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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.

Ultimateride Panama: New Places with old Friends: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Jayne Davidson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

The last boat taxi from Almirante to Bocas Town leaves at 6 p.m. Due to our slow border crossing and taking the wrong road, we rolled into town at 5:45 p.m. on the 22 of July, 2013. Fifteen minutes is not enough time to park and secure the bikes, strip off our riding gear and to pack enough belongings for an island adventure, but we had no choice. Almirante is not a very nice town.

5 Places You Don't Want To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Travel

For many travellers, September's arrival means and end to the busy summer tourism season and the beginning of the new school year. But as some va...

Changing the World One "Vacation" at a Time

John F. Gray | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

We're spoiled. Face it, when the days monumental decision is about which foamy coffee to order, which patio has the best WiFi, or choosing a playlist for a run around False Creek, we're really agonizing over a collection of serious first world problems. Building communities, and supporting the people directly takes boots on the ground, a willingness to get your hands dirty, a get-it-done attitude, and maybe a little voluntouring.

What to See and Do in Stockholm

Vitamin Daily | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Locals like to call it the capital of Scandinavia, and they are probably right. Here's what to do and see in Stockholm according to VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg.

The Number One Street to Visit in Canada Is...

Vacay.ca | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The street has boutique shops, artisan galleries, and restaurants, as well as a 200-seat theatre within centuries-old stone walls, a mural that depicts different stages of the city's history. Rue du Petit-Champlain, lined with shops that belong to an artists' cooperative, ranks No. 1 among the Top 20 Streets to Visit in Canada.

Canadian Flight Prices Need to Ground

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Perhaps you flew off for holidays this summer. Compare any return flights between pairs of cities in Europe and in Canada, with roughly the same distance, and you'll notice a staggering difference in price. Flying from an airport south of the border is cheaper, too.