are 10 tips for anyone traveling and staying at a hotel with a dog.

A "Brazillion" Reasons to Visit Brazil... World Cup or Not

Trivago.ca | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Here are a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights.

5 Helpful Travel Tips for the Wandering Vegetarian

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

Maintaining an alternative food lifestyle while traveling in countries that do not understand or recognize vegetarianism as the moral/ethical/healthful imperative that it is to you, will always be a challenge. But there are ways to make it easier. After globe-trotting across every continent, 30+ countries, I've developed a few strategies to help keep my lean, mean, vegetarian machine meat-free on the hoof.

Don't Forget These All-Important Items On Your Next Vacation

Sara Graham | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

We make lists and check them twice, but all too often we leave the house feeling just a little unsettled. And then it hits us -- sometimes when we're taxiing to the airport, and sometimes not until we've reached the destination -- but the thing we can't believe we left behind is nowhere to be found.

How Travel Opens the Eyes, Minds, and Hearts of Youngsters

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Travel
Dr. Shimi Kang

Family holidays can provide great learning opportunities for children, all without a book or classroom insight! Exposure to diverse cultures, picturesque scenery, fun activities and people can teach kid's valuable life lessons and broaden their horizons...sometimes without them even knowing it.

What Canadians Can Learn From the Rest of the World

Mark Milke | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

School might be out but that doesn't mean we (and our politicians who make the rules) can't learn a thing or two on our summer vacations, be it taxis, airline travel or on convenience in shopping for beer, wine and spirits. Can Canadians learn from the rest of the world? We'll find out in September.

The Top Ten Rules for Being a Worldly Traveler

Rania Walker | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

My cousin is traveling to Europe with her husband for the first time and a flood of memories and recent experiences prompted me to recall our own learnings over the years. Whether you're traveling near or far, there are some regional tips and general etiquette that all tourists should keep in mind.

Top 5 Affordable Destinations for a Canada Day Trip

Pierre-Etienne Chartier | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Travel
Pierre-Etienne Chartier

Canada's birthday is right around the corner and though the holiday falls on a Tuesday, there will be many of us taking advantage of a long weekend getaway either on a staycation or an extended trip to another part of the country. Here's my top five list of local destinations with the biggest price drops over the holiday.

Secrets to Planning a Great Girls' Getaway

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The best girls' getaways are the ones that end with you not wanting to "get away" from the girls you just spent a weekend with. Travel is a great way to really get to know someone, but it can also be a great way to find out what the differences are between you and your friends. Here are some tips to help you try to ensure your girls getaway is a regenerating and reconnecting retreat, with no regrets.

5 Fun (Soccer-Free) Festivals in Brazil This Summer

Sean Shannon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

We all know Brazil is bustling with soccer fever, but what about those looking for alternatives to all that hype? Those thinking about a summer getaway -- but without the flag-waving or face-painting -- should consider the following "football-free" events Brazil has to offer this summer.

Vikram Vij Debuts New Restaurant in the Suburbs

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

The celebrity chef's newest enterprise opened on June 2 and for the time being it needs its owner's attention. "It's like a baby," he says of the 130-seat restaurant with an exterior so eye-catching you'll think it belongs in Times Square, not a suburban strip mall.

How to Finance Your Bucket-List Vacation Before You Kick the Bucket

Robert Waite | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

My wife and I enjoy travel, including trips to far-flung, exotic locations, from Bhutan and Easter Island, to Iceland and India. Over the years we have developed some strategies that have made these trips affordable, even as we were saving for our children's university fees and our own retirement.

Six Tips To Open Up Your Kids To Friends From Diverse Ethnicities

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If we convey negative or suspicious attitudes about other cultures and ethnicities, our kids will pick up on these and replicate our behaviour. "Monkey see, monkey do" is real so keep this in mind and remember to convey a positive and open attitude about other cultures, particularly around your children.

Heading Out to the Back Country? Make Sure to Bring This Safety Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

Whether you're heading out on a multi-day canoe trip deep into the wilderness, or planning a day hike, having basic knowledge of wilderness safety, first aid and essential gear can be the difference between life and death should you get lost or injured. Here's a list of essential skills and tools needed for your next wilderness adventure.

The Healthiest Options at the Airport

Abby Langer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Abby Langer

I always hate lugging stuff from home, and this leaves me to fend for myself once I get to the terminal. Today on my way to San Francisco, I decided to really scope out the options and bring you my picks for healthiest foods you can get at the airport.

How the Liberal Budget Could Affect Your Next Vacation

Candice Malcolm | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Kathleen Wynne's budget proposed a new tax that will increase the average price of an overseas trip for a family of four by hundreds of dollars. Flying in Canada is already obscenely expensive, thanks to a host of taxes, fees, charges, rents, and regulations imposed by both the federal and provincial governments.

Are You Looking For Top Summer Deal Destinations?

Pierre-Etienne Chartier | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Pierre-Etienne Chartier

Travelling to Quebec City can feel like a European escape, with its centuries-old French architecture. Summer in Quebec City is filled with lush greenery and lends itself to warmer weather. Almost as important as the ambiance is its budget-friendly hotel prices which are currently down for the summer season.

Detroit: A DIY Food Truck Paradise

Matthew Basile | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada TV
Matthew Basile

When I was told to that Detroit was on the agenda for cities being featured on Season 2 of Rebel Without A Kitchen I wasn't entirely sure how I felt about it. But being in Detroit, eating in Detroit and being a part of Detroit's vibrant up-and-coming street-food and art scene actually paints a very different picture of the city.

Just Like The Movies: 6 Must-See California Landmarks

Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Travel

California is beautiful. We get it. California has a ton of gorgeous and notable landmarks, too. We get that. We get it so much that we’ve probably ...

Has Technology Ruined the Romance of Travel?

Heather Magee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

I now travel with a smartphone and like many of us, I'm completely guilty of being connected while away. It's nice to check-in for a flight on your way to the airport or book hotels on the fly. Yet it's hard to be fully aware of your surroundings while you're so busy capturing them to brag to everyone at home.

You Gotta Eat Here, But You Have to Get Here First

John Catucci | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living
John Catucci

This coming season, in Churchill, MB, we visit the Tundra Inn and Pub, where they specialize in Northern comfort food like elk pie. It's the farthest distance we've travelled for the show; it took us two days to get there, but it was totally worth it.

How To Travel Towards a Spring Awakening

Brian Simpson | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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. ...

Top Tips For Budget-Friendly Solo Travel

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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.