Device-solation: Time To Worry?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Michael Bociurkiw

As young folks spend more and more time glued to their screens they lose the crucial skills of interacting with people. It's too much chatter, and too little real-life conversations.

Peter James Is Livin' For The Summer

Alison Tedford | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Music
Alison Tedford

Raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Peter James went on to broaden his horizons exploring the world while playing in cover bands. To say he is well-travelled would be an understatement. With 15 years of globetrotting under his belt, he's collected memories like passport stamps.

48 Hours in Los Angeles - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of low strip malls, palmed avenues, film studios and over-crowded attractions, BUT that SoCal living is still so sweet. The city's full of beautiful parks, kid-friendly hikes, beaches (oh so many beaches!) and hip vegan restaurants with high chairs -- A great destination for the adventuring family.

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?

18 Things You Should Never Do In Other Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living

You've researched the hot spots and created the perfect packing list, but have you taken a moment to look into the customs and traditions of the count...

How to Live Abroad on a Dime

David Lester | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
David Lester

Have you ever dreamed of living in another city? Royal London? Beautiful Paris maybe? Ancient Istanbul? New York or L.A? Do it today! I've lived in a bunch of cities across the globe to absorb their culture and heritage and you should too. Most countries will let you stay for at least six months so you can have time to immerse yourself in your new city. Here is how I do it on a dime!

Being a Travel Writer Isn't All Luck

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"You're a travel writer? Lucky!" I think most travel writers I know have heard this at some point in their careers. And while there is certainly some truth to the fact that trying out a five star hotel, evaluating a hot stone massage seems like a better place to be than in an office cubicle, luck has little to do with it.

11 Things That Happen When You Return From Travelling

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

What I've noticed over the years are the common themes that reoccur anytime we return from our travels. Here are 11 of them.

Five Great Expectations When Planning a Wedding Abroad

Gillian Farber | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Living abroad is one thing -- planning a wedding from abroad is a whole other story. A very complicated, internet driven, blog obsessed story that involves checking your email 24/7 and a secret love affair with Pinterest. So from one traveller/amateur bride-to-be to another, here are my "Five Great Expectations" leading up to your big day.

Putting Life into Perspective Takes Five Minutes

Lori Gard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada
Lori Gard

Sometimes five minutes is all we need. It's all we need to put everything else in our messy, beautiful lives into perspective. And if I was really being honest, it's not about five minutes before or five minutes later -- it's really about living out both the frustrating and the pleasurable in life, at one and the same time.

Searching For the "Good" in Goodbye

Gillian Farber | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada
Gillian Farber

Three weeks ago, as I sat in the plane to take me back to my new found home of England, I felt, once again, an overwhelming sense of anxiety that I se...

23 Must Have Baby Travel Gear Items

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Tired of the trials and tribulations associated with modern day travel? Do airports, lineups, delays and bad food -- with children in tow -- make you want to stay home and clean out your closets? Don't be like that. We have a savvy list of What You Need When Travelling With Kids.

How National Ballerinas Taught Me to Pack Light

Noreen Taylor | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Living
Noreen Taylor

The National Ballet of Canada left the safe confines of the city of Toronto to venture to Washington D.C. to watch our favourite ballet dancers perform Alice at the Kennedy Center. I glanced uneasily at the carry-ons, envisioning their owners' days and nights spent looking increasingly wrinkled and food-stained. It was baffling, therefore, when I spotted these same carry-on women in a different outfit for each and every event.

Over-Planning Your Trip? You Might Be Missing Out

Rudayna Bahubeshi | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Travel
Rudayna Bahubeshi

Especially with brief trips, an overzealous traveller can make the mistake of creating an itinerary that is so specific it's nothing but a checklist. It's created so fastidiously prior to one's trip out of the fear of missing anything that it causes one to do just that: miss out.

Getting Lost: Peru in Photos

Talia Ricci | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Talia Ricci

Through these images I hope you are afforded a glimpse of the beauty of Peruvian people and their homeland. Family, food and hard work are what dictate their lifestyles. Somehow, even if you're lost in Peru, there is something about this place that always gives you a sense of being at home.

15 Carry-On Essentials From Travel Experts

Travelzoo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Travel

Along the way, Travelzoo's Deal Experts have racked up our favourite travel essentials: that one thing that we wouldn't leave home without. The type of necessity we buy doubles of so we can keep them in our carry-ons and never have to worry about while away. With checked bag fees in the $25-$35 range, here's a list of some of our must-haves using up precious carry-on space. What's your travel essential?

Going Solo: I've Moved to Madrid and I Don't Speak Spanish...Eep!

Lauren Goodman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Travel
Lauren Goodman

About eight months ago I felt I needed a bit of spontaneity and adventure in my life so decided to move (temporarily...Mom!) to Spain. Despite my knowledge of delicious food, it turns out I know virtually no Spanish. If this does not surprise you, it sure as hell surprised me. I figured seven years of French immersion, one year of Italian classes, and even one year of Spanish classes would help me make some sense of what the people here are saying. My calculations were way off.

Three Great American Road Trips

Travelzoo | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Travel

The days are feeling long, but don't be fooled: Summer will always feel like the shortest season. Make the most of the extra daylight by hitting the open road. From north to south and east to west, the editors at Travelzoo have put together three road trips for travel this summer.

Why Gap Years are Worth the Risk

Katherine Low | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Living
Katherine Low

Just as I had ultimately taken a leap of faith and paid for a round-the-world flight instead of tuition, I took a deep breath, opened my eyes and stepped off that tiny ledge and into the big blue abyss of crisp air.

The Fine Art of the (Canadian) Road Trip

Katherine Low | Posted 01.26.2012 | Canada
Katherine Low

In travel, as in life, you must constantly forge your own path and discover new routes. The reason the first guy enjoys it so much is that it is a new, exhilarating experience that makes him feel amazing. The reverse is true for one's first time overdoing it on Canadian whisky.

Road Trip Effect: Why The Journey Back Seems Shorter

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Call it the road trip conundrum -- that phenomenon where, even as adults, our journey to our destination seems to take forever while the return trip w...