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Where To Go in Mexico

Vitamin Daily | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

With Mexico trending right now in everything from architecture, to cuisine, to hotels, VitaminDaily.com's Editor-in-chief Sarah Bancroft couldn't resist a beach cabana. Here's where to stay, chill, dine and want to do.

I Live By My Packing List...Then My Computer Crashed

Rania Walker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.

Better Living: Just Add Wine

Craig Harding | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Living
Craig Harding

One aspect of my job that I have learned to cherish over the past few years is the beauty of wine. Growing up, wine was always around my family (but whether it was good wine is a different story). Nevertheless it was something that I never fully appreciated and understood until recently.

Why Calgary Should Consider a Winter Stampede Post-Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The benefits of a winter carnival branded with the Stampede name are massive. Given how close the city was to seeing its biggest tourism event wiped out, having a cushion made of the dollars a second $150-million-plus annual festival would bring in may be worth discussion.

Six Destinations You Must Visit This Summer

29Secrets | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Travel
29Secrets

Summer is the perfect opportunity to take a day off and explore what Ontario, Canada has to offer. Whether you're into wine tours or canoe trips, here are some romantic getaways that are sure to bring you and your partner closer together.

Are Canadians Actually Bad Tippers?

Robert Waite | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

While dining with an American couple, I mentioned that I would be adding an 18 per cent tip, knocking down my customary 20 per cent a little due to the poor service. Well, you would have thought I had announced my support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. I was informed that it is now customary at better restaurants in the U.S. to tip a minimum of 20 per cent.

Montreal Jazz Fest Keeps Grooving Along

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The Montreal Jazz Fest remains worthy of reverence for the same reason any great event or attraction would. It has built up years, 34 of them, of credibility and notoriety. Since Ray Charles headlined the first edition in 1980, the Montreal Jazz Fest has grown into a calendar event, an annual occasion that your mind makes note of every June.

Talking Adventure Travel with Scott Wilson, Host of 'Departures'

Lisa Jackson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Is riding a reindeer across Siberia on your travel bucket list? How about visiting the last man living in the radioactive zone in Chernobyl? Canadian TV host and adventurer Scott Wilson (above) has done all these things and more on the television series, Departures.

Five Tips for Travelling With the Kids

Brian Simpson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

School's out for the summer and you're likely planning your family's annual summer vacation, but like every other aspect of life, kids may have a different idea than their parents of what makes the ultimate vacation. Keep these tips handy when you're planning your family getaway this summer.

Canada's Foodie of the Year Picks Vij's in Vancouver

Vacay.ca | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

As Canada's Foodie of the Year, Deborah Son could have chosen anywhere in Canada for the dinner of a lifetime. Her choice is one of Vancouver's most beloved restaurants. Son, a 21-year-old student from Winnipeg, will dine at Vij's, ranked as the best restaurant in Canada for 2013.

The Best Apps For Planning Your Trip

Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Travel

It’s ironic that planning a vacation, where unplugging from the stresses of everyday life is the goal, can be so stressful. Unless you’re doing a ...

Seven Reasons to Visit Calgary After the Flood

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As we observe the historic flood and the damage it has done to this marvellous city and its neighbours, I wanted to list the great many things to celebrate about Calgary and southern Alberta. It's a reminder of why you should visit, once the water has receded and the restoration has begun.

A Grizzly Adventure in British Columbia

Vacay.ca | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

While the black bear is common in some urban areas -- with sightings even in Vancouver's suburbs as the bears search for ripe fruit from the trees and troll the recycling bins -- the grizzly bear is British Columbia's wilderness giant. Visiting with grizzlies in the wild had long been a dream of mine, and this spring we decided to head up the coast to see if we could view some of BC's iconic mammals.

A French-Canadian Enclave in Nova Scotia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Cheticamp, at the southwestern entrance of the national park, is the most eye-catching community on the Cabot Trail because the colourful houses, many of them painted in the blue, red and white symbols of the Acadian people, stand out and invite you to stop.

How I Made a Time-Lapse Film of Mount Everest [VIDEO]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

I'm honestly blown away at how many people have connected with my video, Everest -- Time Lapse Short Film. My goal was to bring to life the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and draw attention away from the negativity that has surrounded Everest in the past years. I wanted to remind people of the infinite possibility that the tallest mountain on Earth symbolizes in each of us.

Can Travel Make You Smarter?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Can travel improve our mental capacities? Scientists in Germany, who conducted a recent study of how our minds respond to new experiences that come with travel and exploration, say yes. And it does not only apply to humans. Even the tiny brains of lab mice seem to benefit from roaming around.

How to Be a WiFi Bandit While On the Road

Lisa Ng | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ng

When I leave the country to explore another, I usually take my laptop and phone with me to work on the fly and to check-in on things back home. The problem with using your smartphone in the U.S. or overseas is that data rates can get super expensive. Here are a couple places where you can be a WiFi bandit while travelling.

The 20 Best Restaurants in British Columbia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

I just returned from a two-week journey to British Columbia that I didn't anticipate being a mind-blowing culinary tour. We like lists at Vacay.ca, so here are the 20 best places I dined in British Columbia during the past two weeks.

The "Sisterhood" of my Travelling Pants

Donald D'Haene | Posted 08.01.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Travelling is an interesting exercise for a writer. It's not like I hope something interesting will happen; it just does. As usual, I always have my ...

The Best Travel Photos Of The Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Travel

What’s nice about travelling in June is that there’s no shortage of choice. Whether it’s a far-flung excursion or a short camping trip, traveler...

The Best Place in Canada for Wine Tourism

Vacay.ca | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

This wine-tasting thing is a breeze -- until you've had your fair share and are recommended to spit after sipping. It just seems like such a waste, but what's a tipsy gal (with two more wineries to visit before lunch) to do but comply?

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

Greg White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Greg White

I was welcomed to Montreal in two languages, a kiss on both cheeks, and a warning not to drink the city water. Don't brush your teeth; don't cook with it, don't even look at it -- unless you boil it first. I haven't showered. Dishes are piled up in the sink.

The Best Travel Photos Of The Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Travel

The Victoria Day long weekend is here and that means there's bound to be some travelling involved over the next few days. Of course with any long ...

The Girl's Guide to Huntington and Fishing

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Beach babes, long boards, and bellini bars -- it's all about Huntington Beach, California. Here with, VitaminDaily.com Sarah Bancroft's OC picks

Death and Re-birth in Kurdistan

Trevor Gair | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Trevor Gair

I visited northern Iraq for a reason. It does not boast the historical monuments of neighboring Syria nor a wide range of landscapes like Turkey, however I had read that the ethnic Kurdish people ranked second to none for hospitality.