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It's Time To End Canada's Ebola Visa Restrictions

Steven J. Hoffman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Steven J. Hoffman

Canada panicked. But unlike other countries, we overreacted. Our mantra -- better be safe than sorry -- actually made us less safe and continues to make us sorry. To explain, lawyers like myself have argued from the beginning that Canada's visa restrictions were illegal.

Daylight Saving Time Affects Us More Than We Think

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We do it twice a year without giving it too much thought. Come spring, we turn our clocks by one hour forward, in autumn we dial them back again. It's...

Four Of The Most Scenic Fall Hikes In North America

Allison Eberle | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Fall is one of the best times of the year to head out into the wilderness for a hike, and North America is one of the best places to do it. These four scenic hikes throughout the U.S. and Canada are ones that every outdoor enthusiast should consider conquering this fall.

A Spontaneous Guide To Last-minute Trips

Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Living

So you had a tough week. It happens. Nobody’s working for the work week. So when Friday rolls around, sometimes you just have to get gone in a big w...

Discovering The Spirit World In Toronto's Distillery District

Lisa Jackson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Once the site of the largest distillery in the British Empire, former factories have been transformed into pedestrian-only village with Toronto's coolest designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, artisan shops and art galleries. It's so trendy that even the dead are squatters -- the Distillery District has long been considered a haunted site.

3 Must-Visit Spots In Argentina

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Travel
Dana Marie Krook

The plan was to start in Buenos Aires, the Paris of the south (a sprawling city of over 15 million), then travel north to Iguazu Falls (a series of breathtaking cascades running along Argentina's shared border with Brazil), before finishing off in Mendoza (land of the perfect Malbec grape).

8 Reasons Why Bruges Should Be Your Next Destination

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Often referred to as the "Venice of Belgium," the city of Bruges is a charming, antique sort of town that has preserved its medieval charm of centuries past. Ever since the release of the black comedy motion picture In Bruges, tourists have been flocking to the Belgian city, and they never regretted that traveling decision.

Travel Apps That Help Keep Solo Travellers Safe

Jacki Andre | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Jacki Andre

Travelling solo is my preferred way to go. I don't have to adjust myself to anyone else's sleep/wake schedule; I can eat wherever I want, whatever I want; I can go to any sites or shops I choose without worrying my companion might be bored; and I can make deeper connections with the locals. Travelling solo can be a lot of fun, and with technology's help, it's never been safer to do so.

How to Find Vacation Destinations With the Best Value for Canadians

Flight Network | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

As the Canadian dollar continues to fall in comparison the U.S. dollar, Canadians will look for ways to save on winter travel. A tool offers Canadians useful estimates for the total cost of a vacation to 119 different countries around the world. These estimates include all the important factors that go into planning a vacation: flights, hotels, meals, transportation, activities and shopping.

9 Dos and Don'ts of Thanksgiving Travel

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Travel can be stressful at any given time of the year, but travelling over a holiday can be particularly nerve-wracking. If you're going away this Thanksgiving, Cheapflights.ca is here to make the process easier. Here are nine dos and don'ts to consider before you pack your bags.

My Guide to a Great San Francisco Experience

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

San Francisco, rich in history, culture and culinary delights. It can be an expensive city full of contrasts, having both techies and hipsters, the uber-wealthy and sizeable homeless population. It's a city with an eclectic mix of architecture and 19 distinct neighbourhoods just begging to be discovered. t.

7 Affordable Destinations to Visit This October

Allison Eberle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

So it's getting cold and the air conditioners are off as you settle in for a cold winter, but it doesn't have to be the end of sunny adventures. There are tons of amazing destinations that you will fall in love with this October. With beautiful weather and for even better prices than you may have realized, here's to planning your next vacation!

Canada's Top 10 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations

Flight Network | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Avid travellers are always on the search for something new to experience. Luckily, Canadians don't always have to travel across the globe to find it. There are so many destinations to experience right here in Canada, from mountains to lakes and everything in between.

This Is Why I'm Happy With My Life Choices

The Purple Fig | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I hit 30, I noticed my social media fill with announcements of engagements, weddings, new homes, new pregnancies, thriving careers and growing families. I began to contemplate the state of my life over the past few years and even jumped on the bandwagon for a time. There is something wrong with me; I am not living how I should be, doing what I should be, and feeling like I should be.

The Ramblings of a Failed Bachelor

Tim Warmels | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Living
Tim Warmels

I thought I found the woman that I'd spend the rest of my life. I know the relationship was close because the heartbreak was very real. Ask anyone who knows me personally. They'll tell you how little fun I was for a while after our breakup. But I was something before The Bachelor Canada and the show's aftermath.

Tips for Eating Healthy While Travelling

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love travelling, but when I am on the road or a plane, it is easy to go for the unhealthy options. With a little planning, it is possible (and easy!) to stay healthy and eat nutritious foods on your next holiday or business trip.

Fitness Doesn't Take a Vacation Because You Do

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"But I'm on vacation!" This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you're traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise.

The Economic Case Against Leg Room Being a 'Human Right'

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I almost spit out my coffee the other morning when I stumbled upon this piece by a fellow named Christopher Elliott. In it, he argued that having enough room for your legs on an airplane should be a "human right." One has to be willfully ignorant to not understand that this type of regulation, if adopted, would raise the cost of airline tickets everywhere.

15 Travel Hacks to Pack Like a Pro Every Single Time

Allison Eberle | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Don't worry! Packing isn't a popular pastime for anyone, even frequent travellers who have this stuffing things into a bag malarkey down. If you're someone who breaks out in a cold sweat at the sight of an empty suitcase, here are some great tips for packing quickly, safely, and easily time and time again.

What's Hiding Under the Calanques of Southern France

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

The calanques -- deriving from the Occitan and Corsican word for inlet -- is just that: a series of natural inlets spanning 20 km across from Marseille to Cassis across Southern France. These emerald fingers, as Marseille's tourism site refers to them, dip between cliffs and were formed 12 000 years ago after a gradual warming during the ice age caused sea levels to rise, consequently flooding the valleys.

New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You Think

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Marco Pasqua

Social media digitally connects us to the world's latest news and trends. All of this is convenient, but I believe it comes at a cost -- the loss of what I like to call "the human connection." Recently, I went on a trip with my wife and in-laws and discovered that the human connection does still exist, and to my surprise it was where I least expected it... New York City.

5 Places to Visit With Your Pet This Fall

Flight Network | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Fall is one of the best times of year to hit the road with your furry friends. Campgrounds are less crowded, hotel rates are lower and cool fall weather is easier on your traveling pets. These five destinations in Canada and the United States promise breathtaking scenery and unforgettable adventures for you and your furry friend this fall.

6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Travel Insurance

Lisa Jackson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I made the huge-ass mistake of packing a valuable item -- Luckily, theft was covered by my travel insurance. Or so I thought. The insurance representative regretfully informed me that although stolen baggage was covered, my claim wasn't eligible. It was a baffling and maddening situation, but one that got me thinking: what other insurance loopholes are lingering out there?

8 Reasons Why Your Next Cruise Should Have a Balcony Cabin

Julia Rosien | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Choosing a cabin for your next cruise can be as fun (and frustrating) as choosing the cruise itself -- I won't cruise unless I can get a balcony cabin. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a cruise snob, but a balcony cabin is like sunshine on your vacation -- it makes everything better.

5 Luxury Travel Trends To Watch

Brian Robertson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Travel
Brian Robertson

In the past, luxury just meant expensive. But as travellers become more savvy and more tourism options become available, the focus has firmly shifted towards experiences. A five star hotel is no longer enough, it has to have a unique history that differentiates it from the next luxury accommodation.