Travel

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.

What to Do in Denmark

Vitamin Daily | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

VitaminDaily.com's Fashion Editor Alexandra Suhner Isenberg is spending the summer in Europe (ya, we're jealous, too!); herewith, her fieldnotes from Copenhagen.

The Spa That Heals You at -110 Celsius

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The cryotherapy lab at Sparkling Hill Resort, just outside of Vernon in the Okanagan Valley, takes the concept of being cool to another new level. Set at minus-110 Celsius degrees (-166 Fahrenheit), North America's only Ice lab offers sought-after treatment for those suffering from arthritis, depression, or muscle and joint pain.

Ai Weiwei's Exhibit (and Middle Finger) Arrive in Toronto

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Eighty-seven thousand people died in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008; 5,335 of them were children. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turned the backpacks of those children into a serpent, a statement about what he believes is China's treacherous treatment of its impoverished citizens and government corruption. The rest of the "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" exhibit begins its only Canadian appearance this weekend at the AGO.

The Thrill of 'The Chase'

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

New Yorkers Salm and David Chang of Momofuku have invigorated Toronto's dining scene with culinary ambitions on a massive scale. Momofuku Toronto opened last September in an expansive 6,600-square-foot property adjacent to the Shangri-la Hotel. It features three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and the recently opened Milk Bar.

The Hidden Perils Of Doing This

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Just like the destination itself, logging onto a foreign free wifi hotspot can be a journey into the unknown and one that could be full ...

Farming Rocks: Liberia, Costa Rica

Jayne Davidson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Travel
Jayne Davidson

Canadian brother and sister Jayne and Philip Davidson are traveling on motorcycles from the Arctic Circle to Patagonia. This is the latest entry in th...

5 Places You Don't Want To Visit Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Travel

Earlier this month, Canada's Foreign Affairs Department warned Canadian travellers and diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa to be extra vigil...

Soccer Fans Pack Into Toronto to See AS Roma Stars

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

Francesco Totti isn't a rock star, but he makes a very good impersonation of one. The soccer icon and his teammates from AS Roma paraded around a newl...

Three Ways to Boost Canada's Tourism Image

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Stability, peacefulness, politeness and a welcoming atmosphere go a long way when considering a nation in which to settle down and raise a family. When you are contemplating flinging free on vacation, those qualities aren't as enticing. So, what do you do if you need to become more attractive? Here are some thoughts.

A Lesson In Humility: My Dive with Harry

Robert Osborne | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada
Robert Osborne

A few days ago my friend invited me to go diving with a group of disabled divers. He told me that one group member, Harry, is a quadriplegic who is one of the best divers he's ever trained. Harry can't use his legs. He has limited use of his arms. But he can control his buoyancy and trim, and with those two tools he rides the currents like a sea otter.

Our Favourite Spots for Outdoor Adventure

Brian Simpson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

From deserts to tropical rain forests, mountain ranges to waterways, there is certainly no shortage of adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors. Travelocity.ca has put together a list of the best countries around the globe for outdoor travel and a few of our favourite spots in each.

When it Comes to Speed Traps, New York Is the New Georgia

Robert Waite | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Long Lake, NY -- Highway robbery is well and alive in rural upstate New York. And the target seems to be out-of-state drivers, particularly Canadians....

Live Like You Are Dying

Jayne Davidson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

It was one year ago today that my brother Phil and I packed up our motorcycles (Kawasaki KLR 650s) and left Vancouver heading towards the Arctic Circle. It's been a long ride - 10 countries, over 40,000 km, 10 tires, dropping the bikes well over 50 times and one very hairy brother later, we find ourselves in Panama (about halfway from the Arctic Circle to the Southern tip of South America, our goal of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego).