Canada Vacation

How To Choose The Right Cruise For 'Wave Season'

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Heather Greenwood Davis

It's Wave Season -- a three-month period when cruise companies put out their best deals and offers to entice travellers. You can grab some amazing deals on cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Alaska and more. But choosing which cruise and destination are right for you can be a challenge.

6 Fabulous Foodie Experiences In Jamaica

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Come for the beach, stay for the food. While the cuisine may not be the initial draw to Jamaica, it's an excellent reason to stick around and explore the island -- both on and off the resort.

8 Amazing American Winter Trips

Allison Eberle | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

You don't have to travel far and wide to enjoy a winter getaway you'll never forget. The United States is loaded with epic vacation spots ranging from the white sand beaches of the Florida Keys to the bright lights of New York City and the world-class ski resorts of the Rocky Mountains.

Canada's Top 5 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Allison Eberle | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Wherever you're located throughout the vast country of Canada, it's likely there's a quality, family-friendly ski area within reach. Make this winter one of the best ever -- and save big bucks in the process -- by staying close to home.

Why Employers Should Encourage Employee Downtime

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Whether it's a long weekend or a two-week trip abroad, vacation time can recharge one's batteries and lead to improved productivity, more creativity and more effective collaboration.

Bliss Out In Cuba's Viñales Valley

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Cuba is synonymous with beaches but, on a recent trip to the lush Viñales Valley, white sand was (miraculously!) the furthest thing from our minds. After two days in Havana, a 1950s Chevrolet whisked us west to the tranquil valley, deemed a UNESCO world heritage site for its majestic mogotes (limestone rock formations).

Kicking Back In Los Cabos, Mexico

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Sea of Cortez or Pacific Ocean? Work out or work the club scene? ATV or local artisans? In Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, you'll get all the sunshine, guacamole and margaritas you'd expect from a Mexican getaway, as well as a diverse choice of activities that lets you craft just the vacay you want.

Canada's Top 10 Best Value Cities For 2016

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

As trivago's best value cities list shows -- calculated using the annual average price of a standard double room and the city's average hotel rating -- planning a Canadian getaway in the New Year will not only be fun, it'll also be affordable.

Discover Los Cabos' Luxury Resorts And Historic Streets

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

There's more to Los Cabos than the partying streets of Cabo San Lucas. This region of the Baja Peninsula is decorated with dynamic geography, from desert landscapes, to white sand beaches and undulating mountains.

Florida's Bal Harbour Makes A Heavenly Winter Getaway

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Swipe your room key in the mirrored lobby of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and the elevators whisk you to your floor -- no buttons to press. This elegance and efficiency imbues the hotel where everything is, quite literally, elevated.

What To Pack For A Vacation With Friends

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Rhonda Scharf

While there are a million other things to pack (passport, toothbrush, etc.), these are the things that affect your roommates more than they affect you. We are a world filled with people that only think about themselves. Don't let that be you -- think of others and pack with them in mind!

How To Invest Wisely Using Your Travel Experiences

Pramod Udiaver | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business
Pramod Udiaver

Investing is no different than being on a long vacation. You need to start with a destination in mind, and build your plan to get there. Think of the last time you took a long vacation. How did you plan and execute? What was your experience? What lessons did you learn?

6 Hidden Gems To Discover In Greece

Flight Network | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

There are many people in the world that dream of visiting the real off the beaten path experiences on their travels, but have no idea where to find them. A great strategy I've always used is to rely on trusty old Google Maps, pick a continent or country that interests you and then zoom in on the countries tiniest island or most rural village -- go there.

Travel Apps That Help Keep Solo Travellers Safe

Jacki Andre | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Jacki Andre

Travelling solo is my preferred way to go. I don't have to adjust myself to anyone else's sleep/wake schedule; I can eat wherever I want, whatever I want; I can go to any sites or shops I choose without worrying my companion might be bored; and I can make deeper connections with the locals. Travelling solo can be a lot of fun, and with technology's help, it's never been safer to do so.

How to Find Vacation Destinations With the Best Value for Canadians

Flight Network | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

As the Canadian dollar continues to fall in comparison the U.S. dollar, Canadians will look for ways to save on winter travel. A tool offers Canadians useful estimates for the total cost of a vacation to 119 different countries around the world. These estimates include all the important factors that go into planning a vacation: flights, hotels, meals, transportation, activities and shopping.

7 Awesome Fall Road Trips Around Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Travel
Yelp Canada

It's decorative gourd season! Let's pumpkin spice literally everything! And hey, while we're at it, let's get out of the city to find our own great pumpkins and crisp apples, sip local ciders and ice wines, sample all the pies, and enjoy autumn's glorious show before the snow falls.

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Why You Should Plan a Romantic Getaway in St. Martin

AmongMen.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

A quiet beach, plenty of cocktails and delectable food and just enough culture and activities for when you've had enough of laying on the beach with one another. That's pretty much the essentials for a beach getaway together, is it not?

Top Tips for a Great Day Hike!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.

10 Loonie-Friendly U.S. Cities to Visit Before the End of Summer

Trivago.ca | Posted 08.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Trips across the border are becoming more expensive as the dollar continues to drop, but that isn't making our closest neighbour any less popular with Canadian travellers looking for that last summer vacation. Sneak in a wallet-friendly getaway before school starts!

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Booking Flights

Allison Eberle | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Over the past 10 years, it has become easier and easier to book flights online. Although this has been great for consumers in many ways, it has also resulted in many mistakes being made by consumers when booking flights that can turn out to be very costly.

My Love Letter to Ontario Cottage Country

Chris Taylor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Chris Taylor

There's just something special about Ontario cottage country, everything from the way the light streams through the pines and birches, to the call of the loons amplified across the water, to the unmistakable taste of fresh cobs of corn.

Can Canadians Learn to Leave Work at the Office?

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

More than half of Canadians don't mind handling work-related matters on their own time. More than half. A new Workmonitor survey from Randstad Canada revealed some troubling insights about Canadian workers' lack of ability -- or lack of willingness -- to leave their work at the office.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.