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12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.

18 Things You Should Never Do In Other Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

You've researched the hot spots and created the perfect packing list, but have you taken a moment to look into the customs and traditions of the count...

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

There's a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary trips. One of the reasons for this evolution has been wine, beer and food festivals.

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids (and Everyone Else) Sane on a Plane

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

As every air traveller knows, there is nothing worse than getting to your seat and discovering that the row behind you is full of children. Even if they're your own. As a frequent traveller and mother of four, I've been on both ends of the annoyance spectrum. So what can you do to make sure you don't have the most annoying children on a plane?

Stay in Boutique Hotels For Less

David Lester | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
David Lester

There is nothing better then staying in a chic boutique hotel when you travel. I love the cool lighting, contemporary furniture, slick washrooms and trendy hotel bars that come with them. What is even better is to stay in a boutique hotel for less than a normal hotel. I wanted to share my tips on getting extravagant hotels for cheap.

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

This Italian National Park Is Putting the Mountains on Your Plate

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

Any mountain meal in Europe is likely comprised of some local ingredients. Taking it one step further, the Monti Sibillini National Park in Central Italy is offering a pure mountain taste. The project called "Menu of the Sibillini" has challenged restaurants in the park to create a dish whereby every single ingredient is from the park.

The 7 Best Places to Go Glamping in Canada

Notable.ca | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If "Go Camping" was the marketing catchphrase used to lure our parents to the great outdoors, then "Go Glamping'" is what'll get this generation of millennials to follow suit. Yes, sometimes you have to tempt us with luxury.

Travel and Vacation Tips for Seniors on a Budget

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

As our boomers are reaching the age of retirement, their thoughts become centered around the amount of time they'll have on their hands, and how to fill it. As most are now empty nesters and not doing the nine-to-five, they have the flexibility to travel where and when they want.

8 Ways to Travel on a Budget

David Lester | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Living
David Lester

It's aid that people are more genuinely happy through experiences rather than things, so pick your ultimate travel location and go! I'll show you how to do it for the most bang on a budget. Did you think of where you wanted to go? Did it pop in your head? Book it boo! Make sure you have the money first. I'll show you how.

21 Travel Tips That Will Lead To A Better Trip

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living

We're halfway through the year already, and if you haven't had a chance to take a vacation yet, you might be itching to do it soon. But before you...

17 Things to Do in the Canadian Badlands

Buzz Bishop | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

You can find adventure in all four directions you choose to leave from Calgary but if you point your compass to the east, you'll discover yourself in the heart of the Canadian Badlands. It is rich fertile prairie soil but also rugged.

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.

How to Eat in Florence

Niloufer Mavalvala | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Niloufer Mavalvala

Dreamy stories and legendary history as old as mankind itself make up the city of Firenze. Warm and friendly, the suave Florentines are cultured and rather proud of the Italian haute couture. Florentine people like to eat well. Firenze is proud to have its own cuisine, a few regional specialties.

How to Maintain Back Health While Travelling

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

If you suffer from back issues like I do then your even more conscious on how to stay back healthy while travelling. On the road, uncomfortable car seats to small, cramped spaces on airplanes, buses, or trains, travel puts a serious strain on backs and necks. Here are a few travel tips that can work to reduce or avoid back pain and discomfort while travelling.

Travelling Alone As A Woman Is...

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living

If travelling gives you a sense of adventure and culture, travelling alone gives you courage, independence and excitement. In the video above by Bu...

The History and Culture I Saw in Syria Is Now Scarred by War

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

Years ago, when I was young and reckless, I backpacked solo through Syria. One morning, at the bus station in Homs, I had to make a spur of the moment decision; I could go west, towards the sea and Lebanon, or I could go east, to the ancient city of Palmyra. I turned west. I never saw Palmyra. The 2000 year old city is now in the hands of ISIS.

The Selfie Stick Isn't Ruining Your Vacation -- You Are

Karyn Pickles | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Karyn Pickles

With all respect to Angelina Chapin, I can't say I agree with her assessment in her blog titled "The Selfie Stick Will Ruin Your Vacation." While I have no great desire to own a selfie stick myself, I just can't seem to get on the selfie-hate bandwagon. Why are the desire to take a souvenir picture of yourself doing something exciting and enjoying the exciting thing itself mutually exclusive?

Our Four-Day Adventure in Nassau, Bahamas

Miriam Porter | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.

My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

I am bouncing in the back seat of an open Jeep as it meanders through India's Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeastern state of Assam. Despite the spitting rain, I am grateful to experience my first-ever safari.

Being a Travel Writer Isn't All Luck

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"You're a travel writer? Lucky!" I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage seems like a better place to be than in an office cubicle, luck has little to do with it.

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Puerto Rico

Lisa Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene.

India's Incredible Living Root Bridges

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

India's northeastern state of Meghalaya ("Abode of the Clouds") is breathtaking with its tropical forests, lush green mountains and fluffy, white clouds. Unique to this wet and remote area are spectacular living root bridges.

Discover a Decadent Experience in Italy's Most Underrated City

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars. These are found in Modena, a city often forgotten on most Italian holidays.

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.