Canada Vacation

How Your March Break Can Break the Chains of Child Labour

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Canadians travelling to warm spots this March Break may be approached by child labourers selling trinkets or souvenirs. In El Salvador, this young girl carries heavy basket of water bottles to peddle to tourists. So what should Canadians do, if they encounter a child who seems to be in danger? Many of us are so concerned about misreading a situation, or imposing our own Canadian views on another way of life, that we do nothing. We may comment about how sad the situation is, and then move along.

How to Entertain Your Kids During Spring Break

Rania Walker | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada
Rania Walker

If you too have possibly exhausted every family farm and play place, and may be looking for some simpler things to do, here are some tips and ideas for how to plan and survive the March Break without too much expense, or guilt, and create some adventures and memories along the way. Remember these don't have to be all day events, just "breaks" throughout the week.

Cancun: Beyond the Congo lines and Buffets

Amanda Blakley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

It's hard to believe that less than 40 years ago Cancun was but jungle and deserted beaches. This resort town quite literally rose from the sand tha...

Yet Another Reason to Stay in the Shade on Vacation

Angie Campanelli | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Angie Campanelli

For the second time in 10 months, I vacationed to a hot, sunny, gorgeous place only to return to the dead of winter, pasty pale. My, how times have changed. When it comes down to it, you can buy 'tan in a can' or get a spray tan any time, but you can't buy time with your family.

Why Travelling is Not Vacationing

The Reply | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Travel
The Reply

Vacationing, for me, is about the destination. It's a place you go, where you can put your feet up for a few days or weeks. Travelling, on the other hand, is about the journey. It often means setting off without a plan and the ability to enjoy the unexpected - like going three weeks without washing your clothes. When you decide to travel, you pack up your life and take it on the road with you.

Have You Lost That Loving Feeling For Your Own Business?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

Being in business reminds me of dating and marriage. When you are first considering going into business for yourself, I liken it to the dating phase. When you decide to take that leap of faith, explore the opportunity thoroughly, decide it is right for you and walk down the aisle to open your business it is akin to taking that next step and making a long-term commitment.

Cuba Libre

Vitamin Daily | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Fast-forward almost 20 years and my husband and I recently had the opportunity to circumnavigate Cuba aboard the Louis Cristal--a re-purposed Finnish ferry (how very socialist!) now operating as Cuba Cruise. It's a second-year startup by two intrepid Torontonians, one of whom is a harbinger in the cruise industry in Northern Canada.

Lap Of Luxury: Vacation Destinations That Can't Possibly Exist (But Do)

Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

If you’ve ever dreamed of travel, you’ve probably kept your fantasies fairly reasonable and realistic. And for that, we commend you. But if we’r...

10 Travel Gems of Geneva

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation.

Getting A Time Out in Paradise

Rania Walker | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

The Cove is an adult-only resort catering to couples and singles who want to vacation in class. Their private beach club CAIN boasts infinity pools with lounging beds, private two-room cabanas offering separate showers and butler services and do you hear that...No? Peaceful, kid-free relaxation.

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!

Why More Vacation Will Help Your Career

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Carolyn Lawrence

Let's give thanks to ourselves for all our hard work and tired bones; let's take a deep breath, relax our shoulders from up beside our ears; sign up to have someone take care of us for a change, and book ourselves a vacation. Exhale. Feels good doesn't it?

Can You 'Getaway' With Only One Of Your Kids?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Spending time with one child allows you to really connect with what they're doing at school, the friends they're hanging out with, and what they think about what's going on in the world as well. We also became quite adept at picking out the accents and languages of fellow travellers -- many British, German, and Eastern European dialects.

5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Remember how great you feel after Monday night yoga class? Well imagine feeling that way for an entire week! At a yoga retreat you will eat well (often vegan/vegetarian/raw, and always healthy!), get plenty of time to rest, and have the opportunity to practice yoga at least once a day.

If You Want Better Business Solutions, Take More Vacations

Matthew Held | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

People working overtime without breaks often reach a point of diminishing returns. Air traffic controllers and other high-attention jobs usually require frequent breaks to maintain performance. The next time you are struggling to solve a problem, consider switching off.

What I Learned This Week (Seven Years Ago): Why Cycling is Like Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I'm off on vacation for a couple of weeks, but as I like to do at these times, I comb my archives to find a couple of reruns from many moons ago tha...

Roadtripping: Family-Style

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. My parents Chevrolet wagon with faux-wood paneling would barrel down the freeways. Many years later my husband and I were hitting the open road with our two-and-a-half-year-old son, Atticus, for our inaugural family roadtrip.

How To Plan An Environmentally-Friendly Family Vacation

Lisa Borden | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Travel is an indulgence that adds weight to my family's grand efforts at living lightly. I make sure that my conscious habits travel with us no matter where we venture. Keeping strong environmental values is even more challenging when on the go, but everything is better when you've planned ahead. Remember, as a green community, we aren't about easy and convenient.

How to Eat Clean While on Vacation

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Jordan Cieciwa

You might be wondering, "how do I eat clean on a "vacation." When planning a road trip here's what I think. Do all the small things right, and then remember that you are on vacation and you need to cut lose every once in a while.

How To Babymoon in Miami

Amanda Blakley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Thanks to my generous father and our caregiver, my husband and I slip off (childless) into the wee hours of the morning to hop a quick flight to Miami. Perhaps not the first place that might come to mind for a moon of any sort (honey, baby or otherwise) but proximity and weather made the decision an easy one.

How to Put the 'Family' Back in Family Vacation

Lesley Anderson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

Travelling to new places with your family can be a great chance to discover the world. Your family can explore world history, museums and monuments, meet new people and experience new cultures. To take your vacation experience to the next level, why not use your family vacation time to experience another kind of history -- your own!

If Things With Your New Foreign Bride Fizzle, You Face Fees

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

Of course it's romantic to have sunset ceremony with a senorita on the Costa del Sol. But before you start picking out wedding invitations and planning on bringing your sweetheart back to Canada, there is a lot of wisdom in getting the facts about your legal obligations if you to want to marry someone from a foreign country and sponsor them to come to Canada.

Get the Facts on Travel Health Before Your Family's Vacation

Tommy Cheung | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Tommy Cheung

Most of us are not as well aware or informed as we should be before going on vacation, according to a recent survey by Ipsos Reid of over 1,100 Canadians. And it can be way more than a minor inconvenience, as one in five of those who contract this illness can be confined in bed for a day and have symptoms up to five days. Let's see if you can separate the travel myths from facts.

There's No Such Thing As "Too Old For Disney"

Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel

The joy of Disney is that there is something for all age groups and something that everyone can enjoy as a family. Walt Disney World Resort is on the ...

Winter's Not So Bad In Finger Lakes, NY

Rania Walker | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

Turns out, Finger Lakes is a full-year destination, with indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy for weeks at a time. The Finger Lakes Region extends from Rochester to the West, Syracuse to the East, Lake Ontario to the North, and all the way to the Pennsylvania Border to the south. Here's our list of the Top 10 things for families to do.