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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...

"Like a Beautiful Day"

Robert Osborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Robert Osborne

"Throw those curtains wide, one day like this a year'd see me right..." - Guy Garvey To describe Porteau Cove on British Columbia's west coas...

Don't Judge Haiti By Its Media Coverage

Sophie Tarnowska | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Sophie Tarnowska

I had no idea how strongly my friend and many other Haitians feel about this uneven representation of their island until I posted a picture of a pile of garbage in Port-au-Prince and her brother told me off. Haiti is treated like that girl who can't shake the bad reputation she got in high school.

Why I Support the Save VIA Rail Campaign

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

The "Save VIA" Campaign began as a grassroots response to the VIA Rail cuts that the federal government announced in 2012; but with a huge amount of public support it has grown into a nationwide appeal to restore passenger rail service. Mr. Harper's government needs to listen to the Canadians who are clearly saying that we need to retain and improve Canada's rail services.

10 Spas That Are Worth the Flight

Sara Graham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I don't know about you, but this weather change is really getting me down. I'm stiff. I'm achy. All this misery is only leading to memories of spa experiences past. From the massage at Miraval and the "mudslide" at Solage, to a traditional Thai treatment in Phuket and therapeutic thermal waters in Italy... I've got a few I would jump on a plane for.

What to Do, See and Eat in Dublin

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

When Irish food comes to mind it's quite amazing the first thing that people say is ''cuisine? What cuisine? Do you mean Irish stew, potatoes and Guinness beer?" Well, you couldn't be more wrong. In today's Ireland, young chefs like their European counterparts have embraced their heritage and are taking Irish cuisine to new heights.

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."

Ultimateride: A Tale of Trying to Leave Panama with two Motorbikes, by Boat

Philip Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

Crossing the Darien Gap isn't easy. There's no road, (I double checked) so you can't ride, thus the options are to fly or to sail. Flying costs about 700$ per bike, plus whatever it costs for you. There are many sailboats that take bikes, but they cost over 1000$. Each. To travel about 200 nautical miles.

Smartphones Ruined How I Travel

Brian Trinh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

It's a Thursday night in Tel Aviv and despite my best efforts to dress for hours of bar hopping, I feel incredibly naked. Wallet? Yup. Underwear? Oh yeah. Shoes? I've got both of them. The one thing I'm missing is my phone.

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.

Top 8 Reasons to Visit Venice, California

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Dreaming of a warm sunshine-filled LA getaway? For boho-travellers searching for the quintessential SoCal vibe, there's no better place to stay than in Venice when visiting LA. Beat the rush and discover LA beyond Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.

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.

How to Travel Savvy

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Michael Bociurkiw

While its easy to finger regimes with questionable human rights records it is somewhat challenging at times tallying up the environmental record of sun destinations. This topic weighed heavily on my mind this year during four months spent in one of the most desirable destinations on the planet -- the Maldives.

Detained at the end of the Road: Panama to Yaviza and back

Philip Davidson | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Philip Davidson

The Pan American Highway stretches from the north of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina... almost. The road network ends twice, once in Panama at the notorious Darien jungle (aka Darien Gap), then once more at the true end in Ushuaia, Argentina. I really wanted to ride to the "first" end of the road.

Places You Might Not Want To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Travel

Travel during the autumn off-season means popular destinations usually buzzing with tourists are now far more relaxed -- as are the prices. And wh...

Train Trip Through Canada Offers Changing Views of Time

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Christine Negroni

One does not decide to spend four days on a trip that can be accomplished in 5 hours by air without some weighing of the pros and cons. On the upsid...

SavvyMom Roundup: Parenting Athletes and Louis C.K. on Cellphones

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Parenting athletes, Louis C.K. on cell phones, mobile strategies, foodie travel and mass shootings all caught my attention this week.

Rock n' Roll, Fine Dining, and Grizzly Bears -- All In One Weekend

Vacay.ca | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

Three of Vacay.ca's dedicated explorers packed in as much as they could to enjoy the final days of summer and usher in autumn in Canada. Using the divide-and-conquer strategy, we spread out to cover and capture some unique and wonderful Canadian experiences. Here's a recap of outings made by our team on Saturday, September 21.

Gros Morne National Park: 4 Days in Nature's Playground

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Gros Morne National park in Western Newfoundland is a geologist's paradise. The landscape is a testament of how our earth evolved from rock fjords bursting through the ice and Tablelands of earth's tectonic plates to become rugged and rocky mountains. This is the place to be if you want to be one with nature, and I just finished a four-day stay there.

Seven Ways to Tame Your Travel Bug

Talia Ricci | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Talia Ricci

What does a young woman with itchy feet do to tame this travel bug for the next year or so? I have thought of some solutions that have tamed my travel bug the past six months that could maybe help others in similar situations.

The Secrets to Retirement: Capellania, Panama

Jayne Davidson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

People are important. They are generous, welcoming, and all have a story to tell. Listen with both ears and an open heart. Have faith in humanity. Learn a new language. Fall in love - with everyone! Be patient. Smile. Meditate. Say "thank you". Everything WILL work out...

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!

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.