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48 Hours In Melbourne

Sara Graham | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

In writing my guidebook on how to relocate abroad, I came across all sorts of statistics indicating that Melbourne was one of the top spots to make a big move. As luck would have it, my brothers gifted a mini-break in the city for my 40th birthday.

How To Handle Spring Break Flight Cancellations

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

It's a worst-case vacation scenario -- you've been waiting for hours at your airline's gate with your tropical itinerary and (increasingly cranky) kids in tow, when they make the announcement: Your flight will not be taking off as planned. Flight cancellations are often panic-inducing, especially if there are connecting flights, ground transportation and hotel reservations on the clock -- and your dollar.

Go All Out On An All-Inclusive Vacation With Your Friends

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

If you think all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean are just for couples, think again. The notion of gathering a gaggle of gal pals and jetting off to a tropical island with pretty much everything pre-paid holds tremendous appeal.

Company Claims New Mark 1 Pod Can Go To Montreal From Toronto In 30 Minutes

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada

A Canadian tech startup has a dream of transporting people to different destinations at almost supersonic speeds and it seems like they are well on th...

Spring Break Planning Tips For Senior Travellers

Optimum Care | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

The benefits of travel on the soul do not disappear as we grow older. In fact, there are many instances where travel has proven to be extremely beneficial for seniors, adding excitement, something to look forward to and an overall new perspective on living. In addition, helping your senior loved one recognize the dream of travel into a reality is a priceless gift.

Tips To Save On Last-Minute Travel

Sari Friedman | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Sari Friedman

March Break is just around the corner and, like many Canadians looking to get away, you might be feeling a little pessimistic about how the loonie's nosedive is impacting your travel plans. But while many of us may claim there is nothing good about a low dollar the majority of Canadians will still make the most of their March break vacation - whether that means a staycation or snapping up last minute deals. By being savvy, flexible and creative, you might be surprised and just have one of your best vacations yet!

5 Adventures You Can Only Have In Canada

Flight Network | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Canada is the world's second largest country, and the diverse landscape that comes with that much territory means there are infinite adventures to be had. However, a number of Canada's coolest excursions are those that are distinctly Canadian.

Plan Ahead When Travelling With Food Restrictions

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

One of the great pleasures of travel is, of course, the different food options that are available at different destinations. But for those travelling with food restrictions -- allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan or religious boundaries -- it requires some definite pre-planning.

The Best Canadian Credit Cards With Travel Rewards

Penelope Graham | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Penelope Graham

Would-be vacationers could find themselves paying 30 per cent more for their warm-weather getaways this year. As the Loonie hovers around US$0.75, three-quarters admit the weak currency has impacted their trip plans. But cash-strapped travelers needn't settle for a staycation, as a number of travel rewards credit cards can effectively offset travel costs.

Remotely Interesting: Picking Up (And Dropping) The Local Culture

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

The evening was straight out of a travel show. There was laughter, heartfelt conversations, and the best single empanada I've had in my life. We bonded, we learned, and I shit you not, a mime showed up. It was the essence of experiencing the local culture. Who can't get behind a good wine tasting? Spoiler: Me.

A Beginner's Guide To The Northern Lights

Jacki Andre | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Jacki Andre

Each aurora display is unique: their intensity, the colours, the duration, and how the lights shift and dance will vary every time. I've seen the auroras mostly as sinuous green shapes. But they might appear as horizontal bands, or as vertical spikes; and depending on your own eyes and where you are in the world, you might see any colours of the rainbow. The show might last anywhere from a few minutes to pretty much all night.

How The Travel Industry Is Relying On Robots More And More

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

If you walk in to the Henn-na (or the Weird Hotel) in Japan, you will likely be met by two receptionists. Both speak English but neither is like any receptionist you've ever seen before. One appears to be a perfectly airbrushed woman. The other is a dinosaur. Both are robots.

The Ultimate Girlfriends' Getaway To Vancouver And Whistler

Vitamin Daily | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Need a quick weekend escape? Look no further than Nita Lake Lodge and Opus' Wild Weekend/Clean Living package, which recently provided us with the per...

Once A Paradise, Kashmir Is Now India's Greatest Has-Been

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

My father tells me stories about growing up in Kashmir. He describes it as a wealth of natural beauty tucked high away in India's north, with unique cuisine and local craftsmanship. While years of political unrest makes this state especially interesting to the curious traveller, much of what he remembers has since been washed away.

Sri Lanka's 7 Most Beautiful Beaches

Allison Eberle | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Your mind probably doesn't wander to the small Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka. This rugged yet charming island south of India is loaded with sacred cities, ancient Buddhist ruins and beaches that will impress even the most well-traveled beach bums.

How To Write About Travel When You Suck At Travel

Mike Sholars | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

I suck at travel. I am objectively bad at it. How bad? I arrived in Cordoba, Argentina less than a week ago. Since then, I have almost lit my hand on fire with a gas stove, was chased through the streets by a family of stray dogs and shot myself in the face with a bidet. Twice.

Where To Experience The Best Of Jewish Toronto In 2016

Miriam Porter | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

According to the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Toronto is home to Canada's largest Jewish population with approximately 200,000 Jews living in the Greater Toronto Area. If you want to be immersed in unique Jewish culture and explore all that Jewish Toronto has to offer, pack your bags and come on down!

Odd Animals You Never Knew Existed (And How To Meet Them)

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Aaron Winston Smith

While these animals may not star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio anytime soon, nor likely to be chosen as supporting cast for the next Disney blockbuster, they're still in need of attention. These are threatened species -- some due to hunting, others to habitat loss from industrialization. Today, travelers are digging in to preserve their future, and giving them a much needed turn in the spotlight.

The Best Ways To Endure (And Enjoy) A Long-Haul Flight

Allison Eberle | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

The anticipation of a long-haul flight can quickly turn your travel excitement into dread. After all, no one likes sitting in a cramped chair and eating sub-par microwaved food for roughly 14 hours. However, you don't just have to endure your upcoming long-haul flight -- you can actually enjoy it too.

7 Weird And Wonderful Experiences In The Azores

Lisa Jackson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Legend says that these nine lonely islands, 1300 km off the coast of Portugal, are leftovers from Atlantis. In reality, the archipelago was born out of volcanic activity, and first settled by Europeans starting in the 1400s. Since then, the Azores have flown under the radar for many travellers, partly due to their distance.

Colorado Is Calling

Vitamin Daily | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Ski bunnies in the know will tell you that the best powder and grooming in the U.S. is in Colorado. Plan on a few trips to this mountain state to shred the slopes and you're best off getting your mittens on an Epic Pass from Vail Resorts, which gives you unlimited access to five resorts in Colorado (not to mention seven others worldwide).

5 Places You Must Visit In Baja, Mexico

Allison Eberle | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

The Baja California Peninsula is the ultimate snowbird (or any time of year) destination. Hot daytime temperatures cool in the evenings, white sand beaches are splashed by turquoise waters, and many of the peninsula's wonders often go undiscovered. There are more must-visit places in Baja than can be counted on one hand, but the following are five you simply don't want to miss.

What Drives Millennials In The Workforce?

Brian Robertson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Robertson

With millennials expected to take over 75 per cent of the workforce by 2025, they bring with them new ideas and principles replacing the workhorse mentality that marked the professional generation before them. One of the biggest motivators for this "experiential generation" is travel. No longer seen as an exclusive domain of the C-suite, travel has become a regular fixture in job descriptions and perks catered towards this younger cohort of executives.

10 BC Adventures That You Will Regret Not Doing

Flight Network | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Big and boundless British Columbia is your gateway to outdoor adventure. While the province boasts adventure hubs like Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, there are plenty of adventures awaiting you across the entire province. We've revealed BC's greatest adventure spots from end to end below.

The Best Bang For Your Canadian Travel Buck

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The Canadian dollar is at an all-time low and that can mean a lot of re-planning or at least careful planning for Canadians looking to get away during March break. So where can you go to get away while not having to plan a getaway from a bank just to pay for it? Here's an easy way: stay in Canada.